In certain parts of the world Cyclocross is religion. Knobbly tyred road bikes are ridden to extremes by serious athletes in front of fanatical crowds of well oiled supporters. This past weekend saw the worlds take place in Tabor, the Czech Republic. Here are some takes on it courtesy of Shimano including a course preview [...]
Entries Tagged as 'Cyclocross'
February 2nd, 2015 · No Comments
December 16th, 2014 · No Comments
And you thought skinny tyres weren’t fun! Chris Akrigg-CHRISCROSS 2 (Revenge of the curly wurly bars) from chris akrigg on Vimeo.
November 28th, 2014 · No Comments
The second round of the Cyclocross World Cup took place last weekend in Koksijde, Belgium. CX is a religion in Belgium attracting huge crowds and a carnival type atmosphere. This weekend sees the CX World Cup roll into Milton Keynes in the UK where 5 Irish men and 1 Irish lady will line out in [...]
November 12th, 2014 · No Comments
Following the success earlier this year of the urban Cyclocross event in Rathfarnham organised by Expert Cycles we thought we’d share this little video from Red Bull.
March 24th, 2014 · No Comments
Yet again Chris Akrigg shows us that he can ride a bike better than pretty much everybody… amazing stuff! CHRISCROSS from chris akrigg on Vimeo.
January 9th, 2014 · No Comments
Here is an original (read – awesome) take on the new bike release video. Make sure and watch all the way through and look out for the cameo as “coach” by World Cup Cross Country and now Enduro World Series racer Adam Craig! Transition Rapture CX Bike from Transition Bikes on Vimeo.
June 30th, 2013 · No Comments
As the Tour de France is under way Shimano have released details of their new hydraulic disc brake systems for road bikes. Available at Ultegra level the new system works with the companies electronic Di2 system, presumably as it allows all the internals to fit together well in one package. Over to Shimano- SHIMANO [...]
February 7th, 2013 · No Comments
The Giant RaboBank team headed to Louisville at the weekend for the Cyclocross World Champs. Bad weather forced the event to move from the Sunday to Saturday but freezing conditions made things tricky. Think you are tough? Check out these guys.
January 10th, 2012 · No Comments
Robin Seymour claimed his 18th National Cyclocross title last weekend on a fantastic course in Dublin’s St. Annes Park against a stacked field.
December 18th, 2011 · No Comments
The dust has settled after one of the driest Irish cyclocross seasons in the past few years. Fast racing in the Supercross Cup saw new venues, variations of old venues and a surge in the number of riders including bringing cyclocross to the masses with the addition of the B category race. The Ulster Cyclocross [...]
October 18th, 2011 · No Comments
The second round of the Ulster Cyclocross Cup took place over the weekend in Lady Dixon Park.
October 4th, 2011 · No Comments
The Cyclocross season is well and truly under way with the first race of the season taking place in Lurgan (following 36 hours of rain) on Sunday. Here is a little video of the race that should get you in the mood for the opening round of the Supercross Cup this weekend. Details here.
June 21st, 2011 · No Comments
Shimano has just announced that their Di2 electronic shifting technology will be available at Ultegra level from September. Di2 has been used by pro-riders in the peloton for a few years now and even by sprinters. Benefits include an auto-tuned front derailleur, pre-programmed gear ratios and precise and quick shifting. However up until now the [...]
February 23rd, 2011 · No Comments
SRAM have just released a video of a sneak peak of a new Pro-Tour edition of SRAM Red. Very little details are available, even the press site has no press release yet.
January 11th, 2011 · No Comments
On Sunday the annual Cyclocross Nationals took place in Lurgan with Robin Seymour emerging victorious yet again to claim his 17th title. In second place, one minute behind, was Evan Ryan with Conor Campbell in third. Matt Adair rode a phenomenal race to pass the entire elite field except for Seymour on his way to [...]
December 23rd, 2010 · No Comments
Details have just been released for the upcoming Cyclocross National championships in Lurgan Park. The course is approx 1.4 mile in length and should take the lead riders approx 7-7.20 mins per lap. 5 mins have been cut of out the course used by Apollo at the start of the season.
November 18th, 2010 · No Comments
Below are the minutes from the Off Road Commission AGM last Saturday. There is a lot to it so we felt it best to reproduce it in full.
June 21st, 2010 · No Comments
In a surprise move te UCI has allowed the use of disc brakes for competition in Cyclocross. For mountain bikers this is a no brainer, the benefits of disc brakes in a sport that competes in the dead of winter with mud and snow is obvious to all.
February 9th, 2010 · No Comments
Joe McCall won his first Cyclocross Nationals on Sunday in a fast paced race in St Anne’s Park. The experienced rider distanced second place by a full minute in the race which lasted just over 1 hour.
January 20th, 2010 · No Comments
The Irish National Cyclocross Championships 2009 will take part in the scenic St Anne’s park in Raheny. The Park, the second largest municipal park in Dublin, is part of a former 500 acre estate assembled by members of the Guinness family, beginning with Benjamin Lee Guinness in 1835. But on the 7th of February will [...]
January 8th, 2010 · No Comments
This weekends running of the Irish National Cyclocross Championships has been postponed till the end of the month in light of the current severe weather conditions. While the race itself would not have been affected the condition of the roads nationwide made it dangerous for competitors especially with more snow forecast on the east coast [...]
November 18th, 2009 · No Comments
November 9th, 2009 · No Comments
Amid a welcome break in the weather, round 2 of the Supercross Cup took place this past Sunday in Tymon Park in Tallaght. Hosted by the IMBRC the course was excellent with many tough features to challenge the racers.
November 4th, 2009 · No Comments
The second round of the series takes place this Sunday in Tymon Park in Dublin. Organised by IMBRC, the course will be similar to last years but with a few new twists. Racing kicks off at midday with the underage races followed by the senior races.
September 16th, 2009 · No Comments
At the traditional season opener for the cyclocross season in Erpe-Mere, Belgium, World Champion Niels Albert (BKCP-Powerplus) rode easily to victory aboard a bike equipped with Shimano’s Dura-Ace Di2 electronic groupset.
January 12th, 2009 · No Comments
Below are the minutes from the Off road commission Annual General Meeting that was held in December. The commission are tasked with running the sport in this country both competitively and non-competitively and there are a number of interesting initiatives this year.
December 1st, 2008 · No Comments
Apollo Cycling Club of Lurgan will be hosting this year’s National Cyclocross Championship Race at Lurgan Park on Sunday January 4th. Lurgan Park offers cyclocross riders an excellent venue for fast racing in pleasant surroundings. Those of you who enjoyed the October race at this venue will be pleased to know they have added the [...]
October 3rd, 2008 · No Comments
The Cross Country Mountain Bike series drew to a close last weekend and with the wintry weather that blew in this week, wintry biking has come in as the Cyclocross season starts this weekend in Lurgan.