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Feature: Winterize your bike

Kevin Barclay who races regularly in Scotland, and works for Vanilla Bikes in Cumbria, has some tips on ‘Winterizing’ your bike (more…)

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Blog: James Cotty CX Race Report

Primera-TeamJobs Team Rider James Cotty writes about round 7 of the Wessex Cyclo-Cross League at Sparsholt last weekend (more…)

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Blog: James Cotty Wessex League

James Cotty (Primera-TeamJobs) reports on his race at round 6 of the Wessex Cyclo-Cross League at Fairthorne Manor (more…)

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Rider Race report: James Cotty

James Cotty (Primera-TeamJobs) rides the Bill Higson Memorial Cyclocross in the Wessex CX League (more…)

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Rider Report – Charlie Meredith

Charlie Meredith, 3rd in the Junior Road Race Championships, talks about his race at Chepstow (more…)

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Rider Report: Junior RR Championships

Elliot Redfern, 4th in the Junior Road Race Championship, and his report on a determined ride to try and be the British champion (more…)

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Blog – Billy Oliver

The learning process goes on as Billy Oliver puts racing aside to prepare for the important events that lie ahead in 2015 (more…)

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Blog – Jessie Walker

Just in from the Matrix Pro Cycling team is an article by talented young female rider Jessie Walker (more…)

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Blog – Scott Auld: Chasing The Dream

Scot Auld talks about the strict regime for the riders in Team Zappi to be ready for racing UCI events abroad (more…)

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Blog – Billy Oliver’s Puzzle

Billy Oliver learning important lessons in his quest to be as fast as he can possibly be in a time trial (more…)

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Blog – ‘Aye champion!’ – Emma Coldwell

Emma Coldwell looks back at her first time trial of the 2015 season and how it felt all uphill (more…)

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Blog – Season begins for Billy Oliver

The day had finally come and the first time trial of the season was about to start for Billy Oliver in the cold and rain (more…)

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Blog – Billy Oliver Then & Now

Billy Oliver looks back at his setup from this time last year and talks about what has changed as the season for 2015 approaches (more…)

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Blog – Emma Coldwell

Time for reflection by Emma after her first year in the saddle where cycling has become an enormous part of her life (more…)

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Blog – Billy Oliver Getting Ready to Race

Billy Oliver reflects on how far he has come in his quest to find the perfect time trial set up for 2015 and discusses using HR versus Power for training (more…)

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Blog – Lucy Coldwell in Oz

Scotland’s Lucy Coldwell is racing for an iconic name in Australia, Holden Motor Cars and just competed in the Women’s Cadel Evans Road Race (more…)

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Blog – Billy Oliver Gets a New TT Weapon

On a mission to find a perfect Time Trial set up in 2015, Billy Oliver has a new weapon as the race to be ready for event 1 continues (more…)

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Jessie Walker – Reflecting on 2014

Dave Rayner funded rider Jessie Walker of the Matrix Pro Cycling team reflects on a momentous 2014 (more…)

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National Trophy Cyclocross Blog -  Jonny Tomes

A grey, windy day at Peel Park in Bradford was the setting for Jonny Tomes second National Trophy race of the season and it was tough, very tough. (more…)

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Blog – Alice Cobb

Junior National TT Champion & Junior National Hill Climb Champion Alice Cobb gets away from home to train at CHS in Spain (more…)

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Blog – All change for Billy Oliver for 2015

Billy Oliver says goodbye to his P4, struggles to get his head around winter training and does away with pins for race numbers (more…)

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Blog – Emma Coldwell

The latest blog from Emma Coldwell with lots of riding the bike, a visit to a cyclo-cross race and a peachy rear … (more…)

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Blog – Veteran Cross Racer Mike Simpson

Give me just a little more recovery time says veteran cyclo-cross racer Mike Simpson in his latest blog (more…)

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Blog – Billy Oliver Saving Time in the TT

Testing bike bitz to go faster and training hard as well as Billy Oliver looks for the smallest saving and plans his targets (more…)

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Blog – Turbo Time for Emma Coldwell

Balmy November weather turns chilly and wet and as Emma goes sprinting for signs and gets some bad news on her injured shoulder (more…)

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Blog – Jake Martin Assumes the Bracing Position

2014 has been a turbulent season to say the very least says Jake Martin who had more than his fair share of ‘get downs’ (more…)

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Blog – The Art of Being Studied – Edward Sutton

Edward Sutton is currently taking part in a research study at the GSK Human Performance Lab doing weight lifting and testing the effectiveness of ice-bath recovery (more…)

