National Trophy Round 3- Crawley

Race report from supported rider Daniel Barnes

At the weekend I raced National Trophy round 3 in Crawley, practised on Saturday and raced on Sunday.  It was a really great course and on Saturday it was slippery but not too muddy.  Then with the heavy rain overnight it became very different for Sunday morning practice before my early race at 10.  There was lots of technical cornering and a couple of steep banks which all became very muddy . . . → To Read More Click : National Trophy Round 3- Crawley

National Trophy Rd 3- 3rd U23 for Toby Barnes

Race report from supported ride Toby Barnes

Yesterday was the 3rd round of the National Trophy in Crawley.  It was a fantastic course and the rainy weather had made the course even more exciting with really slippy and muddy parts.  There were really steep bankings, 40cm steps, switch backs, hurdles, run ups and off camber banks. I was gridded on the 2nd row and was around 15th by the first corner. I moved up on the next . . . → To Read More Click : National Trophy Rd 3- 3rd U23 for Toby Barnes

Irvine National Trophy round 2

Race report from supported rider Toby Barnes

Last Sunday was the second round of the National series at Irvine, Scotland.  After crashing on a training ride 2 days after the Derby National Trophy and having to spend 3 nights in hospital, I had about 3 weeks without any proper training so wasn’t expecting great things at Irvine.  After riding the course on Saturday I knew it was going to be a hard, fast race, probably in groups.

It . . . → To Read More Click : Irvine National Trophy round 2

European Championships

Race report from supported rider Daniel Barnes

I travelled to Belgium on Wednesday so that we were there to race Koppenberg on Thursday and we stayed in the GB cycling house until Saturday morning where we travelled to Holland and raced at the European championships on Sunday.

Koppenberg:

The course was very dry but corners were quite slippery so I was on mud tyres.  The Koppenberg climb is in the race every lap and is a cobbled climb reaching . . . → To Read More Click : European Championships

Belgium race weekend

Race report from supported rider Daniel Barnes

This weekend I raced for Great Britain in Belgium which was as a result of my 4th place 2 weeks ago at Derby national trophy.  We travelled on Friday to the GB house in Zottegem arriving late.

Boom- Saturday

We had an early start but got to the Super Prestige race in Boom in time for 2 recce laps before our race at 11:50.  The course was really dry and dusty and . . . → To Read More Click : Belgium race weekend