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International Paracycling in Manchester

10 November 2015 - 9:46pm
If anyone is interested in watching an international field of paracyclists, they are in action at the velodrome in Manchester this coming weekend (Friday 13th to Sunday 15th). And entry is free all weekend!

The tandem sprints, in particular, are a sight to behold!

More details

I will probably try to get along to at least some of the weekend.


Re: Welsh Cyclocross

10 November 2015 - 1:10pm
Yes, I'm guessing the North events are run under TLI rules and the levies are cheaper. Cross, despite it's popularity, is becoming very expensive. When I first started competing in the Notts and Derby league, about 12 years ago, it was £6 to enter (run under BCCA rules). It's now £18 if you turn up and enter on the day or £15 if you enter in advance. Of that £3 goes to BC (levy), £1 to the EMCCA, £1 to the Notts and Derby prize fund, £3 for your timing chip (non-refundable).

Re: Welsh Cyclocross

4 November 2015 - 5:25pm
Agree, Facebook groups should be open, especially if you want to get more people in.

At a guess I'd say levies and rider licence restrictions, the unsanctioned events should be a fair bit cheaper.

Re: Welsh Cyclocross

4 November 2015 - 1:43pm
There is a North Wales league which, to my untrained eyes, is well supported and well organised. There is a Welsh Cyclo Cross Facebook group, but it's a closed group. Why? Don't they want people taking part or getting involved?

Re: Welsh Cyclocross

4 November 2015 - 1:36pm
Are there organisers in the north willing to step forward. With all these things it's a pain in the ar5e to organise so takes dedication from whoever steps forward. Maybe there just isn't anyone around there at the moment able to put in the effort?

EDIT: Just reminded me I did the 3 valleys race down south a few years back, that was absolutely awesome. So yeah a few of those in the North would be great too!

Welsh Cyclocross

2 November 2015 - 4:53pm
I'm wondering if anyone on here knows why the Welsh Cyclocross League only runs races in South and Mid Wales (yet the Welsh Championship is in the North)? There is the North Wales cyclocross league, but races are not sanctioned by British Cycling. I'm assuming that there has been a bust up in the past, and various forums and Facebook groups are closed and difficult to join. It's not actually very welcoming to a newcomer.

Re: National Hill Climb Championship Sunday 25/10/15

28 October 2015 - 3:58pm
Remember riding that in the mid 90's on a fixed

Looked a good day out

Re: National Hill Climb Championship Sunday 25/10/15

28 October 2015 - 1:12pm
Who went then?

It was a belting day out I loved every minute!

Some super hero performances for sure.


Re: National Hill Climb Championship Sunday 25/10/15

22 October 2015 - 4:59pm
Programme for Sunday :-

http://cyclinguphill.com/wp-content/upl ... 5STPDF.pdf

Includes map for car park.

2016 TdF Stages/route

20 October 2015 - 10:57pm
Plan a visit?

Its all here: http://www.letour.com/le-tour/2016/us/p ... neral.html

Come on Froomey

Re: Revolution series in Derby

7 October 2015 - 7:25am
I recently signed up for the Eurosport player, £4.49 per month. I can watch it on my IPad or on my TV via mirroring through my Apple TV box. Quite a bit cheaper than paying £30 a month for Sky.

Re: Revolution series in Derby

6 October 2015 - 9:54pm
I notice that the TV coverage has gone to Eurosport

I'll have to find out if my daughter has access as part of their TV package then I can watch it recorded when I babysit. If I want to pay I'd probably go & see the Manchester rounds live.


Re: Our World Champion

29 September 2015 - 7:10am
Well done from me too. Great ride. Contrast it to the coverage when Cavendish won it.

Re: Our World Champion

29 September 2015 - 12:10am
They did have a 90 minute highlights programme of the Ladies race on BBC 2 on Sunday afternoon (also repeated on the red button later that night), so they didn't exactly neglect it completely. It is available on iPlayer (as well as the recording of the live coverage they had on the red button) if you missed either/both.


Re: Our World Champion

28 September 2015 - 11:56pm
I too noticed the lack of coverage and tweeted BBCSport about it, there was coverage of the track racing on Sunday nights news broadcast but still no mention of Queen Elizabeth in Richmond.

Re: Our World Champion

28 September 2015 - 11:46am
Well done indeed - but why didn't it feature on the BBC News? It seemed to lose out to rugby group matches and F1 qualifying. The BBC Bashing Cycling continues!

Our World Champion

27 September 2015 - 5:32pm
Elizabeth so proud of you .. Me and my grandson .. Tears. Well done our World Champion!




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