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    Oh, what about Goodwood, have you had a look into that
    Ah good point well made.
    You'd have thought as I rode past it's front door on Monday I could have worked that out for myself.
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      Yeah they're far more social rides.

      I think WECC and Southdown Velo have the monopoly on 'TT races', and that's what my competitive little bugger needs.
      Thinking as I type, I guess we can ride and practice through to the Summer and if he's up for it enter him into the last couple of races in the season, which in turn could encourage him through next winter.
      I’m surprised there’s not much for his age group considering the big love for cycling in the U.K. atm.
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      I’m surprised there’s not much for his age group considering the big love for cycling in the U.K. atm.
      The Blazing Saddles event up at the Angmering Raceway was ideal, but as said he's clearly more of a 'straight line' racer.
      At the moment I don't thinking his handling skills, such as they are, are even close to matching the speed he can now ride at, add that to a tight twisty-turny track and it'll only be a matter of time before we're heading off to A&E. .
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      The Blazing Saddles event up at the Angmering Raceway was ideal, but as said he's clearly more of a 'straight line' racer.
      At the moment I don't thinking his handling skills, such as they are, are even close to matching the speed he can now ride at, add that to a tight twisty-turny track and it'll only be a matter of time before we're heading off to A&E. .
      Surely a tight twisty turny track will do wonders for his handling skills? If he enjoys it, why not just keep him at it.

      I remember as kids we used to play 'chicken' round our quiet council estate roads. The idea was to run each other into the kerb or parked cars, and the last person in the group not to have put their foot down was the winner. So even though we didn't know it, we were effectively practising track stands

      Anyway, back on topic. Plenty of time for TT's and all that gubbings as he grows older. Personally, I'd be happier, safety wise, leaving him on that track than having him ride up and down busy A roads and roundabouts,
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      Surely a tight twisty turny track will do wonders for his handling skills? If he enjoys it, why not just keep him at it.

      I remember as kids we used to play 'chicken' round our quiet council estate roads. The idea was to run each other into the kerb or parked cars, and the last person in the group not to have put their foot down was the winner. So even though we didn't know it, we were effectively practising track stands

      Anyway, back on topic. Plenty of time for TT's and all that gubbings as he grows older. Personally, I'd be happier, safety wise, leaving him on that track than having him ride up and down busy A roads and roundabouts,
      You would have thought so, but after 2 seasons he was still regularly sliding out, his last crash being very very bad indeed.

      I think Goodwood might be an ideal middle ground, for a couple of years, I'm rather kicking myself for not working that out.



      His first goal is the REMF ride from Selhurst to the AMEX, is that still a thing?
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      You would have thought so, but after 2 seasons he was still regularly sliding out, his last crash being very very bad indeed.

      I think Goodwood might be an ideal middle ground, for a couple of years, I'm rather kicking myself for not working that out.



      His first goal is the REMF ride from Selhurst to the AMEX, is that still a thing?
      It's what still a thing? The ride going ahead?
      I have no idea.

      From what you've previously said about jnr, I can't see him not completing that ride if it does go ahead. One of ours did a 40 mile charity ride with me when she was 10, and I doubt she was anywhere near the level jnr stat is. Mind you, the ride was extremely flat and the pace very leisurely.
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      It's what still a thing? The ride going ahead?
      I have no idea.

      From what you've previously said about jnr, I can't see him not completing that ride if it does go ahead. One of ours did a 40 mile charity ride with me when she was 10, and I doubt she was anywhere near the level jnr stat is. Mind you, the ride was extremely flat and the pace very leisurely.
      Oh yeah I've got no issue with him and the distance.
      Reining him in will be my biggest problem.
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      Oh yeah I've got no issue with him and the distance.
      Reining him in will be my biggest problem.
      Well then you'll just have to get your well worn..."it's a snickers not a sprint" line out to play then won't you

      Oh, and tell him it's for charidee too.
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      You would have thought so, but after 2 seasons he was still regularly sliding out, his last crash being very very bad indeed.

      I think Goodwood might be an ideal middle ground, for a couple of years, I'm rather kicking myself for not working that out.



      His first goal is the REMF ride from Selhurst to the AMEX, is that still a thing?
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