White Chalk Hills UCX 2015

WHITE CHALK HILLS ULTRACROSS 2015

Date: 28 December 2015 Start: 09:00 from the Glynde Reach Car park, Lacy’s Hill, Glynde, East Sussex After party: The Trevor Arms, The Street, Glynde, East Sussex, BN8 6SS 47 miles over varied terrain, on Cyclocross bikes*, mostly off road and on the South Downs from Glynde to Eastbourne and back again. For the 4th year of […]

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NO COMPASS | NO MAP

Notes – Easter 2015 Spring is meek this year, easily subsumed by Winter’s clasp. What of it? Other than the impatience felt for the warm sun on our necks. Nothing. It’s nothing unusual. The later evening light is something of a relief from the dark cloak of winter anyway. The Easter weekend had promised a longer-than-usual ride opportunity […]

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WIVELSDEN FARM CX 23|11|2014

I will admit that it wasn’t the venue I had originally wanted, even though I imagined that working with the other place again would be an unnecessary stress. As it happened it couldn’t have worked out any smoother. Nick the landowner was perfectly accommodating, he did what he said he was going to do and he […]

SEARCH FOR MUS. REYNOLDS

‘When I was told that “Mus. Reynolds come along last night” he was spoken of so intimately that I supposed he must be some old friend and expressed a hope that he had been hospitably received “He helped hisself” was the reply; and there upon followed the explanation, illustrated by an exhibition of mutilated poultry.’* […]

WHITE CHALK HILLS CX

A traditional cyclocross race. Legitimate. Properly sanctioned. No end of trials and tribulations to organise. No matter how many steps ahead you may be those who you depend on to do something, or to make a decision, or talk something over with a colleague, will always be 2 steps behind, and there will always be […]

AT THE DEVIL’S DOOR

My bike, appropriately named Diablo – knock, knock, knocking… Further Works Cemetery Gates – The Smiths The Devil in Sussex – Sussex Archaeology & Folklore 

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“…one can almost smell the fertile soil being turned in the spring afternoon” The 1066 UCX offered a slightly different kind of blue. A few shades lighter with added grey for that element of unknown. Sam designed a course which took you into the hidden depths of East Sussex – a tour over the diverse […]

DUSK ON THE SDW

The long route home. Gusts whipping about the tumuli monuments.

GRRRR THAT’S WHAT TRADITION MEANS

I always thought it had something to do with the equinox that decides when the clocks spring forward or fall back – turns out that is not the case considering British Summer time begins on 31st of March this year.  Is it the pope that signs off the paperwork or what? The basic premise of […]

WAITING FOR THE THAW

  Further Works PORTISHEAD – MACHINE GUN

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