The 2013 racing season started in earnest last Sunday with the West Coast Wheelers 85km handicap event. The race is based around Loughrea and includes a nasty climb around Derrybrien. I did this race last year and managed to finish 3rd in the A4 event. As an A3 this year I was feeling a little apprehensive as my training hasn’t gone to plan so far this year. As always the first race of the year tends to be a nervous affair with everyone trying to figure out where there forms at.
Myself and Ollie travelled over to Loughrea together and met up with Peter and Mick who were already in position. Paul picked up a chest infection during the week so he was out. Mick decided to do the A4 event even though his recent transformation from super domestique to spindly climber perfectly suited the proposed route. The A3/A2/A1 event included an ascent of Derrybrien along with 2 laps of a 15km circuit which brought the race distance up around the 85km mark. Continue reading Racing Report West Coast Wheelers Feb 24th