I was really nervous the first time I took part in the mini-league racing at Newport Velodrome – in fact I still get quite nervous when i go!
I had done well in the Youth Omnium track racing before but for this I had to start being more tactical.
With my road racing, although I was very young in the year group, I was still one of the strongest under 12 riders meaning I used my speed more than I used tactics – I guess I was tacticaly naive. So it took weeks of learning what was good and what wasn’t, very much a case of trial and error.
My results have improved as I have learnt more and more, often coming in the top 3 boys and girls when I get it right.
Im finding that I’m better at the longer races like the points race and scratch race because of all the Club rides I do which have given me good endurance.