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Cycling Weekly

Cycling Weekly October 25, 2018

Published by Time Inc. (UK) Ltd Cycling Weekly is the UK's only weekly special interest magazine focusing on the cycling market. It is the best source of breaking international and UK news, race reportage, reliable fitness advice, trustworthy product reviews and inspirational features for British cyclists. Always a great read, Cycling Weekly inspires you to ride your bike more!

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1 min.
start line 25.10

Every year I think to myself, “maybe I’ll race some hil-lclimbs this year.” I’ve always been a fan of riding up hills and there are plenty in the countryside around me to train on. You don’t need to do hours and hours of endurance training for hill-climbs. There are crowds at many of the events and the season is only a few weeks long. They are perfect for satisfying that competitive urge without making too big a commitment. Then I am reminded how much it hurts. Riding up hills is great. Racing mates up a hill on a ride is even better. But racing hill-climbs is something else entirely. I have done a few hill-climb events. Every time, I started regretting it as soon as I rolled up to the start line. I…

2 min.
derby team pursuiters become fifth fastest ‘nation’

The Derby-based Huub-Wattbike team became the fifth fastest team pursuit ‘nation’ of all time at the weekend as they rode to fourth at the opening round of the Track World Cup in Paris. The team of amateurs set a time of 3-53.826 in the team pursuit first round, which only teams from current world record holders Australia, former world record holders Great Britain, and Denmark and Italy who both set national records at the weekend (of 3.52.661 and 3.53.153 respectively) have bettered. Despite the blistering time, however, it was only good enough to get them into the bronze medal ride-off where they were beaten by Italy’s national record-breaking ride. Rider Jacob Tipper said the squad from the “Nation of Derbados” could not “have asked for a better” performance. He said: “The game has…

1 min.
doull rules out olympic team pursuit ride

SWpix.com Reigning Olympic champion Owain Doull has ruled out a return to the team pursuit with Team GB at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, but says he would consider riding the Madison if the opportunity arose. Speaking to Cycling Weekly at the Hammer Series in Hong Kong, the 25-year-old said it would be impossible to combine his road duties with team pursuit training. Doull won gold in the event at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, riding alongside Sir Bradley Wiggins, Steven Burke and Ed Clancy, but switched to full-time road racing with Team Sky in 2017. “I’ve thought about returning to the track before, but it all depends on what’s possible,” Doull said. “I think not the team pursuit because with the time commitments you can only do one or the other [road…

2 min.
bc lines up glasgow bid for 2023 worlds

British Cycling is working on a bid to host the combined cycling World Championships in 2023 with Glasgow top of its list of potential venues, it has emerged. The combined championships would incorporate road racing, track racing, BMX, downhill and mountain bike events. The UCI believes that hosting all the disciplines together at the same time will help to boost the profile of the Worlds. A similar strategy was used at this year’s European Championships, hosted by Glasgow, which were scheduled alongside European swimming and athletics competitions. The success of that is part of the reason why the UCI granted BC and Glasgow a period of exclusivit y to bid earlier this year. BC’s Glasgow plans already have the support of UK Sport and it is in talks with the Scottish and local government.…

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lee dominates north east cx league

Stephen Lee (Derwentside CC) secured his fourth win in the North East Cyclo-Cross League on Sunday, storming to victory at Hetton Lyons Country Park near Sunderland. The 22-year-old from Consett has ridden all seven races so far, and not finished outside the top two. On Sunday, he crossed the line almost three minutes ahead of his nearest rival, Roddy Weir (Muckle CC). In the women’s race Marie Lynn (Boompods EDCO) continued her late push for the North East title with a second consecutive victory, lapping all but one of her rivals. In the London League Alec Briggs (TEKKERZ) won his first race of the season by just one second, edging out Neil Phillips (Kibosh Racing) after a race-long tussle at Newchapel in Surrey on Sunday. But consistency is proving key for Chris Ansell, the…

2 min.
uncovering the hopes and fears of two sleepy cyclists

We, the Great Britain Cycling Team, are in Canada. We are jetlagged, or maybe exhausted from a 5am wake up and transatlantic travel, but either way it’s early evening and eyelids are drooping. So in a bid to stay awake I am adding to this column’s occasional interview series with an extract from my time spent trying to keep Eleanor Dickinson and Elinor Barker awake. Both are under their respective duvets and hugging a cuddly toy. Hardly conducive to our ambition of staying awake, but I’m not here to preach advice. I’m here to ask prying questions. Like we’re on a bad first date, I ask both what they are most afraid of. El Barker: “I’m most afraid of telling my deepest, darkest fear to a national publication and a psychopath reading…