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Feature Interview: Alex Richardson

Against the odds, a former stockbroker turned full time cyclist, Alex Richardson, riding solo (no team) won the biggest classic of the season, the Lincoln Grand Prix – we chat … (more…)

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Feature Interview: John Herety (JLT Condor)

His team may have folded after a decade at the top, but former pro road race champion and a team manager since the mid 80’s, John Herety is proud of what the team achieved and rightly so (more…)

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Interview: Phil Jones & his ToB1DA Charity Ride

Feature interview with Phil Jones, (Managing Director of Brother UK), who not only has helped many a team and rider in the sport through his company’s sponsorship of cycling, but also goes out and raises money to help future champions in his ToB1DA for the Dave Rayner Fund (more…)

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Julian Alaphilippe: All roads lead to Innsbruck

One of the most consistent and successful riders of the season, the 26-year-old Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe looks back to his exploits as he continues his preparation for the World Championships. (more…)

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Feature Interview: Team Wiggins on Tour

Given a last minute slot in the Tour of Britain, team Wiggins is making the most of its opportunity with some aggressive riding and sprinting (more…)

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Feature: Connor Swift (Madison Genesis)

Chat with Connor Swift of Madison Genesis mid Tour of Britain to chat about that bike and the race so far for him … (more…)

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Spot Interviews: The Brits on Tour Part 1

As the riders rolled away from the presentation at the start, we managed a few quick chats with some of the Brits in the race – James Shaw, George Pym of Madison Genesis and Liverpool’s Mark McNally (more…)

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Spot Interviews: Matt Holmes (Madison Genesis)

Two days in a row, Matt Holmes of Madison Genesis has been flexing his muscles and showing how well racing at this level suits him  (more…)

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News: Bialoblocki misses 10 title by 3 secs

After winning the 25 title and various comp records, Poland’s Marcin Bialoblocki missed the 10 title by three seconds – we chatted afterwards (more…)

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Feature: Chat with Madison Genesis Riders

After the finish of the Ryedale GP, we spoke to the riders in Madison Genesis about the Tour of Britain … Connor Swift, Richard Handley, Jonny McEvoy, Erick Rowsell and George Pym (more…)

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Tour of Britain Feature: Matt Holmes (Madison Genesis)

Matt Holmes of Madison Genesis showed in the Tour of Yorkshire (5th 2017) that he can ride with the World Tour riders and in the Tour of Britain his goal again is a good GC ride – we speak about the race (more…)

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Feature Interview: Max Stedman (Canyon Eisberg)

After a super strong second place in the tough Ryedale Grand Prix last Sunday, Canyon Eisberg’s Max Stedman’s next goal is a good GC place in the Tour of Britain starting on Sunday (more…)

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Feature Interview: Andy Tennant (Canyon Eisberg)

A rider expected to feature in the Tour of Britain is Andy Tennant of Canyon Eisberg who was 11th recently in a UCI 1.1 in Holland won by super sprinter Dylan Groenewegen (more…)

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Tour of Britain Feature: Colin Sturgess (Madison Genesis)

Chat with DS for Madison Genesis, Colin Sturgess about selecting the six riders for the Tour of Britain (more…)

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Feature: Welsh Road Race Academy

Over a decade after Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas was part of GB’s Academy under the guiding hand of Rod Ellingworth, this season, the Wales Academy for riders 18-20 with former pro Rob Partridge in charge, is helping Welsh talent on the road. (more…)

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Interview: Dan Patten (Merlin)

In between mixing with Tour de France stars in the post Tour crits, Dan Patten riding for Merlin Cycles has ventured over to Britain to do some of the ‘Prems’ – we spoke in Leicester (more…)

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Spot Interview: Ali Slater wins first UCI Race

Chat with Ali Slater of JLT Condor about his first ever UCI win in the Kreiz Breizh Elites stage race (UCI 2.2) in France a few weeks ago. (more…)

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Feature Interview: Connor Swift (Madison Genesis)

Before his race at Leicester on Sunday, I caught up with British Road Race Champion Connor Swift of Madison Genesis to chat about being a stagiaire for Dimension Data (more…)

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Feature Interview: Alex Dowsett

