Rider Reviewed: Crotch Guard - Derek Shanks

22-02-2016  Andy Mawer   Reviews 

All cyclists know it. We don't tend to talk about it. But we know how important it is. Comfort in the saddle is absolutely crucial to enjoying your time on the bike, especially when you spend many hours on a bike like I do. Not only do I compete in longer duration endurance events, right up to 24...

Event News: MTB Wars... 

21-02-2016  Andy Mawer   XC Race News 

The force is strong with the Nutcracker Altura MTB Crew and,  as their series preview video expertly demonstrates, they are taking the fight to the evil Enduro Empire. [embed]https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OwqNhkJaaC8&feature=youtu.be[/embed] With round 1 of the 2016 series kicking off at the...

Team News: It's Elmy Cycles for Bouttell 

20-02-2016  Andy Mawer   XC Race News 

Elmy Cycles of Ipswich have put their faith in Elite XC star Jason Bouttell for 2016. After a nasty shoulder injury in the final round of the 2015 UCI XC World Cup (Val di Sole) took a little of the shine off what was a great season for Bouttell, the Suffolk rider is now looking to kickstart his...

Event News: Beach Breaker Back for 2016...

20-02-2016  Andy Mawer   XC Race News 

2016 see's the return of Croyde Ocean Events Beach Breaker, and this years also sees the much anticipated event slip into the South West XC Series as venue for the SW regional championship. The news broke yesterday evening via the Beach Breaker website… ‘We are delighted to announce that this...

Rider News: Attenburrow to tackle 2016 Trans Alp

20-02-2016  Andy Mawer   XC Race News 

Elite cyclist Hannah Attenburrow has set herself a mammoth goal for 2016. Just four years after Attenburrow started competing in cycling, she is about to embark on the biggest race yet; to race across the roof of Europe over 7 days as part of an all-girl team in the 2016 Trans-Alp. In July...

Results Roundup - 7th Feb

08-02-2016  Andy Mawer   XC Race Reports 

Round 1 of the Gorrick Saddle Skedaddle Spring Series got underway at Crowthorne wood yesterday with a packed field there to enjoy another classic Gorrick course. In the Expert Women's race it was Emily Wadsworth (Beeline Gener8) who took the first round win after a blistering first lap. Holly...

Team News: 'BEET IT' give HKR XC Team the edge

05-02-2016  Andy Mawer   XC Race News 

More exciting news coming from the new HKR XC team as they announce BEET IT as their 2016 supplement sponsor. "We are pleased to announce we will be supplementing with natural nitrate in 2016, BEET-IT Sport Shots to be precise. Over the last few years there has been growing interest into the...

Race News: Southern XC Series launch new entry and timing system

01-02-2016  Andy Mawer   XC Race News 

The wait is finally over, as the new team behind this years Southern XC series have now launched their 2016 online entry and timing system. Southern XC have today announced they will be using the increasingly popular German 'Race Results' system and this extract taken from SouthernXC.net describes...

Race Report: Winning Start for Last

31-01-2016  Andy Mawer   XC Race Reports 

OMX Pro Team hit the ground running this weekend with three of their racers gracing the podium at Round 1 of the South African Cup in Mankele.  It was especially pleasing to see OMX Pro Teams newest recruit and British National XCO champ, Annie Last, winning the race with a controlled display...

Race Report: Strathpuffer 2016 - Rich Rothwell

30-01-2016  Andy Mawer   XC Race Reports 

Sometimes a race report arrives at UKXCNews that demands your instant attention; a read so good you just have to grab a brew (maybe a biscuit too), stick the phone on silent and find yourself a comfy spot. This is just that type of report! Settle down and enjoy the 2016 Strathpuffer through the...

Race News: Mud, Sweat and a cheeky discount?

30-01-2016  Andy Mawer   XC Race News 

Based in the East and looking for your summer XC fix? Then sign up to the Mud, Sweat and Gears Eastern XC series now and nab the chance of a tasty discount... Enter the full Mud, Seeat and Gears Eastern series by Tuesday 1st March 2016 at 11:59pm and get 20% off the total bill! To enter the...