Race Preview: BCXC Round 1 course video released

10-03-2016  Andy Mawer   XC Race News 

With round 1 of the 2016 British Cycling XC series from Pembrey Country Park, Llanelli just a few weeks away, this video from event organisers A Cycling has surfaced showing just what's in store for racers come 2nd/3rd April. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9Op9joNCLQ[/embed] For more...

Race Preview: Mad Dash in the Park - Round 4

09-03-2016  Andy Mawer   XC Race News 

Sunday (13th March) see's the final round of the Mean and Dirty winter series from Ebworth Park near Gloucester, and with only limited entries still available it promises to be another cracker! Ebworth Park will again host the Mean and Dirty crew - in association with Slam 69 Bikes - for round 4...

Event News: Give it some on the 'Garrigill Grinder'

04-03-2016  Andy Mawer   XC Race News 

A new event for your diary... 31st July see's the inaugural Garrigill Grinder MTB Challenge, offering up either a 40 or 22 mile route around the picturesque and challenging North Pennines. Sounds good to me! 'It’s the return of the North Pennines MTB Marathon only with a slightly different name....

Race Report: Cyprus Sunshine Cup - Novus OMX Pro Team

04-03-2016  Andy Mawer   XC Race Reports 

The team first entered the Cyprus Sunshine Cup back in 2006, with the now manager, Paul Beales, racing alongside co-founder, Will Cooper. A lot has changed since then! A decade later we returned to Cyprus as a UCI Elite Team with World-class riders, Annie Last and Mariske Strauss. The Sunshine Cup...

Race Preview: Welsh XC Series Round 1 - Coed Llandegla (13th March)

03-03-2016  Andy Mawer   XC Race News 

With Round 1 of the Welsh XC Series just around the corner we thought we'd catch up with the organisers, Clwb Beicio Mynydd Dyffryn Conwy, to find out what treats lay in store at the iconic Coed Llangdegla venue. On the 13th March, in conjunction with Welsh Cycling and Clwb Beicio Mynydd Dyffryn,...

Race Preview: MSG Round 1 - Hintlesham, Ipswich

03-03-2016  Andy Mawer   XC Race News 

It's finally here!! Heralding in the start of the 2016 XCO MTB season here in the UK are the team behind Mud, Sweat and Gears as they prepare to drop the tape on round 1 of the MSG Eastern Regional Series. MSG takes us to the small village of Hintlesham, just outside Ipswich, for round 1 this year...

Rider Blog: Changes (Lomas Wefing)

01-03-2016  Andy Mawer   Rider Blogs 

I’m out on my E1, Friday afternoon recovery ride and I realise it’s time for the first blog of the year and start thinking about what I want to say and, more importantly, what people might want to know. The problem is, I am not sure what people might want to know. So please, please, please...

Cyprus Sunshine Cup Stage 3 – 45km Point to Point (Maxine Filby)

27-02-2016  Andy Mawer   XC Race Reports 

Today was a successful day we all came back in one piece, no crashes and no mechanicals. That is a win right there. Today’s stage took us back up the descent from yesterday which was definitely not as fun going up as coming down then down some ace single-track and ending on dirt road. I’ve had...

Race Report: Cyprus Sunshine Cup Stage One – TT (Maxine Filby)

25-02-2016  Andy Mawer   XC Race Reports 

Two years I go I came to race the Sunshine Cup for the first time. I had such a fantastic time that I vowed I’d be back the following year. Unfortunately, I didn’t make it last year but thankfully I’ back this to to enjoy the amazing trails and great atmosphere of this prestigious race. This...

Team News: New XC Team rises from the East!

25-02-2016  Andy Mawer   XC Race News 

The keen eyed amongst you may have already noticed a new set of colours flying around the Eastern shires... Well, now we can finally put a name to the team. Norwich has sprung up another fresh faced mtb team set to hit the regional, national xc and gravity enduro scene in 2016. Team Pedal...