Red Hook Crit Barcelona 2017

“As any fixed gear critter which is the best race of the season and with ne’er a split second pause they’ll give you one answer – Red Hook Crit Barcelona. Though there are several obvious reasons why, namely the beach, the weather and the constant stream of cold beers delivered by entrepreneurial vendors next to the sea, the number one draw aside from the race itself is the friendly good vibe.”

Head over to the Brooks website to continue reading all about my visit to the sunny city by the sea and to find out how I got on in the third race in the Red Hook Crit series.


I also made a video about my time racing in Spain which you can catch up with below. As you can probably tell by the title, things didn’t exactly go to plan which was a big disappointment as I was hoping to consolidate my position in the overall series standings. Sadly, it wasn’t to be but I’ve still one more Red Hook left this year in a couple of weeks so hopefully I can claw my way back up the league tables and finish the year with a good result.

After racing Red Hook Crit Milan on October 14th and then Cyclone 24, a 24 hour track race at Newport Velodrome the week after, my plan was to take a short break and get a proper rest as I feel that’s beneficial both mentally and physically after a nine months solid of threshold training and structured workouts.

I was vaguely planning to take two weeks off but I think that’s a little ambitious, given that it’s now cyclocross season and I’m simply not going to want to miss any cx races if I can help it.What I will be doing is spending a few days relaxing at my Mum and Dad’s place then taking a break from HIIT training this autumn, instead focusing on endurance. And I’ll be getting back in the gym after a race season hiatus, something I’m really looking forward to.

I’ll be writing about my winter training plans in the weeks to come so keep an eye out for that post. I’m keen to hear how you’re planning on training this season too. Let me know in the comments below!


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