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Rollapaluza’s Knog Muddy Hell Halloween Cyclocross 2010 – Night of the Living Pumpkinhead

The second year of what I think is one of the best UK cyclocross events of the year, sponsored by the excellent Knog. As Mark Phillips, who took that awesome photo of me in action, says “Yep even better than … Continue reading

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Rapha Embrocation review

The leading luxury brand in cycling seems to be in a period of diversification which includes a push into product sectors such as holidays and womenswear. The Rapha Embrocation falls into what could loosely be termed as “toiletries”, as part … Continue reading

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London Cyclocross League 2010/11 Round 5 Herne Hill

It would have been a great day to race, sadly I didn’t make it. Went downstairs to fetch the Ridley and discovered the hubs had seized. PANIC! After much trying to figure out what was wrong, I just prayed and … Continue reading

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London Cyclocross League 2010/11 Round 3 Hog Hill

(Picture by Cross Crazy) I only got lapped once. I didn’t come last. I beat Rene and TeeCee. But for a mechanical I would have beaten my bearded nemesis. Andy Waterman reckons Hog Hill is rubbish for cyclocross: “Hog Hill … Continue reading

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London Cyclocross League 2010/11 Round 2 Happy Valley Park

Matt at The Inner Ring has recently posted about Why he hates cyclocross as a spectator and Scott over on Velocast has replied with his reasons to love cyclocross as an activity, So I’m adding to the mix with why … Continue reading

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Rollapaluza Halloween Cross 2010

Last year’s was an absolute scream to ride. This year’s promises to be even better. Unfortunately, visitors mean I’m not able to ride it this year. More information and how to enter

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London League 2009/10, round 15: Team Championships

Great video of the race, see if you can spot me. Blink and you’ll miss me. In fact it’s probably not worth the effort trying not to blink. Enjoy instead how much fun cyclocross is. Despite suffering like a beaten … Continue reading

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London League 2009/10, round 11: Herne Hill as the ice planet Hoth

It was epic, it was cold, it was helluvaheckalot of fun. Riding the frozen wastes of the Herne Hill velodrome certainly made for something different from the usual “mud and iron” of the London Cyclocross League. (Photo: John Mullineaux for … Continue reading

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This is how to ride your bike in snow

With London struggling under the weight of a bit of light snow, the place has ground to a halt. It’s pretty embarrassing that it took me an hour to complete a ten minute journey on the bus in one of … Continue reading

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London League 2009/10, round 10 Hog Hill: muddier than Penshurst

Last week was Penshurst and one muddy hell that usually isn’t surpassed in the season. Hog Hill is new this season and now goes down as the muddiest fixture in the calendar. As London Cyclesport puts it “The first cyclo … Continue reading

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