Okay thanks alot, and although my race is only 10miles long, is it worth bringing energy bars/drinks?
sounds like the surrey league crits at Goodwood on 28th. If it's a youth race, it could very well be a 10 miler - the circuit is only 2 miles round anyway. Nice wide circuit, flat with plenty of room and good visibility...
I have fond memories of Goodwood - I scored my very first licence points there back in the early 90s..
turn up, sign on (with licence), get changed, drink something, ride a couple of laps to warm up, line up, race...
If you're still in the mix on the last lap, make sure you get near the front before you hit the chicane just before the finish (assuming the chicane is still there) - select a big gear and then once you're out of the chicane, put your head down and sprint....
Whenever I've been down there, the placings are usually decided on the basis of who enters the chicane first..
No do not follow this advice! Unless you have eyes in the top of your head that is?
A rider in his first race sprinting with his head down? That has got to be everybody elses worse nightmare.