Every Tuesday evening, from the beginning of May through to the middle of August when the light starts to fade, if you drive out past Garlogie a strange sight meets your eyes. The Evening League, an Aberdeen cycling institution, will be taking place. Sixty-odd people, and the word "odd" is used for a reason (!) … Continue reading The Evening League – an Aberdeen Institution
I've never been the best of descenders, but after breaking my collarbone on a fast descent back in November (I was practicing taking corners faster when I came off!) and then another spill in Mallorca last week, my confidence has taken a big dent. I now descend like a little old lady and it's getting … Continue reading Unsteady
I joined the Deeside Thistle Cycling Club back at the end of 2006 and started racing in 2007. It was nothing special that first season. It was more about finding my feet and learning the ropes in the new world of bike racing. I remember going to the Christmas lunch & prizegiving at the end … Continue reading Pleased with that!
Well, after our Falling Leaves ride last Sunday, that's my season over. It's been a long one - I started racing in March and finished last week. Some highs, some lows, some lessons learned. The focus this year was time trials. Back in March, my PB's were 24:55 for a 10, and 1:03:05 for a … Continue reading Season’s over
Rather than tell you about my woes, I think race organiser Isobel Smith's race report sums up the magnitude and challenge of the day. Here it is, copied word for word. Result of Rising Westerly 100 TT 29th August 2010 Promoted by GCRT Start 7am Course AB100/2 Must be the worst day ever to ride … Continue reading Rising Westerley 100 mile timetrial