Certainly one of the more leg-breaking races in the Eastern League today! The course was largely flat and grassy, and there were limited opportunities to put skills to the test. This meant that there was no rest and it was pure hard work the entire race. Despite the lack of tricky corners, Grafham still included […]

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Welwyn holds many happy memories for me, as it was where I won my first ERYCS (Eastern Region Youth Circuit Series) race back in the Summer. It was a dreary day, with torrential rain in my sister’s U12 race, but fortunately the clouds cleared up a little for my race. Due to the rain, the […]

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This is what I’ve learnt so far: 1. Don’t be scared to lead. 2. Get to races early. Today I raced with my dad in Nottingham in an event part of the Notts and Derby League. It was much bigger and had loads more competitors than Eastern League events, but was just as fun. The […]

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Today I raced in Derby for my first ever national race: National Trophy Cyclocross round 1. I was nervous to see how I stood against the other girls of my age, and excited to experience such a big event firsthand. The course was primarily grass with a set of stairs, some hurdles and a steep […]

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The weather forecast had predicted rain, but when we arrived in Basildon the clouds had cleared up and there was a hint of sunshine. The course was mainly grassy with a few loose surfaces, and although it contained some decent gradients it wasn’t hugely technical. While I was warming up on the course I noticed […]

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Another dry race was promised as we arrived bright and early in Colchester on a Sunday morning. As I sighted the lap, which was mainly grassy with a few loose surface sections, I realised I should probably have brought the grass/gravel tyres, as the grass was quite hard packed. Nevertheless, I simply put a bit […]

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