RTTC National Team Time Trial Championships, 16 Jun 2019

I did this ride with two school friends who ride for another club. We'd done one meet up to see how we'd work out the team time trial. Going into it we were going to try and average 25mph as a goal for the 31 miles. Since it was the first prolonged time at that pace we needed a bit of adaptation in the first few mins but afterwards we got the gist and felt lots smoother. The longest straight of the course was into a block headwind but the other two sides of the triangle allowed us to get back the speed. I completely died about half an hour in but kept my turns short as to not slow us down. The last few miles really killed us all as holding the pace in the wind turned out to be quite difficult. Overall we averaged 25.4mph and for a first event we felt that we'd achieved something by beating our target. We also came in third junior team.

Ollie Maynard

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