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The argument against a lifetime ban for Femke Van den Driessche

“People do make mistakes and I think they should be punished. But they should be forgiven and given the opportunity for a second chance. We are human beings.” - David Millar, 2012…

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CX Motor Man?

Okay, first to admit I’m no engineer. But what does everyone make of this video? (The original post has now had almost 70,000 views and continues to draw a wide range of viewpoints.) This is an Elite Men’s CX race. 37 more words


Motorised Bike Used at UCI Cyclo-Cross World Championships

As reported by BBC Sport Cycling, the UCI (International Cycling Union) confirmed yesterday that they had their first ever case of “technological fraud” in the sport’s history. 154 more words

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How much is too much?

The confirmation yesterday (31st January) that a bike used in this weekend’s World Cyclo-Cross Championships was fitted with a motorised device is possibly the answer to this post’s question (see  457 more words


Sprint Fixing

Hard on the heels of the much publicised betting scandal related to tennis match fixing, there is breaking news that the Union Cycliste Internationale have examined the bike of Under 23 European cyclo-cross champion Femke van den Driessche and discovered evidence of an electric motor hidden in the frame in order to assist the rider. 219 more words

Subs now due

January heralds a new membership year and subs are now due for 2016. Fee structure as follows:

Adults – £12 payable to Club membership secretary Craig Standage (if picking up your race license, pay Craig at the same time). 128 more words


A2 – Cyclopark

The 3rd January 2016 saw one of the most heroic cyclo-cross races ever held while heavy rain fell and high winds lashed Cyclopark East (a.k.a the ‘Badlands’) for Round 12 of the 2015/16 Cyclefit London and South East Cyclo-Cross League at a venue that was created in 2012 on an abandoned section of the A2 road. 74 more words