Year: 2012

We’re offski

We’re offski

Just a minor blog update – more to capture my thoughts rather than anything else I was brought up on skiing, and was very very lucky to have some family holidays in the Alps and in Scotland when I was a young boy. So young, but I don’t really remember learning to ski. Just happened. So, over the last 10 years, with a slightly heavy heart, I have struggled a bit to get the right situati ...[Read More]

Harriers v Cyclists – one of those little classics

Harriers v Cyclists – one of those little classics

Had a truly great day out on Saturday at the Harriers v Cyclists.  It’s a very special event.  Unique, light-hearted, but serious and brutal for the shortness of the course. It also covers a load of different topography in the  It’s my fourth time there on the course that crosses farmland, ancient woodland, heathland and open moor in the 5.3 mile out-and-back course onto Baildon Moor f ...[Read More]

Skyfall – my thoughts.

Skyfall – my thoughts.

Like millions, I basically grew up on James Bond.  They were the action movies of my generation and I’ve always enjoyed the blend of light entertainment, deep drama, and unashamed action, and have also enjoyed watching the genre change over the years and adapt to changing demands in film consumers whilst still trying to be Bond

Rapha Supercross. Super. And ‘cross.

Rapha Supercross.  Super.  And ‘cross.

I was unlucky (for want of a better word) last year when I had to miss the inaugural Rapha Supercross and instead watched it with a broken collarbone.  My turn finally came yesterday. In a slightly disappointing turn of events, the opportunity for Planet X to field a team in the invitation-only elite race came and went – to my mild frustration.  Yes – I’d happily admit to being o ...[Read More]

Mills Hills Cyclocross Sportive – The Man with the Golden Cobble.

Mills Hills Cyclocross Sportive – The Man with the Golden Cobble.

This one goes in the ‘not to be missed’ category of bike events, people.  Was great to take part today in the inaugural event organised by Emma Osenton – a gruelling route over the middle part of Calderdale.  

The 2012 Three Peaks Cyclocross:

Penyghent Lane

I’m tired. It’s probably not the best time to do this, but it’s important to try and gather thoughts fairly soon whilst still fresh in the head. My 16th attempt at the three peaks Cyclocross yesterday was a tough one. It was the same for everybody who took part. The weather forecast had been bad, and it turned out to be a very accurate forecast on the day. Everybody was mentally ...[Read More]

Four sleeps

Four sleeps

I know I go on a bit about the Three Peaks Cyclocross. It’s nice for me at this time of September to put down a marker as to how I’m feeling.  It’s my event and I am going to enjoy myself on Sunday. There are a million things that could go wrong and doubtless scores of things that will go wrong, but I’m a bit above all that now. I’ve ridden every race since 1995 and l ...[Read More]

Holcombe Moor – Summer Passes to Autumn

Holcombe Moor – Summer Passes to Autumn

A short film about the hill on my doorstep.  I’m very lucky to have such a great, varied and interesting bit of moorland to the immediate west of my home.  This film shows the fun and play aspect of Mountain Biking which melds into the grind of cyclocross training in the early autumn.

Quite a day

Quite a day

I’ll keep this brief – mainly because I’m a bit tired after a long day. 6th September 2012 was quite a day of note for family Haygarth. When your youngest child goes off to start school it’s pretty emotional.

Summer Hols 2012 – Torre del Porticciolo

Summer Hols 2012 – Torre del Porticciolo

Life’s busy and we all work and play hard.  They Haygarths don’t have a monopoly on needing a good holiday once in a while – I know – we’re very lucky to have one.  This year’s feast of fun for the frantic four was chosen to be in Sardinia. 

On riding abroad (personal cyclist thoughts on a family Mediterranean holiday)

On riding abroad (personal cyclist thoughts on a family Mediterranean holiday)

I need to qualify all this first … It’s about squeezing a bit of cycling into a family holiday for someone keen to be fit. Its not about trying to plan a cycling holiday or trip. The following includes references to on- and off-road cycling but this is all just done on the one bike and two sets of tyres I calculated the best to take with me… A cyclocross bike with road and off ro ...[Read More]

Singletrack Weekender – all rounded fun

Singletrack Weekender – all rounded fun

I officially proved to myself at the weekend that I’m jack of all trades and master of none at the Singletrack Weekender this Saturday and Sunday. One of those ‘special’ events in the annual cycling calendar for the last four years, I’ve only just managed to actually ride it. The weekend comprises of a ‘classic’ trials (5 sections, 2 optional) and a downhill on ...[Read More]

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