Well being the youngest in the team has its highs and lows. The only downside is that I’m still studying at 6th form. So the past month or so I have been juggling revising for my A Levels and racing which I must admit hasn’t been easy, but I’ve made it out alive. I couldnt ask for a better team though. Our DS Stef is so supportive of our education, always reminding me that you only get one chance at school but many years of racing. Also a lot of the team are at university too so we all can relate to each other and understand one anothers commitments.
Me, Penny and Annie had a lot of work to do on our training camp in France in April and kept motivating our selves with a sneaky treat from the local bakery now and again. Mine and Annie’s favourite was a little lemon meringue tart while Penny liked this glazed apple tart.
Tuesday 29th was a pretty epic day. I started the day nervous for my psychology exam and ended the day with nerves for the Peterborough Tour Series. I guess I will have burnt a lot of calories that day which is a bonus. My psychology exam went really well. Then when I told the examiner I was racing the tour series her eyes lit up and she told me how much she loves to watch Ed Clancy. Small world!
The Peterborough race was a change from the previous races I’ve been doing in Holland and Belgium. It was short and fast with sweeping corners. My worst nightmare.. But I loved it. the atmosphere is amazing and the racing is more aggressive. Unfortunately I had to miss the Oxford Tour Series due to my Chemistry exam and what a race I missed. Annie winning the race and Matrix winning the team prize. I was gutted I wasn’t there!
Well now the stress is gone from my exams its time to concentrate 100% on cycling. Now bring on the racing!
Thanks for reading,