“I threw myself on the track instead…”


“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.


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