As many of you know, Richardsons Cycles has been one of my sponsors for a year now, and none of you could have missed the beautiful and colourful bike that they gave me?!
What you may not realise is the difference their support has made for me in this past year. After my shoulder operation, I thought there was no way I was going to be able to compete or get back to the speed that I used to be. This is partly true, but not on the bike - I managed to get faster and faster with each race, faster than I could have thought possible! With Kris' coaching and the amazing Trek Speed Concept that Richardsons Cycles gave me, I was able to achieve a lot more than I thought I could!
As a way of saying thank you, I gave them a little gift for their shop. I am so thankful for their support, and cannot wait to see what this year brings!
To make sure I am ready for this year, I had to get both of my bikes serviced. Keeping a bike in good service is like keeping a car in good service - if you don't look after it, it won't run properly. However, it always tends to slip my mind that it needs to be done!
As it is now the winter, my triathlon bike has been retired to the turbo as it is just too nice to take out in this horrible weather! Along with the fact that I only got it last year, it was in pretty good shape anyway.
However, my winter road bike needed some work!
I gave both of my bikes to the amazing team at Richardsons Cycles to get checked over, and I made sure to warn them that the road bike may be a little worse-for-wear as it has been tackling this winter weather for a few months now.
I handed both of the bikes in on Tuesday morning, and no more than 5 hours later received a call to say they were ready to be picked up! The triathlon bike was all fine and just needed a few screws tightened up, but the road bike had a new chain (Kris, you can longer comment on the 'rust-coloured fashion' of my chain!) and new cassette, as well as the gears being realigned. Maybe I'll go even faster n the training rides now?!
Thank you to the guys over at Richardsons Cycles in Leigh-On-Sea for getting this done so quickly, and making sure my equipment is in good working-order for the coming season!