Monday, 12 October 2009
belgians of smaller stature
There were 3 Belgians racing last Saturday - all under 9. We might not have sorted out a small enough team strip (yet) but they were under starters orders and off, crossing it with the best of them.
Mark's Matthew, and my Jack and Ella all raced hard, sweated up a storm and earned their goodie bags from British Cycling Go-Ride. Jack even won some cold hard cash, coming 3rd in the under 10s from a somewhat lowly grid position - it's difficult to strike that balance between pushy parent and seasoned old-timer passing on advice. No, we'll settle for pushy parent.....go on son, muscle your way in to that starting grid. Go on! And yes, old armwarmers make great legwarmers for a 9 yr old.
Ella did particularly well, being half the size of most of the other kids and missing pedals on her push-along Puky bike.
Matthew took it all nonchalently in his stride, posing on the grid there like an old timer who has seen and done it all before.
Mini-Belgians - it's the future you know.