Scarborough National Road Race – 07/07/2019 Ioan Oldfield

What a disaster!! I was told on the start line that’s I couldn’t wear my Welsh Championship Jersey because it didn’t have Marsh Tracks logos on. So I had to run back to the car and put Huw’s jersey on- thanks Huw! Thanks too to Emma, Simon and Craig for helping me swap my numbers. This really affected my race.

The race had a rolling start and the flag went down about 100m down the road. We did two laps at the top before dropping down. I managed to get around the first lap without dropping my chain but then the next lap my chain dropped 5 times in about 50m which I meant I lost about 2mins on the hill.

I managed to get back to the 3rd group over the next two laps but the chain came off another 3 times!!! Coming into the penultimate lap it came off again. I was glad when the race was over!