Difficult times

Very sad news for all Leicester people involved in the sport. Passing of Wil Burns was a shock to all of us, and we will have to do it the hard way now. Club is fighting it hard to stay at the top level, but it is such a task for all of us to keep it going after the greatest menager is gone. As suspected the Elite/Premier League affair is proving to be one big mistake, with rules allowing riders from the second tier riding in Elite as well. It gives clubs, like ours, great disadvantage. We haven’t got the resources of Horspath or Sheffield to draft riders in and lure them over to fill in for big matches. It will swing the title towards teams with favourable fixtures lists as there is 4 matches that those riders can ride in. Our rooster is very limited, but we’re not giving up. Luckily enough we have great, great leaders in Jason and Kev. They are able to lift anybody, which I can only be the best proof of it. Jason and Mark Newey made a big effort to help me out when I was riding some shockers last season. This is what makes Leicester a club you want to ride for, with team spirit always very high, and the memory of Wil around the place, we hope to have a great year.
Luckily winter is a little bit more generous as last year, we’re able to train on the car park twice a week. Last Sunday I was ambitious enough to brave the freshly re-laid track but I’d give it another month…. it was a tough session. Thanks to Abbey Sports and Leisure and Mr Andy Tee, we are starting circuit training sessions today. My trainer Rod will keep an eye on us and I really looking forward to it. I have been doing the same things as last year with him, kettle bells sessions combined with weight. First match of the season being as early as March the 4th and a challenging trip to Hull, with Bartek Giemza making his UK debut. Mark my words, he’s a name to look out in the future. First tough test is a week later and trip to Wednesfield for an annual gruelling Dash Trophies GP, where I will hope for a third consecutive win.