I needed binoculars to see the lights from the 11th row and there were so many slower bikes in front of me that I had to keep rolling off to dodge them on the way to the first corner at the start. It was soaking wet too.
Somehow I made up 22 places to be 10th overall and sixth in class. That’s useful damage limitation as Matthews only regained 6pts on me.
My team-mate, Nigel Davis, was 14th overall and 5th in class after a brilliant ride. I had to work very hard to catch and pass him. It was a really impressive ride for a rookie at Cadwell for the first time.
The weather is crazy. In the time I’ve been typing this it went from sunny to a hailstorm and back to dry. Hopefully it will stabilise for later.
Posted by John. Last modified: May 30, 2010 at 12:00 am