“I threw myself on the track instead…”

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“I decided not to contest the final sprint and throw myself on to the track instead. A couple of chaps lay down with me, in a platonic kind of way.”

Masters racer Jayne Paine hits the deck at Hillingdon. Read some more of her gems on the Willesden CC website here, here and here.

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Zen and the art of falling off a bicycle

Fucking bikesAmong my cycling friends, I have a bit of a reputation as a crasher. Like most reputations it is largely undeserved, based as it is on a single incident – it was a spectacular incident, I admit, which took the skin off one of my buttocks, broke my hand and left me needing an emergency run to hospital. But it happened just the once. Continue reading