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Scottish CX Championships and Raleigh SCX6 - Lochore Meadows

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Scottish CX Championships and Raleigh SCX6 - Lochore Meadows
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Super Quaich CX Entries Go Live

Entries to Rouken Glen CX, opening race in the Super Quaich Cyclocross Series, went live last night and sold out in 18 minutes. Now in it's third year, the buzz around the Super Quaich has grown exponentially and entrants will no doubt be hoping for a repeat of last years snowy conditions at RGCX.

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Super Quaich CX Entries Go Live
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Review: CX Studs by Fairbairn Fabrications

Studs are an easily overlooked feature when buying shoes for CX - most MTB shoe manufacturers either fill the stud holes at the toe area with flat blanks or don’t thread stud holes in the first place. If there are studs in your shoes when you buy them, they are inevitably plastic and round off with the first turn of a stud key. The studs are then either stuck for life, or, more likely, they’ll fall out at an innoportune moment and you’ll lose them halfway up a muddy Rhodendendron tunnel in north Mull.

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Review: CX Studs by Fairbairn Fabrications
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Results and Standings after Raleigh SCX5 - Irvine

Freezing conditions and well-received tweaks to the course led to some fantastic racing at Raleigh SCX5 - Irvine at the weekend. Wins in the Senior races for Isla Short and Harry Johnston means Kerry McPhee now trails Jane Barr the top of the Women’s Series, while Harry Johnston sits 30 points clear of Gary MacDonald with 2 races remaining. The weekend was also notable for the return to the podium for former National Champions Craig Hardy (V40) and Rab Wardell (Seniors).

Photo: C. Mason

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Results and Standings after Raleigh SCX5 - Irvine
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Race Report: SCX 4 - Fife College

The first mud of the season and what mud it was.  Paul Davies and his Dunfermline CC helpers contrived a race course that made the best of the campus venue which majored heavily in glaur.  With nearly half the course requiring the dubstep, this race required strength and skills just to finish and many riders took a fair amount of Fife home with them on heavily caked bikes and clothing.  Fairly brisk business in the pits emphasised the toll that the course was taking on the bikes with many of the top riders swapping for cleaner and lighter bikes or running in with punctures or broken mechs.  Despite, or even because of the conditions, most riders gloried in the sheer absurdity of racing through such a heavy course and were full of smiles and compliments for the organisers.

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Race Report: SCX 4 - Fife College
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SC North Cyclo-X Series 2016-17

Ben Wyvis CC have announced the first dates in their SC North Cyclo-X Series. The three round series kicks off on Sunday 11th December with the Brahan Buster, Brahan Estate, near Dingwall.

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SC North Cyclo-X Series 2016-17