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Why racing is important. Part One.

Why racing is important  As much as country lane pottering and sportive challenges are fantastic, for me, nothing compares to racing. I was first turned onto bike racing five years ago. Before then I frankly found the idea of meeting dozens of men in an airfield car park dressed in lycra and riding around a, invariably windy, track to be totally ridiculous. I was however somehow convinced and since that day I really haven’t looked back. Competition isn't why I got into riding bikes in adult life. I got back into cycling after a long stint playing competitive team sports. I swore after coming away from that that cycling wouldn't become something competitive for me. A few rides ragging around...

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