Crash Bang Wallop!

on 22nd December a had my first track league  crash.

It had been a really good evening for me, i was doing really well in terms of racing, and it was in the last race of the evening. We were a few laps in, there had been one slight attack that lead to nothing and someone else was just attacking so we were at about 30mph. Someone swung down in-front of a rider at the very front. the 3rd rider tried to avoid the crash but still got caught up with the crash. We were all in a long line so there was no escape we all went down like domino’s.

Unfortunately I was the last rider so I fell on a mass of metal and people. According to one of my friends I face planted their chain ring hence the bruise and cut on my face (this later earned me a nick name scar face), I bruised my face badly, right next to my cheekbone as well so a luck escape from A&E, and I had a burn on my elbow.

The Velodrome staff were quick and efficient, and really nice. Once I had got over the shock, stopped shaking and was feeling myself my coach told me to do a few laps just to reassure myself. I am now fully recovered and looking forward to going back to compete.

U14 Club Champion – Sulis Scorpions

Tonight I was very proud to pick up the Sulis Scorpions Road Race club champion trophy in the Under 14 category.

I had been moved up to the Under 14 category, rather than my actual Under 12 group, as I had started racing Under 14 races with my British Cycling dispensation.

It was a happy and sad occasion, happy to win the trophy, but sad as it was final time I would win as a Sulis Scorpion rider, having moved to Bristol Cycling Development Squad Academy for 2016.

Many thanks go to the fantastic coaches at Sulis Scorpions who have helped me develop. Andy, Jeroen, Felix, and Eugene. I am looking forward to seeing everyone when I race at Odd Down in the 2016 season, and I shall certainly be staying in touch as I have so many great friends within Sulis Scorpions.

My brother Morgan also picked up a trophy at the awards ceremony, he was the Club Hill Climb Champion – he goes up hills very quickly 🙂