Feature interview with Alex Dowsett after his 5th place in the European Time Trial Championships by Gordon Wiseman (more…)

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Interview: Marcin Bialoblocki

Hour record next big aim for Marcin Bialoblocki if he can find the sponsorship whilst Euro’s and Worlds time trial championships for Poland also big goals for the new 25 champion (more…)

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Feature: Beth Crumpton – Two Paths to Follow

VeloUK chatted with Storey Racing’s Beth Crumpton during stages 3 and 4 of this year’s OVO Energy Women’s Tour as the race made its way around many of the roads familiar to the Redditch born rider. (more…)

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Feature Interviews: Tanfield Brother’s Games Experience

At the Klondike GP, we got to speak to two riders who came back from Australia with Commonwealth Games medals, Charlie and Harry Tanfield (more…)

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Feature – Klondike GP Post Race Interviews

Little chats with Tom Pidcock, Erick Rowsell, Jonny McEvoy, Joey Walker, Tom Moses and Steve Lampier post race at the Klondike Grand Prix on Sunday (more…)

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Rider Chat: Dan Patten (Merlin Cycles)

Former Team Wiggins rider Dan Patten, based in Belgium, is racing for Merlin Cycles in 2018 … we chat (more…)

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Rider Chat: Tom Moses (winner of the CiCLE Classic)

The only former winner of the CiCLE Classic on Sunday is Tom Moses of JLT Condor and we chatted out on the course about the race (more…)

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Chorley Grand Prix – A riders view

We chat to a rider who has finished third and fourth in the last two editions of the Chorley Grand Prix, Dexter Gardias of Canyon Esiberg (more…)

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Feature: Beverley Races Going Going Gone

First there was the East Yorkshire Classic RR, a victim of politics in British Cycling, and now the long running Beverley Elite Crit has been cancelled because of British Cycling decision making… (more…)

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Feature Interview: Tom Stewart (Tour of Normandie winner)

Having a final hit out at the Danum Trophy out before flying to the Commonwealth Games was Tour of Normandie winner Tom Stewart – we had a chat pre –race (more…)

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Rider Chat: Connor Swift (Madison Genesis)

Little spot interview with Connor Swift of Madison Genesis about his second on the final stage of the Tour of Normandie (more…)

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Feature Report: Danum Trophy

Breaking away with three miles to go, Matt Holmes of Madison Genesis solo’d to victory in the Danum Trophy, chased all the way to the line by second placed Adam Kenway of Vitus Pro Cycling. Third was Ed Hopper who won the sprint from what was left of the leading group (more…)

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Rider Chat: Q & A Marcin Bialoblocki

Steele Davis Via Roma RT may be a small team but they have a big name in Marcin Bialoblocki – we did a Q & A with the Polish star (more…)

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Team Bosses: Storey Racing’s Sarah Storey

At the Eddie Soens recently, Sarah Storey and her team had their launch after the racing and we spoke to team boss, Dame Sarah Storey (more…)

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Rider Chat: Ed Clancy & His Worlds Win

Last Saturday we sat down in the warmth of the JLT Condor camper and spoke to Ed Clancy about that World Championship win at the Track Worlds two weeks ago (more…)

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News: Bottrill Back to Cycling in Peak Form

After a few years in triathlon, Matt Bottrill has returned to cycling and was in sparkling form at the Eddie Soens Memorial (more…)

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Feature: Madison Genesis Team Launch

On Thursday, the riders and manager for the 2018 Madison Genesis UCI team were presented to the public in their new colours – VeloUK was there and spoke to DS Colin Sturgess (more…)

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Feature Interview: Simon Cope (Team Wiggins)

DS and manager of Team Wiggins, former pro, Simon Cope tells us about the 2018 squad and their expected racing programme (more…)

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Rider Chat: Tom Pidcock (Team Wiggins)

Double world champion as a Junior and World Cup winner as an under 23 in cross, Tom Pidcock is looking forward to spending the road season mainly in England (more…)

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Feature Interview: Dean Downing (Holdsworth Pro Racing) DS

After a glittering career on the bike, Dean Downing is doing just as well away from riding the races and for 2018 joins his brother Russell at Holdsworth Pro Racing as the team’s DS (more…)

