So my first National TT event was an experience! The bike ‘bling’, team crews, support vehicles, officials were all a bit overwhelming to say the least! I was so glad that my husband had lent me his disc wheel and aero helmet otherwise I might have turned around and gone home after pulling up in the carpark! However I pulled myself together and got on with it. The course was on the A4 from Hungerford to Newbury. We had a lovely 13mph cross wind and a little hill that noone told me about either! My internal goal I set myself was to try and get under 25.. I missed out by 15 seconds with a finish time of 25:15. However I didn’t come last and it was a great experience. There were some seriously fast ladies out there today.. the winning time being 20:45 so I was proud to be even on the same start list as them. With a bit more focused training and race strategy (ie.. not busting yourself in the first 10 minutes) I might try again next year.