Thursday, 25 March 2010

Wiggle Lightning 12 Hour Run 2010

The Main Arena

The Morning De-Brief at 5:40am in the main marque with the heaters on.

With Eastnor Castle as a nice backdrop

What a great weekend the Wiggle 12 Hour Lightning run was, on the way down Saturday afternoon all we could see was flooded roads and dark gray skies just 12 hours away from an off road circuit. The only good news we had was that the weather forecast was for sunny dry day ahead.Pat and the team got some huge gas heaters to warm the main food marquee which was nice im sure for people getting back from a cold lap. so after getting up to a frozen tent the race started at 6am, but the weather was perfect cold but perfect as the sun rose up over the Malvern hills its looked promising.
Towards the end of the race with everything going to plan and no rain the last runner came through just after 7PM just in time to get some podiums done in the dark.

Check That For a Medal

Sunday, 14 March 2010


Its about time, I started my cycle mechanics course over a year ago in Manchester and I think i must be close to the longest applicant ever (im no the paper work type). Ive worked in bike shops since I was 14 but I thought it was time to get a qualification in it (plus it was free) So there it is im officially a level two Cytech mechanic and no I wont fix it when im taking pictures.

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Midnight Mountain Mayhem Entries

Sunday night was a late one, at Pats house awaiting those hand deliverd entries and some cakes too. We had people riding up to the top of Buxton where Pat lives in the snow untill 4am just to make sure they had a ride in Mountain Mayhem 2010.

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Mountain Mayhem 2010 Entry Forms

All entries go live this Sunday 28/02/2010 at midnight, ill be round Pats waiting for the crazy people that turn up at 3am with printed entry forms to make sure they are in.

last year people got on their bikes at 1am and rode to the tops of Buxton to get a cupa tea and enter the race.

Thursday, 11 February 2010

UK Short Track Champs

  • Park Hall, Stoke-on-Trent :: Sat 26th June
The format for the day is a 1 lap sprint qualifier (to determine seeding) followed by an afternoon of racing. Youth and Women will progress straight to their race, with the Veteran Men and Senior Men split between A and B finals, determined by their qualifying times. Races will be a set number of laps, with the winner of each race taking approx 25 mins (Youth 20mins).

Midlands XC 2010

The dates and venues have been announced, with the midlands champs places at round two this year at Mansell Lacy, near Hereford not Hanchurch woods.
  • Round 1 :: Hanchurch woods :: 18th April
  • Round 2 :: Mansell Lacy, near Hereford :: 23rd May
  • Round 3 :: Venue: Birch Hall, near Dronfield :: 1st August
  • Round 4 :: Sherwood Pines, near Clipstone :: 5th September

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Matt Denis - Team Swinnerton Cycles

Sleepless in the saddle podium rider Matt Denis jumps ship from Yeti to Team Swinnerton Cycles for the 2010 season on his brand new Trek top fuel 9.9 ssl

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

So its 2010 and already we are all looking forward to the season ahead, with events first up like Wiggle 6 Hour and the British Mtb Series. Lets hope we get the summer of riding we deserve from the winter we didnt.

Monday, 18 May 2009

Nice Price Special

Sun, Rain, Wind, Mud, Sun, Rain and Bikes

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

BMBS Round 2 Dalby

Jenn O'Conner has had enough of me getting pictures of her so dives into cover, News from Jen is no broken bones but a real good headache for a few days. I brought Jens bike back up to Andrew Patterson as she took the easy way out back in the ambulance, Get well soon Jen.

Nice to see Nick Craig Back Out and doing so well.

"Ok now this course is NOT Sherwood"

Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Wiggle Enduro 6 Hour 2009

Back from a sunny weekend at Catton Park, but I got there Saturday morning ready to get the pictures for the Thunder run and for a second i thought I might actually be seeing some thunder. The heavens opened for the first hour before the race and i though oh no its going to be a mud bath, but the ground was so dry it didn't even touch it.Then after then Thunder run had set off i was a little shocked to see people lining up on the start line with their dogs? Im sure this is cheatingSo after the run it was time to get the bike out and go for a ride around the course, but at the end of the second lap i was really enjoying the course. I asked Chris if she would mind me racing and not doing pictures for the enduro? hahaha i was soon put back in place ;)Well done to the Yeti boys taking to the podium,third in mens pairs .

Sunday, 19 April 2009

Midlands XC Round 1

The sun was shining at Cosford and once again this year the course was dry and dusty.
Youth cat just about to set out from the starting gun.
Jenn O'Connor Of Team Altura Patterson Training
www.pattersontraining.comSome of team Yeti showing of there new bikesMatt and Christian, when Yeti said team bonding I think they thought something else
Matt Denis Podium 3rd in Masters and Christian 4th in Expert

Sunday, 5 April 2009

British Mountain Bike Series Round 1

What a day for racing dusty dry singletrack, blue skys and more riders at an event since Sleepless.What a sprint finish from Jody, to leave Fletcher and Oli battling out for second on the podium.
Oli showing off his number 1 race plate, but where was Liam for this one?Team Yeti rider Christian rode the last 3 laps with no saddle, trying not to forget to sit down. ouch!!

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

A Day Out With Mark Milward

Masters Downhill champion 2008 Mark Milward took me out to show me some of the trails he has been building in training for 2009. Testing out his new bikes and fox clothing, all sponsored by

Sunday, 29 March 2009

Kilotogo UCI Cheshire Cat 2009 Cyclosportive

Bike Radar Forum picture of the day? Well done to the nine year old rider who did the 66 mile route.
Also out on the ride was Andy Wilkinson the current Lands End to John O'Groats recored holder on both bike and recumbent.
Just back from watching the 1000 or so riders try to ride up the 30% climb at Mow Cop, I think id be glad of that compact i was recommended. Well done to everyone that rode and made it to the top. All the images are on the gallery and British Cycling have asked for a few too, so keep you eyes open on