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UK Cyclocross National Champs

January 12, 2016 | By | No Comments

I just got back from Cyclcross Nationals in Shrewsbury with The 5th Floor boys – Rudy, Alex and top don photographer, Jon. As I’m the new kid, I’ve got the honours of writing up what I thought of the weekend.
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2015 Photo Round Up

January 1, 2016 | By | No Comments

We were lucky enough to travel to some amazing places to ride and race our bikes in 2015, so we asked riders from London and New York to chose their favourite photo from last year and write few words…
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15 Dec

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5th Floor vs Giau

December 15, 2015 | By | No Comments

Fucking Giau. That’s what we re-named this climb.

As I said in #5thDolomites Part I, this was “the hardest physical thing I’ve done in my life” and I stand by that. I genuinely thought I was going to have to stop and get off my bike.

On the approach, we were met by Pasquale’s good friends and photographers Francesco Rachello and Eloise Mavian. Just weeks before they’d been at the Giro D’Italia so it was an honour to have them capture the pain of Fucking Giau.
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08 Dec

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Beer, frites and bicycles

December 8, 2015 | By | No Comments

I definitely lucked out with this holiday. My girlfriend and I booked a week in Belgium – she was thinking Christmas markets and chocolate. I was thinking beer and cycling. I’ll let you decide which won…

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Rapha Super Cross Round 1 and 2

October 26, 2015 | By | No Comments

Click read more below for Rapha Super Cross words by Rudy Melo and photos by Jon Baines. Read More

Six Day London

October 23, 2015 | By | 2 Comments

For the past 5 days, pairs of riders have been battling it out in the first ever London Six Day Race. Well I say first ever, that’s a lie, Six Day Racing was invented in London but it’s been a while since it’s been back.

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07 Oct

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London CX League Herne Hill by J.Baines

October 7, 2015 | By | No Comments

Sunday was the first cyclocross race of the 2015/2016 London CX League for myself and Alex Blomeley. I have a feeling it was the last day of summer, the sun was out, was nice and warm, dry race, etc. I believe it will be a mud fest from now on. #CrossIsHere.

Photographer and friend Jon Baines was there with us and as usual captured some great shots. Click more below for the full set.

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#5thDolomites: Part II

September 1, 2015 | By | One Comment

After the first three days of unbelievable of cycling in the Dolomites it was hard to imagine somewhere having a more challenging and beautiful environment than Arabba, however Pasquale’s excitement was indicative that the best was yet to come. Despite riding and racing together day in day out in London, the mountains drew out a different set of strengths and weaknesses for each of us. It was really exciting to see who favoured which type of climbs and the subsequent fresh [light hearted] rivalries that formed within the team.

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28 Aug

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Lose to the Sun

August 28, 2015 | By | No Comments

New York seriously pulled through last night.

‘Beating the sun’ normally involves getting out of work sharper than usual and hauling ass over the George W bridge, go as far as you dare and make it back over before the light drops completely.

CX season being around the corner we did with a twist hitting some walking and therefore pretty techy trails that skirted above the usual blacktop below. The result was that the sun won. Though we’ll take losing if this is what it looks like.

Images by Pino, see his report here…

#5thDolomites: Part I

August 13, 2015 | By | 6 Comments

In July, we – #5thLDN – set off on our now annual ‘training camp’. I use the words training camp lightly, as although this is about riding our bikes (hard) as a team, it’s also about riding as a group of friends. Eating together, drinking coffee (and beer) and sharing an incredible experience.

This year’s location were The Dolomites – an infamous mountain range in North Eastern Italy, known for it’s rugged, imposing rocky landscape and being home to some of the greatest cycling roads in the alps, if not the world.

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