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Midlands Reliability Rides 2018

There is a 2019 version of this list here. 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...

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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,...

Redditch Tour Series May 2017 Great Britain Team

Redditch Tour Series 2017 Photos

Every year a series of cycle races take place in the centres of towns and cities across the UK. The teams involved are generally British teams at the Continental level and showcase the best of talent that British domestic cycling has to offer. I attended the first race of the 2017 Tour Series in Redditch and took a camera along with me. The race winner...

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Mad March Hare Sportive 2017 Review

The Mad March Hare, My first proper sportive of 2017 and it was an awful, flooded, soggy day weather-wise. Once I’d accepted that I was to get wet, dealt with the wind and finally had the sun come out, it turned out to be quite fun. Mad March Hare 2017 I was to ride with John and Jim from my Stratford Cycling Club, but after...

Mathew Mitchell and Mark Lampitt Hampton Lucy Great Shakespeare Ride 2016

The Great Shakespeare Ride 2016 – 100 Miles

The Great Shakespeare Ride was the first sportive I ever did in my fledgling pre-lycra, pre-clippy shoes days. I remember it being very hard work with plenty of stops to recuperate and the last ten miles were a huge struggle. In the end I finished 108th out of 134 in 8 hours 10 minutes, whilst people I now regularly ride with finished in the top...