Tagged: West Midlands

All my posts that mention the West Midlands in some way.

Newport Nocturne 2018 Photos

The Newport Nocturne was an biennial race, first taking place in 1970 before stopping in the early 1990s. It returned in 2001 before once again stopping in 2014. 2018 saw its glorious return. A women’s race started off the evening, Biemme-Juniper-Echelon’s Nikki Juniper won that race, with teammates Jo Tindley and Gabriella Shaw making up the rest of the podium. A men’s race followed the...

Midlands Reliability Rides 2018

I’ve compiled a list of local club’s 2018 reliability rides for the Midlands area. This includes the West Midlands and the East Midlands. Dates and routes are to the best of my knowledge and research but I accept no liability (and so on and so on) for you turning up and it’s not on! What’s a Reliability Ride? The reliability ride is pretty much the older,...

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The Cycle Show and Pirelli Supercrit 2017

One of the offers that the recent Velo Birmingham gave away was the chance to visit The Cycle Show on the cheap. I decided to take them up on this, especially as they were hosting the Pirelli Supercrit on the same day. The Cycle Show Starting the day off, we had a look round the masses of stalls that made up The Cycle Show. Being...

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Velo Birmingham 2017 Review

I hadn’t planned on riding the 2017 Velo Birmingham. I was registered as tickets went on sale but I baulked at the £85 entry fee. About a month before the ride, a friend of a friend was selling an entry they would be unable to use for £35 – much more reasonable! I would however end up riding as Andy Smith rather than under my...

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Mad Summer Hare 2017 Sportive

The final warm-up before tackling La Ronde Picarde a week later, the Mad Summer Hare was to provide a good challenge. It’s the first time that this sportive has taken place but it’s a sister sportive to the Mad March Hare which I tackled in 2016 and very wetly in 2017. The Mad Summer Hare was 100 miles and worked its way up Snowshill, Saintbury,...