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Team News: Adam Kenway (Vitus Pro Cycling)

After a season with Cherie Pridham Racing in the Raleigh GAC colours, Adam Kenway returns this season racing for the same team but this time in the colours of Vitus Pro Cycling. We chat (more…)

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Team News: Joshua Hunt (Vitus Pro Cycling)

A rider in the mix a lot at the front of British races with experience in Belgian classics, Joshua Hunt will be a very valuable addition to the Vitus Pro Cycling Team. We chat … (more…)

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Team News: Harrison Jones (Vitus Pro Cycling)

In our continuing look at the new Vitus Pro Cycling UCI team, we chat to Harrison Jones who last year was in Albert Contador’s Under 23 development team and for 2018, returns to racing in Britain (more…)

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Team News: Andy Shackle (Vitus Pro Cycling)

Chat with another rider for the new team, Vitus Pro Cycling, Andy Shackle who has ‘bounced’ back from breaking two vertebrae  and looking forward to his first season with a UCI team (more…)

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Team News: Joe Reilly (Vitus Pro Cycling)

Joining Vitus Pro Cycling in 2018 is a rider, Joe Reilly, who has recovered from smashing a knee cap to winning at senior level in 2017. Joe has a valuable coach in Ian Bibby ahead of his first foray into racing at the highest level and we had a chat about his goals (more…)

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Team News: Ben Walsh (Vitus Pro Cycling)

A new name in the British peloton in 2018 will be Ben Walsh, the 2017 Junior Tour of Ireland winner who will be a first year senior with the Vitus Pro Cycling Team. (more…)

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Team News: Tim Torrie (Vitus Pro Cycling)

The former HMT rider Tim Torrie is one of the riders in the Vitus Pro Cycling Team who has come straight out of the Junior ranks and into a UCI team alongside some experienced riders. (more…)

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Team News: Deins Kaņepējs (Vitus Pro Cycling)

One of the key riders for Vitus Pro Cycling in 2018 will be 22 year old Deins Kaņepējs of Latvia who finished the 2017 season with a victory in the Tour of Quanzhou Bay (UCI 2.2) outsprinting  Harry Tanfield. (more…)

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Rider Chat: Leon Gledhill – 2018 Vitus Pro Cycling

The team for 2018 is packed with interesting riders and Leon Gledhill is certainly that. Leon first started racing at 13 with the help of one of the sports well known figures in Mark Barry. (more…)

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Rider Chat: Grant Martin (Vitus Pro Cycling)

Returning to race for Cherie Pridham’s team, Vitus Pro Cycling, is young Scottish rider Grant Martin who has high hopes for 2018 in new colours, new bike and lots of new teammates (more…)

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Rider Chat: Liam Davies (Vitus Pro Cycling rider 2018)

Whilst the team owner might be a seasoned campaigner in British racing, Vitus Pro Cycling is a new team with mostly new riders – we speak to Liam Davies, a first year senior and winner of the Tour of Assen in 2017 (more…)

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Team News: James Mitri Signs for Burgos BH

First year senior, James Mitri signs a three year deal for Burgos BH pro continental team in Spain (more…)

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Feature Interview: Phil Jones – MD Brother UK

The global brand, ‘Brother’ is a regular sight in today’s domestic races from grass roots events to major UCI internationals and that’s primarily down to one person, Phil Jones MBE, managing director of Brother UK. (more…)

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Chat: Lotto Soudal Under 23’s Jacob Vaughan

Britain’s Jacob Vaughan looking to follow in the wheel tracks of others who have ridden for the Lotto Soudal Under 23 team (more…)

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Video Interview: Tom Stewart (JLT Condor)

One of the best road riders in Britain, we spoke to Tom Stewart, a new signing for JLT Condor in 2018, before he left on a plane for Australia (more…)

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Video Interview: Jonny Wale (Team KGF)

Introducing sprinter, Jonny Wale, a proper character and great for morale at Team KGF – we have a bit of chat (more…)

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Video Chat with National Trophy winner Ian Field

Ian Field has now won his fourth National Trophy series and after the last round in Bradford, (Dec 10) spoke about that series win, his ride at Bradford and the goals still to be ticked off …. (more…)

