I've been riding my bike for years but have recently decided I want to step up a gear and try some racing. I'm a fit 35 but I'm a heavy guy so I guess I'm more suited to flat/sprint races over shorter distances - maybe in the velodrome? Have got myself now to a stage where I feel as though I can give someone a run for their money. So, the question is: Can anyone suggest a good starting race to ease me into it? My bike is a basic Specialised Allez but I have just upgraded the wheels, and I'm looking to get a new bike in the Summer anyway. I'm based in Urmston (Manchester) BTW. Thanks in advance!!