To introduce my self I'm 16(UK Youth A) been road cycling for 1 year before I always used to go out on my MTB. About 1 year ago I stopped climbing competitively (was on the GB climbing team) before that I did athletics. I'm a very sporty person and before I started road cycling was already in excellent physical shape.
My current road bike is a Carrera (Halfords) it weight's 12KG, 14 gears Shimano Tourney. To be honest its a bad bike and is really poor quality but its all which I could afford.
When ever we're training I always hang on well but then get dropped towards the end. This is the same with when we have races when training (we use a circuit) I always get dropped towards the end. Its really annoying because I know that my physical fitness is just as good as there's. Also I have learnt a lot about race tactist from when I first started so its not that which is holding me back.
I'm 99.99% sure that if I had a better bike (most people are using full carbon bike such as the Cannondale SuperSix Evo RED22. Most of there bikes cost between £1000-£3000)
It'd really annoying because there is no way I would ever be able to get a bike at that price. Or even at £500. My bike cost £300 and it was the best part of 3years worthy of saving. I only live with my mum who basically has a min wage job. There is absolutely no way my parents would be able to get me a bike. Does anyone have any ideas at all?
Thank you in advance for any replies