New Kit Day !!

Urbano Team Training #1

Well, what a day to start off my time at Urbano Cycling Team!! The weather was pristine after worries that bad weather and rain would dampen our day, and my first outing with the team. It was quite the opposite. A beautifully sunny day, with a stiff westerly breeze with the added touch of chill. Overall, not too bad a day for mid-January on the continent.

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Team-Building Weekend

So a few weekends ago, on the weekend of the 24th November 2018 I went to Belgium for the penultimate time this year. Now I know I am in the winter’s training regime and I am still travelling to Belgium, crazy. But this time it was for different reason other than racing. Almost a more important reason than the racing itself. A time to get to know my new team mates for the 2019 season… 

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Back To It

Catchphrase from the weekend: ‘You know it is going to be a bloody hard race when the Belgian Champ Turns Up.’

Last Weekend, following my final GCSE examination, we finally headed out to Belgium after a long period away from what has become my second home. Throughout the exams, there were a few occasions where I couldn’t think of anything but racing in Belgium, due to the fantastic weather we experienced in Britain.

On Saturday, unfortunately the week before, (or longer as I had not checked the Cycling Vlaanderen website for a while), the race had been cancelled. Instead we went on a Pre-Race ride suggested by Trainsharp. Continue reading “Back To It”

Summary of Season – 2017

This season has gone very well, I have done a real mixture of races in Britain and Belgium. Thanks to the coaching input and training plans from my coaches at TrainSharp, and the work I had put in over the winter, I had a really good start to the season, winning my first race solo at Hillingdon in January. This was important as it gave me a lot of confidence and belief, especially as I had some early season targets in Europe coming up. Continue reading “Summary of Season – 2017”