Free British Cycling Commissaire Course…

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British Cycling has been in touch with details of a free BC Commissaire’s course in Welwyn Garden City in early March. Here’s what they have to say:

British Cycling LogoDo you support more mountain bike racing for all?

Do you spend your weekends watching your husband/wife/son/daughter racing mountain bikes and want to do something different?

Do you want to give something back to your sport?

Then British Cycling MTB needs you!

We are training more race commissaries/judges* to make sure that our events run smoothly and safely as well as being great fun for everyone.

Eastern region course is taking place on 6th March at Gosling Sports Park, Welwyn Garden City

** contact rachelfenton@britishcycling.org.uk Tel: 07940302228

* For more information on commissairing please see www.britishcycling.org.uk click on the site menu and choose ‘Volunteers’.

**Courses are free of charge but we would like attendees to sign up to officiate at 2010 events in their local area.

Chipps

Singletrack Editor

Chipps wasn’t around for the dawn of mountain biking in the UK, but he likes to claim that he arrived in time for second breakfast (about the time he shows up for work, then…) starting in the bike trade in 1990 and becoming a full time mountain bike journalist at the start of 1994. Over the subsequent quarter century, he has seen mountain bike culture flourish and diversify and bike technology go from rigid steel frames to fully suspended carbon fibre (and sometimes back to rigid steel as well.)

His riding style is best described as ‘medium, wheels on the ground, trail riding’ though he’s been spotted doing everything from endurance downhill racing to 24 hour cross country racing. He favours mid-travel trail bikes and claims to be wheel-size, gear, brake and tyre agnostic. In fact, his garage spans most bicycle flavours, taking in steel hardtails, carbon trail bikes, even a mountain bike tandem, along with road, touring and gravel/cyclocross bikes.

While he’s happy to chat about bikes all day, his real interest is in the people and places that bikes can introduce you to and he talks as fondly about the trails he’s ridden and riders he’s met as the bikes that took him there.

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