Tag Archives: Hillingdon

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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After the climb, the descent

It sits there in the hallway, untouched. It pleads with me every time I pass it, but I ignore it. I ignore it as long as I can. But there comes a point where you have to take the bike … Continue reading

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London weekday bike racing opportunities

One of the joys of being a London cyclist is that once the weather is good enough, there’s a good choice of weekday racing a short pedal from your doorstep. Tuesday night is the big night with a choice between … Continue reading

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Imperial Winter Series 2009/10: 4th Cat, 13 February 2010

The final race of the series which has been incredibly well organised in trying conditions, both meteorological and logistical. The former has come on the form of snow, torrential rain and freezing gales. The latter in the form of crashes … Continue reading

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Imperial Winter Series 2009/10: 4th Cat, 30 January 2010

When the sun comes out Hillingdon is always busy and everyone seems to wheel out their sunny day bikes (expensive carbon frame, top-end groupset, deep section wheels). Either that or we’re getting towards the end of the series and the … Continue reading

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Imperial Winter Series 2009/10: 4th Cat, 23 January 2010

(Photo by Lucy @ Imperial RT who organises the Winter Series) There I am, another futile attack, this time trying to go after the mid-race prime. Went too early in pursuit of my friend James Curry (on the right of … Continue reading

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Imperial Winter Series 2009/10: 4th Cat, 05 December 2009

Well that was a pretty miserable and frustrating experience for me. How was it for you? I look forward to the Imperial Winter Series as motivation to see me through the winter, but it got off to a mediocre start … 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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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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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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