I had a good level of winter training behind me as some might recall from seeing my Strava activity, and was ready to put it to use in my first road races.
I quickly made some progress in my second race I lapped the field with another rider to eventually come second, which although I was disappointed at not winning it was a good result nonetheless. A couple of races on I got my first win to take me to 3rd cat status. A few races on I got what had to be my most satisfying result of the year taking a solo victory in an Omega Circuits event. Later on in the season a second place in my second open road race (my first open road race saw my chain snap) gave me my current second cat license, and into a whole other world of suffering as I took part in 1hr E12 closed circuit races.
The big targets of the year were the National Junior Road Race Championships- any hopes of doing well there were dashed by poor weather and crashes. The National Junior Time Trial an event I feel I could have done really well in- I cocked up the set-up of the bike...
Next year I'll be looking to gain more experience in the elite category racing and hopefully bag some results in the 2/3rd cat open road races, get a new racing bike hopefully- somehow. I'll go into some depth in another post for my goals next season.