Last week saw my 6th road race of the year in the Surrey League morning race at Alfold, after a summer of testing. Yet another day of heavy rain and wind with a bunch of approximately 50 3rd's setting off.
Immediately the neutralised flag dropped a group of three riders drifted up the road and with the gap growing to 20 seconds, I jumped across to the break on the drag up towards Plaistow, into the wind. The four of us worked well for another lap and were then joined by 4 others to stretch the lead further. On the next lap various riders slipped back to leave just three of us working hard into the last lap. Having not raced on the road for a few months, I was glad that there was not more attacking and with the three of us staying together until the finish I managed to jump through from the back and hold a long sprint for the line and my second win of the year. Back to 2nd cat now so will hvae to have a Sunday lay in now for the afternoon races!
Next I'm planning to ride the Ottershaw Series - Mark /James are you up for it?