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Blog – Laura ‘Moo’ Morgan

Learning the lessons of being over enthusiastic about racing and training and doing too much which can ruin a season (more…)

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Blog РReady, Steady Race for Sin̩ad Burke

Sinéad Burke looks back at her first season road racing and starts her ‘how to’ guide for women – ready, steady, race! (more…)

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Blog – Billy’s Search for the Perfect TT Setup

With help from Britain’s top British based TT rider Matt Bottrill, Billy Oliver has a blog about finding the perfect time trial setup (more…)

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Blog – Elisa McDonagh

Join Elisa McDonagh on her journey from Eco-Warrior to racing cyclist with her five year plan (more…)

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Blog – Tom Bracegirdle

Tom Bracegirdle looks back at his end of season racing and ahead to a new challenge in 2015, living a season racing in Belgium (more…)

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Blog – Cycle Racing and Motherhood

Team VCUK Phmas rider Anna Maunder talks Training and racing after entering the world of motherhood (more…)

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Blog – Emma Coldwell Pedalling circles

After a heavy racing incident, Emma Coldwell is back pedaling circles after enjoying the warm October and looking forward to some winter training (more…)

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Rider Report – Racing the Nationals

Old Enough to Know Better? Andy Edwards of Sigma Sport recalls taking on the challenge of riding the British Road Race Championships (more…)

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Blog – Jack Sadler (RCJ)

Rapha Condor JLT’s Jack Sadler writes about the disappointment of illness as he deals with a rough start to his season (more…)

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Blog: Hannah Barnes starts Pro life with a victory

It was the dream start for Hannah Barnes ( UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team), a pro win for her new team in her very first race and then the lows, falling off and taken out of the race … Here’s Hannah’s story in her own words … (more…)

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Blog: Winter Miles, Therapy for the Here & Now

Despite falling in and out of favour with coaches & trainers, winter miles are still the building blocks of any successful racing season.  (more…)

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News: NFTO Riders See the Sun on Final days of Camp

The sun comes out for the NFTO riders in Majorca on the rest day as they get stuck in during the final days of week 2 of their training camp (more…)

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Race Reports from Raleigh riders Kerfoot-Robson & Barnes

Race reports from Nick Barnes and Dylan Kerfoot-Robson riding one of Raleigh’s new cyclo-cross RX bikes in the recent National Trophy Milton Keynes round  (more…)

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Blog: James Lowsley-Williams – UK Youth to NFTO

New signing for NFTO James Lowsley-Williams looks back at three years of Team UK Youth which came to an end in 2013 (more…)

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Blog: Alice Cobb (Junior Women’s Hill Climb Champ)

A blog from Uni student Alice Cobb (Junior Women’s Hill Climb Champion 2013) talks about the motivation to ride her bike (more…)

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Blog: A Season Summary for Doug Dewey

A ‘blog’ from one of the country’s top young riders, Doug Dewey, based in France and moving up to a top French team in 2014 (more…)

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Blog: Scott Davies on his second in Giro Della Lunigiana

Selected for the Worlds, Dolan Bikes sponsored rider Scott Davies writes about his second overall in the UCI Junior Stage race, Giro Della Lunigiana (more…)

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Tour Series Diary: Adela Carter (Hope Factory Racing)

Always a joy to meet is Adela Carter of Hope Factory Racing who with a smile has been racing the Women’s Tour Series. This is her take on the Women’s series … (more…)

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Feature: Bottrill’s Top 5 Training Sessions

Matt Bottrill who races a Giant Trinity SL for Drag2Zero, talks us through his Top 5 Training Sessions and how he uses power as part of his training routine (more…)

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Racing Belgian Style with Rhys Howells (Twenty3c-Focus)

The tall one, that’s the Welsh giant Rhys Howells, in Twenty3C-Focus, went to Belgium for some racing where the bike is king and Cancellera is Spartacus (more…)

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Blog: Thought Provoking Classics Weekend

Paul Burgoine travels to Belgium for a taste of the classics and doesn’t quite get what he expected on a freezing weekend where cycling is king (more…)

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News: Robbie Hassan heading back to Spain

Scotland’s Robbie Hassan is heading back to Spain to ride for Team Ibaigane Opel after a successful stint with them in 2012 (more…)

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Blog: Llewellyn Kinch – already racing in Europe

Llewellyn Kinch writes … Life in Soisson (France), my home for the next 8 months, has begun and it looks to be a great place to live. (more…)

