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Cross comes calling

So... I'd had a season off 'cross and was enjoying a bit of gentle fatbike riding, when there was this strange calling to get racing again...

Cross Comes Calling from Planet X Bikes on Vimeo.

Posted by Dave Haygarth on September 12, 2014 at 11:09

Fluent in Cross Coaching Days - put a course on in your area

New to cyclocross? Want to improve on your skills for the 2014/15 season? Learn from Fluent in Cross with BC qualified coach Mark Turner and Planet X Team Rider and blogger Alan ‘Crossjunkie’ Dorrington…

  • Friendly and fun coaching in the basics as well as more advanced cyclocross skills
  • Hands-on instruction including live video analysis to become ‘Fluent in Cross’…
  • Max ratio of 1 coach per 10 riders

Mark Turner is a British Cycling Level 2 coach,…


Posted by mark turner on August 11, 2014 at 18:39

kids cx bikes

noticed yesterday when having a brew at the Green Jersey in Clitheroe they have some kids cx bikes on offer Moda cx bikes at £440 instead of £490 

Posted by mark turner on July 11, 2014 at 9:25 — 1 Comment

Is it worth it? is in its 7th year. Traffic and usage has grown year-on-year, but for a few quid or goodies donated by businesses for banner ads, its net value is in its users. It is a labour of love for me - I do love cyclocross and wanted to see some central place where we can go and share things, sell things, say things, ask things... but I'm not sure it's worth it. 

The problem is mainly to do with cost. The software platform the site runs on works…


Posted by Dave Haygarth on July 10, 2014 at 12:05 — 24 Comments

When it rains we train.

Posted by philip deacon on July 1, 2014 at 17:30

London CX training loop

Here's a vid of how you can still train for cyclocross AND still work in Central London.

there's a link to the vid here:

but hopefully It will appear here:…


Posted by philip deacon on June 16, 2014 at 10:00



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Columbus X-Wing 52cm frame and Columbus Tusk carbon forks for sale.

Columbus X-Wing 52cm frame and Columbus Tusk carbon forks for sale.Used less than half a dozen times and in superb condition. Frame is measured centre of bottom bracket to top of seat-tube. Top-tube 54cm. 190mm of fork steerer. Going on ebay within the hour.Happy to accept £150.Continue

Started by neilwelsh in Classifieds 10 hours ago.

Newbie ! 2 Replies

Hello to everyone on the ukcyclocross site ,Firstly I havn't bought a CX bike yet , but I have been looking around for a new road bike and by mere accident stumbled across these beauties , thinking I have found the holy grail a road bike with wider rugged tyres , which will be great for the coming winter I hope ?But the more I read about these bikes the more I'm becoming enthusiastic about them as a cx rather than just as a road bike .I have looked in several shops near to where I live , the…Continue

Started by NIGEL MOSCROP in General Chit Chat. Last reply by NIGEL MOSCROP 11 hours ago.

Scatto j cross bike 26 inch wheel

Selling a used Scatto 26 wheel cross bike,9 speed Michi young chain set,Tiagra/sora gears,mini v brakes,32t block and 36/46 front rings.Also comes with a set of road tyres.has a few scratches and scuffs.Suit child 8-11years.£320 + postage £20Continue

Started by Simon Pickard in Classifieds 13 hours ago.

does anyone else have problems with reflex rims? 4 Replies

I'm trying to glue some new tyres onto 2 sets of mavic reflex rims.I can't seem to get the tyres to bond solid at the edge of the rim. I have about 3mm gap from the top of the flange to where the tyre is stuckI have glued right upto the top of the flange of the rim but they tyres just done seem to bond to this section very well.Continue

Started by craig sefton in General Chit Chat. Last reply by Lee Shunburne on Friday.

Advice on new wheels up to £250 7 Replies

Spending sanctioned for a new pair of clincher wheels, but which one's to go for? I'm not going to be at the front of any race (I'm normally pleased just to stay in front of Alan Cook ;-) )Weighing in around the 90Kg mark, strength is an important feature, and I would like them to last, or at least have readily replaceable bearings. All suggestions gratefully received.CheersIanContinue

Started by IanMcD in General Chit Chat. Last reply by philip deacon on Friday.

A new way to look at Cross !!!!!! 4 Replies

From our first race in the ---Evolution Bikes North Wales Cyclo X league

Started by barry davies in General Chit Chat. Last reply by barry davies on Friday.

A:xus CX bike recovered by police...

On the offchance... Quite a rare carbon CX bike.  Any ideas whose it is?---Police have released images of a bike which has been recovered by officers in Loughborough  #news---Continue

Started by Neil Mansfield in General Chit Chat on Friday.

2x Orbea Terra carbon cyclocross bikes for sale 1 Reply

Hi,I'm selling my 2x carbon Orbea Terra cyclocross bikes, they're both an Orbea size 48cm but they're sizing is different, I usually ride a 54cm road bike or 19" mtb. One is full Ultegra and carbon SL-K and the other is 105. Both bikes have tubs. The higher spec bike has been used less than 15 times and is in nearly new condition. I'll probably wait until nearer the cx season before I put them on ebay but im offering them for sale now.I can give you the full specs if you send me a message, also…Continue

Started by chris thomas in Classifieds. Last reply by Christopher Camden Chinn on Friday.

Tubular Mavic Kysirum SLS 2013

Due to other comitments I am unable to race for a while.I have for sale 1 pair of Mavic Kysirum SLS tubular wheels with Dugast Rhinos, Sram 12-26 PG70 new, with Mavic wheel bags.These were only used for 4 races last season and are in excellent condition.£390I also have 1 rear Mavic Kysirum SLS 2013 tubular with FMB SCC tubular, Sram 12-26 PG70.Also very little use, may be 3 or 4 time last season.£190Please call Dave on 07824 355 942.ThanksContinue

Started by Dave Ash in Classifieds on Wednesday.

Disk brake hub advice 6 Replies

What disk brake hubs do you guys recommend?  I cannot push to a pair of Chris King hubs, but would like something nice to go with some ZTR Iron Cross rims.Thanks.Continue

Started by Dave Greenwood in General Chit Chat. Last reply by Leon Gierat on Tuesday.


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