Last weekend (18th March), I was lucky enough to ride in the UCI 1.1 race, Guido Reybrouck Classic. Indeed, I found out on Thursday night, during my training session, that I had been offered a place in the Cervelo-Goodzo development team, on the flip of a coin, I might add. I know lucky right! Continue reading “Epitome of Belgium Racing”
Recently, I went on a training camp in Spain, with the “Hitty ‘n’ Gritty” gang (see last blog post). It was on a long 6 hr ride of 140km where I discovered how/what a good coffee (and a good lunch) can do wonders.
We had done a good 3 and ½ hours on the bike when we reached a little town called Castells, where we stopped at a café to have some much needed lunch. Josh, one of the guys staying out in Calpe for a lengthy 2 months, was told to sit down and wait by the waitress. Oh how he was pissed about that and kept reminding us for days after. Continue reading “The Wonders of Coffee”
So, I thought I would tell you how my winter training has gone with Trainsharp ahead of my first race of the season.
This was my 2nd winter on the inspire talent programme at Trainsharp and I must say this is the most training I have done in my 3 years of being coached, and it has gone rather well, if I do say so myself. I recently got a new coach, just after Christmas and I was, I do admit, slightly cautious, as I have experienced in the past, new coaches being very different. But I think it has been for the best as my previous coach had been offered a contract as a Sport Scientist at U23 Dimension Data! Which will increase the links that Trainsharp already have and widening their circle even further. Continue reading “Mixing Training with GCSEs #hard”
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”
This is my first post… nothing much to see just yet. Please come back later to find some more blog posts about my life as a UK-based racing cyclist. Hopefully there will soon be posts about my last season as a youth U16 in 2017, as well as some training information and future plans on cycling and racing in UK and in mainland Europe in 2018 and beyond.