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Video: Chatting with Malcolm Elliott

Manager and DS at the new Holdsworth team, Malcolm Elliott, a legend of the sport, is back and tells us about his connection to the brand now and at the start of his career (more…)

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Video Chat: Tour de Yorkshire operations director Bob Brayshaw

After the route for the 2018 Tour de Yorkshire was revealed, we spoke to the man who comes up with it, Operations Director Bob Brayshaw. (more…)

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Video Interview: Veteran ‘cross rider Ian Taylor

VeloUK talks to veteran cyclo cross rider Ian Taylor about the World Masters Championships in Mol, Belgium where he followed up his win in 2016, with a third place this year. (more…)

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Feature Interview: Alice Lethbridge (12 hr & 100 record holder)

When we look back at 2017, one of the talking points will be the day one of Beryl Burton’s long standing records was broken by Alice Lethbridge; the 12 Hour time trial. We have a chat with Alice! (more…)

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Feature Interview: Ian Bibby

Winner of the Bay Crits Series in January of this year, Chorley GP, Lincoln GP, Velothon Wales and a bronze in the British RR Championships – Ian Bibby could well be the British based rider of the year! (more…)

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Rider Chat: Ian Taylor (former Masters World Champion)

We chat to former World Masters champion Ian Taylor about the Worlds experience after he returned to defend his title and was third to Tour de France stage winner, Erik Dekker (more…)

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Feature Interview – 3 Time Olympic Champion Ed Clancy

With the next Olympics on the horizon in 2020, we chat to three time Olympic Champion Ed Clancy about his goals on road and track (more…)

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Feature Interview: Dave Mellor (of Dave Mellor Cycles)

Bike shop owner, former GB manager, organiser and still racing – few have the passion for cycling that Dave Mellor has! We chatted to him recently … (more…)

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National Trophy Interview: Ian Field Wraps Up Series

Five times a British Champion, and now four times a National Trophy winner, we talk to Ian Field of Hargroves-Ridley-Montezuma’s (more…)

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Interview: Connor Swift (Madison Genesis)

Chatting to a three time winner in 2017, Connor Swift (Madison Genesis) at the launch of the Tour of Yorkshire (more…)

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Feature: Chat with David O’Connor, Shutt Velo Rapide

A brand that has help VeloUK serve the sport for many years now is Shutt Velo Rapide and we chat to David O’Connor, new Head of Custom Kit and Operations (more…)

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Feature Chat: Ben Turner (World Championship Medallist)

Talking to a rider who was at the sharp end of National Trophy races in the last two rounds, Bronze medallist in the Cyclo-Cross Worlds (junior), Ben Turner (more…)

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Quickfire Q & A: Tom Grigson

Quickfire question and answer with Tom Grigson who will ride for the Bikestrong-KTM team for 2018 and says you can’t beat South Wales for great roads to ride on? (more…)

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Quickfire Q & A: Thomas Whatley

Quickfire Q & A with road race and time trial rider Thomas Whatley with PB under 20 minutes for the 10, he’d love to win the 25 champs if on offer! (more…)

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Quickfire Q & A: Caitlin Peters

Quickfire Q & A with a young champion in Caitlin Peters who’s favourite training session is a hard smash fest – be careful riding with this young lady ;-) (more…)

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Feature Chat: Ben Swift (WorldTour Pro)

Chat with WorldTour Brit, Ben Swift who was 5th in the Worlds this year – we talk about lots of things including that race he’s podiumed twice on – Milan San Remo (more…)

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Feature: Riding the Alps with AlpCycles

Q & A with AlpCycles who help riders climb a mountain or three in the Alps as well as get a ride in the major Sportives/Fondos (more…)

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Quickfire Q & A Alex Collins (Primera Sports/team Jobs)

Quickfire Q & A with 18 year old Primera Sports/Team Jobs rider Alex Collins whose strength is sprinting and weakness climbing  (more…)

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Quickfire Q & A: George Day (Shutt Ridley RT)

Our next quickfire Q & A is with Shutt VR rider George Day who’s best performance of 2017 was  a win in the Abingdon Crits (more…)

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Feature Interview: Dan Bigham (Team KGF)

