Current Scottish CX Champ and 2014 Series winner Rab Wardell was featured on STV's Riverside Show earlier in the week. The short clip shows Rab in Pollock Park, demonstrating dismounts and running stairs, as well as tips on tyre pressure and riding rough ground.
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.
Race Report: Raleigh SCX1 - Callendar Park
The Raleigh Scottish Cyclocross Series kicked off under the usual azure blue skies of Falkirk at the Callendar Park Amphitheatre of ’cross - surely Scotland’s best and most “cross” course. A mixture of fast descents, off camber corners, steep stairs and slidey zig zags makes this a fast and exciting course with plenty of technical challenge. Conditions looked dry but the course was slippier than it looked and most riders dropped their tyre pressures after practice.
Media Roundup: Scottish CX Championships - Irvine Previews
This weekend sees the Scottish CX world descending on the Ayrshire coast for the National CX Championships. Hosted by Walkers Cycling Club, and featuring a tweaked course (which Neil Walker described as riding pretty fast a week or so ago after heavy rain), the race will see stacked fields across all categories.