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Bradford National Trophy 2014 - ALL event results

Full results from the Bradford mudfest for every age group are here

Well done to all the riders and organisers

Posted by Dave Haygarth on December 14, 2014 at 23:15

Interview: 3 Peaks legend Barry Davies

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

Interview: 3 Peaks legend Tim Gould

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…


Posted by Dave Haygarth on November 7, 2014 at 12:30 — 1 Comment

Interview with 3 Peaks legend, Eric Stone

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…


Posted by Dave Haygarth on November 6, 2014 at 18:30

A wet and Windy Day in Pesda Snowdonia !!!

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

2014-15 UK National Trophy round 1 - Shrewsbury

Full round 1 results for every age group are here 

Well done to all the riders and organisers

Posted by Dave Haygarth on October 13, 2014 at 9:50



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Cyclocross bike buying advice 2 Replies

Hi guys I have recently got back into cycling and would like advice on which cyclocross bike to buy, I have £1.2k tops at my disposal and have put together a list of possible candidates. My needs are something that can be used on road and trek with some degree of ride comfort and robustness. My age is 45 and my aim is to get fitter after along break of about 20 yrs from cycling, if anyone can give me any advice I would be very grateful. List belowSpecialized Roubaix SL4 Disc 2014 -…Continue

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Started by Julian Cooke in General Chit Chat. Last reply by Nigel Murray 2 hours ago.

Cyclocross advice 1 Reply

Hi All,I am looking to purchase a new cyclocross for between£900-£1300 and I currently have a shortlist of the below.- Norco Treshold A1 2015 (105) £950- Cannondale CAADX 105 2015 £999- Trek Crossrip Ltd 2015£1250- Pinnacle Arkose 5£1230I like the Norco and Cannondale because they look brilliant and are at a good price.The Trek would be my favourite looks like a great all rounder but has the same groupset as the above, is it worth the extra £250?The Pinnacle has the best spec but can it compete…Continue

Started by James Allison in General Chit Chat. Last reply by Nigel Murray 3 hours ago.

Giant TCX SLR 1 or 2 1 Reply

Hi all,having moved to a new and more spacious place I finally have room for a second bike. I've already got a mountain bike and am looking for another one to commute to work. Innitially I was going to go back to a road bike, as I used to have one a couple of years ago, but then found out about the CX bikes.I have been looking around and decided to go with the Giant TCX. Now, I'm not sure which one I should go for.The TCX 2 seems very good value for money (£1049):…Continue

Started by Ono in General Chit Chat. Last reply by Nigel Murray 3 hours ago.

Person Rough With The Smooth …or not?

Hi, I wonder if anyone could offer advice?I am utterly fresh meat to Cyclocross…i.e. not even bough my first bike yet but itching to get out there and get going! My budget is pretty conservative at only £1k…ish but I do want to get a reasonable spec for my money. After days, nay weeks of reading, searching and drooling over images of crossers, I keep gravitating back to Pearsons' 'Rough With The Smooth'. As a designer I am a little guilty of leaning towards 'form' over 'function' and in that…Continue

Tags: Rough With The Smooth, Pearson

Started by Nigel Murray in General Chit Chat 3 hours ago.

First race bike for my son

I’m going to enter myself and my son in this summer’s Ridley Western League and while I’m happy to stick with my Sora CAADX (it’s the weight on me that’s the problem, not the bike), he’s lighter than me and, being a young-un (14 this year), has less stamina (at the moment!!), so weight is the critical factor in my way of thinking… I’m also in the fortunate position of being able to sort a new bike for Louis (with some help from his gran)… he's also heading towards six foot at a suprising speed,…Continue

Started by Pete Berryman in General Chit Chat 10 hours ago.

Kinesis Crosslight Disc Road/CX Wheelset

Set of Kinesis Crosslight Disc Road/CX Wheelset with Bontrager road tyres and 160 discs £160 + postageContinue

Started by glen wilkie in Classifieds on Tuesday.

For sale planet x cyclocross disc and canti pro carbon 50/50 wheels

For sale planet x disc and canti pro carbon 50/50 wheels, with tubs fitted in very good condition half a season,s use for any details call 07966178639 £300.00

Started by Mark Turner in Classifieds Feb 23.

For sale 2 planetx xls cross bikes 4 Replies

For sale two planet x xls flanders bikes, 54cm, ultegra 50mm deep carbons with tubulars running absolute single chainrings, one bike has only done two races the other half a season, there is the odd cable rob and one bike has rubbed cranks, both very well looked after, reason for sale now have team bikes for any details call 07966178639 £1250 each

Started by Mark Turner in Classifieds. Last reply by Mark Turner Feb 15.

ridley x-ride disc cx bike 2013

For sale For sale ridley x-ride disc cx bike 2013Ridleys top aluminium cross frame with disc brakesFrame measures 54 cm seat tube c-t, 50 cm c-c53 cm top tube c-cFull carbon forkAvid bb7 front calipers (160mm rotor)Trp spyre rear calipers (140mm rotor)Hope ceramic bottom bracketFsa gossamer chainset 46/36tShimano ultegra 10 speed shifters, front and rear mechGore ride on brake cablesMavic rims on shimano disc hubsHardly used raced onceGreat bike to race cx or ride on light trails. Or slap some…Continue

Started by glen wilkie in Classifieds Feb 14.

2x Fossa carbon bikes for sale

2x Fossa carbon cyclocross bikes for sale:55cm c-c (60cm c-t) full carbon frame and forks, 38mm carbon tubular wheels with 32mm FMB Supermud tubulars. PRO bars and stem, carbon seatpost and colour-matched Spoon saddle. Avid Shorty Ultimate brakes, Dura-Ace bottom bracket and chainset with 38/44 chainrings, Ultegra rear mech and STI levers, CX70 top-pull front mech, KMC chain and 12/27 Ultegra cassette. Colour-matched Eggbeater pedals.The odd scuff and scrape is present as you would expect to…Continue

Started by Lee Shunburne in Classifieds Feb 13.


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