Author name: Mathew Mitchell

My name is Mathew Mitchell, 30-something from Staffordshire, UK. Over the last few years I've got more and more into cycling, from the first innocent Sportive events to Audaxes, Go-Races, British Cycling racing and now Time Trials.

Trofee Maarten Wynants

Race report of the Trofee Maarten Wynants In the Trofee Maarten Weynants, we were unlucky at 3 laps (30km) from the end. Our riders were in the front of the peloton where there was a crash with three of them involved. Mieke Docx fell hard on her head and broke her helmet, but she’s ok (thanks …

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Women’s Emakumeen Bira 2019 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Women’s Emakumeen Bira 2019 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

The Emakumeen Bira is one of the oldest continually running Women’s stage races. It’s taken place each year since 1988 in the Basque region of Spain. For 2019, the time trial is gone – replaced instead with more climbing. The first stage is lumpy but expected to finish in a bunch sprint. The start of …

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Women’s Tour of California 2019 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Women’s Tour of California 2019 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

California here we come, right back where we started from – or something. The Women’s Tour of California is a 3 stage race with a couple of sprint stages and 1 queen stage that will see the general classification sorted. And it starts tonight for us Brits. The sprint stages are no formality though. Stage …

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Velo Birmingham and Midlands 2019 Sportive Review

Velo Birmingham and Midlands 2019 Sportive Review

After the fun of the 2017 edition of the Velo Birmingham, the event made its belated return in 2019. A completely different route saw the riders head east into North Warwickshire instead of west into Worcestershire. This made a difference to the parcours with a flatter profile and smaller rolling hills. It also meant paying …

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