Race Face

Since Cara’s writing a feature on women’s racing for C+, she thought it was about time she did some! Last Saturday, we drove up to Hillingdon for the Women’s Festival of Racing – so she could get in some laps, chat to the girls there and I could get some pictures of her in action. Secretly, I was also hoping to capture another good ‘race face’ – to match the classic one she made on the last sprint to the finish the week before. Sadly, no amusing facial contortions to report.

Still, it was a lovely day, and even though it was a bit of a drive up to get there (we rented a car from Avis, £28 for the day, made me think maybe car sharing is the way forward), it was well worth going to. Here’s a few snaps…

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Cara did really well. There’s a race report on the Shecycles site, over here. She seemed to win quite a lot of her races, though to be honest she would really be racing with the Cat 3 girls if she had a racing license.

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I could see that competitive spirit shining through, resurfacing from formative biking years – before she was weaned off competitive riding for the delights of touring (-:

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Edit: By popular request, I bring you The Race Face.

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3 Responses to “Race Face”


  1. 1 Rich May 1, 2007 at 9:08 am

    Where’s the race face picture then?

  2. 2 Martin May 1, 2007 at 3:10 pm

    I picked up a copy of this months C+ (with Cara on the cover) for my mate who’s a roadie (boo, hiss).
    Exactly how many times do you appear in this months C+ Cara? 😉
    Enjoyed the article BTW!

  3. 3 Rich May 2, 2007 at 8:06 am

    Love the race face Cara…
    She never kayaked that hard.. (Joke!)
    Great blog guys.


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