Lazer: BWA West Midlands Cyclo Cross League round two5th October 2015
Harry Yates and Hannah Payton won round five of the BWA West Midlands Cyclo Cross League at Tackeroo Campsite, Cannock Chase. Hosted by Lichfield City CC, the talented Askey brothers ensured the promoting club were rewarded with victories in the under 12 and youth races. Lichfield "old" boy Harry Yates looked set to renew the battle of round one with JLT Condor pro Luke Grivell-Mellor but a cruel puncture denied the spectators of a two up battle as Yates demonstrated a calm solo display as Grivell-Mellor was dumped out of the top 10. Hannah Payton, a recipient of a WMCCL Bursary award last season to help live, race and train in Belgium was a welcome visitor to the regional league event, beating previous round victor Beth Crumpton into second and joining dad, Kevin Payton...
Gallery: Cycle Show 201528th September 2015
The 2015 Cycle Show returned to Birmingham’s NEC and we were there in force with stands from Lazer, Compressport, Pearl Izumi, PRO, Shimano, Elite, Recon, Madison Clothing, Garmin, Hump, Electron, Infini and Light and Motion. If you couldn’t make it – or simply want to relive pounding the stalls, here’s our best bits – you can check the full gallery from the show over on Facebook. The PRO saddle amnesty was hugely popular, with riders bringing their old models and saving 50% on a new one. PRO also had their range of finishing kits on display across road and mountain bike. Across at the Shimano truck you could check out Manon Carpenter’s Saint-equipped downhill bike, before test riding Di2. Pearl Izumi had their range of 201...
Lazer: BWA West Midlands Cyclo Cross League - Round One8th September 2015
A larger than normal turnout for Round 1 of the BWA West Midlands Cyclo Cross League supported by Ridley Bikes and Lazer Helmets saw thrilling racing all day topped off by an exciting finale where Junior Harry Yates got the better of road pro Luke Grivell-Mellor in a final dash to the line and a fast finishing Ben Wadley. With over 700 riders registered for the BWA League Round 1 promoted by Redditch R&PCC and Beacon RC it needed slick organisation to cope with the mass turnout of riders collecting numbers, signing on and picking up timing chips and the GoRide club of 2014 delivered in style. A well signed event, plenty of sign on crew and ample marshals on a tweaked course loved by all. Missing out on Tour of Britain selection for JLT Condor Luke Grivell-Mellor thought he would...
RCUK love Lazer's flagship Z1 helmet28th August 2015
RCUK have ridden and highly rated Lazer’s flagship Z1 helmet, lauding it’s fit, aeroshell and ventilation. “With an unsurpassed fit, good looks and weighing in at an acceptably low figure, Lazer’s Z1 is one of the very best helmets around. And if your breaking out in a cold sweat at the prospect of paying £200 for a helmet, quality runs through Lazer’s whole line – just check out our review of the Blade.” Read the full review on RCUK. Buy the Lazer Z1 - or check out the Lazer Blade.
Manon Carpenter ready to defend world title28th August 2015
Madison Saracen’s Manon Carpenter has revealed she is ready to defend her world title despite her toughest year ever. Speaking to Monster Energy, Manon gives an amazing insight into her season; from that crash in Fort William, to disqualification in Leogang and recovering to finish second in the series – before discussing her ambitions for the UCI Mountain Bike Downhill World Championships. Taking place on 6 September in Andorra, Manon is confident after rediscovering some of her old form at the final round of the world cup series. “I felt like I had a bit of a break through at Val di Sole. I was on pace from the first day and feeling confident on track. I felt strong and aggressive on the bike for the first time all season. “I think I went a bit to...