British Championship Cross Country Mountain Bike- Cannock Chase Ioan Oldfield – 2nd place 22 July 2019

The course hadn’t changed much since the series round. It rained quite heavily on the Saturday which changed the course since first practice – a lot muddier and slippier…

I was gridded 6th as it was based on national rankings but was in the front row. I had a bad start and was sitting 6th wheel going out of the arena. After the first opening I got past, 2 riders and was in fourth position at the end of the first lap.

On the second lap I got past the third rider and chased second place. In the last lap I caught second place and overtook him. It came down to a sprint finish. I was happy with second place.