No Frills Racing – Race 1 – Solihull Circuit – Cats 2/3/4 – 7th May

No Frills Racing – Race 1 – Solihull Circuit – Cats 2/3/4 – 7th May

A relatively quick turn around between races this time and heading back to Solihull only a few days after racing there. This race in Solihullwas a new experience, racing with higher categories – around 40 riders raced across three different categories, I was very much the small-fry in this race with not many 4th Cats […]

University of Birmingham Criterium Race – Solihull – 3rd May

University of Birmingham Criterium Race – Solihull – 3rd May

My first race since the Leamington Victoria Park Criterium 3 weeks before took place in Solihull on the Tudor Grange Park cycling circuit – another new track to learn! The race was a 40 minutes + 5 laps type and the track itself was quite interesting – there’s barely a straight line on the criterium […]

Leamington Spa Victoria Park Criteriums #1 – 29th March 2014

Leamington Spa Victoria Park Criteriums #1 – 29th March 2014

It’s been a couple of months since I last raced, a combination of disappointment and destroying my bike at the last two race attempts affecting the confidence somewhat. Everyone’s reaction to being told I was racing at the Leamington Victoria Park crits was ‘there’s always a crash there’ and a more inspiring ‘you’ll do alright […]

The UK Audax Conundrum

The UK Audax Conundrum

An Audax is a self-supported ride to a set route. The route also has controls to show that you’ve completed the distance. These can be numbers from a road sign or a cafe receipt. Once finished, your route card is checked and then signed/stamped to show completion. Each year I look at the list of […]

Stratford upon Avon Cycling Club Reliability Ride Review – 2014

Stratford upon Avon Cycling Club Reliability Ride Review – 2014

I’ve been riding with the Stratford Cycling Club since June last year, so this was my first go at the Stratford Reliability Ride that’s organised to help kick off most people’s seasons. The idea is to have a social ride and by choosing the most appropriate group, see if you’re up to the level of […]