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Another trip up to Manchester for National Track Championships saw a long Saturday of action, for us. The highlights were many but Katie Archibald was on outstanding form and by the end of the weekend retained all three UK titles she won back in 2017. There was also the succesfiul return to form for Phil Hindes and Jason Kenny as they took the sprint title alongside Ryan Owens & Jack Carlin. Read More »

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The season finale of Revolution in Manchester saw six-time Olympic Champion Jason Kenny return to racing for the first time since the Rio Olympics. The final race of the night sealed the Championship for Team Rowe & King as they stormed to victory in the Team Elimination putting them top of the table on 266 points ahead of WNT Rotor in second on 212 points. In the Men’s Championship Pedalsure won the title by 6 points from Team Inspired. Read More »

A total of 88 riders took on the fresh but bright conditions, at Kenilworth Common. The top 8 riders managed 10 laps in the hour race with Richard Jones taking victory from Graham Briggs by 78 seconds. Completing the podium  and first veteran rider home was local cyclist Darren Atkins. Karen Summers was the first female rider home, completing 8 laps in the process. Read More »

Another Winter closes in and the draw of the velodrome is too much to ignore. After taking in the London Six Day last year we swapped it out for the Revolution Series this year. With the opening round down in Lee Valley and the final to come in Manchester, just 6 weeks after, we will be getting closely acquainted with the cycling stars once more. Arguably the cream of the crop were to be found in the Women’s races with Lizzie Deignan making a rare excursion from the road to take on the likes Dani Rowe (nee King), Katie Archibald and Elinor Barker (and that is just the Brits). With Ed Clancy riding in the JLT Condor kit too we were guaranteed good racing. Read More »

Back out on the Tour of Britain again and the individual time trial proved pivotal. Clacton-on-Sea hosted the 16km stage and a stiff headwind on the final quarter really tested the riders. Lars Boom (Lotto NL Jumbo) took the stage victory and took the overall leaders jersey too. The following 3 stages proved really challenging with blustery winds and sharp showers, along with constant attacks from his GC rivals but Boom held on to take his 2nd Tour of Britain title. Read More »

The annual trip to the Dauphiné and what looked like an unexciting route on first glance, proved to be a superb route which tested the main protagonists to the limit. With Chris Froome (Team Sky) looking for win number 4 on the Dauphiné, ahead of his attempt to win a 4th Tour de France, everyone was looking to him to see his form. Stage 4 gave an answer as he failed to win or even make the top 5 on the stage it was Richie Porte (BMC Racing Team) who took the stage win to climb to 2nd overall behind early leader Thomas de Gendt (Lotto Soudal). Read More »

national-track-champs-224A long and very entertaining day up in Manchester saw 10 National titles decided on day 2. Out first attendance and it started out with qualification at 8:30am, with the sprint final finishing just after 10:30pm. Katie Archibald took the scratch race despite being constantly marked throughout but Sophie Capewell got away from Archibald to snatch the keirin title. The highlight for us though was a stunning 1 point victory for Joe Nally in the men’s points race. Read More »

boxing-cross-154A superb day greeted the best part of 100 riders for the 2016 Boxing Day Cross, at Kenilworth Common. The first few laps were frenetic but it didn’t take long 2014 and 2015 winner Steven Roach to pull out a decent lead over George Moore, one which he held to the end to take a hat-trick of wins. Moore held on to 2nd place after being with Roach over the first three and a half laps, pulling away from the chasers behind. The closest battle was for 3rd and it was only decided in the last quarter of the race when Dan Booth broke away from Matt Barrett, who had led for most of the first lap. Read More »

six-day-london-110To complete a hectic weekend we took in the final session of the Six Day London where Bradley Wiggins & Mark Cavendish were out in their rainbow stripes for what is planned to be Wiggins final competitive race on British soil. The fairy tale ending almost happened too but a brilliant tactical ride by the Belgian pair of Kenny de Ketele & Moreno de Pauw saw them give it their all in the final race and with less than 30 laps to go they made their last ditch move to unseat the Madison World Champions. 11 points separated the top two at the end of what was a fantastic evening of cycling and entertainment. Read More »

tob16-153After numerous visits to cycling events in recent years, it had been some time since we last saw the Tour of Britain (the early 1980’s). We caught three stages in total, stage 5 from Aberdare to Bath and then the two stages in Bristol. It was great to see Steve Cummings (Dimension Data) take an overall tour victory after a superb effort across the 8 days. A stunning effort from Rohan Dennis (BMC Racing) on both stages in Bristol saw him capture 2nd place, just 26 seconds behind Cummings and 12 seconds ahead of Tom Dumoulin (Team Giant-Alpecin). Read More »