It’s the Three Peaks race this weekend. 650 cyclocrossers will rampage over the higher, pointier bits of the Yorkshire Dales. Despite it being the 52nd running of the event, it still manages to maintain a village fete-feel to it. From the virtually unintelligible announcer on a tinny PA to the ropey old army tent housing […]
Chipps reflects on the bizarre location of Interbike, the end of show season and the start of autumn
The inbuilt thing about being British is that we’re always suspicious of good weather. Especially the more north or west you seem to be. It’s as if we’re expecting a week of good weather to always be followed by two weeks of bad, rather than just expecting more good weather – which is what you’d […]
Chipps wonders how long it takes for ‘shed junk’ to turn into ‘collectable memorabilia’?
Chipps mulls over the changes that have happened in how the world’s largest bike show gets reported.
I’ve always been a bit of a cyclocross fan (despite there being a spot fine for even mentioning it aloud in the office). I’ve race the Three Peaks three times in the last 15 years and I’ve done local ‘cross races on and off throughout that time. I’ve always been a bit of a purist […]
There’s one thing that the last couple of years of odd weather has meant to me – not the thought that we’ve broken the planet’s weather; that’s not in doubt – but it’s the far more trivial poser of ‘what to wear?’ It used to be that summers were mostly short sleeve Lycra jerseys and […]
This is my 17th Interbike – and I’ve yet to master it…
I’m off on holiday next week – going to visit the girlfriend’s parents in Germany, but first – we’re going to be going to Belgium. Yep, we’re off to see some cyclocross! I did exactly the same last year, and wrote about it in our blog and really enjoyed myself. I have shockingly little experience […]