nearly everyone else. Reportedly I was not the slowest, some other girl had that honour but I reckon I wasn't far behind at all. Having our debrief so got over to lunch a bit late at 13:05 and found they'd sold out. So had to settle for a muffin and a cup of tea.
Fifth session, total pants, what had happened? No idea, felt like a complete wally. Was it the discussions over lunchtime about riding with no insurance? Was it the two blokes overtaking on Gerrards while 2 others went through on the inside while I was doing about 70? Or the pile of bike at the hairpin? The hunger? No idea, but not a happy bunny. OK, sixth session, fine. We got a second instructor join us, as we were such a diverse group (make of that what you like!!). Me and "Gary" got assigned to him and the other 3 went with Paul again. Much better and afterwards Derek said he was more worried about "Gary" as he reckoned he was a whisker away from coming off as his technique was awful, reminded me of those films, he was hanging off the nearly horizontal bike as upright BMW's sailed past! Derek said I didn't push myself enough but that it was my choice but he thought I should as I was clearly nowhere near my limits. I expect he was right The SAM Observer May 2011
The May 2011 edition of "The SAM Observer"