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April fool!

Crit Crit Racing Criterium Hillingdon

April fool!

As the season is starting to get going, I decided pretty spontaneously to make the long drive down to Hillingdon cycle track for the 2/3/4 circuit race. Literally woke up, thought "Yeah, why not" checked online what time the race started (or if there was even one to begin with!) and got everything ready to go. Parked up and bumped into my team mate George Day who'd done quite well the previous week. I also bumped into Sam Calder of Morvelo Basso who I'd been on a training camp with last month. He'd finally gotten over his long term chest...

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Abingdon Winter Series - Race 2

Crit Racing Criterium

Abingdon Winter Series - Race 2

2/3/4 Race Won't say it was bitterly cold because I have been colder. Won't say the wind was murder because I've raced in worse! Then again, not far off. Just last week it felt like spring was almost here, the daffodils at home in the Barfords have already started making an appearance... Before you say "Hey, they're here too" these are next year's ones! I suppose it's what one must consider when entering a bike race in early February. It's round 2 of 4 for the Outdoor Trader's Race Team's Dalton Barracks circuit race series where last week my teammate...

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Abingdon Winter Series - Race 1

Abingdon Winter Series - Race 1

In the first race of the season for Banbury based cycle race team Shutt Velo Rapide, Mahoney powered through in the final 100 metres to sprint to victory. A wet and cold Dalton Barracks airfield awaited 80 cyclists in this early season circuit race. SVR riders Ash Mahoney, Jered Allcock, Gareth Harvey and Kieran Munday were all involved in the category 2/3/4 race. Safety in numbers seemed the order of the day with most riders happy to sit in the group. Only Allcock was active at the head of the race using his formidable winter fitness to stretch the bunch...

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7 points to Cat2 - I need a win...

British Cycling Brivelo Circuit Series Crit Crit Racing Criterium Milton Keynes Bowl Racing

7 points to Cat2 - I need a win...

This is my report from round 4 of the Brivelo Circuit series. There as been an announcement mid-week from the circuit series organisers Brivelo. Turns out they do more than just coaching, they do physiological testing and training camps in Tenerife!  The announcement reads... "Free training camp in Tenerife with Brivelo: This Saturday is race 4 of 5 of the Autumn Brivelo series. The highest points scorer of the last 3 races will win a free training camp in Tenerife including accommodation and flights. You will get personal one to one coaching for the week, and receive the benefits of...

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Brivelo Circuit Series - Round 3

Brivelo Circuit Series Milton Keynes Bowl

Brivelo Circuit Series - Round 3

Ask anyone who competes in anything. Preparation is key! Not ideal then that I spent my Saturday morning at work! Staffing issues with our duty managers has put me in on this Saturday and next! Fortunately I secured some cover for a few hours so I could get out and try to rack up some more points! I now just needed 15!Long suffering partner Chloe, her dad Pete and her mum Marion are not just spectating this week, I had full soigner support! I got home to see my kit laid out, race bag packed and bike already loaded into...

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