Monthly Archives: May 2012

Crashfest dummies

A big bike racing crash makes a sound all of its own – a heady combination of high pitched clang as the carbon fibre bounces on the tarmac, squealing from tyres locked up solid and shouts of the fallen as … Continue reading

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Standing on the shoulders of giants

Oh my God, that’s Sean Yates! Sean Yates.  Yep, the Sean Yates.  And I’m on his bloody wheel in the Dunsfold 4ths. At the stroke of a pedal my sporting life scaled a peak it will never reach again.  And … Continue reading

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Grey power

I’ve seen my future – many would say my present – and I think I like it. Fast but considerate bike racing, no suicidal moves, clever tactics and a right old tear up to the finish line… veteran racing rocks! … Continue reading

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All roads lead to Dunsfold…

….even ones in Redhill. That’s the most positive way to look at the cold and fairly miserable hour I spent huffing and puffing my way around the soggy South Nutfield Surrey League Handicap.  The event was only ever intended to … Continue reading

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Wot I did on my holidaze

Three miles to go… as the bunch reached the bay the pace was already break-neck, around 30mph – everybody wanted this one and there would be no sitting up despite the 80-odd hard miles in our legs. I had positioned … Continue reading

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