After being around Track World Cups and Championships for a decade, I cannot recall any team making such an impact in the Team Pursuit as Team KGF. I speak to the teams Dan Bigham about the worlds cups so far (more…)

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Feature Chat: Cross Legend Paul Oldham

We chat with multiple National Trophy winner and a former British CX champion who’s done pretty dam good in mountain biking; Paul Oldham (more…)

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Quickfire Q&A: Isaac Appleby (Clay Cross RT)

Isaac Appleby of Clay Cross RT joins in the fun of the Q & A challenge whose goal in 2018 is to get a domestic pro contract …. (more…)

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Quickfire Q & A: Andy Turner (Team KTM)

Elite rider for Team KTM UK & University of Gloucestershire, Andy Turner takes the VeloUK Q & A challenge (more…)

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Feature: Dave Mellor Talks Cross

Former team manager at Team GB and owner of bike shops, we talk to race organiser and Three Peaks competitor, Dave Mellor about the discipline of CX (more…)

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Q & A: Cameron Foster

The Q & As continue with Elite rider Cameron Foster who will be riding for for Velo Schils Interbike RT in 2018 (more…)

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Quickfire Q & A: Danny Smith (Mammoth Lifestyle RT)

Quickfire Q & As with Danny Smith (Mammoth Lifestyle RT) whose dream result in 2018 would be winning the regional champs (more…)

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Post Race Chat: Liam Killleen

He may be known for his MTB exploits but Liam Killeen has been a special rider in CX for well over a decade now. We had a quick chat with him post race … (more…)

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Post Race Chat: Ben Tulett (Junior Series Leader)

Winner at Koppenberg, third in the Euros and winner at the National Trophy Shrewsbury – Ben Tulett (more…)

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Post Race Interview: Ian Field (Hargroves-Ridley-Montezuma’s)

Post race chat with Ian Field (Hargroves-Ridley-Montezuma’s) about his dominating ride at the Shrewsbury National Trophy (more…)

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Q & A: Michael Burke (Welland Valley)

Taking up the challenge (thnx) of the VeloUK Q & A is Michael Burke (Welland Valley) who has some top 10s in National B’s to his name in 2017 (more…)

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Q&A: Conor Chandler (17)

Time to meet 2018 Primera Sports/teamJobs Junior team rider Conor Chandler (17) who just asks for no bad luck in a race (more…)

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Local Bike Shops: Twenty3c

Taking to Twenty3c bike shop owner Ceri Dipple about her support of a new team in 2017, Team OnForm and their Bianchi worldtour quality bikes (more…)

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Q & A: Elliot Cox (Primera Sports/teamJobs)

Time to meet 2018 Primera Sports/teamJobs Junior team rider Elliot Cox (16) who is a great team player and already gained experience racing abroad and in the UK on road and track (more…)

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Feature: The Bike Shop

VeloUK pays a visit to the local bike shop in Harrow (West London) to chat about the shop, bikes and whats popular with consumers (more…)

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Feature Interview: Colin Sturgess

He was World Champion on the Track, and has ridden classics like Paris-Nice but for 2018, Colin Sturgess will be DS at Madison Genesis (more…)

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Feature: Joscelin Lowden

Talking to the new British Hill Climb champion in 2017, Joscelin Lowden from Lewes Wanderers in London (more…)

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Feature: Hill Climb Champion Dan Evans

In a pre-race poll, 60% of 300 people thought Dan Evans would win the title on the climb to Hedley on the Hill and so it proved. We talked post race to the new champion. (more…)

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Feature Chat: Hayley Simmonds

Third in the Hill Climb Championships, Hayley Simmonds has had a long and successful season – we chatted post race (more…)

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Feature: Adam Kenway (Raleigh GAC)

Post race chat with defending Hill Climb champion Adam Kenway of Raleigh GAC after he was second in the 2017 Hill Climb Championships at Hedley on the Hill. (more…)

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Feature: Ollie Wood – 4th in the Road Worlds (U23)

A month after finishing 4th in the Under 23 World Road Race Championship, Ollie Wood is busy pedalling his butt off in the London Six (more…)

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Feature Interview: Adam Kenway (Hill Climb Champion)

