The final metres - winning the stage, and the tour.

Race Report: 2015 Three Day Tour (D)

I gasped for air and fell clumsily against my bike at the side of the road. I’d just won the fourth and final stage of the Three Day Tour with a 60km solo breakaway. Anxiously, I looked up the road to see if the chasing group were coming. I needed 51 seconds for the unlikely…

L-R: Patrick, Andrew, me, Seda (1st Woman). Photo: Northern Combine Facebook.

Race report: 2015 Hell of the West (D)

I was pretty happy with my racing at the Mansfield Tour and assumed I’d build on my form. Then my luck changed. I got sick for the first time since 2013. I started to rebuild, planning to work a city commute into my training, but on my first commute I crashed in the rain. When…

Photo: Dion Jelbart http://www.djphotography.com.au/

2015 Mansfield Tour – C Grade Masters Race Report

I almost didn’t race in the inaugural Mansfield Tour. Following the Tour of Bright I had managed to maintain the long-term fitness I’d reached, but wasn’t training with any focus. There were a few glimmers of hope in the numbers, and I was setting consistent, if not best times, on a range of local climbs.…