As a nation we are pretty good at cycling and we have had enormous success on the track; over the past few years we have dominated track cycling and people have started to expect us to come away from every event dripping in gold. However at this latest event at the Apeldoorn Velodrome we only won one gold medal.

The Australian team have asserted themselves in style and taken a number of World titles - Chris Hoy, Ed Clancy and Victoria Pendleton all lost theirs, and the men's keirin, men's omnium and women's sprint all went to Australian rivals. We finished the week with one gold medal, in the women's team pursuit, Australia fly home with no fewer than eight.

These facts sound like the British team are having problems, we are a year away from the London Olympics so how can we reproduce the incredible performance from the Beijing Games? Are Australia now unstoppable at London 2012? Can things be turned around in the next 12 months?

I don't think we need to panic just yet, Dave Brailsford, the performance director for British Cycling, says that we are playing the long game. Despite what you may read in some newspapers I believe that he's right. I don't think that it's going to be easy at the London games but writing the team off on the basis of these World Championships is a bit premature. We have a different approach from the Australian team to track cycling: Britain focus solely on Olympic events, hoping to maximise benefits given that Olympic results drive funding, whereas Australia goes out to win everything!

Let's also not forget how well everything went for Britain in Beijing.

The British team are trying to live up to a benchmark set during a week in China where nothing went wrong. Many Australians believe they are in the form of their lives right now, some Britons are thinking the opposite. We are still a year away from the London Olympics; let's hope that the Australians have peaked to soon and that our plans to peak at the 2012 games are on track (pun intended!).

On a different subject - the clocks have sprung forward; the weather is getting warmer; petrol is still expensive and there are roadworks and temporary traffics lights on what seems like every road in the local area. Has there ever been a better time to get on your bike!?