Round 3 HSBC XC Cannock Chase 12/05/19 – 2nd place

In the practice laps with all the ‘A’ lines except for the Rock Garden which I kept dabbing my foot down. I rode it clean in the second practice and then finished the lap.

Race day- I was gridded second but had an appalling start, being overtaken by the second row. Once onto the straight again I managed to push forward and was 5th leaving the arena for the first time.

I had a good, fast first lap and was in second position and had caught some of the under 16’s. Second lap, I increased the gap from third but got caught behind some slower riders on what was a narrow course with limited overtaking opportunities. On the third lap I died and was making mistakes on every corner. Someone crashed in front of me on the’A’ line and I had to run down it.

I was pleased with my result, the commentator thought that this meant I was leading the series.