Today I raced my first U16 race which was a massive shock to the system, the pacing was a lot quicker than I anticipated and the sprints were a lot more powerful too. Despite all of that I learnt a lot from today and I definitely took back a lot of valuable lessons. For me it felt like I was riding against men as I even spotted a boy with a full grown beard which let’s say was a little intimidating. On the positive side, I am in this age category for another 1 and 3/4 years so this year is all about learning and gaining knowledge about racing! Well done Mac (Nisbett) for winning his Junior boys race and making it look so easy!