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Munster Cyclo Cross League Rd6

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The final round of the Support your Local Bike Shop Munster cyclo cross league brought us to the premier county, that’s county Tipperary to those of you reading from outside of Ireland! The previous round had brought us to the Kingdom (co Kerry to the outside world) for the 5th round. I had a disappointing race there and could only manage 6th, I had hoped for more but felt very flat and this was confirmed over the next couple of days when I got a little bit sick. I blame this sickness for my lack of a blog, that sickness…

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Munster Cyclo Cross League Rd4

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Round 4 of the Munster Cyclo Cross league brought us to the East Cork Adventure Centre just outside of Midelton, De Ronde were this week’s host club. This race was always going to be a hard one for me as I had a good friend’s wedding the day before,(need to get my excuses in early) I was home at 1am and up at 7am to load the car with the Verge stand to be on the road for 8am so I could set up on the course in plenty of time. I had seen pictures of the race De Ronde…

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Support your local bike shop Munster CX Rd 1

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Last Sunday I ended up in Fota Wildlife Park on the outskirts of Cork City, I was not there to check out the wildlife but to chase a few Gazelles around during the first round of the “Support your local bike shop” Munster CX league. It was a beautiful morning in Cork as I unloaded the Verge stand beside the Focus Munster CX Team tent the guys were good enough to give me a hand setting up and then proceeded to rob the chairs I had brought with me but fair is fair I suppose. The underage races were in…

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“Support your local bike shop” Munster CX League

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This weekend marks a big step in the development of cyclo cross in Ireland and in particular the Munster region with the first round of the “Support your local bike shop” Munster CX league taking place in the grounds of Fota Wildlife Park on the outskirts of Cork City. This is the first of six races in the series, it’s great to see a large number of clubs adopting cyclo cross, it can be a fantastic introduction to racing as its much safer that road racing especially for youngsters as there are no cars involved and the worst you can…

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Cyclo Cross Season is here

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We have all seen the hash tags over the last few months saying #crossiscoming but finally we can say that #crossishere time to put away the skinny tyres and take out the 33mm mud plugging ones. Cross season kicked off this weekend with racing in the Kinning’s League in Belfast on Friday night and down South with the Fixx Supercross Cup in Dublin on Sunday Normally I would not expect to find myself at a cross race at 8 on a Friday evening (well no one would as its dark so we were treated to the first floodlit race in…

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Fixx Supercross Rd 3

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Round 3 of the Fixx Supercross Cup brought us to Tymon park. This venue has being used for a number year’s and has become a bit of a classic with the circle of doom being a highlight, if you don’t know what it is its very hard to explain just imagine riding around in circles without falling off and having riders going both directions in you peripheral vision. The ground was very wet after recent rain fall with the forest section of the course being a mud bath, I was fairly sure the course would not suit my skill set…

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Mallow Cyclo Cross

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Last Sundays racing was hosted by Revolution CC in Mallow, Revolution are a relatively new club that have grown a lot over the last few years and have their base in PI Cycles in Mallow town. Their members have embraced cyclo cross recently and after seeing the cross scene in Dublin they deided that they wanted some of the same so decided to host their own race. Racing started with underage events around a shortened version of the main course which was held in Mallow town park, some great racing was on display with the kids and the parents loving…

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Fixx Supercross Cup Rd 1 2015

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Cyclo cross season kicked off in earnest last Sunday with the first round off the Fixx Supercross league in Grange Castle in Dublin. This season Verge along with Expert Cycles and Fixx coffee house are sponsoring the series, as we are sponsoring the event I “had” to go racing (that’s what I told the wife anyhow) I haven’t raced since the national cross champs way back in January had a second child in the meantime and in general did not have a lot of time to train so I knew I would be in for a hard time. I did…

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Junior Tour of Ireland Carrick Wheelers

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Carrick Wheelers are a team that are supported by Verge Custom Clothing and have a team in this years Junior Tour of Ireland. Dave Coleman of www.dcimagesireland.com travelled with the team for stage four of the junior tour to get a look behind the scenes.                                                                                        

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Junior Tour of Ireland Hot Tubes

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Verge are an international brand that loves supporting young cyclists. The Hot Tubes Development team from the USA has been a long term partner with Verge. Hot Tubes have had five current world tour riders in their ranks over the year’s; Ben King, Caleb Fairly, Lawson Craddock, Nate Brown and Ian Bowsell   If you want more information on the team please go to http://www.hottubescycling.com/   Karen Edwards of  www.kmeddiephotography.com joined the team for day 4 of the Scott Junior Tour of Ireland to capture them in action    

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