First race back on the Tandem!


Steve and I had our first outing on the tandem this weekend in the YCF 25 mile Time Trial at Topcliffe, near Thirsk, on Saturday.

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We were a bit unsure how it would go and had a plan on how to ride. We stuck to it, near enough, and I think even though we hadn’t ridden in anger since Rio, it turned out to be one of our best paced time trials we’ve ever done! We finished with a time 46 minutes 30 seconds for the 25 mile course, which was actually a fraction longer than 25 miles. It is our second fastest ever time for 25 miles and was a fairly windy day so we were happy, especially knowing we finished stronger than we started!

I did have another 25 mile Time Trial on my own on Sunday which I won by over a minute! It wasn’t anywhere near as controlled as the tandem TT the day before but a win is a win. It’s all good training for our main goal and the form is there! I think the new bike and kit maybe has helped a bit from my new team Vive le Velo too. 🙂

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Next on our list for Steve and I is the next Paracycling world cup in Italy in a couple of weeks. We are hoping to come away with a shiny gong which will get us selected for the World Paracycling Championships in August! The big goal of the year to win our first World title!


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