Upton Road Race: Hard Day

Racing in the Upton CC Summer Road Race we traveled over to West Yorkshire where the race was held in Pontefract.

Also, following winning a night at a hotel in Leeds at the club awards dinner last November, we had a place to stay up there the night before which was only arose he a 30 minute drive when we woke up in the morning.

Arriving at the race HQ the Superflex Gym, I got signed on and ready for the 09:30 start. The race was to be 13 laps of the circuit which equated to over 75 miles. Feeling good through out I was optimistic about the race. Unfortunately however with 6 or 5 laps to go Mini Cooper pulled out in front of the bunch at the back of the circuit which meant a sharp stop to avoid an accident. I was involved in an accident whilst in the middle of the peloton which had broken my some of my spokes on my front wheel ย and meant my race was over.

The Giant Sheffield Team kindly lent me a front wheel which allowed my to get back to the start line where kathryn was. It was a disappointing finish to the race but this unfortunately happens from time to time and I will be looking forward to the next race.

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