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Blog: Patrick Salt’s Showstopper

The London Bike Show interesting as well as disappointing for the diehard cycling enthusiast Patrick Salt who has a little ramble about cycle racing in 2013 (more…)

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Review: Dean Downing’s Rapha Years

One of the country’s best ever professionals, Dean Downing, looks back at six years wearing black for the same sponsors on the even of a new season with a new team (more…)

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Comment: Tour of Britain Tender – Bizarre says Patrick Salt

VeloUK reader describes decision by British Cycling for Tour of Britain Tender bizarre (more…)

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Blog: Patrick Salt on Shortage of races

How bad is it getting? Is it a lack of sponsor money or organisers? Is it too challenging to promote a Premier? (more…)

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Blog: Paralympic Champion Sarah Storey

Britain’s most decorated Paralympian, Sarah Storey recalls her Golden summer and what she’s been up to since … (more…)

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Blog: Sarah Storey & London 2012 – Part Two

A legend in Paralympic sport, Sarah Storey writes about the competition at the Games and shares her account of what happened. (more…)

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Blog: Tall Tales from Conor Dunne in Belgium

One of the tallest riders in the peloton and based in Belgium for two seasons as an Under 23 rider, Conor Dunne looks back at his time abroad as he prepares to return home (more…)

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Blog: World Road Race Champs Limburg 2012

Paul Burgoine writes about his time in Holland at the 2012 World Road Championships (more…)

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Blog: Part 1 from Sarah Storey

Paralympic Games legend Sarah Storey with Part 1 of her blog on London 2012 (more…)

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Feature: David Mclean says Keep Racing on the Roads. Please.

A rider who has raced in Britain as well as in Italy at pro level, David Mclean, writes Keep Racing on the Roads in Britain – please. (more…)

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Blog: Llewellyn Kinch

Llewellyn writes … September and we’re in the last full month of the season. (more…)

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Blog: Haute Route – Day 2

Adam Tranter, who is taking on the 780km on the back of a motorbike, which we’re fairly sure is cheating, blogs about day 2 at  Haute Route. (more…)

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Blog: Paracycling’s Mark Colbourne

GB Paracycling rider Mark Colbourne writes about his current training preparations going into the final phase towards London 2012 as well as his adventures off the bike. (more…)

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Blog: Sarah Storey’s Tour of Limousin

Success for Paralympic Gold medallist Sarah Storey as she revisits the Tour of Limousin in France (more…)

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Sarah Storey Blog: Krasna Lipa Tour 2012

Escentual For VioRed headed out for the Krasna Lipa tour in the north of Czech Republic with a slightly depleted squad due to illness and injury but with spirits high and legs ready to hit the roads of the race and see whether we could achieve a top ten overall and the odd podium spot […]

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Annie Simpson – A Championship Medal!

Winner of the recent Johnson GP Series for her team, Matrix Fitness/Prendas, Annie Simpson recalls her race in North Yorkshire where she came away with a Bronze medal. (more…)

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Blog: Belgian Based Pro Llewellyn Kinch

So close but yet so far to a Green jersey in a mountainous stage race in France for Llewellyn Kinch (more…)

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Blog: Sarah Storey & Soggy Time Trials!

Sarah Storey writes … As we fast approach the National Road Race Championships, there was time to put the training and racing from the first half of the season to the test with a double header of Time Trials on two local courses in Cheshire. (more…)

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Rider Report: Two Races in two days for Sarah Storey

A busy weekend for paracycling champion Sarah Storey who won the latest round of the Jo Bruton Women’s National RR Series in Lancashire and also competed in the London Nocturne (more…)

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Tour Series Blog: Sleep, sleep, & more sleep

Three weeks in and two weeks to go of the 2012 Halfords Tour Series and everyone who is travelling to and from each round will be greeting the weekends with open arms. It’s time to sleep and recover and for the riders, get in a few endurance miles. (more…)

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Blog: The Crowd & Crew take centre stage in Oxford

Larry looks back at the Halfords Tour Series visiting Oxford and two of the highlights plus photo albums from all the action  …. (more…)

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Another Tandem Champion for Barney Storey Sport

Barney Storey talks about that winning feeling as he wins the 2012 Tandem Championship (more…)

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Aussie Larry’s Blog: The Challenge from Down Under

As an Aussie, it’s been great to see so many riders from Down Under come to Britain to race the series for British teams. Two such riders are Rico Rogers and Bernie Sulzberger … (more…)

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Blog: On the road again with Halfords Tour Series

