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Battle on the Beach

Posted: March 31, 2015

When you’ve got a whole country to drive across, you hope that getting out of your home city will be the easy part. Alright, so we’re not talking North American distances here, but 250 miles is a long trip in a van that tops out at 60 mph with a tail wind, and it’s especially […]

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Grand Nationals? Not so much…

Posted: March 31, 2015

 By the time Christmas and New Year is over – with all the eating, drinking and general excess that the festive season always demands – I am sometimes struggling to keep my eyes on the prize. The National Championships is always cruelly close to Christmas, so the week or so between normal service being resumed […]

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It’s a wrap! (almost)

Posted: February 23, 2015

Although I really love my chosen sport, there’s often a certain amount of relief when the ‘cross season comes to an end. Racing every weekend for 5 or 6 months is tough, not so much the race itself – that’s just a painful hour – but all the stuff that goes along with it really […]

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My article on Cyclocrossrider.com

Posted: February 3, 2015

  Here’s an article I wrote for UK-based web site www.cyclocrossrider.com, which was published on the weekend of the UK round of the Cyclo Cross World Cup.

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Play Mistley for me

Posted: November 27, 2014

My Eastern League adventures continue, with some more typical cyclocross conditions adding to the excitement. Last weekend’s race at Mistley in Essex was one of the most technical on the calendar, with a wooded hillside providing the setting for one of the few local races that is probably better tackled on a mountain bike. The […]

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Mud, please…

Posted: October 29, 2014

The weather seems finally to have turned in our part of the world. File treads and short sleeves are gradually being replaced by mud tyres and arm-warmers, although the real ‘cross weather is yet to come. I’ve had a taste of what’s in store on my local training rides. In the space of a rainy […]

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The Season Begins (again)

Posted: September 25, 2014

Thanks to Neil Ellison for the photograph I’ve had a lot of fun these past few weeks, getting the ‘cross bikes set up and out on the trails. The pre-season prep included a great 3 day “Cross Camp” spent with my Hackney GT teammates and my brand new Major Jake, riding hard and hanging out […]

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Broome Heath Scramble

Posted: December 15, 2013

I’ve covered a lot of miles in pursuit of cyclocross over recent weeks, and Sunday saw the longest drive yet – a five hour round trip to take part in the aptly-named Broome Heath Scramble near Bungay in North Suffolk. This was race 12 of 14 in the Elmy Cycles Eastern Cyclocross League, and one […]

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Weekend Double ‘Cross

Posted: December 2, 2013

It was a double-header last weekend, with an eastern League race at Grafham on Saturday and a London League event at Penshurst on Sunday. I’m feeling pretty tired right now, but I’m glad I made the effort and pleased with my results… Saturday was almost a washout, as I arrived 10 minutes after guaranteed sign-on […]

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Major News

Posted: December 2, 2013

A recent Kona blog post. More soon… http://cog.konaworld.com/archives/18561  18/11/13 I’m happy to report that my 2014 Major Jake has now arrived and is currently awaiting it’s first proper ride. I’ll give it a write-up soon, once I’ve got some mud on the tyres. Meanwhile, here’s a photo. Good looking, no? Team colours too…  

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