Mark Holmes

I wrote last week before the race about my excitement to be sharing this race with two of my cousins – Mark & Adrian Holmes – this year, in strange circumstances, with Mark visiting on a round-world trip from New Zealand.

As it turned out, it was even stranger sicrumstances for me as the big family knees up planned for after the race had cold water poured on it by my sitting in hospital for the lion’s share of the evening.

Great of Mark as an honorary ‘Belgian’ to write about his first ever cyclocross race.

“shockingly awkward descents, clicking cameras, warm sunshine breaking through, cries of “go the Belgians” and so to the finish still in one piece. With wincing triceps and sore palms I really knew I’d done something different”