A reflection on my first season cyclocrossing. I've collected a summary of my results along with the photographic highlights of me getting muddy.
After a slow start I warm to the muddy conditions and set some respectable lap times. I also jump over a tree trunk and my front wheel disappears into a mud swamp.
Round 12 | Footscray, Sidcup | 29th December 2013 Weather: near freezing Course: Fast, mostly flat, uphill wooded section. One barrier Highlight: my first win! We arrived early and once I was signed on I had the chance for a gentle sighting lap to check out the course. The course was set in the Foots… Continue reading #12 London X League
Round 11 | Frylands | 15th December 2013 Weather: mizzle Course: woody, rooty, muddy. One tree barrier. A deep gully. Reasonably long, steep ascent and descent. Highlight: a pressure washer This round was held in the woods of Frylands Scout Centre in Croydon. The course featured leaves, deep mud and roots. I don't like roots.… Continue reading #11 London X League
Hog Hill | 24th November 2013 Weather: mizzle Course: technical descents, muddy, fast descents, one barrier. Highlight: survived! This race was originally scheduled for Herne Hill, and I didn't discover the change of location until my second glass of wine the night before... Sadly, having arrived a little late for a full sighting lap, I got… Continue reading #9 London X League
Rapha Super Cross | Alexandra Palace | 27th October 2013 http://vimeo.com/79612569 Weather: extremely windy Course: Grinding ascent, fast wooded section, rooty + rutted (fast) descent Highlight: genuine Belgian fries and beer. Large crowd and party atmosphere! I entered this race in the belief that I would get to race in fancy dress and do a… Continue reading Rapha Super Cross
Time to try something different! Better late than never, I entered the very last round of the South London Summer Series Cyclocross race held in and around Herne Hill Velodrome. I don't have a proper race bike or even clip-in shoes but I'd seen cross races online before and they looked like a lot of… Continue reading Summer Series: Cyclocross