Welcome to the Green Hell

The last week of May saw me take a huge leap into the unknown. After almost nine years on the bank in the UK, I was about to marshal abroad for the first time. Not only that but at the most iconic and fearsome circuit in the world, the Nurburgring Nordschleife, and for a 24 [...]

A Weekend Away at WEC

Easter weekend normally sees me in one of two locations; on a rugby pitch or at Oulton Park for the British GT's! This year, I pushed myself outside my comfort zone and headed to Silverstone for the World Endurance Championship's six hour race. As I was only able to travel down to the circuit on [...]

Marshalling Moment #2 – A Race to Remember

First of all, Happy New Year! The countdown to the 2017 season is firmly under way and it will be upon us in no time, so I guess it's time to get writing again after a few weeks off. So whilst we wait for the season, here is another countdown. It's number two on my [...]

#3 – Twice Around the Clock

In last week's blog,ย "An observation into the Unknown", Iย mentioned how some challenges are a leap into the deep end, something that you can't really prepare for, all you can do is practice to try and make yourself perfect at the task at hand. This week's blog is about something equally as difficult, as there are [...]

CSCC and Mission Update 4 – A Longer Bike Ride

It was a rare weekend for me, normally when it gets to the middle of Autumn I rarely venture out to marshal due to rugby commitments, but this weekend I decided to pull on my orange overalls and head to Oulton Park for the last car meeting of the year. The meeting seemed to have [...]

Ride of Remembrance – Mission Update 3 – Dodgey Tyres and Punctured Knees

With less than four weeks to go before our Charity Bike Ride and we were out again at the weekend for another training ride. This weekend saw us take on a slightly longer route, although the majority of it was off road. The 40 mile route helped us to find the problems with our bikes [...]

Episode 2CV – Revenge of the ‘Sith’Roen

Endurance races have a lot of grandeur, glamour and are hugely impressive; you have the 24 heures du Mans, the 24 hours of Spa-Francochamps, the 12 of hours of Sebring and of course the mighty 24 hours of Citroen 2CVs at Anglesey. I can hear that you have already started laughing, but let me talk [...]