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How do you stop 4th Cat riders crashing?

Interesting article on Cycling Weekly about the issue of crashes in entry-level races which is being put on the British Cycling National Council agenda: Investigation called for into fourth cat. crashes I’ve been a 4th category rider since 2006 when … 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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Avoiding crashes and points at Hillingdon

Yes, I know it’s like a scratched record, but I failed to score any points last night at Hillingdon. Then again I also avoided going down in a nasty looking crash in the sprint for the minor places. When you … Continue reading

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Itchy, twitchy and fruitless

Last Hillingdon for a few weeks was a dismal affair. Everything about it could be found on a list of reasons why most people strive to get out of the 4th Cats as quick as they can. There was the … Continue reading

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If you don’t fall off, you finish

First, I’ve been on holiday which is why I haven’t posted in nearly a fortnight. Apologies for that but five and a bit days in Rome is something I couldn’t really pass on or interrupt for blogging. As for the … Continue reading

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Oooof!

Nothing like a big crash to get the rubberneckers out. Enjoy.

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No points, no falls

I hate headwinds. actually, I hate any winds, with the honourable exception of the tailwind. Being built somewhat “square-rigged”, to borrow a sailing term, I catch a lot of wind no matter where I hide in a bunch. I’m gettnig … Continue reading

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Another race, another crash

Sometimes just finishing a race is a good result, even if you’re comfortably outside the points. Saturday’s 4th Cat Surrey League race at MOD Chertsey was one of those. It was a generally dull race – one club sent about … Continue reading

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No shame in losing a race

With a typically cruel irony Tuesday’s race at Hillingdon was a disaster. Having written an article in praise of Malcolm Elliott’s Experience over youth, I (and the rest of the field in the fourth cats) got a proper kicking off … Continue reading

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