It was a bit of a shock to the system, the CTT Midlands Championship over 50 miles in a strong wind!. Extremely well organised, signed and marshalled so felt very safe in my first race.
Having never ridden the course before I had nothing to gauge my performance on except power numbers from previous events and pleased I had Normalised Power as well as actual power on my display, as my speed was nothing to shout about but power looked good.
Pacing was good and I managed to lift my power profile throughout the ride and finished setting my best every power over 50 miles and won my age category (50-54 years) so a great start to the year. It’s the VTTA National 15 mile Championships this weekend followed by the National CTT 25 mile Championships and my year will conclude on the 3rd October with the National VTTA 25 mile Championships. So some prestigious events to come and I can only hope that I can perform as well and set some more personal bests.
Thanks to https://chrislawrence.photoshelter.com/ for the great photo of me warming up with my team mate Sue both representing @staffordroadclub