Tag archive for ‘UK’

  • Cyclocross on the Cheap: Chaingangs and Powermeters

    Get fast: ride chaingangs. David Evans

    Cyclocross rarely knows such glamour, despite richly deserving it. And Vegas had it all: shiny things, light things, new things, expensive things; trade shows were ever thus. Oh, and the hangovers. I’m sure there were some immense hangovers.

    A casual glance at this array of goodies might convince you that their purpose was to make you faster. Anyone who has ever pressed a pedal in anger can tell you otherwise. These gadgets exist solely to tell you how slow you are. They can express inadequecy in figures accurate to the third decimal point. The all-consuming guilt that can be inspired by a powermeter is phenomenal. If I ever find myself poor (poor in a serious way, not poor in my current self-proclaimed, irreverent, slightly flippant way) I will qualify as a psychoanalyst and specialise in treating the anxieties of middle-aged bike racers. I would never go hungry again.

  • In The Saddle With Gabby Day, UK-Based Cyclocrosser

    Gabby taking a muddy downhill ahead of an opponent. Photo courtesy of Gabby Day

    The Euro Invasion has hit the East Coast, and UK-based cyclocrosser Gabby Day has been staying with me in the days leading up to Nittany. This 26-year-old racer has never been to the US, and while maybe the Philadelphia airport wasn’t the best introduction to the country, I’ve been trying to show her some of the nicer parts. Granted, it’s been raining every day, which is going to mean a very muddy start to her US cyclocross season, but she’s taking in stride. With her first US race only a few days away, I wanted to ask her a few questions about her first impressions of the US and how it feels being a woman in the sport.

  • Nikki Harris Returns to Cyclocross with an Olympic Dream

    Nikki Harris

    by Jonathon Ogle For British rider Nikki Harris there has only ever been one form of cycling that she has truly fallen in love with – and that’s cyclocross. The 23 year-old from Derbyshire, England, has decided to return to…

  • Night Time Halloween Cyclocross Brings Out the Masses at London’s Herne Hill Velodrome

    London, UK – 313 racers gathered at Herne Hill Velodrome to take part in the now annual Muddy Hell night-time event. There were huge increases in youth categories and a record 35 women participants. An opportunity for all abilities to…

  • Historical UK Event: 48th Three Peaks Cyclocross Race Report

    Three Peaks: Not your typical cyclocross course by Russ Jones

    The Three Peaks event has been long enough to be called a classic and, not surprisingly, it’s evolved quite a bit over its 48-year history. Throughout, however, although it’s a long way from a one-hour, full-throttle effort, cyclocross has been…

  • Horizon Fitness Renews with Top UK Women’s Team

    Horizon Fitness Racing Team. Photo courtesy.

    After a hugely successful first year, Johnson Health Tech UK is pleased to announce its continuing role as title sponsor of the Horizon Fitness Racing Team. UK Managing Director, Jon Johnston, commented, “Our investment in the Horizon Fitness Racing Team…

  • UK Does Summer ’Cross Right

    Hit the North 2

    by Robbie Carver If ’cross season can’t come soon enough for you (it sure can’t for us!) then you may want to consider buying a summer home in merry ol’ England. The Brits seem to be ahead of the game in…

  • US Riders Strut Their Dirt-Stuff on World MTB Stage

    World Cup #1 Dalby

    We may be a little late with our mountain biking news here, but last weekend the best in the off-road business were mixing it up at the season’s first World Cup in Yorkshire, UK. Many of the top talent from…

  • Cyclocross Season…Only a Month Away?

    Yorkshire Cyclocross

    by Josh Liberles I’ve read tons of blog posts, facebook updates and tweets about ‘cross season “only” being x (with “x” being about five, now) months away. I think for most US-based riders, this countdown trend started right on cue…

  • Wyman, Bibby Bring Home British Cyclocross Championships – Report, Full Results

    In a strange scheduling twist, this year’s British Cyclocross Championships came after Worlds. The unusually cold weather and snow that has hit much of Europe this winter, and was responsible for the original British championship’s postponement, was gone as just…

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