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Imperial Winter Series 2009/10: 4th Cat, 17 January 2010

(Photo by Lucy @ Imperial RT who organises the Winter Series) See that rain? I’ve not ridden in anything quite so torrential in ages. Or so cold. On the plus side my white Mavic Razors are not as muddy as … 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 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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Women’s race at Smithfield Nocturne 2009

A women’s race has been one of the big missing components from the Smithfield Nocturne‘s first two editions. But in 2009 that is set to change with the announcement of the Women’s Elite Criterium in the programme. Having recently started … 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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First race at Hog Hill

As a race venue Hog Hill is exactly as described: there is a hill, it is an absolute pig. The Redbridge Cycle Centre is better known as Hog Hill and it’s developing a reputation as a tough but exciting circuit … Continue reading

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Support your local bike race

On Sunday I left the house planning to go racing for the first time this year. In the end I didn’t race but instead did something equally useful: marshalled. British cycling at the elite level on the track may be … Continue reading

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After the gold rush

I think I managed to catch all the important bits this weekend at the Olympics from Usain Bolt jogging to a world record to every Great Britain rider who started an event on the track winning a medal. Looking ahead … Continue reading

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Can’t seem to get lucky

Another unsuccessful Tuesday at Hillingdon for me. I just can’t seem to get lucky in those races. Was going well, working my way up through the wheels in the last three laps then some numpty completely fails to take the … Continue reading

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When everything goes dark

So after a fortnight spent wondering if riding from Acton to Wimbledon and back might benefit me in some way, I got a chance to put it to the test. I recorded the ride to Wimbledon on my Nokia N95’s … Continue reading

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