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A slightly different world

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 […]

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Palm Trees, baggy shorts and the end of summer

Chipps reflects on the bizarre location of Interbike, the end of show season and the start of autumn

September 16th, 14 2 2,136 By:

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Making the most of the summer

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 […]

July 28th, 14 4 4,209 By:

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The joys of numb travelling

Chipps goes to the Sea Otter without enough coffee. And recommends it

April 6th, 14 0 6,931 By:

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To have and to hold and to hoard, forevermore?

Chipps wonders how long it takes for ‘shed junk’ to turn into ‘collectable memorabilia’?

November 22nd, 13 9 13,403 By:

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Eurobike number, er?

Chipps mulls over the changes that have happened in how the world’s largest bike show gets reported.

August 26th, 13 10,164 By:

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In Praise Of Bender

Remember Josh Bender? If you don’t, then you need to know about him.

July 9th, 13 23,942 By:

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A time of change

A musing on that newfangled 27.5in thing

April 22nd, 13 29,345 By:

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New Year – New Bike!

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 […]

January 19th, 12 7,695 By:

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Temperature Regulation

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 […]

December 29th, 11 3,885 By:

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Keeping afloat over the dark months

Step away from the cake!

November 22nd, 11 19,399 By:

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Interbike: surely I’ve got the hang of it now?

This is my 17th Interbike – and I’ve yet to master it…

September 13th, 11 24,556 By:

You don't need training, or drugs to ride fast. Just get chased by lightning instead!

Guest Blog: Marcus Farley and the lightning.

It seemed like a normal Thursday night ride…

July 8th, 11 6,009 By:

Well, I AM going to be on holiday...

Indulging a passion

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 […]

January 20th, 11 12,498 By:

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