Last night (Tuesday) saw the first of the Halfords Tour Series for 2012, in Scotland. A month on the road has begun! (more…)

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Llewellyn Kinch is third overall Tour De La Manche

Last week Llewellyn rode the Tour De La Manche in Normandy where he won a stage and was third on another and third overall. Here’s his story … (more…)

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Blog: Specialized Lululemon rider Trix Worrack

Trixi Worrack won the Gracia Orlova Queen Stage today in the Czech Republic. Here is her blog … (more…)

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Team News: Success for Mountivation Juniors

Double stage winner Matt Flynn’s report on the Gorey 3 Day in Ireland over Easter saw the Mountivation Junior team winning two stages, the Points jersey, holding the Yellow and 3rd in the KOM …. (more…)

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Photo Album-Video: Tour DoonHame Day 1

Over 100 images all lovingly edited by the iPad from the first day at DoonHame where we saw two stages held plus the video from BCPremierCalendar Youtube channel. (more…)

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DoonHame: Photos & Blog from a soggy cold day in the mountains

Larry Hickmott’s photo album from the final stage of the Tour of DoonHame in Scotland where it rained, the wind blew and it was almost as cold as last year … (more…)

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Rider Report: Tameside Circuit Races

  Alice Miller of the ‘Look Mum No Hands’ team reports on the Women’s racing at the cycle circuit at Ashton Under Lyne, Manchester (more…)

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Blog: Llewellyn Kinch Living & Racing in Belgium

Full time cyclist for Terra Footwear – Bicycle Line, this is Llewellyn Kinch’s blog about making it on the Continent (more…)

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Claire Martin’s first road race of 2012

Claire writes … Broken bike parts don’t make for a restful week, and too much rest is a bad thing… (more…)

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A Beginners Tale: Not just about the bike

Oliver Wright … Ours must be one of the most fragmented sports you could find. For something as simple as jumping on a bike and enjoying a ride, we do seem to have made things complicated (more…)

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Llewellyn Kinch Belgian Blog: Making it on the Continent

You only live once and when young, why not live the dream and go to a place where bike racing is king — Belgium say. That’s what Llewellyn Kinch has done racing full time for Terra Footwear – Bicycle Line in 2012 (more…)

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Ian Field: End of season review

33 races done, 500 UCI points scored, one British title won (more…)

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Oliver Wright: Why do we use the turbo so much these days?

The racing season is upon us and the days of long base miles are gone for many, its time for some intensity in their’ riding. (more…)

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World Championship Blog: Sarah Storey

Sarah Storey writes about her success and experiences on days one and two at the 2012 Paracycling World Track Championships (more…)

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Blog: Tom Murray going round and out …

IG-Sigma Sport rider Tom Murray has a strange relationship with the wooden boards that form an oval shape inside the National Cycling centre (more…)

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Blog: Jack Sadler’s Mountivation for the season ahead

Junior, Jack Sadler of the Mountivation academy team takes the opportunity to tell you all about his new team’s first boot camp. (more…)

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Blog: Time to get organised for the Season Ahead

By Oliver Wright – The last couple of weeks have seen a flurry of activity, not all bike riding related…. (more…)

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Ben Greenwood & Carry On Camping

Ben writes … It’s mid January, it’s Britain, so you can be sure of a few things. Most people will have given up on their New Year’s resolutions, the economy is still a mess, and it’s cold, and wet and windy. (more…)

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Ian Field Blog: National Champion

British Cyclo-Cross Champion Ian Field writes … It feels good just writing the words I am National Champion. (more…)

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Sunshine to end the year for Sarah Storey

Diary from Paralympic champion Sarah Storey who heads for warmer weather to kick start her 2012 dream of London Gold (more…)

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Blog: A New Start in Cyclesport: Oliver Wright

Everyone has to start somewhere and Oliver Wright tells us about his starting point in cycle sport and the drawbacks to working with children! (more…)

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Blog: Ian Field (Hargroves Cycles)

A favourite for the British Cyclo-Cross Championships in January, Ian Field on how the tough times just make the good times feel even better (more…)

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News: ‘Tis the time to train says Raleigh’s Liam Holohan

The appearance of Christmas trees and other goodies was the signal to get back out on the road for Raleigh’s Liam Holohan. Article brought to you by Train in Spain (more…)

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Barney Storey: 2012 World Champs on the horizon!

