A selection of photos from a week long trip to the island of Mallorca! I had a really good time enjoying climbing mountains for the first time. The roads are perfectly smooth and the drivers are super considerate! I'd recommend going to anyone who loves riding their bike!
Sunday was probably the most fun day of racing I've ever had. The atmosphere at both the Catford and Bec hill climbs were fantastic. I haven't had my legs turn into jelly and my lungs set alight quite like that in quite some time, such is the result of smashing it up a hill.
Towards the top of the hills it was like passing through a blurry tunnel of colour and noise being cheered on to the line. An experience I'd recommend to any cyclist, whether it be competing or simply mingling in the crowd soaking up the electric atmosphere and cheering on the riders.
In the morning was the Catford Hill Climb, I completed it in a time of 2.15.6 placing me 29th out of 110 riders. The fastest time was set by Richard Bussell in 1.50.9.
In the afternoon with achy legs I recorded a time of 02.08.9 which placed me 26th out of 110 riders. The fastest rider on the day was set by James Lowden in an insane time of 01:51.5.
Keep an eye out for the famous gurning and grimace of Jamie putting in a solid efford, with a lightest gear of a 23t cog midway through the video! Man of steel.
Massive shout out and thanks goes to Dave Hales (the man in orange). It wouldn't have been possible without him to compete in the hill climbs. Jamie and myself were properly looked after for the whole day!
My thanks again also goes to my sponsors Panagua Bikes and Beta Performance with my awesome coach Jamie Durmush!
Bigfoot CC really organised a kick ass event! It was really good fun to take part in my first hill climb on Exedown Road in Kent. There was a great atmosphere and it was fantastic to have people shouting encouragement to the riders. I think I came 9th out of approximately 60 riders, although don't quote me on that! I did the climb in 3 minutes 5 seconds.
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