Saturday, 20 June 2009

Mountain Mayhem & Leisure Lakes

Leisure Lakes Endurance RT
So, this was it, my first race as a sponsored rider. I was at Mountain Mayhem, the biggest race in UK endurance racing, and riding for Leisure Lakes. This was a big deal and I was about to meet the guy who had put the team together for the first time. I needn’t have been worried. Matt, the engine behind the team and Dave, his friend and fourth team rider who would join Gavin and I for the weekend, were both as enthusiastic and friendly as they were fast. Matt and Dave were also looking to Gavin and I to lead the weekend’s logistics using our previous endurance racing experience. The weekend turned out to be a complete blast, a few tricky moments to overcome, were overcome and we were more than happy with our first showing. I think I’m going to enjoy “being a sponsored rider”, I loved the added pressure and excitement it brought. It made the satisfaction of finishing and success even greater.

Monday, 1 June 2009

2009 Race Equipment - Exposure Lights

With the full 2009 season stretching before me in Morvélo kit, the lovely guys at Exposure Lights, who are always suoper supportive as well as making the best lights out there (essential for race day with the CFD, battery meter, light weight and QR bracket features) have come up trumps with a set of "Team Issue" lights; chromed ends and personalised for each of us with our lames laser etched on in the factory. Woo-Hoo!