Feature interview with Adam Kenway (Raleigh GAC) who on Sunday defends his Hill Climb title in the North East (more…)

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Interview – Primal Europe’s Judith Smith

Chatting to Judith Smith, a director for Primal Europe, a valued sponsor of VeloUK (more…)

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Feature: Team KGF

A chat to the latest UCI Track Team to come from Great Britain to showcase the talent that races outside Team GB (more…)

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Feature Interview: Jake Stewart

Chat with the junior who was 5th in the Junior Men’s World Road Race Championship, Jake Stewart (more…)

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Interview: Ian Field (British CX Champion)

Feature interview chat with British Cyclo-Cross champion Ian Field (Hargrove’s Ridley Montezuma’s) (more…)

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Interview: Hannah Barnes

The World Road Championships in Bergen was packed with great British performances, such as the one by Hannah Barnes in the Women’s road race (more…)

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Chat: Talking to Connor Swift & Mike Northey

On the final days of the Tour of Britain, we spoke to Connor Swift and Mike Northey of Madison Genesis about the race (more…)

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Rider Chat: James Shaw and breakaways

He’s normally chasing breakaways for his team Lotto Soudal but on stage 6 of the Tour of Britain, James Shaw was the one being chased down … we talk about breakaways (more…)

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Rider Chat: Joey Walker (Team Wiggins)

Ending the season with a victory, Team Wiggins rider Joey Walker is looking forward to more results in 2018 (more…)

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Rider Chat: Hayley Simmonds

Selected for the Great Britain team for the road worlds, we spoke to Hayley Simmonds after she won the 10 championships for the fourth time (more…)

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Rider Chat: Tour of Britain Day 6

At the start of day 6 on the Tour of Britain, post time trial the day before, we spoke to Alex Dowsett, Ryan Mullen, James Gullen, Jacob Scott, Geraint Thomas and Scott Thwaites (more…)

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Rider Chat: Daniel Bigham (10 champion)

On the day the 10 mile Time Trial takes place in the Tour of Britain, we talk to Men’s 10 champion Dan Bigham about his victory and future plans (more…)

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Tour of Britain Rider Chat: Graham Briggs

Chatting to Graham Briggs of JLT Condor who has made the break for the third day in a row at the Tour of Britain   (more…)

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Tour of Britain Chat: Connor Swift (Madison Genesis)

Another of the British riders who made it into a break was Connor Swift of Madison Genesis – we chatted about stage 1 (more…)

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Tour of Britain Chat: Rob Partridge

Rob Partridge celebrated his many years in the Tour of Britain by getting in the break on stage 1 – we chatted to him (more…)

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Tour of Britain Chat: Russell Downing

His first Tour of Britain was 1998 (PruTour) but Russell Downing is still doing the business helping his sprinter teammate Brenton Jones in the bunch kicks … we chat … (more…)

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Tour of Britain Chat: Tim Elverson

First time in the Tour of Britain, we chat to Tim Elverson, the Bike Channel Canyon team boss (more…)

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Tour of Britain Chat: Alex Dowsett

A quick chat with Alex Dowsett who says the Essex Time Trial stage will see the second strongest line up outside of the world championships (more…)

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Tour of Britain Chat: Ryan Mullen

Talking to one of the leading time trial riders in the World, Ryan Mullen before stage 2 about his hopes and aims in the Tour of Britain 2017 (more…)

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Tour of Britain Chat: GB’s James Knox

Pre-race chat with James Knox of the Great Britain team who was 8th in the Tour de l’Avenir in 2017 (more…)

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Tour of Britain Chat: Rory Townsend

Before the start of stage 3, we had a chat with Rory Townsend of Bike Channel Canyon in his first Tour of Britain (more…)

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Tour of Britain Chat: Matt Holmes (Madison Genesis)

Chat with Matt Holmes of Madison Genesis who was in the break again today – we spoke to his stage 2 effort (more…)

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Tour of Britain Chat: Mark McNally

Chat with a former King of the Mountains winner in the Tour of Britain, Mark McNally of Pro Conti team Wanty Groupe Gobert (more…)

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Rider Chat: Steve Cummings

A double British champion in 2017, VeloUK spoke to Steve Cummings recently about his season and what’s ahead for him …. (more…)

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