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Well glad thats over, pain and suffering aside, was a fantastic event again, Team DVATC/Cyclomonster.com managed a podium finish on our first attempt at in the 24hr Pairs cat. A fairy dry one by SITS standards, except for that lap about 6pm when the torrential rain turned the wooded section about half way round to clay, which stopped the wheels going round. Running holding the front wheel off the ground, dragging the back was great fun! 32 Laps completed in […]

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Here’s a video for the whole of the first lap and pre loop, bit of a epic. Took out most of the hill bits, but still 19 mins. How often do you get to see a race from this angle

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MTB Race night. Bingham 27th May 2011 Cotgrave 17th June 2011 Sherwood Pines 1st July 2011 Hardwick Hall 22nd July 2011 More details here

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Having ridden this event last year, I thought I would instil some of my vast wisdom of the race onto those of you foolish enough to have entered this year. In no particular order: 1. Don’t take a big camel back, ideally none at all, when full of water, its heavy, and you don’t need to carry that much between check points. Only carry enough + a bit extra to see you between each one. 2. Use energy drink and […]

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Fancy a bit of healthy sports competition, motivation or just fancy logging some miles, if you have a smart phone download Endomondo for free and search for the mtbmonkey team. Then just ask to join. There might be a prize at some point even if its only a manbadge.

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After last years failed attempt to summit Snowdon due to 8 inches of snow and -15C night temp we decided to give it another go. Freakish conditions again occurred, although this time 20C sunny and crystal clear, not bad for April. Rhyd Ddu was the start point for the lesser travelled southern approach, a nice gentle climb to start, which soon turns into a mix of ride, push, carry. Conditions were fantastically hot for the time of year, but good […]

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Here’s the results of a recent energy drink study I took part in.

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This is why you should wear a helmet when out on your bike, although it wont protect your knees, shins, back or elbow. Thanks Bell could have been nastier.

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As I found this info hard to track down, here’s a list a leagues for Cyclocross Central League www.centralcxl.org.uk/ Eastern League www.easterncross.org.uk/ Lincolnshire League www.lincscyclocross.com/ London League www.londonxleague.co.uk/ North Eastern CXNE League www.cxne.org.uk/ North Western League www.nwcca.org.uk/ Notts & Derby League www.ndcxl.org.uk/ Scottish League www.scottishcyclocross.org.uk/ South West League www.cyclo-cross.org.uk/ Sussex League (incorporated into the London League) www.londonxleague.co.uk/ Welsh League www.cyclocrosswales.co.uk/ Wessex League www.wessexcx.org.uk/ Western League www.britishcycling.org.uk/cyclocross West Midlands League www.wmccl.co.uk/ Yorkshire CCA & Points Series www.yorkshirecyclocross.org.uk/

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As well as their massive stock clearance which is now on, Chain Reaction Cycles are having a huge savings weekend starting today and running until Tuesday 7th Dec at 9:00am. Customers can get an extra 5% off on all orders over £50 and 10% off on all orders over £100. There are already huge savings to be made on clearance items: Crank Brothers Joplin 3 Seatpost from £98.98 RRP: £209.99 Saving: 53% Details Skins Compression long-sleeve top – Camo from […]