Cycling is all about teamwork. This is the idea that was reinforced on Wednesday's session which involved a team pursuit where a team of rabbits set off 15 minutes before a pack of foxes set off to chase them down. The idea was that if both teams coordinated their best riders and rotated who was doing the work at the front of the group they would finish at the same interval they set off.
As it turned out, the rabbits were caught. We learned some good lessons about the importance of coordination and drafting, and maybe next time both teams will finish at exactly the interval we set off.
Until I started cycling with a group I never realised the importance of drafting and the difference it makes to the effort you are making at higher speeds and over longer distances.
I will definitely be putting this into practice in the future.