Somebody must have pointed them in the direction of my Etsy christmas guide because the guys from the Gumo store got in touch (Via the comments box… please feel free to do the same! I’m lonely!) to say they had a new custom print available just in time for Christmas. Here it is. It’s very similar in style to their other pieces. Bold, simple and full of colour. What makes it special is the ability to customize each print for […]
Through the wonderful world of pinterest I stumbled across this poster for the 2014 world cyclocross championships at Hoogerheide in the Netherlands. The artist is Michael Valenti. I liked the style so thought id share it. There are plenty of posters in this style available at Pedal Anything Here’s some more.
After its Yorkshire Grande Depart, the 2014 Tour de France route will take the riders over the cobbled roads of Northern France. The riders and gaudy publicity caravan will skirt 100yr old battlefields and the geometric graves of the world wars. The race is a commemoration of the first world war, 100 years since it began. Whether or not this means le Tour will tone itself down a little remains to be seen. Sponsors will still want their branding on […]
It’s a known fact that if you have an interest in anything, then you will receive a plethora of gifts at Christmas that somehow reflect that interest. Usually for cyclists it’s a Parktool pizza cutter, maybe the odd multi-tool. I thought id look at some of the more interesting gifts you can buy from the craft marketplace ETSY. Everyone loves a handmade (non grandparent or 6 year old sweatshop hands), custom or vintage present! Artwork. The shop Gumo sells some lovely […]
Howdi. I’ll keep this short as I’ve got a few races to cover. Whole races! Races that I actually managed to finish. Wessex league, Newbury Showground. Cracking course designed by Cotswold Veldrijden and some great scrapping action. I was off the pace though, ended up 14th. Central League, Zappi’s Cross Race. Culham. Probably the best cross course I’ve ever ridden! The race wound its way round a small motocross track, which presented some serious challenges for the riders. Mud, sand, steep […]
So this is it. The secret to a killer Cross start. You scratch a line in the sand at the bottom of a loose, steep climb and you sprint off the line to the the top of that hill. I know what I’l be doing next week. My starts are easily the weakest part of my racing!
Cross season is well underway now and the racing on the continent is coming thick and fast! We’ve seen some great fights and even a win a win for Tom Meussen! Here’s a look at the current UCI standings for the Elite Senior Men. Unsurprisingly, right at the top of the table sits the king of cross, Sven Nys. The seemingly unstoppable Flandrian just keeps on taking wins. Now aged 37 and in his 16th season there doesn’t look to […]
Another video in the Global Cycling Networks Cyclocross series; this time a guide to remounting. There is some great slow motion footage from the pros as well as some handy tips to master this incredibly irritating skill! Connoisseurs of cross will enjoy the different styles of remounts shown by individual riders, especially the Dutch guys. Something forces the dutchies to leap much much higher than racers from other nations. Balls of steel, clearly! The vid also cleared up a little […]
Ive been very good this year. I ate all my broccoli, was nice to old people, didnt commit any major crimes… So please. Pretty fucking please. Can you bring me this cinelli kit for Christmas/Hanukkah/Diwali. I will provide the matching socks!