the most important thing before a race is the warm up a good warm up is about 20 min long here is mine.
- 10 min at 15mph
- 7 second all out spint
- 7 second all out sprint
- 10 mins at a good temp
you need to be sweating to know you are having a good warm up .
todays ride was good with week wind. we was going fast down london road about 40mph breaking the speed limit don’t know if you get finned for that.
i was also testing my new helmet the giro air attack the helmet was really nice and did not over heat my head as some people said it would i would sum todays ride a 8/10
The club have lent me a great little TT bike and my Cuz has lent me his carbon deep wheels. So as i’m not allowed to do TT on the roads the events are quite limited. I attend my 1st 10 TT on 24 April 14 at Fords Dunton test track. I was really happy with my result 30.48.
Track Lap Times 24 April 2014
I have had a mixed start to this year with a couple of good finishes but i haven’t seen the form of previous years. I felt like my form was working out well for the first race on the National Series at Hetton le hole with hot competition from all over the UK it was always going to be tuff race. The weather played its part with the wind breaking up race. On lap two I suffered a mechanical with my gears not working i missed the attack and went backwards through the field. I rode to the end with great disappointment.
The long awaited evening had come, and our club were able to use the velodrome for the 1st time. Twenty nine of my club mates and myself along with six coaches and the support crew lead by Justine finally made it into the track centre we had a safely brief and were put into our groups.
The place is very empty when there are no events going on and really big..
We got onto the track which was very exciting, seeing that team GB had won so many golds and broke records.. Bit like your local rugby team turing up to play at Twickenham very surreal.
We took it easy on our first session but we did manage to get to the top of the track and its a long way down for sure.
I enjoyed my season this year, really tuff step moving from the under 10s to the under 12s. Highlights were traveling to Assen in Holland for the youth euro tour finishing in the middle of the group I was more than happy for my first year. Picking up third overall at MSG. You can see some of the BC events which I raced at this link. As the season got busy i wasn’t able to up date my blog as much. I have met some really good friends in cycling and hope to see you all next season.
Sundays round of MSG was held at Brentwood’s not so secret nuclear bunker.
Conditions were very hot to say the least. Series overall leader Josun Cole (JC) was on the start line along with a number of other big names in the under 12s race. H was effectively on his home ground but had never ridden the course before.
Off to the start with a mass sprint to the first corner H was placed 4th on the bend. As the lap opened up JC had taken the lead with H sitting on the wheel. With a very small gap from the chasing group.
As the first lap came to an end JC had broken clear from H. Back markers played their part in slowing the lead group down with a couple of close spills and H comiming off thus knocking time off.
With H now in a tight chase for second place with Alex Dale it was neck and neck within the lap both taking the lead, into the final finishing line it was a very close sprint Alex held onto second spot.
Lee Valley Youth had two other podiums on the day.
Georg Jenson 3rd
Caelan Miller awarded 3rd but awaiting for a stewards enquiry.
With Matt Clements and James Madgwick also riding for LVYCC and LVV
The race was held in the pleasant surroundings of Ickworth Park
The course was less than flat and started on an upward slope. Three laps was the order of the day. With near on 70 riders on the start line it was going to be busy once the race had started. The whistle blew and racers were off and peddling, a bunch of rides showed there intent right from the gun. In the bunch was Josun Cole (J) with Alex Dale making Felix Mackie, William Davies along with Harrison (H) making a very quick start.
Lap 2 J and Harrison were locked into tight battle with Harrison inches from the wheel, as they hit the bomb hole Harrison lost his chain and was caught by Felix at the bottom of the hole H jumped off his bike got the chain back on and ran a little. At this point it looked as if the race was over but a very thoughtful J eased up to allow H back into the race. H was four seconds back on the J but by the top of the climb he had made that time up.
On the final sprint into the finish line I don’t think either lad had any more speed J held his position to win. The computer picked up H before J it was that close. When Matt called H up for 1st prize we were all miffed as J had bagged the win for sure. This was cleared up and amended as a computer error. Both boys swapped medals and prizes.
Thanks to the team at MSG as they made a fantastic course and we are looking forward to future rounds.