The Scottish cross season kicked of this weekend with a return to the sands of Irvine beach and arguably one of the highlights of the Scottish calender.
The race was brisk from the gun and I quickly made my way to the back of the bunch, where I set about making the most of my poor form by throwing caution to the wind and trying to limit my losses against the pack.
All went well until I was passing through the sand section for the second time and took a rather spectacular and unexpected tumble over the bars. After the fall a quick body scan informed me I was non the worse for my little diversion into the dunes. Sadly my bike did not escape so lightly and brought the race to a premature end and my first DNF.
Hopefully my next outing as a Belgian will go a little smoother.