What is going on in cat 4?!
I did a few races in 2019 (London based), avg speeds 38-40kmph. All fun, felt like a boss.
2021 and it’s mental! Hillingdon 4ths we’re lapping at 44kmph avg every week. (for those with local knowledge: presence of Onyx clearly contributing).
Anyone got any theories? In my mind the potential explanations are: 1) backlog of natural cat 3s due to 2020; 2) general progression of cycling level 3) 4th races are 30mins+3, I think previously 40mins+3.
Is this the case elsewhere across the country?