I thought I would be on unfamiliar roads for Sunday road race, not recognising place names and villages, but once the race was under way I soon realised I had been to the area before a few years ago photographing a women's stage race.
This time it was a league race for 2nd, and 3rd cat riders. After Saturday's wedding in Bedford trying to avoid a soaking, the forecast was a bit mixed, so I planned for a wet race, when in fact it was a windy sunny day.
Not being in Essex recently to cover any cycling events, I didn't really have a clue who was who.
My local SERRL race had been canceled again, so I was hoping that someone from Kent would come over.
I had a press bike at my disposal paid for by the sponsors, Rapha Cycling, so I was looking forward to getting on with the job.
Luke Hattersley Richardson Trek RT