Budget busting XC hardtails that you can buy on cycle 2 work
25th May 2017

Budget busting XC hardtails that you can buy on cycle 2 work

So you're up for a little XC racing but you don’t have a mountain bike - or maybe not a mountain bike that you fancy thrashing ‘up’ as well as down the British Countryside with a number stuck on front. Well, as part of my little mission to finally start racing some Cross-Country, UKXCNews...
Approaching 40 and wanting to race XC
2nd May 2017

Approaching 40 and wanting to race XC

I'm not entire sure I know how to start this blog/statement of intent, which is pretty apt considering its purpose. I suppose an introduction is the best and most obvious place to finally get these wheels in motion – pun intended. My name’s Andy, I'm an XC MTB fan who is hovering perilously...
6th July 2016

Countdown to the BC Bike Race! - Andy Smallman

  Merida Summer Monkey - what a nice change from Mountain Mayhem.  On Father's Day there always seems to be a raft of thinks for Dads's to do which don't involve spending time with the family.  2016 was no exception, should you wish you could: dress up in old kit, ride an old bike and...
23rd June 2016

KMC International Bundesliga XCO Heubach, Bike the Rock - Lomas Wefing

Bike the Rock, in Heubach, Baden Würrtemberg, Germany has become a legendary race over its 12-year history. The 2016 race is certainly one I won’t forget for lots of reasons. The course is one, which suits a climber with descending skills. The climb is quite long, (half of the course) and...
22nd June 2016

One man and a leg do Alpentour Trophy 2016 - Lloyd Bettles

I (Endurance Ed) had the pleasure of meeting Lloyd out at the Alpentour Trophy. Nothing unusual about that apart from the large, healing split in his right knee. A bike accident just 4 weeks previous split open his knee, receiving numerous internal and external stitches, but here he was,...
Race Report: Beach Breaker 2016
20th June 2016

Race Report: Beach Breaker 2016

Hard and Fast! Beach Breaker Bike Race 2016 in association with Southfork proved tougher than ever. The third round of the SWXC Series and the Regional Championships, it took place in the stunning area of the sand dunes and on Potters Hill,  behind Woolacombe beach.  The location could not be...
15th June 2016

Bristol Bikefest 2016 - Matt Jones

Bristol Bikefest has been a race favourite for many over the years with the event being known for its laid back atmosphere and a fun all weather course. Many lovers of the race were sad to hear the announcement that this could be it's last year. The organisers citing increasing costs of hiring the...
14th June 2016

BC Bike Race Ready - Andy Smallman

A blog, I offered and a blog is something I hadn’t really considered writing before. So what, why, how, who etc. would seem to be a good way to start? As an introduction, I am in my mid forties with a wife and grown up step children, who live away from home. I currently work away from home,...
14th June 2016

Train harder to make racing easier... (Lomas Wefing)

Earlier this year my dad got the chance to talk to one of his heroes, Tim Gould, and he asked him for advice. “Train harder to make the racing easier,” Tim, told us and that’s what I’ve been doing ever since. After a hard race in the Swiss Cup, Gränichen I was starting to feel stronger...
13th June 2016
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Quantock Quake is back for 2016...

... But be quick! It's bound to be another sell out edition of this popular off-road Sportive! The Quantock Quake is a Mountain Biking sportive of 20 or 35 miles, held in the Beautiful Quantock Hills AONB in Somerset, South West England. The Quake was started 4 years ago by Dan Brice and Dave...