The latest BMCR cycling news from the British race scenes, plus comment, analysis, the latest bikes and products, and commuting and safety issues.
Regrettably the organisers have had to cancel this year’s Omloop van der dries Dorpen due to be held on Sunday 4 July, due to the extended Covid restrictions. All entrants have been informed and refunded.
The Ron Day MK bowl circuit races (sponsored by Church Lane Creative). Week 2 – 15th June 202170 riders raced tonight across 2 races on a perfect warm and sunny night. With thanks to a huge team of helpers who turned up at 5pm, we managed to organise the course so the race could go out the gate half way through, which always lead to a more exciting race.A few unsuccessful break aways, lead to a strong bunch sprint win in both races.Well done to everyone who rode, it was great to have 4 ladies competing tonight also. A massive thank you to all the valued helpers and our sponsor Mark Bicknell of Church Lane Creative.If you have not put your name down to help, please contact me to arrange an evening, if everyone helps once, we can run every week sucessfully. Please remember the event closes on RiderHQ at 4pm on the Monday before the event. Parking must only be to the right when you enter the bowl for safety reasons. NO ONE is to cross the racing line while the races are still in progress.Full results can be found on:-
The Ron Day MK bowl circuit races (sponsored by Church Lane Creative). Week 1 – 8th June 2021FANTASTIC to see everyone and be back at the bowl tonight. Even the sun shone for us all evening.Well done to all the riders and welcome to all our new members. Such a shame to see the crash on the last stretch before the finish. Thank goodness nothing serious, hope those involved are not too sore and heal well. Massive thank you to all the helpers.
The Welland Trophy TT will go ahead on Saturday 10th April, on a 15 mile course at Welland in Worcestershire. This incorporates a friendly competition between BMCR and VTTA members.
Unfortunately the planned 2-up ‘Grand Prix des Gentlemen’ competition cannot take place due to CTT Covid guidance.
This is run as a CTT event, with entries through the CTT website at www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/find-events (not through RiderHQ).
The entry fee is £13 and the closing date Tues 30 March.
In view of the current Covid situation, with road racing unlikely to restart before late spring/early summer, the Tour of the Abberleys BMCR 3-day Stage Race, which usually takes place on the first bank holiday weekend in May, will this year be moved to the August bank holiday weekend, Saturday 28th to Monday 30th August.
The tough 4-stage race takes place in hilly NW Worcestershire, and we’ll be returning to the familiar and well-loved (by some) courses of recent years. Entries will open on RiderHQ on 3 July at