My passion for cycling started about 9 years ago. I found that I loved to explore the countryside and there was no better way to accomplish this than on my bike. As time moved on I found myself getting more involved in the cycling community and my hunger for competition grew.
Cycle racing is a funny animal, there are no rules as to how to go about getting involved or how to train your body to achieve your full potential, but there’s one constant in cycling and this is true across the wide spectrum of cycling disciplines: people. People are the life blood of our sport.
Faceless? I think not, far from what would be deemed just ‘Sponsors’. Cycling breeds its own special and unique collective of support platforms, these patrons of passion are what keep us athletes in the game; they are the folk that put their money where their heart is.
2015 Race Report: Compendium Derby Race SPECS: 42km, 800m climbing, 1hr36min Shongweni Polo Club 1rd overall Images: Quickpix (c) Gavin Ryan The local racing continued with the compendium derby over the weekend at the
The 2015 edition of the marathon followed a predominantly similar route to last year with a couple of tweaks here and there to account for tree felling of some tree compartments but the usual suspects were still on the route to make things exciting. Rene’s rumble, the gauntlet, bat out a hell, Lebanon climb, Campbell’s climb and other sections that either spark a smile or clenching of the jaw, all played some part in the 2015 race.
I had the confidence that Tyronne knowing the route, he would be able to hit the last long section of single track and pick up the pace. I would then let him ride ahead and force the other two to chase him down then I would sling shot round to attack again. This plan worked well, fortunately for us...