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London Summer Series, Herne Hill

The final round of the 5th Floor, Kinesis UK London Summer Series was held at the old Olympic Velodrome in Herne Hill. The spectator and participant turn out was fantastic and 5th Floor, Kinesis...

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Season Highlights

I’m already missing cyclocross, so to tide us all over until the Summer leagues start up, I’ve put together a gallery of my season highlights from the year. From the amazing scenery of Three Peaks, through...

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Cyclocross World Championships, Zolder

The full story from the Cyclocross World Championships weekend can be found in lovely quality print or as a digital download in Conquista Cycling Quarterly over at conquista.cc. I recommend you check that out, it’s...

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UCI World Cup, Namur, Belgium

What an incredible place Namur is for a cross race, definitely my favourite course I’ve been to yet. The addition of a little winter sun and some amazing racing made this year a classic....

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National Trophy Bradford

Yorkshire feels like the home of British cyclocross and Peel Park had an amazing atmosphere. The course is amazing, probably the closest to a continental race as I’ve seen with a couple of big...

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UCI World Cup, Koksijde, Belgium.

Koksijde is one of the jewels of Cyclocross, taking place amongst (and over) the dunes on the North Sea coast. Sadly this years edition took place in the midst of extraordinary security concerns in Belgium...

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BWA WMCCL, Tackeroo, Staffordshire

Tackeroo Campsite in Cannock Chase. What a beauty. It’s better known as a mountain bike trail centre, but it’s a great place for a cross race. The course was mainly run on the dusty single...

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SRAM NDCXL, Alfreton, Derbyshire

This week, Cyclocross Handbook has returned to the SRAM Notts and Derby League at Alfreton Park in Derbyshire. A fast, mainly dry grass course which looped it’s way around the park grounds. Under the trees the surface...

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SRAM NDCXL, Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire

Cross is back, and Cyclocross Handbook is delighted to be back too, bigger and hopefully better than ever. For many this is the first weekend of the season, and Cyclocross Handbook was at Hardwick Hall, near Chesterfield,...

But Tom Meeusen is too smart for that, and he stayed away from the three sprinting behind to the win.

Kicking the tyres.

I’m sorry to kill your midsummer heatwave buzz, but the equinox is behind us and the days are getting shorter. Soon the cold will be back, with it will come rain and snow and...

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British Nationals, Abergavenny, Wales

Welcome to the last Cyclocross Handbook post of the season, and thanks for following through the past few months. This time it’s the National Champs, where the cream of domestic Cyclocross talent comes back from duties...

Sophie Thackray won the girl's U16.

National Trophy, Round 6, Derby.

In preparation for the British Nationals next weekend Cyclocross Handbook was in Derby for the National Trophy. It was cold in Derby, especially once thick fog rolled in and obscured the winter sunshine. The racing...

Tom Craig is Junior British National Champion. As well as getting a nice skinsuit, it means he knows his stuff.

NWCCA Supacross, Macclesfield.

Winter arrived in Macclesfield right on cue. Low sun, frozen ground and a dusting of snow meant conditions were tricky for the riders (and photographers!). This is the second NWCCA round Cyclocross Handbook has...

Jack Clarkson who went so strongly in the early stages struggled later on and finished 8th.

National Trophy, Round 5, Bradford.

Bradford has the perfect mix of exposed Northern countryside and weather to make some great conditions for cyclocross. Cyclocross Handbook got wrapped up and went along. The National Trophy event is well supported in Bradford, and...

Photography from the Milton Keynes World Cup

Milton Keynes World Cup, UK

The Milton Keynes World Cup Cyclocross was a fantastic day. I hope everyone enjoyed it as much as Cyclocross Handbook. Here’s hoping theres another one next year! Apologies for the delay in getting these...

The National Trophy is the UK's premier Cyclocross series.

National Trophy, Round 3, Durham.

In preparation for the Milton Keynes World Cup round later this month, Cyclocross Handbook has been to the National Trophy round in Durham. The captions take up the story of a day where it finally...

Grass and mud, a little bit of tarmac and compacted gravel, a big bridge, some hurdles and tequila. It's Rapha Supercross.

NWCCA, Heaton Park, Manchester

The woods and grassy hills of Heaton Park in Manchester made for an interesting course and a great day of racing. Since this was the very first post on CX Handbook, and it’s since...