Blue skies and still conditions greeted riders for the inaugural FTR Milltag Spring Classic, perhaps lulling them into a false sense of security for what was to ensue. The Battlefield Circuit around Saxton, setting for one of the bloodiest conflicts in English history, provided the ideal canvass for riders to express themselves, some 550 years after the Yorkists beat the Lancastrian forces in the decisive Battle of Towton.
The Big Boys Bicycle Club just got back from their first ever training camp (and their first proper ride in the new 2017 kit we made for them). Over the course of four days they rode more than 400km, climbed 6,500m and ate the island of Majorca fresh out of Magnums. Here are some lessons they learned along the way, in their own words.