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#5thTrackDay Photos by Jon Baines

May 3, 2016 | By | No Comments

Here are #5thTrackDay’s photos by the talented Jon Baines, just in time to get you hyped for the next track meeting. Click below for the full set.

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Youth races

Great racing by the Youth category. Lots of attacks and watching each other’s moves.

First race of the day about to start

The Youth category love to attack

The Youth category love to attack

Attack after attack

Olivier Mangham, our most aggressive Youth rider

Olivier Mangham, our most aggressive Youth rider

Shout outs

Thank you for helping out Chaz

Thank you for helping out Chaz

Workshop coffee went down a treat during the day. Thanks guys!

Charlie from Seabass Cycles building the wheel on the day

Charlie from Seabass Cycles building the wheel on the day. SeaBoss!

Reece counting the laps and enjoying the sun.

J.Fitz helping out

OG 5th Floor and 5th founder J.Fitz.

Women’s races

We had no idea how many people were going to come down on the day, slightly worried, but it was great seeing a large group of ladies racing.

Charlotte Roberge won the most aggressive female rider. Here you see why, one of the break away attempts

Charlotte Roberge won the most aggressive female rider. Here you see why, one of the break away attempts.

Men’s Bs

The Men’s B category went smooth apart from one unfortunate crash during the elimination race. We hope Rob from NLTCBMBC is healing up well.

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Men’s As

God it was fast! Big turn out, strong riders, attacks, pizza prime, etc!

Raffa trying to control the front

Raffa trying to control the front

BLOM!

BLOM!

Alex Blomeley trying to break away in the first race of the day. Great effort!

Alex Blomeley trying to break away in the first race of the day. Great effort!

Elimination race sprint

Elimination race sprint.

Riders warming up and down.

Riders warming up and down.

All smile for Alec Briggs

All smile for Alec Briggs.

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The break away in the last Scratch race.

The break away in the last Scratch race.

1st and 2nd place in the last Scratch race.

1st and 2nd place in the last Scratch race.

Once again, thank you for everyone that came down! See you all next year!

London X League – Team Champs

February 16, 2016 | By | No Comments

First of all, there was no running in this race, so this report should be nowhere near as sour as the last one on CX Nationals, so sorry if it disappoints.
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UK Cyclocross National Champs

January 12, 2016 | By | One Comment

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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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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