National Trophy – Round 1

National Trophy round one, CheltenhamI had a great race at Pitville Park in Cheltenham on Sunday. 27th (6:29 behind the winner) was my best ever result in a national trophy event – I did very well not to be lapped, but I have no doubt that a fast dry course like that suited me well. I beat several people who I would have expected to have been thrashed by – a very impressive field. Lovely opportunity to catch up with my old club mates from Cheltenham and it really helped so much to hear everyone cheering me on. Good photo here from Larry Hickmott (thanks Larry – made my day!). More photos on the British Cycling web site here.

The race was won by Oli Beckonsale, in fine style – he disposed of second placed Jody Crawforth with about 15 minutes of the race remaining and soloed to victory. Oli was 7th in the recent world mountain bike chapionships.