Tagged: Warwickshire

All my posts that mention Warwickshire in some way.

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Velo Birmingham and Midlands 2019 Sportive Review

After the fun of the 2017 edition of the Velo Birmingham, the event made its belated return in 2019. A completely different route saw the riders head east into North Warwickshire instead of west into Worcestershire. This made a difference to the parcours with a flatter profile and smaller rolling hills. It also meant paying a visit to lovely Coventry city centre. Thankfully after attempts...

Tour of Britain 2018 Photos

Today the 2018 Tour of Britain visited Warwickshire, briefly clipping the Cotswold hills too. I managed to catch the race on the steepest part of the Ilmington hill KoM – peaking out at 16% – before heading to Royal Leamington Spa to catch the finish. Below are a selection of the best photos from today’s stage.

Hannah Randall 2018 Time Trial Kit

Women’s Time Trialling for Novices – My First Year

The first club time trial My first time trial took place on a cold and murky New Year’s Day 2018. It was the K7/5 between Stafford and Cannock that promised to be ‘downhill overall’ – there’s a lot of this in time trialling. A course promises to be downhill, but it’s invariably the most uphill way to get downhill! A splash of tinsel on the...

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Stratford Open TT April 2018 – K33/10D

Last weekend I took part in my second Open TT of the year. The first one, in Coalville, was hilly and definitely didn’t suit me but gave me a chance to test out my new time trial bike in anger. Having had chance to set the seat to something close to the right height and riding a course that I rode last year on my...

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Stratford CC Reliability Ride Review 2018

  Stratford upon Avon Cycling Club Reliability Ride 2018 After last year’s non-finish because of the snow and poor group choice, I was back to try and conquer the Stratford CC Reliability Ride once again – this time with Hannah, doing it for the first time. With a newly-revamped venue open for the first time that day, the facilities were good. The weather was also...

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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,...