After they threw us out of the velodrome we spent a few hours in the Olympic Park. The big screen was great but not enough capacity and a strange propensity for having trees in the way. What a great day out. We were there (briefly).
Inside the velodrome. Pat managed to get us tickets for the Saturday morning qualification session. This was the qualifying for the Men's Sprint, the 250m TT for the Men's Omnium and the round of 16 for the sprint. It was disappointing that Jason Kenny and Gregory Bauge got ride overs in the round of 16 … Continue reading 2012 London Olympics #3
Arriving at the Olympic park.
>And so it begins again.I've had a fortnight of occasional short, gentle rides rather than training. We've been packing the house ready for the move and that has taken all of our attention. Despite this I did want to ride today's event. I've got very anxious over the last weeks and cycling has helped take … Continue reading >2011 – race #1
>Saturday was another trip to Calshot velodrome. Despite a hard week - why do my legs hurt so much? - the session was fun. It was, unfortunately, slightly curtailed by a nasty crash. I hope the rider who came off recovers quickly. A big thanks to Keith, Steve and the team for a well-organised session. … Continue reading >Calshot and a bookshop
>After viewing houses in Eastbourne on Friday it was back to the South coast for a Prime Coaching Calshot session on Saturday. After not training the session came as a bit of a shock to the system, but it was nice to do something different.Yesterday was meant to be a 2-up '10' and a hill … Continue reading >Calshot
>I was meant to ride the Hillingdon CC '25' on the 'new' Amersham Road course (H25/4) on Sunday, but didn't even travel this time. The house move is becoming all consuming. I'm lucky to get out on the bike for a couple of hours a week now.I've started teaching again. It's great to have a … Continue reading >Another DNS
>That was a tough week - Level 5 work every day from Tuesday to Sunday. This is not recommended.Friday was meant to be a rest day - I was riding the Minet Ladies CC Charity Ride at Hillingdon and planning to soft pedal my way round in a group. But when it started I went … Continue reading >Track and Test
>The season always seems to go up a gear in May, so I thought it would be useful to review November '09 to the end of April '10.November is usually a resting month - there are no races unless you ride cyclo-cross - but last year I kept the training mileage up and maintained my … Continue reading >2009/10 Season part 1 review
>What a strange weekend's weather. Yesterday was a Prime Coaching session at Welwyn track. We were riding in short sleeves and shorts and worrying about sunburn. Today it's cold and wet and, hours after my race finished, I'm still struggling to warm up.I have no major events this week so I've trained harder than recently. … Continue reading >Sun and rain