What a race! Definitely the most technical course I have ever ridden at Cannock Chase. The course was nuts unbelievably technical, steep, twisty, rooty and slippy. I’ve even got cuts on my shoulders where I kept clipping the trees!
The race was odd too. As I was stuck in no mans land after watching approx 12 riders ride away from me up the 1st climb. A quick look over my shoulder revealed a substantial gap to the next rider. So the next 2hrs were spent in a personal battle (time trial mode) trying to keep as smooth as possible rather than the usual positional battle I normally have with riders constantly around me.
In the end I finished 9th and got some more ranking points which should hopefully nudge me back up into the Top 20 for the national rankings (currently ranked 21st).