A rather successful day on Sunday 15th July down in London. A long 4 and a half hour journey was worth while in the end.
First of all I got 7th in the Match Sprint Competition which was ok as far as I’m concerned with everyone that beat me being at least 5 years older than me.
And then after a pleasing effort in that, I ended up with a second place overall in the Keirin event behind a very good and strong rider in Tom Baker who again is a lot older than myself.
And then it came to the 25 mile race (89 laps) at the very end. With not much time to get ready or in fact rest after my big effort in the keirin, I was straight in the race aiming for the lap leader prize (person to cross the line first as many times as possible). In the end I was so tired that with 18 laps to go I retired and narrowly missed out on the prize.
Overall was pleased with how I performed as it shows a massive improvement already and I proved a point to myself that I am more than capable of doing well in this years National Championships at the end of August.