Entries open for the inaugural 20:12 event?

10-06-2016  Andy Mawer   XC Race News 

The brainchild of Mud Sweat and Gears - Eastern XC Series and Push Sport Ltd 20:12 is a new 12hr MTB event with a difference. A celebration off road riding over the weekend of the 1st & 2nd October 2016 and includes a Cyclo Cross event, off road hill climb as well as a 12hr MTB Endurance event,...

Bigham hits Gold!

07-06-2016  Andy Mawer   XC Race News 

It's been a long time coming but on the 5th June 2016, on hill side in Sigulda, Latvia, Team Topeak Ergons Sally Bigham stepped onto the top step of a UEC XCM podium... Victorious! In the run up to the race Bigham was in confident mood and really looking forward to the Sigulda course, telling...

Schopp till’ you drop! - Lomas Wefing

01-06-2016  Andy Mawer   Rider Blogs 

Last Sunday’s U19 XC Deutschland Cup race might have slipped your attention. It certainly felt like the entire ‘XC family’ was in La Bresse, and it was the only race that mattered. Not so, and in a remote corner of the Pfalz, in a little place called Schopp, a small but high quality field of...

UCI XCO World Cup Round 3, La Bresse - Maxine Filby

31-05-2016  Andy Mawer   XC Race Reports 

If you see me in the next few days, I may be staring into space with an odd smile on my face. This is what happens when you achieve a goal. Whether it be getting up a climb you never thought you could, completing your first Sportive, conquering a section of scary trail or completing a World Cup...

Race Highlights: Round 3 of the Altura Nutcracker Series

30-05-2016  Andy Mawer   XC Race News 

Courtesy of Allanson Media, check out some highlights from Round 3 of the Altura Nutcracker Series (Aske Estate), which also incorporated the North of England Championship. Full results when we get them.... [embed]https://youtu.be/Ka9I_OHww4M[/embed]

Racer Blog: Quitters never win and winners never quit - Lomas Wefing

24-05-2016  Andy Mawer   Rider Blogs 

Albstadt, UCI World Junior Series After the previous week’s strong ride, I was optimistic of being able to move up through the field in Albstadt from my gridding of 118. Arriving on Thursday, the plan was to spend as much time on the course as possible before Saturday morning and rest up...

Race Report: UCI XCO World Cup (Albstadt) - Beth Crumpton 

24-05-2016  Andy Mawer   XC Race Reports 

It has been a few years since I last raced at Albstadt, the last time being my very first U23 World Cup, back then being a part of the GB Cycling team as a rider on the Olympic Academy program. A lot has changed since then and I was excited to be returning to World Cup level racing again at the...

UCI XCO World Cup Report – Albstadt, Germany - Maxine Filby

23-05-2016  Andy Mawer   XC Race Reports 

I had a break from racing cross country mountain biking last year and I watched the World Cup races from the comfort of my sofa with a little sadness in my heart. I had given up the buzz, the excitement and pure awesomeness that is the World Cup Circus. After many chats with my friends, family and...

?Race Report: Dyfi Enduro - Matt Jones

19-05-2016  Andy Mawer   XC Race Reports 

Machynlleth served up a wet and wild weekend in mid Wales combining everything that’s best about mountain biking, bikes, beer and mates gathering together to take on the Dyfi Enduro. We were pretty glad to have recently taken the path of caravan ownership and on race weekends like this it proved...

Join ?UKXCNews.com in #MissionXC

18-05-2016  Andy Mawer   XC Race News 

Over the last couple of years UKXCNews.com has gone through a pretty big metamorphosis; from its beginnings as a simple Twitter Feed to becoming the fledgling news source with aspirations of greatness that you see today. But the trouble is we're now at a crossroads… And we really need your...

Racer Blog: Final word from Nigel Saunders

17-05-2016  Andy Mawer   Rider Blogs 

To conclude the debate on UK course technicality, we have the views of a weekend warrior... step forward Nigel Saunders. It's a coincidence that I have also been wanting to have a say for a couple of months about the UK Mountain Bike races and why the numbers have dwindled so much compared to...

Racer Report: Round 4 of Eifel Mosel Cup (Lomas Wefing)

16-05-2016  Andy Mawer   XC Race Reports 

After a stinking cold had kept me off the start line in Singen last weekend and away from training most of the week, I was keen to get the season back on track with the next race. Round four of the Eifel Mosel Cup took place in Neef on the banks of the river Mosel. A strong field lined up in the...