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WHITE CHALK HILLS UCX 2016 TERMINUS

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This is a message of thanks, really. To those riders who came, those who showed an interest, those who later emailed or Tweeted to say “bugger, I wish I was there”… it makes the fretting, the plotting and scheming on short and limited resources all worthwhile. The ride this year was dedicated to the memory of […]

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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UCX POLKA

Half stepping the English countryside – it wasn’t that I didn’t have any intention of finishing the route I had planned, it’s just that a few things, sort of…well, happened.     The first: taking the right fork at the top of Bostal Hill (or Bo Peep commonly known as, though I climbed the scarp from Comp […]

FERAL CAT ‘CROSS

Whilst watching the Women’s UCI Cyclocross race at Koksijde, Belgium an idea entered my Long Man APA addled brain.  UCX strips cyclocross back into an endurance challenge – inappropriate bikes on inappropriate terrain – but recently I have been considering something a little more concentrated – a few conversations I have had recently have begun to spark ideas and […]

UP THE RING UCX: ROUTE

Grateful thanks to Jo Burt

THE VANITY OF VANITIES: UCX UP THE RING

The usual White Chalk Hills UCX caveats apply. Jo Burt writes: We choose to do these things not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling […]

TAKE AIM FOR THE MONEY SHOT

We’ve organised just enough, you know?  After that you are on your own – an idea of what you can expect is neatly described here. What you should know: Distance: 57 miles (or approximately 90 kilometres) Terrain: 1/4 grass Downland and other bridal way ~ 1/4 muddy bridal way or woodland trails ~ 1/2 Shonky […]

Forest Staircase

“You’re taking steps that make you feel dizzy, then you learn to like the way it feels…” Further Works Mutual Core – Hygge Mix 

Discipline (optional) – White Chalk Hills UCX

Show me my world as I love to see it: A collective gathering, prepared or perhaps not (as the case may have been) to ride the inaugural White Chalk Hills UCX – a concept not lost thankfully.  The spark of an idea gently developed into a full scale conflagration which culminated on Sunday 30th December […]

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