A tradition far more wholesome and less controversial than the Boxing Day Hunts is the Imperial Winter Series Boxing Day Races which I took part in for the first time today. A stiff wind down the backstraight made any breakaways virtually impossible though some (including my teammate for over a lap) had a good go. Seemed faster than recent weeks but that must have been an effect of the wind, as was the dropping of a fair few this week. I was finding it difficult to keep tabs on what was going on, mistaking two dropped riders at one point for a break. I was there for the sprint but barely and got obstructed by a slower rider taking a racing line through the S bends oblivious to anyone behind. That's racing: you have to be both strong and in the right place.
Average speed 23.1