MSG rd 6

19-08-2015  Steve Corbyn   XC Race Reports 

Race Report - Riders prospective. Mud Sweat and Gears Round 6 Ickworth 5th July 2015 Round 6 of the MSG series at Ickworth was quite a local venue for the King’s Lynn MTB Club riders. 13 entered the racing on what they thought was going to be a glorious day, first thing the morning the sun...

Does he have a limit?

22-07-2015  Steve Corbyn   XC Race Reports 

National champs 2015 It's here, the biggest race of the year is upon us. This is the race we work so hard for all year. And it's being held at Hadleigh farm, which was the venue for the 2012 Olympics. I have heard so much about this course, the good the bad and the ugly. I was lucky enough to...

MB Ultra marathon

11-07-2015  Scott Cornish   XC Race Reports 

Tim Dunford (Renvale) takes us through the tough MB Race Photos courtesy of Sportpremium.com The MB race is the self-titled “hardest race in the world”. The full "Ultra" course is 140km with just over 7,000m of climbing so on paper it does look like quite a challenge! Just to make it a...

Race Report: World Marathon Championships 2015 – Tim Dunford

02-07-2015  Andy Mawer   XC Race Reports 

So the big day had arrived, I was off to the Marathon World Marathon Championships on the Sella Ronda Hero course in the Dolomites. Being short on holiday we flew out early on Thursday, the 2.30am alarm was very unwelcome. It felt like I’d just gone to bed. Oh wait, I had! After flying to Venice...

BC Bike Race - Day 0

30-06-2015  Scott Cornish   XC Race Reports 

Words by Simon Lay, BC Bike Race newbie, aka @TransAlpUk, It's almost like it's not a race. Looking around at the 600 competitors seated in an ice-hockey arena listening to the event briefing there is a wide range of age and weight with a healthy mix of the sexes. The briefing emphasis is on...

Event Report: The Clennell Colossus

29-06-2015  Andy Mawer   XC Race Reports 

The Clennell Colossus had 300 riders keenly lined up on the start line of this near 50 mile challenge wide in the majestic Cheviot hills of Northumerland.  What lay ahead was over 7000 feet of climbing, amazing scenery and some of the wildest and most remote countryside England has to offer. ...

Race Report: Bristol Bikefest 12 Hour - Chris Schroder

29-06-2015  Andy Mawer   XC Race Reports 

Star date: 13 June 2015 Event: Bristol Bikefest 12-hour solo  Weapon of choice: Fully rigid 26" singlespeed Greatest strength: Finishing Greatest weakness: Entering Result: Knackered Warning: Contains nuts (and bad language) As regular readers will know, I rather like mountain biking....

Race Report: Mountain Mayhem 2015 - Chris Noble

24-06-2015  Andy Mawer   XC Race Reports 

Mountain Mayhem is one of the biggest and most prestigious 24hour races in the World, I've never raced one before but when Rory Hitchens of Upgrade Bikes and boss of the Pivot Boompods offered me a place on defending champions team of serial Gorrick Brass monkeys podium rider Rich Penning, Xterra...

Race Report: Gorrick Merida Summer Monkey 6hr - Hannah Attenburrow

18-06-2015  Andy Mawer   XC Race Reports 

Sunday (14th June) was my first six-hour endurance race, The Merida Summer Monkey, run by Gorrick. I was quite nervous and not sure what to expect as I lined up with Karen ready for the mass start. I had in mind than I wanted to get a good position going into the singletrack. I got a good start...