Hello, and welcome to the race blog of me, Edwyn Oliver-Evans.
I'll be using this blog to publish my ramblings on my races, training and cycling related exploits for the 2013 season. Hopefully good moral from races will keep encouraging me to keep on posting, but that's for the future to decide!
A little about me
I live in Harrogate, North Yorkshire (YORKSHIRE!) and am currently spending my free time studying my A-Levels at Harrogate Grammar Sixth Form. I'm racing, currently, for boneshakersbikes.co.uk, who I, coincidently, also work for on weekends and during holidays, as a general sales/mechanic/banter man. I'm 17, love music, cycling, running and generally can't keep still!
So far this year, I have rounded off a mediocre cyclocross season, with a 13th in the national championships, held in Bradford in January. Since then, I have been training hard for this spring/summer's mountainbike season, with the slight interuption of a spur of the moment marathon, in early February (with a time of 3:23:25 may I add). But apart from that, it's been long rides, hard intervals and very sore legs.
This year I have a strong aim to perform well in the national mountainbike series, as it will be my final season as a Junior (under 18). Also, high in my priorities is being selected again for the British Mountainbike Orienteering team, to race at the world championships, this year being held in Estonia. Last year I was selected, and raced at the world champs, which were held in Hungary, and I regard it as one of the highlights of 2012. Last year I also raced in the Three Peaks Cyclocross, for the first time, winning the Junior category. This will be another of my targets for 2013: to compete, better last year's time and to hopefully win the under 23 category. But that's still a long way away and I've a load more mountains to conquer before then.
Anyway, I'm Edwyn Oliver-Evans, this is my blog... enjoy!