Sarah Hobbs

Cycle Circuit Racing - Sarah Hobbs

Cycle Circuit Racing - Sarah Hobbs

Yesterday was my first experience of a bike race! It’s something I’ve been wanting to have a go at for about a year. British Cycling are actively encouraging more women to race and so are increasing the number of opportunities for women to try racing. I entered a category 4 race , which is open to all women of all ages and abilities.

Guest blog by Sarah Hobbs, who raced her first cycle circuit race this weekend.

Control the Controllables – Puncture Session

Control the Controllables – Puncture Session

We have been working on controlling the controllables and not getting stressed about the things you can’t control. What if it pours with rain on race day? There is NOTHING you can do to prevent that, but you can control your reaction to the conditions – think about your clothing choices, test out all the potential kit you might use so you are comfortable with whatever you need on the big day.

What if you get a puncture? Bloody annoying. Easy to allow something like that to derail your race, but there is no point getting stressed about the possibility. Much better to think about how you would react in a race situation and, if needs be, practice.

Double Brutal - Race Report

Double Brutal - Race Report

Well let’s start with a spoiler: I didn’t get to the finish line. After 35 hours, the pain in the back of my knee had become so great that there was no way to continue. Of course, I would rather have finished, but I am genuinely not too disappointed. Let me tell you why.