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Waugh in Europe

Waugh in Europe

Big fan of photography in general for cyclocross – and a big, BIG fan of Geoff Waugh.  Geoff spent the weekend snapping at the rate of mechs-in-mud last weekend for the two races over in Belg. Great photos here. Nice one Geoff. Go look >> https://geoffwaugh.exposure.co/belgian-brace   ...[Read More]

Hitler’s disappointment at dummed-down cyclocross courses

Hitler’s disappointment at dummed-down cyclocross courses

This is a beauty … we’ve all been there (or maybe just me?) “I don’t turn up at road races complaining about a lack of mud!” Poor, poor Adolf.  

The old Green / the new black

The old Green / the new black

The beautiful simplicity of cyclocross in slo mo

The beautiful simplicity of cyclocross in slo mo

Impressive new rubber from Islabikes

Impressive new rubber from Islabikes

A Very Merry Crossmas

A Very Merry Crossmas

Well, its Cross season.  I have raced my first 2 races all is going well.  After the illness that wiped out my MTB season I have been eased back into my training programme by Graham.  Longish road rides to build up my endurance again with a few sessions of threshold work thrown in as well.  I am closely monitoring my diet and this seems to be going well.  Each night i am being diligent and getting ...[Read More]

Islabikes launch sustainability-driven Imagine Project

Islabikes launch sustainability-driven Imagine Project

Leading children’s bike brand, Islabikes are embarking on an exciting new journey, the ‘Imagine Project’.  With the Imagine Project Islabikes are developing a small range of sustainably produced bikes which will be manufactured in the UK. These will be utility ‘riding to school’ bikes that will sit alongside the current Islabikes models and will be available to customers to use on a rental-only ba ...[Read More]

#cxtogs – Geoff Waugh

#cxtogs – Geoff Waugh

A Dirty Dozen Geoff Waugh selects 12 images from his cross archive. Expect toeclips and straps to carbon frames and disc brakes… “These aren’t necessarily my best pictures or even my favourites, although one or two may come close. I wanted to display a mix of images from back in the day to modern times that go some way to catching the elements that make ‘cross so endearing and enduring. Only ...[Read More]

The A to Z of the 3 Peaks Cyclocross

The A to Z of the 3 Peaks Cyclocross

They hoist the bike onto the weary shoulder, help the rider over stiles, and are used to grasp at tufts of grass on Simon Fell as the going becomes too steep. Because ‘cross bikes are so inappropriate for long, tricky descents, arms are also tested to the full on the descents in this special race. The pain of Penyghent’s descent on the forearms can be excruciating, and so much so that ...[Read More]

Review: Islabikes Luath 24

Review: Islabikes Luath 24

For some time, the only option for dedicated performance bikes for kids was Islabikes. Ahead of their time, the brand that MTB and ‘Cross legend Isla Rowntree set up cornered a market in light, good bikes with child-appropriate components.  Over the years, inevitably some people came to the market and competition was restored. You obviously can’t patent the general idea of child-approp ...[Read More]

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