Race Reports

MS&G – Final Round – Langdon Hills – Mark Darley

September 26th, 2017

MS&G - Final Round - Langdon Hills - Mark Darley So we finally get to the last race of the series, (although far too quickly).  This was held at Langdon Hills, nice as its a local one for us.  There was a Cycle cross race held on the previous day which, along with a bit of rain, made for some wet muddy and slippy conditions.   The series standings had been sorted and added up, and I was lucky enough to find myself in second place overall!  It looked like that there was a podium finish for th...

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MS&G Final Round – Langdon Hills – Christine Rethman

September 26th, 2017

MS&G Final Round - Langdon Hills - Christine Rethman Well this was my last race of the MSG season. Due to numerous injuries throughout the year, broken shoulder, wrecked leg, bruised ribs this would only be my third race. After a summer of riding in 34 degree heat I was up for my last race, that was until I actually got there. It was damp, cold and “grey”, when I say “grey” imagine a very depressed Johnny Vegas saying this and then you have my mood. So, it was muddy. MUDDY is not the word. I...

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Mud, Sweat and Gears – Round 8 – Langdon Hills

September 22nd, 2017

Mud, Sweat and Gears Round 8 Langdon Hills I arrived bright and early for the last round of the MSG series at Langdon Hills as Kevin had arranged with the race organisers to do a sighting lap with the HMTBC Women's Rookie Race Squad (WRRS) early before it got busy with other riders, I tagged along as I have attending some of the coaching sessions Kevin has been running for the squad getting some tips for doing my own Level 2 MTB coaching course at the end of the month.  Having marshalled at the ...

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MS&G Final Round – Langdon Hills – Mel Bates

September 20th, 2017

WRRS does MS&G Langdon Hills - Mel Bates Back in August, HMTBC race team manager and Coach Kevin Darragh started the women’s rookie race squad. The aim was to encourage more women and girls into off road competitive cycle sport. During our coaching sessions, we received cycle fitness advice, basic cycle skills and some advanced MTB skills to allow us to build our confidence to enter and participate in the regional Mud Sweat and Gears MTB race at Langdon Hills. In total, 5 women from HMTBC ha...

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