Summer has come to an end and with that, so has the road and TT season. With just a 2up and the National Circuit 10 in October at Thurxton race track for the team to finish with. We now set our sights on the track and cyclocross season.
This season was in many ways a huge success, the team was racing nearly every weekend across the region, our cars have gained some serious miles, our hairlines gave receded and turned a whiter shade of pale. Some of the stand out moments has to be the Grand Prix races. We didn't win any and but had one top ten, we gave it our all, raced hard and learnt a lot as individuals and a team.
The team had lots of good results at many of the North West and Midlands races with all our riders enjoying their first season working together.
The TT season has been outstanding with us winning races all over the country, at various levels as well as all our TT riders qualifying for the GHS 10 final by winning each age category for our district. The proudest moment for me, was the National 25 mile TT in Wales. To see George Elliott win was unbelievable, for Joel Ackers and Alex Coates to both get post great times, meant we took the team title, putting the icing on the cake. Somebody pinch me, because I think I'm dreaming. We could not of imagined so much success in our first year.
We are now putting together the roster for next season with hopefully 3 exciting young riders coming in. The aim is to race both a youth and junior team. To help us do this, we have been out and found an experienced team manager to look after the juniors, with a plan of racing the premier calendar next year. The strides the team has made have huge and we don't seem to slowing down. As exciting as it is, I can't help feeling nervous but if the nerves I felt and the start of this year are anything to go by, wow are we in for a good year.