Last year (after months of putting myself off) I eventually plucked up the courage and took part in my first ever time trial. I was really nervous about it and did not know what to expect at all.
On the evening of the time trial I was so nervous and felt really sick, I was worried about being held up at the start as I felt that I was going to fall off my bike and I was also worried about being the slowest and coming last.
When I arrived at the start everyone was really supportive and happy to see me taking part. I was held up with no problems and it actually felt very safe and secure. I rode the 5 miles as fast as I could and was really pleased with myself despite being overtaken by a few people.
After the ride it was a great buzz I think I was the slowest but it didn’t matter. I had done it and it was a good feeling my fellow club members were very encouraging and I was soon looking forward to the next ride when I could beat my time.