Middlekerke, on the north coast of Belgium as the scene for the last round of the Super Prestige cyclo-cross. I don’t get to start many of these races, so it was a nice surprise to get a call mid week to say I was on the start.
It’s a fun course; nothing too taxing. It was about minus 4 billion last year. I wore most of my clothes and my contact lenses froze to my eyes. It wasn’t a good look, but because of the contact lenses issue, I couldn’t see, so I didn’t care. Today was mild though, 7 degrees and motivation was high."
I WILL get a chance to ride worlds one year without incident. It seems like a long time ago I got 5th at the world champs, but this has been my best ever season. I’m enjoying racing more than ever this year. I have big plans for the summer and next season although I haven’t got any specific goals planned yet.
The support was unbelievable I have genuinely never had so many people cheer for me the entire way around the course reaching deafening levels in places. For that I want to thank every single person who cheered for me it was truly incredible. Thank you."
Helen’s excellent Worlds race report - click through and read!