Pete had to learn to use 'clips' for the 1st time and after a few warm up laps on the blue of the cote d'azur we were up on the bank trying like mad to hold our speed around the bends without catching the guy in front. In my case this was Pete who seemed to be having some difficulty with the 'leap of faith' required to get up on the banking proper. After a few laps and a reassuring word with Simon the coach he was soon holding first the red and then the blue line (3m up the banking) with ease. Quite an achievement after only 20 minutes on the track.
No one crashed and only one person fell off i.e. me! I contend that was because someone had pinched my bike half way through the session. Anyway I was stationary at the rail adjusting my seat whilst clipped in (not recommended!). Les for once was 'sans' camera (something about arena rules) so here are some pictures Kay managed to take from the stands with my compact. The lack of close ups mean you will need to have faith its Pete and I in the pictures.