“Following a short break after the National Track Champs, it was time to get back into training” writes Barney Storey. (more…)

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Sarah Storey: Final Planning for 2012

Sarah Storey writes … It has been quiet few weeks for me on the blog front, but that is not because there has been a lack action or cycling! (more…)

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News: Hope Factory Racing in Belgium

Hope Factory Racing sent two of their riders, National Champion Paul Oldham and Under-23 Jack Clarkson, to Belgium last weekend to compete in two big European Cyclo-Cross races. (more…)

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Blog: Ian Field and another racing block …

Ian Field writes “What have I been up to since my last blog?! … Six races in three and a half weeks along with 2,300 miles in a car while trying to fit in enough training to compete at the highest level of Cyclocross in the World (more…)

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Blog: Bear Cross “Hardriders” Sunday Ride

Eammon Deane reflects on that first pre-season ride which is always going hurt a little bit …. (more…)

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Blog: Lynn Hamel’s National Hill Climb Championships

Team Herbalife Wheelbase rider Lynn Hamel writes “My preparation for this year’s championship has been very different to other years due to the length and rather shallow gradient of Long Hill.” (more…)

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Blog: First World Masters for Jon Lewis of the Charlotteville CC

Jon Lewis of the Charlotteville CC writes … I recently competed at the Masters World Track Championship 2011, here’s how it went… (more…)

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Blog: Ian Field’s American Mission

One of Britain’s top male Cyclo-Cross riders, former National Series winner Ian Field of Hargroves Cycles has been busy in the USA in search of UCI ranking points … (more…)

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Blog: Barney Storey’s British Championships

Barney storey writes … The Nationals this year were my 14th consecutive National track champs (feeling old now!!), which I didn’t realise until driving into the track for my first event on Day 1, the kilometre time trial. (more…)

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Cyclo-Cross Blog: Gabby Day’s Nocturne Racing

Gabby Day writes …  I have finally had that proper race sensation, where I feel like I am actually on it and everything flows well. It was a great feeling after my previous races where I felt pretty average at times! (more…)

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Blog: Sarah Storey in World Record Form

Sarah Storey writes … Just two and half weeks after returning from the World Road Championships we were back to racing again but this time on the track and contesting National titles (more…)

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Blog: Sarah Storey Heads Back to the Track

Post Road Worlds was a heady mix of chill out time, some work with some of the Olympic and Paralympic sponsors as well as that all important first chance to ride the London Velodrome. (more…)

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Barney’s Blog: Bikes, Equipment and Rainbow Jerseys!

Barney Storey writes … Watching Sarah compete in the World Championships in Denmark has been an extremely satisfying and proud occasion. (more…)

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Blog: More Rainbow Stripes for Sarah Storey

Sarah writes … Just over 12 hours after finishing the British Time Trial Championships I was heading out to Denmark to join up with the Paracycling team ahead of the Road World Championships which started today near the centre of this historic city. (more…)

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Blog: Patrick Salt

A wet and bedraggled Patrick Salt talks Time Trialing and Time Warps and gets controversial with the TT Champs (more…)

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Matt Clinton: Hill Climbs and the lack thereof

First things first, hill climbs hurt.  Now that’s been put forwards, you can understand why many people don’t do them. (more…)

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Blog: Matt’s Hill Climb Guide

Matt Clinton – Occasional Racing Cyclist — guide to riding hill climbs as that season approaches fast (more…)

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Blog: Sarah Storey – A soggy race in Preston

After some exciting events for the “one year to go” to the Olympic Games and an easier week following the efforts at the Thuringen Rundfahrt, my attentions turned to my final Road event with Horizon Fitness Prendas for 2011. (more…)

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Blog: Tom Murray – Can’t beat the crits

One last podium presentation, one last interview, one last attempt to get out of the city centre you spent hours before the event trying to get yourself and your belongings into and the crit season 2011 is pretty much done. (more…)

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Blog: Patrick Salt

Patrick Salt writes… It’s been a bit busy over the last few weeks, but I managed to get to a few races anyway, as you do. (more…)

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Blog: Sarah Storey & Stage Racing

Sarah Storey writes about her recent stage race expereience on Germany … “When I came into cycling I always wanted to see just how far I could test myself in the sport both on the track and road”. (more…)

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Le Tour: Ben Swift-Stage 16 was a very a fast stage …

Ben Swift writes … Stage 16 was a very a fast stage 162km in a little more than 3:30hours. From the gun it was attack galore and it took a full 100km for the right break to actually form. (more…)

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Blog: Patrick listening in and thinking out loud

Latest offering from Patrick Salt who is listening in and thinking out loud about silly BC rules affecting 1st cat races and more… (more…)

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