Another Three Peaks!

Yet again I feel compelled to put down on paper my Three Peaks story – for the three-fold purposes of therapy, self-publicity and, of course, hopefully, your enjoyment. If you’d like more information on the course and how to tackle the event, there’s a large section devoted to it in The Cyclocross Bible. As always […]

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Starting the season in Belgium

What a whirlwind… not quite sure it wasn’t all a dream now we are back.  Maybe that’s just because I’m now pretty tired, but more likely it’s because I can’t quite believe that a couple of days ago I was racing up the Muur van Geraardsbergen after some of the best cyclocross riders in the […]

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Power

Sorry – this post isn’t ready yet! However, I’m publishing it now so one of my students at university can use the power data in his project on human-powered aircraft. Feel free to check out my stats from 2016 and 2017 for now though (I’m quite proud to have data for rides over 10 hours in […]

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Wheel aerodynamics

I recently came across this bit of wind tunnel testing by Hunt. It led me to dig out some wind tunnel testing I did for my aerospace engineering undergraduate project 18 years ago. Testing wheels is rather tricky! The aerodynamic drag of a rider and bike as a whole is pretty straightforward: you put the […]

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My 2017/18 ‘Cross Season Part I

I’ve been off the bike and mostly off work with flu for a month now. I thought I would find it therapeutic to write a brief review of my ‘cross season. Upon starting to write, it has quickly degenerated into an outpouring of my Three Peaks Cyclocross experience. Part II will be a more balanced […]

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Is power perfect?

Jen finds out through a year of hard graft and mishaps and shares her tips… Power meters are the must-have accessory nowadays for any serious amateur cyclist.  Striving to improve, to succeed, to beat our opponents, we first started measuring our speed and heart-rate  After that GPS became readily available to the mass market and […]

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