The most brutal World Championship course this century. Few would disagree. The leafy, fast Valkenberg from the 2016 World Cup could barely be traced as deep midwinter schlamm made a weekend of racing for everyone to remember. Add to this a venue within a couple of hours’ drive of much of Belgium and Holland, and an iconic venue. One to enjoy and savour, but quite honestly one to be thankf ...[Read More]
Quick summary here of all the 2018 National Championships videos from around the globe. (Possibly missing a few!) Belgium – Men Belgium – Women Netherlands – Men (Summary) Netherlands – Women (Summary) Great Britain – – Sunday (All UCI Classes) United States – Sunday (All UCI Classes) Spain France- Men (Junior) France – Elite Men France – Elit ...[Read More]
Watch LIVE coverage here of the junior, under-23 and elite men’s and women’s racing on Sunday 14 January at the 2018 HSBC UK National Cyclo-Cross Championships at Sunderland’s Hetton Lyons Country Park. 9:30am: Under-23 women 10:45am: Under-23 men 12noon: Junior men 1:15pm: Elite women 2:30pm: Elite men Coverage starts 09:15 on Sunday
Only a few short years ago nobody could get their hands on a carbon ‘cross bike apart from an Alan for love nor money. It’s now rare to see anything but carbon on most high profile start lines. Forme are a number of brands starting to tip the balance slightly.
This Sunday will be what I hope to be my 19th completion of the 3 Peaks Cyclocross. I’ve started all but one of the races since my first in 1995(1), and finished all but one that I started(2). Every year you learn more, and more and more goes in the knowledge bank. I let most of it out and have always been happy to share tips and advice, but for any newbie or novice, I have created a simple ...[Read More]
‘Cross aficionado (and all round nice chap) Neil Mansfield has today launched show #1 in #Crosscast – a podcast dedicated to all your lovely cyclocross addicts. Show #1 is available here on awesound.com and chats with the Jack Whitehall of cyclocross (I’m sure he doesn’t like my saying that but it’s uncanny) Bruce Dalton about upcoming changes in 2017/18 and the plans ...[Read More]