This year’s National is shaping up to be a classic. The podium in the Otley 2 stage, taking in the climbs of Norwood and Guisely, gave witness to a veritable smörgasbord of championship winners. It’s fantastic to see Jim Henderson back at the sharp end.
The women’s event looks like it might include a current competition record holder and worlds TT competitor.
And I’ll be riding, if I can get in. This will be a considerable factor in the vintage nature of the event.