Monday, 18 September 2017

I won the British Cyclo cross championships 5 times from 1978 to 1982, so have changed shape a little since then, but I have got myself well kitted out, thanks to Planet X to try and turn back the clock to see how the body will perform nearly 40 years after I first won the British championship 

Sunday, 17 September 2017

The first day of a 14 month journey!

It is 33 years since I stopped racing and I am now starting a 14 months journey, to see if I can, at the age of 58, train myself up to compete successfully again at cyclo cross.

My objective is to compete in the World Masters over 60's Cyclo cross championships in December 2018, which takes place in Mol in Belgium. The race will be less than a month after my 60th birthday, so I should be the youngest rider in the race!! A small advantage I hope..

I have decided to create a blog, in case any body out there, might be interested in accompanying me on this journey!

My first race is in 2 weeks and frankly I have no idea, whether my body is ready for it!

I do remember,  though that nearly 40 years ago, when I  won my first British Cyclo cross championship, that there was no gain without pain, and that cyclo cross racing can be as tough as it gets. I am sure the next few months will be tough, but hopefully fun too!

Watch this space!