Tag Archives: Surrey League

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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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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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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Starting too far back

That is the observation from Ian Paine as to where I went wrong on Sunday. He’s absolutely right. The mistake I made was to allow myself to drift down the field in the final laps. It’s frustrating but I know … Continue reading

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12=, the worst finish of all

There are many places you can finish in a race but for a lowly 4th cat in a Regional C+ race but I’ve come to the conclusion that 12= is about the worst of them. guess where I finished on … 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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Postively Belgian

Never trust the weatherman, not even one that is electronic and thus beyond human error. Otherwise you might turn up expecting a dry race and get a wet one. Or, as happened on Sunday, a really sodding wet one. Usually … 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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First race of the new season: same shoddy luck

I was hoping to be able to write something along the lines of “Went OK today, didn’t quite finish in the points but managed to stay up in the bunch” but sadly, and possibly predictably, it didn’t go according to … Continue reading

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Fitting training to work

Unless you are lucky enough to ride your bike professionally or can afford not to have to go to work, fitting in training can prove a real challenge. The more responsibilities you acquire, the harder it becomes to find the … Continue reading

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