Category: Cycling

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Welsh Cyclocross 2018 – Round 8 Pembrey Poppy Cross

With only a few rounds left, it feels as though the Cyclocross season is hotting up and coming to an end at the same time. A couple of cancellations mean that this weekend’s race was the 7th scoring race out of 9 races with your best 6 results to count towards the series. This weekend...

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Welsh Cyclocross 2018 – Round 7 Swansea

Another good Cyclocross Race, and this time I’m pleased to say that rather than saying my race report comes from somewhere in the middle of the pack, it’s actually coming from a little closer to the pointy end. Still not at the pointy end of course – far from it in fact, but it was...

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Through the trees 0

Welsh Cyclocross 2018 – Round 6 Newtown

Those of you paying attention will notice that Round 5 seems to be missing. Unfortunately Storm Callum resulted in widespread flooding around South Wales, with the Carmarthen area being pretty badly hit. Now, a little bit of weather doesn’t usually deter us hardy cyclocross types but there is a limit. Travelling was not advised during...

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Welsh Cyclocross 2018 – Round 4 Pembrey

I had no excuses this week. No long mountain walks the day before, no Quadrathlons the day before, and unlike previous years I hadn’t done the Tide to Tide MTB event before the Pembrey Cyclocross race either. I did have a fairly busy Saturday with an early morning mountain bike ride, a surf ski and...

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Off the Bank 1

Welsh Cyclocross 2018 – Round 3 Aberystwyth

That was a tough race. Round 3 of the Cyclocross series for 2018 and it was my local event in Aberystwyth. That should mean a nice easy weekend, no long drives and good preparation. What I hadn’t counted on was a 7 hour hike the day before taking in some of the tougher peaks of...

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Welsh Cyclocross 2018 Round 1 – Llanishen

I had something of a re-run of this weekend, doing pretty much the same as I did last year. A Thursday evening drive to my parents house, a Friday morning drive to Bude. A Friday afternoon ride around the Bude Quad cycle course and a night in the camper. Saturday was time for the Bude Awesome...

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Playing at the Weekend

I was all geared up for my first proper down-winder on the surf ski this weekend. The forecast was looking good. There was supposed to be quite a bit of wind. It was supposed to be southerly and there should be some swell with it as well. OK, rain was forecast too, but if the...

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