Climbing1998: I again topped 100 points – 33 200s, three 300s, five 400s, three 600s and the Crackpot 1000 gave me another four SRs and 123 points. Again a lot of these rides were very hilly and despite amassing ‘only’ 52 ¾ AAA points, this made me AAA champion, with Anne the runner-up opposite sex for a fourth and final time, also FWC runner-up opposite sex for the fifth and final time. Anne achieved both of these in what was only part of a season for her, as in August she went off to Sri Lanka for two years to undertake VSO as a Speech and Language Therapist for children there, working with teachers in local schools and clinics. I clearly threw myself into audax at this point, riding four 200s, a 300, 400 and 600 in August to complete an SR series in two weeks, then another six 200s in September and four 200s in October.