Archive for April 2009



Wetwang Spring Road Race

Monday 27th April 2009

by MikeC

6 laps of a rolling 7.5 mile circuit with one significant(ish) climb based in Wetwang, a place I had never heard of let alone been to. It was a gorgeous, dry spring day if not a bit breezy and the race started at 12 noon so I had plenty of time to get there and […]

La Fleche Wallonne Feminine

Friday 24th April 2009

by catherine williamson

What could be easier, 98km riding around flat Belgium…umm tell a bunch of woman riding a World Cup that its under a 100k and they all go mad, attacking from word go and did I say flat… 7 GPM and a ton others and finishing up the 1.3km Mur de Huy that is equavilent to […]

Velo29 at the North Cornwall Tor Sportive

Tuesday 21st April 2009

by Dan Smith

Last weekend saw the 2nd of the 5 event Kilo To Go sportive events that Velo29 are supporting. Somewhat further afield than the previous excursion, the crew of four headed off to Bodmin in Cornwall! We may not have seen the Beast of Bodmin, but we did see over 1000 cyclists tackling some of the […]

Another win for Velo29!

Thursday 16th April 2009

by Dan Smith

Richard Meadows claimed the first round of the TLI Croft Series on Tuesday, despite competing in the 3 day Tour of the Girvan which finished the previous day! Proving that his Time Trialling form is spot on, he soloed to victory ahead of Marcus Smith (Cleveland Wheelers) and Simon Baxter (Adept Precision RT).  Also high […]

Drenthe World Cup

Wednesday 15th April 2009

by catherine williamson

After a week living in the luxury of my team mangers house in Luxemburg we headed up for a weekend of racing in Holland.  On Good Friday there was a 140km 1.1 cat race with all the teams for the World Cup and for extra danger a handful of club teams.  Luckily the pace was […]

40th Tour Of Girvan Race Report


by Dan Smith

Easter weekend saw the 40th Edition of Scotland’s Premier Bike Tour and also Velo29’s first outing of the Premier Calendar team.   The Givan is a true Classic Cycle Race and the list of previous winners read’s as a who’s who of British Cycling. This year’s race promised to be another great year, with some […]

Bridlington CC Road Race – Burton Fleming

Tuesday 14th April 2009

by MikeC

Being on the reserve list isn’t great news when you have 1 and a half hours of driving each way to get to a race. However, I spoke to the organiser the night before the event and he was quietly confident I would get to race. I arrived nice and early to give myself a […]

British Mountain Bike Series Round 1 – Sherwood Pines

Tuesday 7th April 2009

by MikeC

After my 2 blog entries from early season road races I feel I owe the blog community an entry from my first mountain bike race of the season. Sherwood Pines was the venue which offers flat, fast and singletrack terrain, some tight and twisty, some open and smooth. Arriving at 9am I set out on […]

Flanders World Cup

Monday 6th April 2009

by catherine williamson

After last weeks disasterous start to the season I made sure I completly over dressed for this one and had pockets full of knee warmers, arm warmers and gillet after the first 20km! To be fair it was only 5 degrees but with no rain and a very excited bunch there was no hanging around. […]

Gimer and The Pecker’s Outing at The Phil Russell Road Race

Sunday 5th April 2009

by Pecker

They say a lot can change in a year; well a year ago the Phillip Russell Road Race commenced in arctic conditions Mr G and I went out the back after 1 lap and spent the rest of the race sat in Mike’s car drinking tea.  The plan this year, pray for two easy laps […]



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