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NCRA Keysoe, I chalked the line


I’ve always suffered from a bit of pre-race nerves and I guess that’s normal for any racer except the most gung ho. Promoting the club’s second road race in the NCRA I’ve found the race nerves have mutated into pre-race anxiety; you’ve … Continue reading

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NCRA Naseby, room for improvement


The problem with Kolsch, the local brew of Cologne, is not its strength but its size. Served in delicate narrow glasses, each round is a meagre 200cl serving. Fortunately the table staff were attentive. They sashyed between the packed beer … Continue reading

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NCRA Two Day Race, Day 2 Southwick


My broken collarbone has put paid to any ambitions I once held for the NCRA Two Day Race, and believe me I did have ambitions. Probably too grand, nevertheless, I was sorely disappointed to not try to realise them. Still … Continue reading

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NCRA Rockingham Race 4: Breaks


This one will be brief. Alan was in the first group, I started in a big middle group and Wayne was with handful of second cats, two minutes behind. Our group was too big to work effectively, so I got … Continue reading

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NCRA Rockingham Race 3: Scratches


Sun brings ’em out, rain keeps ’em away, so, after the days torrential downpours and thunderstorms, it was a much smaller field that lined up for the evenings race than last week. Not that fewer numbers equate to an easier … Continue reading

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NCRA Rockingham Race 2 – Speed


Warm, calm and dry, was last weeks cold and rain only a week ago? There were four of us racing for St Neots – Dan (in his first race) and Gareth, both in the first group, I was in the … Continue reading

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NCRA Middleton


What a gorgeous day for a race – warm and clear in the heart of the beautiful Welland valley. It’s a part of the world I love ride, but it’s a circuit I’ve never really enjoyed. There were three of … Continue reading

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