|Laura powers the steep climb|
|Nick pre puncture|
|Must. Learn. To. Bunny-hop|
As for the race Wayne and I made a bit of a schoolboy error at the start by not checking out the ground and ended up on the right with the 'soft' going. When the siren went the left hand riders seemed to have an extra 100W of power and we were pedalling through treacle! By the end of the second lap I'd managed to regain the lost places and finished a pleasing 7th. I'll update all 'Belgian results when they go up, Nick unfortunately had a puncture induced DNF and Laura got the better of John but beyond that we'll have to wait. BTW Laura, leg warmers for a race - what would your mother say have you not heard of 'Belgian Knee Warmers' - break out the embrocation?! No photos from Jo as she was off down to Bristol but I've pinched a few from Jonathan (thanks Jonathan J).
Addendum John finished 69th and Laura 62nd and 4th lady - a return to form. It has also been brought to my attention that Laura didn't wear legwarmers to race in as the opening photo is from a warm up lap so I'll just re-direct the fashion faux pas advice to John who most definitely did wear knee warmers but given the state of his arm warmers he's probably beyond hope ;-)
|John on a slick and trick-some corner|