I rode my first hilly of the season. I enjoyed the race but now feel a bit battered and slightly out of it. There were 10 BSCC riders on the startsheet.
There were 3 BSCC riders on the startsheet for the Severn Bridge Road Race. The E12 event is a national curtain-raiser for the season ahead and featured a host of professsional trade teams, including Rapha Condor. It was abandoned after a rider from Herbalife Leisure Lakes was killed in a collision with a car.
I’m not going to speculate on anything to do with this. It’s a tragedy. You go to a bike race in the morning and expect to come home again in the afternoon. This hasn’t happened for one of the riders today. It’s heart-rending. My thoughts and feelings are with the friends, family, team-mates, riders in the race and anyone touched by it, no matter how distantly. It touches all racing cyclists and we all feel the sense of loss.