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Welcome to Silk Road Mountain Race 2021 ! We are pleased to inform you that your application to take part in the third edition of the race has been accepted.  SRMR has again attracted a diverse group of riders with some serious cycling and mountain experience. It was truly a pleasure to read about your previous adventures! It's going to be quite the race. Talk about experiencing mixed emotions when we read this email!  So for those that don’t know about the race… here goes.  To race in the Silk Road Mountain Race you have to apply… which includes a lengthy application including previous experiences, races, and the ability to race unsupported in the middle of remote wilderness (and all things survival!). Further to the team at SRMR vetting the applications, you get accepted (or not) and invited to race.  It is a relatively new race, only starting in 2018 with riders from all over the

Well, this is where it all started! I met Graham Foot 20 (ish) years ago when he started the ‘Bigfoot’ mountain bike club and persuaded me to start racing.  My first race was less than prepared for; basically I decide that I would race after having one too many ciders at a hockey club bash.  I cycled home that evening (early morning) and then headed out to the race the next day.  I arrived with minutes to go before the race started.  I quickly paid my entrance fee, ran to the car, got my bike and cycled to the start line as the race was heading off in the distance.  Happy days. I managed to catch the pack and win the race.   I have never looked back and with the help of Graham Foot; who became my manager for the Karrimor team I managed to arrive on time for races and learn the ropes of competitive