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Merrida Brass Monkeys – Rd3

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So it was with some trepidation about the weather we slithered our cars to the mid-forest parking spot to take part in round 3 of the Brass Monkeys series hosted by Gorrick. Starting with numb fingers after a 10 minute practice warmup, 3 LP’s lined up wishing the start procedure would quickly lead on to […]

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Gunther Zechmann Wins Tour de Kaernten

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Gunther’s report… The 4th Tour de Kärnten started last week with a 21k time-trial in blood-boiling 35 deg C and merciless sun. I was the sole Phoenix rider against some top amateurs and ex-pro’s in the continental cycling scene, with the likes of Stefan Kirchmair who won the Haute Route last year. The undulating TT […]

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Bella Leach wins the Gran Giro Sardegna 2015

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Giro Sardegna 2015 Nine Phoenix members raced the Giro Sardegna last week, a tough 6 day stage race. Bella Leach, Mhairi Mackenzie, Laura Cameron, Aoife Doherty, Petra Dolejsova, Jane Dennyson, Dave Bird, Len Delicaet and James Mackenzie, all placing well in the GC. Highlights included Laura taking 3rd in her age category in the GC. […]

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TRANSCONTINENTAL 2014 – Adrian O’Sullivan’s report…

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The lead up The Lead up to this race was to cycle very fast all month and get plenty of rest, having done a lot of slow long riding all year. Cycling went ok, fast two hours around regents park and sprinting and racing anything that moved on the way home on my commute. It […]

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Gunther Zechmann places 10th in Severn Bridge RR

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Gunther’s report… The Severn Bridge Road Race started in beautiful sunshine after some dreadful rain on the way to the start. I was the only Phoenix rider, and the usual suspects of pro-teams turned up (ONE cycling, NFTO, PedalHaven etc). The course was challenging with 10 laps including a 1km/7% climb with a vicious kick […]

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Neil Simpson – Central Cyclocross League Champion (V50) 2014-2015 !

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Congratulations to Neil Simpson, 2014-15 Central Cyclocross League Champion in the V50 category. After a gruelling battle of 10 rounds, Neil topped the series ahead of Finchley RT’s Simon Hime. Highlight of the season was a spectacular solo win at Hillingdon in December which just about sealed the series and reinforced his position as the […]

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Capital Tri Duathlon – Velopark

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by Will Beresford, 3/04/2015 February is known for being cold, often seeing snow showers and heavy frosts, so whilst some cyclists either stay inside on a turbo, or venture to warmer climates to ride mountains I decided that I’d do a Duathlon in East London. Capital Tri run a bi-weekley dutahlon at the Lee Valley […]

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Essex giro 2 day stage race

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Bella, Mhairi and Michelle S raced the Essex Giro, here is Bella and Mhairi’s report… DAY 1 With 3 of us getting a rather last minute entry into this event, there wasn’t much time to really think about it. With this, Michelle and John set to work the day before the event and bagged van […]

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Etape du Tour

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Miles Butler and Will Beresford riding up the Tourmalet during the Etape du Tour on Sunday. Both finished in 5hr 46 on a really tough day in the mountains, placing them 239th and 241st respectively from over 9000 starters.

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Gunther Zechmann wins Ras de Cymru 2014

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Gunther won the 2014 Ras de Cymru on Sunday 13th July by finishing 2nd on the final stage. The 5-day stage race for 100 cat 2,3 and 4 riders comprises mainly of four man (or women) teams. Phoenix were represented by Gunther along with Dave Bird, Jason Creswell and Miles Butler. The race began on […]

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