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Another huge name in 'cross in my mini-series of interviews, Barry Davies was the first ever person to take three consecutive wins in the event. Showing the type of domination seen in his 60s predecessor Harry Bond and contemporary John Atkins, Barry was someone well-suited to the hardest of 'cross races.
I started by asking Barry which of his 3 wins ('73, '74, and…
Posted by Dave Haygarth on November 8, 2014 at 12:11
Following the Eric Stone interview published yesterday, a second in a series of interviews with some utter legends of cyclocross in general, and the 3 Peaks in particular. Tim Gould was the first to take Eric's record and better it - winning six events and being the first man to do that. I shared a brief chat with Tim after the race this year when he and I were done. That was followed by a few emails and eventually this interview... We had a bit of a battle, passing…Continue
Eric Stone was the first person to win the 3 Peaks Cyclocross five times. An emigrant to the warmer climes of Australis for the last 30 years, Eric was able to visit the race again in 2014 – sadly being brought back to the UK to help family during a bereavement. I had a rare opportunity to catch up with this legend of the 3 Peaks before he left the Yorkshire autumn behind, to chat about the race.
Riding as an amateur in his…Continue
Posted by Dave Haygarth on November 6, 2014 at 18:30
007 strikes again !!! Today at Pesda Snowdonia - Round 4 Evolution Bikes North Wales Cyclo X League !!
Posted by barry davies on October 19, 2014 at 22:30
Having to sell my Pro6 to make way for a Racelight.60cm, green good condition mainly used to commute to work and back and the occasional off road excursion which it handled superbly.Comes with the standard WTB Crosswolf tyres and also a set of Continental City Rides for the road. Everything esle on it is stock build - http://www.kinesisbikes.co.uk/bikes/crosslight/pro6£900 or near offer - could post but would need to get a…Continue
Specialized CRUX 54cm £650.00 onoThe bike has had a complete re-build with a lot of new parts (included in the list below). It’s light, fast and is ready to race…… Frame & Fork: 54cm Specialized Crux Elite 2011 including carbon seatpost Headset: Brand new Cane Creek aheadset Bottom Bracket: Brand new Shimano Ultegra (external cup) Chainset: Brand new Shimano RS500 46/36 Shifters: Shimano 105 10 speedBrakes: Avid Shorty Ultimate (front and rear) Front Mech: Shimano CX70 (cross specific…Continue
At 81 and still reasonably fit (bodily if not mentally) I still get the urge to ride and I'm interested to know to what age cyclocross riders are known to keep on competing and I would like to hear about the oldest regulars in local leagues across the country.Continue
Usual small rubs but no dents, nice carbon forks, Ali frame. Plenty of steer tube uses a 27.2 seat post, can't brakes only, has mudguard eyelets so could build into nice light commuter. £150 plus postage.Based South of Leeds so could travel to meet in South a West YorkshireEmail me for photosIronbucove at hotmail dot co dot UKContinue
Started by Adam Cooper in Classifieds on Sunday.
Round 6 Evolution Bikes North Wales Cyclo X league Amlwch Ynys Mon !!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPmmm2gcXaw&feature=youtu.beContinue
Started by barry davies in General Chit Chat Nov 17.
In White fully heli taped from new, with Microshift Arsis 10 speed shifters, Dura ace rear mech, Microshift white front mech,TRP HY/RD front disc brake, FSA Gossamer chainset 46/36, Specialized carbon seat post and Bontrager white saddle(not shown on photo), Richey WCS 4 axis stem, FSA White Bars, Nokon cables, Lyra rear disc brake, rear Hope hub, A2Z front hub. Used as a winter bike for a bit so has mudguards on and 23 mm road tyres. Photos here …Continue
What chain lube are people using for muddy conditions? Looks like I'm completely stripping the lube out of my chain in the course of a race, which seems to be more detrimental than the mud itself.Continue
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