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Get your first taste of racing this weekend

This Saturday marks the beginning of the road season in the South East for many amateurs. If you’ve not raced before then the London Dynamo Beginners’ Race is a brilliant way to decide if it’s for you. The club has … Continue reading

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A return to fitness starts with pain

After bemoaning that I was getting nowhere with getting back in shape I managed to get in about 5-7 hours riding in the last week or so. As liversedge pointed out on twitter: “They say to form a habit you … 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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Wrecks and Mechs

A busy weekend with two days of racing, none of which went quite as well as it could. First a quick hello to Paul, a reader who races and who I met on Saturday at Hillingdon. It’s good to know … Continue reading

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The club champs: grass verges and cuts

Saturday was the inaugural London Dynamo Club Championships, a 30 lap open race down at Hillingdon. It was an absolute hoot so big thanks to the huge number of people in the club who helped organise it. There’s some great … Continue reading

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If at first you don’t get away, keep digging

Back into the groove of Hillingdon criterium racing this week. None of the youngsters were about so I thought I’d use the opportunity to have some fun and put in some big digs. Let a few people wind it up … Continue reading

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Race face #1: suffering

That’s me gasping for air like a fucked pike on dry land at Chertsey. More race pics here: http://www.londoncyclesport.com/editorialgallery/gallery.asp?uegn=176 That’s mainly people not looking quite as riced as me. Still it looks like I’m putting the effort in at least. … Continue reading

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Try your hand at racing

If you’ve never tried it before, you should do, even if it is just to decide whether or not it’s your type of riding. The club I ride with, London Dynamo, is organising a couple of beginners races which offer … Continue reading

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There’s wet and there’s wet

Yes, I enjoy riding in the rain usually but this weekend’s torrential downpours were just a little beyond my abilities. When I looked out on Saturday the rain was clattering against my window and I headed back to the duvet … Continue reading

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Pushed all the way

“One more rider in the second group, it’s not going to go too fast.” “OK, I’ll go.” I pipe up and set off for the toughest session in quite some time. I got hauled round on the first lap until … Continue reading

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