Thank you to John for letting cyclists tea leave his photographs.
I'm already one up on the first Palace race of 2010.
Racing at Crystal Palace is not easy. It can leave you battered in body and soul.
My outlook has changed very much since I first started racing at Crystal Palace (with the men, 2007, £5 for the fastest lady, no points). As Kimbers used to say: "Don't come last, don't come off".