Category Archives: Cyclocross

London League 2009/10, round 9 Penshurst: glorious mud

This is always my favourite race of the London League season. The course is challenging, muddy and interesting which is always better than grassy parkland. It’s a proper offroad riding where handling matters and mine was really lacking through lack … Continue reading

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Urban Cyclocross: Montmartre, Paris 1943 style

So there we were trying to invent Urban cyclocross and it turns out it the French invented it way back in the 1940s. Competitive Cyclist’s What’s New column flagged these two up from INA, the French national archive. retrouver ce … Continue reading

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Urban Cyclocross manifesto

Off the back of the Rollapaluza Hallowe’en Cross race, the seed of an idea which came up a while back has started germinating: Urban Cyclocross. So I would like to help get the idea into a reality. I know there’s … Continue reading

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Cyclocross training around Richmond Park and Wimbledon Common

So I’ve now got the new Ridley Crossbow set up as close to perfect as I can get, I’ve got no excuses for not training. Today I rode a nice loop that I think makes a half decent training ride … Continue reading

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Get yourself and cyclocross on the BBC

This is a public service broadcasting announcement on behalf of Ken Iino and the London Cyclocross League: “The BBC would like to do a short feature on Cyclo-Cross for the national weekend news, and we need your help to make … Continue reading

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Rapha Cross Jersey and Cross 3/4 Bib Shorts reviewed

I’m a sucker for Rapha gear. There, I admit it, I’m a soft sell. So I put in to get some of their cross gear to review. Image by LondonCycleSport on Flickr I’ve been riding it pretty hard for the … Continue reading

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London League 2009/10, round 6: crashingly bad

My race lasted about as long as it took me to click up a gear and follow Rene’s wheel towards the first turn. Then someone failed to negotiate the transition from tarmac to grass, speared into someone’s back wheel and … Continue reading

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London League 2009/10, round 3: brutally fun

So first cyclocross race of the season done and dusted. I’d forgotten just how much it hurts and how much fun it is. That’s me on the right, somewhere between complete power failure mid-race and power-slide-gone-wrong fall on the penultimate … Continue reading

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Tunes to ride to: Autumn classics

There’s definitely a chill in the air and the leaves have started to turn. I’ve put the road bike away and the ‘cross bike is in the hallway. It’s a bit dusty as the damp hasn’t set in yet – … Continue reading

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August is cycling’s dead month

After the highs of the Tour De France comes August’s procession of minor races and exhibition criteriums. It’s like a mid-season break before the Vuelta, Worlds and Lombardy. So that made it the perfect excuse for a holiday. Two weeks … Continue reading

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