National CycloCross Champs

January 13, 2013  •  Leave a Comment
I had the great pleasure today of watching the National Cyclocross Championships at Peel Park in Bradford. This was a truly terrific event with a field full of quality and quantity for all the races and an enthusiastic crowd to cheer them on. There were four races on todays calendar- Under 23’s, women, junior men and senior men. Female champ was...
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Its Not Always About the Bike !

December 13, 2012  •  Leave a Comment
Away from all the two wheeled shenanigans over Lance Armstrong, Pat McQuaid and Greg Lemond i had the rare opportunity the other day to get away from it all on a week day. Not wasting the chance i headed up to the Lake District at the crack of dawn (actually some time before that) with the aim of getting a few good shots of Coniston at sunrise. The...
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Its All Uphill From Here

October 31, 2012  •  Leave a Comment
I went to the National Hill Climb Championships last Sunday and what a terrific event it was. It was played out on Rawsons Rake at Ramsbottom (bit of alliteration there) and was won by Jack Pullar and Lynn Hamel. The crowds were amazing despite the atrocious weather, showing what a gritty bunch us Northerners really are. It is the atrocious weather...
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Hey! Cross is Back

October 22, 2012  •  Leave a Comment
Just realised i havent blogulated recently so heres a small catch up. The cyclo cross season has returne dand i attended my first race Sunday last. This was the Weaver Valley CC race at Northwich and whilst i left Wigan-On-Sea in fine blue skys and sunshine the weather got very foggy and anti-photographic as i neared my destination. This put a par...
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Cheats!!

October 10, 2012  •  Leave a Comment
The Twittersphere has been taken over by the US Postal doping story, even knocking Jimmy Savile off the headlines or trends or whatever they are. Now i like to look sideways and irreverently at things but this needs staring at head on. The truth is that a whole generation of mainly American riders systematically doped and cheated. Riders who i for...
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