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Posted by: Mike
Well, last weekend was hard work on the legs! A friend of mine runs Titanium Cycling Events and had asked me to help out by providing mechanical support for the Belvoir Sportive. In return he managed to sort out a free entry for me into the 100km event - which I decided to do on my Kingdom D9. Which wouldn't have been an issue, except the people I was riding with were on their road bikes!

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Posted by: Jodie
Mud Sweat and Gears was here again! It never takes long for the new season to start, in fact just one week after the Winter Series had finished! My prep for this one felt unusual in that I'm not used to having races so close together, however I still did all my usual resting and carb-loading prior to the race.

I arrived looking forward to the race and despite all the rain the night before, the ground wasn't too bad - a little muddy and slippy in places, but overall dry and flowing. There was some nice bits of single track, plenty of hills up and some fun fast downhill sections too.

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Posted by: Mike
Ouch. Racing a singlespeed in a proper singlespeed race with other hardened singlespeeders is hard. Singlespeed, singlespeed, singlespeed (didn't think I had said it enough times in the last sentence).



Podium pictures!

In other words, I raced the Run and Ride Winter Classic at Cannock yesterday. It was brutally difficult, mud, mud, climbs and mud was the name of the day. Upon signing on after an uneventful trip down to the Tackeroo campsite I saw there were only thirty riders signed on in my category, so I thought there would have been a good chance of podium, if not the win. Until I saw a familiar name - none other than Jason Miles (aka @Terrahawk, of Strathpuffer and the tandem episode of Speed fame). This considerably changed the tables somewhat! Regardless (and slightly daunted) I went out for a spin round the course with Nathan to scope it out. The course was generally fast and flowy with some truly horrible sticky climbs. Which then got a lot worse when it started raining at the start of the race.

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