By Abi Van Twisk
This year the UK School Games was held at Redbridge and the Olympic Velodrome. I was lucky enough to be selected to ride for the South East.
We went on Sunday evening to the opening ceremony and then the next morning went to Redbridge (Hog Hill), where we did two days of road races, A Crit, 40k road race (where loads of people punctured) , sprints and team time trial. It was fantastic, the weather was terrible on the Monday but really sunny on the Tuesday. It was really exciting being involved with everyone from all over the UK.
On Wednesday we rode at the Olympic Velodrome. This was the highlight of the week and truly amazing. The noise from the crowd made the racing so exciting. I rode the scratch and team time trial. The whole experience was one I will not forget as it is not just about the racing but also staying in a hotel with your team mates and going to the evening events that made the four days so memorable. Overall in the competition, the South East came 5th out of 13 regions.
The start of the video is me and Megan in the team sprint.