Race skills – following a wheel, riding safely in very close proximity to other riders and making your way through a bunch of riders rather than around is critical for the team. You can learn this the hard way - through hours of racing or you can hurry the process along a little and spend time practicing on tight circuits with plenty of steep corners. You get a feel for the technical aspects of racing under the watchful eye of an experienced coach. I know which I’d rather do!
The Tx Cycling team, all of whom, like me, have had life supporting organ transplants came from Luton, Sheffield and Manchester and picked up a huge amount of useful experience yesterday – experience you can’t buy.
Thank you to all involved, particularly Craig for giving up his (holiday) time to help us out. We hope you’ll let us come down for another session before too long.