Following last year’s blog by Andrew Garrett on what it takes for a marshal to get from the Trainee grade to the Track grade, or White to Green as it is more commonly known, and since having recently upgraded myself in the marshalling world, I have decided to focus on what it takes to get … Continue reading Marshal Journey: Track to Experienced
With the 2017 season just around the corner, it's just three days away in fact, it's important that all the marshals get themselves trained ready for the new season, whether it's to make sure they're up to date with the latest rules or just to refresh themselves. So what makes the training days not only … Continue reading Ladies and Gentlemen….Start Your Engines.
With just five days to go before the big off, the training, weirdly, takes a backwards step as we started to dial down the sheer number of miles and hills we do in training. It's good to avoid stress and injuries before the ride otherwise, 231 miles in the saddle wouldn't be comfortable or enjoyable. … Continue reading Mission Update 5 – Houston We Are Clear for Lift Off.
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 … Continue reading CSCC and Mission Update 4 – A Longer Bike Ride
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 … Continue reading Ride of Remembrance – Mission Update 3 – Dodgey Tyres and Punctured Knees
Just five weeks until the big off on this epic charity bike ride and it felt like I took a slight backwards step, but after thinking about it, I can see how far we've come in the few months we have been training. I mean yes, we may have only covered a little over 18 … Continue reading Ride of Remembrance – Mission Update 2
A few weeks ago Andrew, one of the riders in this charity event, and I took the opportunity of a rare free Sunday to check out the route for the upcoming Charity Marshals Mission Motorsport Ride of Remembrance. We made our way down to the Mission Motorsport Headquarters in Wantage which we found tucked away … Continue reading Ride of Remembrance – The Route Recce!