Women's team captain, Marianne Britten, is taking a break from her usual racing activities for the first half of the 2014 season to take part in a challenge to raise money for Children With Cancer UK. This charity is close to her heart as, like many, her family have been touched by cancer.

It has become an annual occurrence now, hosting a women's training weekend at my farm in Bristol. For the first time in 3 years we were actually blessed with good weather. It was also the first time I got to host the team in my own house, converting the barn left me little time to race last year.