The Crocodile Trophy - stage 5

22-10-2015  Scott Cornish   XC Race Reports 

Ryan Sherlock gets comms back! Here is his stage 5. Okay, day five of the nine day stage race - surely today we will take it a little more gentle at the start. At 95 kilometres and close to 3,000m of climb we will ease ourselves into it… Ehh, no. From the start Nicolas attacks like it is a 90...

The Crocodile Trophy - stage 4

20-10-2015  Scott Cornish   XC Race Reports 

Stage 4: Atherton to Atherton through the Great Dividing Range 80km with 2200m of climbing. Ryan Sherlock is keeping it consistent for another top 10 finish. Urs Huber continues his winning streak as does local rider Sarah White. Check out the stage 4 video The Swiss Urs Huber now extends his...

The Crocodile Trophy - stage 3

19-10-2015  Scott Cornish   XC Race Reports 

Stage 3 took riders around Atherton Mountain Bike Park, 77km with 1500m of climbing. Check out the video here. Ryan Sherlock did a great ride for 8th. After being incinerated on Stage 1 I requested Mother Nature to turn down the heat a little, she kindly did for Stage 2 but on the 15km neutral...

The Crocodile Trophy stage 2

18-10-2015  Scott Cornish   XC Race Reports 

Stage 2: Cairns to Atherton 74km with 1500m of climbing This is the rain forest, duly raining for the start of stage 2, which after yesterday's heat was rather welcome. Ryan Sherlock gives us a run down of day 2 and he's moving up. [caption id="attachment_13373" align="aligncenter"...

Crocodile Trophy stage 1 - Prologue

17-10-2015  Scott Cornish   XC Race Reports 

Ryan Sherlock reports from the other side of the world, in the far north east corner of Australia from the epic stage race that is the Crocodile Trophy. Crocodile Trophy Stage 1 - Smithfield MTB Park After having an incredible experiencing racing the Azores XCM World Series Race starting in...

Phil does a Brazilian job!

15-10-2015  Steve Corbyn   XC Race Reports 

Out of the blue.... Driving home from work one Thursday afternoon and I had a phone call come in on my phone, being responsible I let it ring out, the next thing a message come through. When I finally got round to reading it I see it was a message from Julian Winn the coach from British cycling...

The world's oldest mtb stage race - The Crocodile Trophy

09-10-2015  Scott Cornish   XC Race Reports 

Tucked away in the far corner of North Queensland, Australia is the world's oldest mtb stage race starting on the 17th of this month; 9 stages over 741km of racing from Smithfield/Cairns to Port Douglas with 15 750m of climbing. It's a UCI category S1 race too for those chasing points. It's a long...

Champion's clash!!!

07-10-2015  Steve Corbyn   XC Race Reports 

4th October 2015 UCI World Marathon Series – Azores MTB Marathon Ben Thomas This past week I've been in the Azores for the Azores MTB Marathon which is part of the UCI World Marathon Series. After a few successful races recently I was excited to see what was possible. 2 weeks ago I narrowly...

WEMBO World 24 Solo Champs – Race preview

02-10-2015  Craig Bowles   XC Race Reports 

2015 sees the 24 Hour Solo World Championships return to North America for the first time since 2009 and the first visit under WEMBO’s stewardship. Every year the debate rages about the quality of field and the riders missing but arguably this year sees the greatest breadth of quality riders with...

Ruthin it.

23-09-2015  Steve Corbyn   XC Race Reports 

Ruthin Rugby Club yet again played an excellent host to the final round of this year’s ever popular MTB-Marathon series. Although not ‘races’ these events always attract a decent crowd of riders and usually a few of the endurance specialists wanting to tackle the Marathon double of the...