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George Armstrong's Review of the 2015-16 Cyclo-cross Season

George Armstrong’s Review of the 2015-16 Cyclo-cross Season

18 January 2016

My name is George Armstrong. I have had a great cyclo-cross season 2015-16. I am the junior champion for the south west. This is my 2nd season doing cyclo-cross, in my heart I am a mountain biker but love the different disciplines to improve my fitness and training. My season started in Weston Super Mare

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1st Chard Wheelers Youth Stage Race

1st Chard Wheelers Youth Stage Race

27 June 2015

13 riders from Taw Velo made their way to Ilton on Saturday morning to take part in the 1st Chard Wheelers Youth Stage Race. Clubs and riders from around the South West area had a day of grueling challenges. The overall event had over 70 riders taking part, with Taw Velo’s latest recruit Morgan Wilson

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Regional Schools of Racing (RSR)

Regional Schools of Racing (RSR)

28 May 2015

Today, 28th May, I attended the regional school of racing (RSR) for road at the Maindy Centre in Cardiff. The RSR is open to all youth riders in their second year of B category so we’re mainly ages 14-16. Each coach can nominate riders from their clubs who fit a strict criteria. I have been

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National MTB Cross-country Series Round 2

National MTB Cross-country Series Round 2

18 April 2015

Newnham Park, Plymouth was the venue for the second round of the National MTB Cross-country Series that took place on the weekend of 18th and 19th April. However, before the weekend’s National action got underway, Newnham Park hosted its first night XC event as 39 riders lined up in the Moonlit Soggy Bottom XC race.

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Tour of Tesco Youth Series Round 2

Tour of Tesco Youth Series Round 2

5 April 2015

The Taw Velo Cycling Club youth team aimed high at Sundays Tesco’s race. The squad, fuelled by the morning’s Easter eggs, put on a sterling performance and managed to secure four places on the podium. Louis Garnsworthy missed out on 1st place due to a poor start and having to fight his way through other

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Tour of Tesco Youth Series Round 1

Tour of Tesco Youth Series Round 1

29 March 2015

The storms from earlier in the day had started to clear away as riders arrived for the opening round of the North Devon Wheelers Tour of Tesco Youth Series on Sunday, 29th March. The U8s opened the evening’s racing with Taw Velo’s Louis Garnworthy and Kodie Harmer taking to circuit. Louis led from the off

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National MTB Cross-country Series Round 1

National MTB Cross-country Series Round 1

29 March 2015

Riders from the South West ventured up to Sherwood Forest to compete in the first round of the National MTB Cross-country Series competition hosted by British Cycling. The event, held over the weekend, was attend by over 600 riders from across the UK representing both local clubs and even national teams from Portugal, Holland and

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Soggy Bottom XC Series Round 3

Soggy Bottom XC Series Round 3

8 March 2015

Sunday, 8th March witnessed the final round of the Soggy Bottom XC Series and thus treated riders to a very wet and muddy course. After a few days of rain and a cold spell, the final race series started with the under 13s race. Problems for the young riders started straight from the off, with

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Plymouth Cyclo-cross

Plymouth Cyclo-cross

18 January 2015

The sun shone on the Plymouth Life Centre which held the final round of the South West Cyclo-cross series on Sunday, 18th January. This final round witnessed more than 120 riders take on the gruelling course which had been set up by the University of Plymouth Cycling Team. The previous weeks rain provided a very

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Soggy Bottom XC Series Round 1

Soggy Bottom XC Series Round 1

11 January 2015

Sunday, 11th January saw riders from North Devon heading down to Plymouth for Round 1 of the Soggy Bottom XC Series at Newnham Park. In total over 170 riders took part in a number of different races and lengths during the course of the day. The mountain bike course was a mixture of steep descents

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