Chapeau to Commissaires

Chapeau to Commissaires!

As you may know in January I passed the first part of the program to become a British Cycling Commissaire. (I’m an Road Assistant Commissaire)

So far I have driven in road races, been Comm 2 in road races and also officiated at circuit races.

I have loved every minute of it and think I’m doing OK, my log book backs me up on this.

However, last night I was given the opportunity to try my hand as a finish line judge. Basically I recorded the placing on every lap (2 races, 9 & 12 laps) by writing down the rider numbers in the order they crossed the line.

I was blown away how difficult this was, I only managed to get about half of the field in a race of 30 riders. The other race was only 19 riders and I managed that OK.

I’m told it’s just practice and that I did OK for a first try.

So my cunning plan, at Thursday Tour Series event in Canary Wharf I’m going to try and record some numbers before I do it again for real next week.

So, Chapeau to all Commissaires because it’s not as easy as it looks and races couldn’t run without you. I admit, I never appreciated you until I tried it.

Will let you know how I get on.



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