This year has been great in the cycling world for Harry. At Christmas we bought him a road bike, his first. I was feeling sorry for him as he was regularly covering between 10 & 15 miles with me on his BMX! Tough little guy.
Since then, he has really fallen in love with cycling and is only really happy when he has his bike. Jo, his mum, is getting bombarded with cycling stuff from both of us now! His life revolves round cycling and YouTube clips on GCN
He is starting to rack up the miles and because he takes after me has been logging it all on Strava. We have created a “club” on Strava that shows all our rides. The data can be viewed here
In February we went to London to the velodrome for a round of the Revolution.
Great nights racing and Harry’s favourite was the longest lap.
Harry is starting to look like a pro when he is on his bike, even wearing the shirt given to him by Tom Murray.
A couple of weekends ago we had the opportunity to go to a race in Colchester called Jock Wadley Road Race. We even stayed in a spare hotel room that was originally rented to Sports Grub Kuota. On the morning of the race Harry rode is bike whilst the riders were warming up, giving me several heart attacks! When the race started we rode the circuit in the opposite direction and stopped whenever the race headed towards us. Really good way to see the race with Harry and will do it again.
He made friends with Dave Povall, the DS of NTFO, and was given a water bottle, a most prized possession. Second only to the second NTFO bottle a rider gave him during the race!
I have just got my turbo trainer converted to allow Harry to use it, should keep him happy being able to ride whenever he likes. Hope it’s not to noisy during the night!
He next ambition is to start racing. I’m looking into finding a race for his ability and age group. Watch this space.