Imagine turning up to your local athletics meet and sprinting against Usain Bolt. Or, at a park cricket match, batting against Brett Lee. You’d lose every single time, but still, what an experience!
The 2018 edition of Parramatta Cycling Club’s Bent Crank Handicap attracted a large field of over 60 riders. My group rode the Oakville course at a brutal tempo in an attempt to catch the frontrunners and hold off the chasing bunches. Read my report on a tough but enjoyable handicap race!