Words by Liz Morrell
Liz Morrell reveals the countdown to her first ever closed roads event a year after taking up road cycling and reveals how TWC readers inspired her to complete Velothon Wales.
A few weeks ago, I wrote a piece for Total Women’s Cycling about my rather up and down journey towards my biggest sportive to date – the Velothon Wales. Having only started proper road cycling this time last year deciding to suddenly tackle my first ever closed road race, and my biggest event to date, was a bit of a pipe dream when I booked my place back in the winter.
“I’ll get loads of training in,” I thought. But, as I mentioned in my previous piece real life kicked in and meant that whilst I had all the best intentions of a structured training programme, life, family and work got in the way.
None-the-less, I mustered all the strength and determination I needed to take part – so, how did I get on?
Three weeks before: Encouraging words
My journey to Velothon Wales was published on Total Women’s Cycling and the response was fantastic. Friends and family love the honesty of my write-up whilst readers I’ve never met before took the time to share some invaluable words of advice and encouragement. I was armed with tips galore and learned a little more what to expect but the clock was ticking fast and the event was less than three weeks away at that point.