Velo Club Motel is mainly about the social aspect of cycling, however some of us like to race as well. David Ross is the reigning Lea Valley CC hill climb champion and has his sights set on retaining his crown this year.

With the season in full swing, there are a number of races that members of the team will be entering. A couple of weeks ago, I placed 7th out of around 70 riders in the opening race of Lea Valley's Tues Tens series at the Velo Park. Although I have not made it there for a few weeks, I hope to ride again tomorrow and improve on my time. 

I have also taken part in a few crit races, the most recent being the last in the primavera series, promoted by Cycling Club Hackney. I was happy to finish in the bunch after a hard race that saw half the field dropped, but I definitely want to improve in races to come.