On Sunday I made my way to Darley Moor Race Circuit for the National Championships. The sun was out for a change,but there is always a head wind on this circuit which makes it hard. THe race was going to be a 1 hour race, but was changed to 16 laps, and to make things worse I had to ride against all the other disabled classes, but they were on normal road bikes. This was not a fair race as Handcyclists use there arms, and the others are able to use there legs like normal cyclists.
But I got my head down and worked as hard as I could over the 16 laps (about 4 minutes a lap). Despite racing against normal road bikes, I was able to come 3rd overall, and 1st in the Handbike division, which was not a bad result for someone using arm power!