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National Cyclo Cross Champs 2017

The domestic cyclocross season drew to a close this weekend with the prestigious National Championships taking place at Peel Park in Bradford. Racing took place on both Saturday and Sunday with the Elite Women’s and Elite Mens events concluding the … Continue reading

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Who Is…………………..Becky Preece?

  To the inner circle of off road racing the name of Becky Preece needs no introduction, certainly not in the North of England, which is all that really matters of course. Becky has been on the MTB and cross … Continue reading

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One Sunday In Hell (East Midlands Style)

Affirmation, were it needed, of just how far and how rapidly women’s cycling is advancing in this country could be found on Sunday with the inaugural Womens Cicle Classic. The men’s event has been a staple on the domestic calendar … Continue reading

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Lewis Cranks It Up

Sunday saw the first race in the Crank It MTB series at Clayton Vale by the National Cycling Centre, an excellent venue with some testing trails to sort the field out. Turn out was modest. The organisation by┬áJack Humphreys and … Continue reading

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Its Hinault vs Lemond 2

I have to confess to mixed feeling about this years Tour de France. On the one hand i would like to see Sir Bradleyness defend his title but on the other i really think the Froome Dog deserves his teams … Continue reading

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The Shape of Things to Come

Milan-San Remo proved to be as exciting as ever on Sunday and one particular rider can take great credit for it being so. I have long waved the flag for Ian Stannard and on Sunday he was described by tv … Continue reading

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Busy Weekend!

I had a very busy weekend following the two wheeled action. First on Saturday i went to the excellent Hit the North (4) at Phillips Park Prestwich. This is a brutal two hour mtb race all done for charity and … Continue reading

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National CycloCross Champs

I had the great pleasure today of watching the National Cyclocross Championships at Peel Park in Bradford. This was a truly terrific event with a field full of quality and quantity for all the races and an enthusiastic crowd to … Continue reading

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Its Not Always About the Bike !

Away from all the two wheeled shenanigans over Lance Armstrong, Pat McQuaid and Greg Lemond i had the rare opportunity the other day to get away from it all on a week day. Not wasting the chance i headed up … Continue reading

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Its All Uphill From Here

I went to the National Hill Climb Championships last Sunday and what a terrific event it was. It was played out on Rawsons Rake at Ramsbottom (bit of alliteration there) and was won by Jack Pullar and Lynn Hamel. The … Continue reading

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