Mud Sweat & Gears Eastern Series Rd 4, 5 May 2019

This was my first MTB race and I was completely chilled as my only goals were to look cool sending the A lines and to finish. I managed to do both and also managed to get into the top 15. The start was on tarmac and was manic. As I was gridded at the back I had to work hard to move up to the rear end of the lead group. When the race dived into the woods I tried to hold on but my severe case of roadie left me at a disadvantage going round the slippery corners. There were wet roots everywhere and no grip could be had. I gained places on the tarmac sections on every lap and tried to compete with those around me. I will definitely do another as it was properly good fun.

Ollie Maynard

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