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Plymouth City Motopark Cyclo-cross

Plymouth City Motopark Cyclo-cross

4 January 2015

Sunday, 4th January was round 13 of the South West Cyclo-cross series, which was held at the Plymouth City Motopark. The testing track which involved a number of natural obstacles such as mud, table tops and a cork screw ensured that riders endurance and technical skills where tested to the limit. Young riders Louis Garnsworthy

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Falmouth Bike Park Cyclo-cross

Falmouth Bike Park Cyclo-cross

14 December 2014

On Sunday, 14th December, Taw Velo riders made their way down to Falmouth Bike Park for round 11 of the South West Cyclo-cross league. The previous weeks rain made sure that riders where going to find the course very slippy and testing. Louis Garnsworthy made an excellent start in the under 8s race on the

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South of England Cyclo-cross Championship

South of England Cyclo-cross Championship

7 December 2014

Taw Velo’s Cyclo-cross team once again achieved excellent results; this time at the South of England Regional Championship on Sunday, 7th December. Stover school in Newton Abbott hosted the 2 day event and thus provided a very scenic background to the long and technically challenging course. The whole circuit circled the main house and grounds

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What to expect at a Cyclo-cross skills session

29 November 2014

First was ‘scooting’ – with the left foot on the pedal as normal but pushing along with the other foot on the same left hand side of the bike. This manoeuvre came with promises that “you really won’t fall over” from coach Darren Armstrong. This did turn out to be true but not without a

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Plymouth Cyclo-cross

Plymouth Cyclo-cross Father-Son Victory

23 November 2014

Taw Velo Cycling Club had both a good turn out and good results at the Plymouth Cyclo-cross on Sunday, 23rd November. Six riders from the club made the journey down to compete on a very tough and demanding course that tested riders skills and endurance to the limit. The previous weeks rain meant that a

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Bike Polo Debuts at Rock Park

2 November 2014

Thanks for all those Taw Velo members that made the trip to Rock park on Sunday afternoon for the first (uncompetitive!) Match of grass bike polo in Devon. On a wet field there were 9 willing volunteers with no experience of the non contact, contact sport of bike polo. Willing to risk their prize machines

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St Austell Cyclo-cross

Taw Velo Triumph at St Austell Cyclo-cross

26 October 2014

Pave Velo held the 6th round of the South West Cyclo-cross series at St Austell, Cornwall on Sunday, 26th October. The day started off with the under 8s race in dry conditions and still no sign of mud. A field of around 15 riders competed with Max Standen and Louis Garnsworthy fighting it out for

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Escot Cyclo-cross

Escot Cyclo-cross Success

19 October 2014

Due to the dry weather, this weekends Cyclo-cross event at Escot dashed the hopes of many riders who had hoped to finally encounter some winter mud. The last of the warm sunny days meant that clubs and riders from around the region descended on the country park to take part in round 5 of the

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West Buckland Cyclo-cross

West Buckland Cyclo-cross

5 October 2014

There was a one-two for Mid Devon Cycling Club at round 4 of the South West Cyclo-cross series promoted by Taw Velo at West Buckland School. Andy Parker won the main race ahead of team-mate Oscar Wiessler with Steve Davies, of Hargroves Cycles, third. Dry weather meant the 1.6-mile course’s tight corners, trees, gravel, grass

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Wellington Cyclo-cross

Youth Success at Wellington Cyclo-cross

21 September 2014

The winter Cyclo-cross season is underway, but without a drop of rain, no chilling wind and certainly no mud, riders at round 2 of the South West Cyclo-cross league could be forgiven for not realising. Undeterred by these mild climes, the Taw Velo youth team achieved further outstanding Cyclo-cross results; this time at Court Fields School, Wellington. Another

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