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Mud Sweat & Gears – Rd1

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So after warnings of “severe muddy conditions” and “single speed recommend” it was with some trepidation for most riders that MSG round 1 at Hintlesham Suffolk kick off in a tricky conditions 4km lap.  Straight from the start a long slippery slope down the field had riders sliding their way into the woods and sloppy single […]

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LP 15th Anniversary

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LP celebrates its 15th birthday London Phoenix celebrated its 15th birthday on 8 Feb at a special event at Look Mum No Hands. Founding member John Mullineaux as well as many current members were present for an evening of cycling chat with The Cycling Podcast journalists Richard Moore, Daniel Friebe and Lionel Birnie. The Podcast […]

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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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Bontrager Twentyfour/12 2015

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  The 22nd and 23rd July this year saw two entries to the final and arguably best 24 hour MTB event in the UK – the Bontrager Twentyfour/12.   London Phoenix provided two entries to the event – Steve Hanks riding the 24 Solo in the Vets class, and the first ever Club team entry of […]

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Race Report – Gorrick Torq in your Sleep 2015

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On 30th June LP provided two “Pairs” entries to this 12 hour MTB endurance event,starting  at  midday and ending  at  midnight.   Richy  Poynter and Neil  Macintosh entered in the Male class, and Steve Hanks and Sim Dagger (honorary member) entered as Vets.  12 hour pairs is tough – each rider rides 1 or two […]

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Race Report: Mountain Mayhem – 24hr Mountain Bike Race

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Summer Solstice means one thing to most people, the longest day, for me (and a few daft others) it means Mountain Mayhem. For those that don’t know, or didn’t read my blog last year, this is essentially a 24 hour mountain bike race at Gatcombe Park, Gloucestershire. You can either enter as a team, pair […]

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Final Race of the Eastern League Season

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“Last race of the Eastern League season saw a 150 mile round trip to Bury. When the rain started as I was packing the car I nearly went back inside, put the kettle on and stayed at home but with it being the last race and having missed a couple we headed off to the […]

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Thetford Summer Enduro

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Simon Pemberton finished the Thetford Summer Enduro in 4th place in Men’s 6hr solo cat from a field of 38 and gave us a report as follows; “I completed 8 laps of a fast and flowing 9 mile course. Mostly singletrack and great to race a Summer course at Thetford rather than the Winter Series […]

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Thetford MTB Winter Series

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Well done to all who took on the Thetford challenge in cold but clear conditions. Full gallery of decent pics here and a video of the start and some other incidents here.

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Ritchey Bikefest 2012 – full report

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I was 5th last year so being so close really wanted to get on the podium this time. Especially pleased because I started from the back too. I was in such a flap getting stuff ready after a crap nights sleep with howling winds and driving rain rocking the van I forgot to check my […]

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