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Welsh Cyclocross 2018 – Round 10 Pembrey Final

After a few weeks off it was time for the final round of this years Cyclocross Series. With the best 5 results from the series to count there was still the possibility for some improvement for me as I’d had a few finishes around 20th position earlier in the season. Since the middle of the season my...

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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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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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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 2, Foxley

What a race that was! I arrived at the Foxley estate to rain and what looked likely to be a very wet, very muddy day. Fortunately by about 10:30am the rain eased off so it wasn’t wet, but I was right about the mud! Which Bike? I had my usual relaxed approach to getting ready....

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