img_2742

MY AUTUMN’S DONE COME

As the earth tilts on it’s axis, the shadows deepen and lengthen, the leaves burst flaming red, orange and yellow – a pair of fine fellows who run a bike shop based in Five Ways, Brighton, are organising something irreverent and daft. The great Summer Send Off is here and there’s no finer way to […]

FullSizeRender

UCX-004

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 […]

1066 UCX RECONNAISANCE

Words by Sam Winter All Photographs by Kris Fowler (nicked off Facebook without permission) After the success of our inaugural White Chalk Hills UCX ride and a growing momentum for all things Cyclocross, we have been chomping at the bit to create more rides, and with Sussex as our playground it was clear we needed […]

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 […]

Taking it up the ring and other tales

The White Chalk Hills UCX has become a brand and a franchise.  The modest success of White Chalk Hills UCX v.1.0 has gone to our heads a bit and we’re putting together an assortment of plans for 2013. The same principles of vainglory and utter futility apply – a sort of anti-everything approach to organising […]

Recent Posts Archive Tags