Just a quick plug for our accommodation for the weekend. Being a long weekend, I had trouble booking a motel room for a single night; nearly all I phoned wanted a 3 night booking.. The Quality Inn Colonial took my booking without any hassles. I was expecting a typical motel room ie small and then cramped once the bikes are bedded down for the night. The rooms were large – almost twice the size of some motels I’ve stayed in, and modern. I was impressed.
More impressive was the Chinese restaurant on Saturday night, who fed us despite having just closed the kitchen. We left the velodrome, me still in my racing kit, at 10pm and headed into town for take away on the way back to the motel. The lights were on, so we ventured in, and the last customers were leaving. The kitchen had just closed, but the manager said he’d organise something “just for us”, as we had been racing. The service and food were excellent at the Toi Shan Restaurant, and I thoroughly recommend it.