Australian Pursuit Sportive?

Most riders who take part in road races will know what an APR is, it stands for Australian Pursuit Race & is a handicapped road race. The riders are set off in small groups, where the *theoretically slower riders getting a head start on the faster riders (*theoretical, as in there's always a 'ringer' or … Continue reading Australian Pursuit Sportive?

Event Strategy

I've pondered various ideas in the past, on how the event structure in Scotland can benefit riders development & the sport in general. It seems that very little has been done on forming an event structure in sufficient time before the season begins, and while I applaud the introduction of a women's road series, there … Continue reading Event Strategy

Scottish Classics

The Scottish Road Racing scene changes significantly every year, races come & go, others seem to have been with us forever. But very few of the multitude of past & present road races are universally accepted as having the 'Scottish Classic' label attached to them. It's probably about time to take a fresh look at … Continue reading Scottish Classics

Subsonic Flow

There's been a lot of chat about Gorilla Greipel's new chrome dome helmet, but lets look at the facts and come to the understanding that these are here to stay, especially in the northern classics & more generally in colder climates like ours. A bit of History Proper polystyrene protective helmets began appearing the very … Continue reading Subsonic Flow

British Road Champs predictions

As it's early days, I'm making an early prediction on this one, Adam Blythe. Notoriously described as one of the best bike handlers in the business while riding on the ragged edge, this boy's break year I anticipate is 2013. He's only 23, but has gone through one hell of a introduction to bike racing, … Continue reading British Road Champs predictions

Curiouser & Curiouser

Continuing on from my initial blog, particularly the road racing part of it, I've been forwarded a very interesting email that was sent to past & present road race organisers by the National Events Officer for Scottish Cycling, plus a draft calendar in there too, looks like it's been widely distributed, so seems logical it's … Continue reading Curiouser & Curiouser