10 Reasons You Should Be Riding CX This Winter

Posted on October 6, 2015 by - Events, The CXS Guide

If you don’t already have one, you probably want a CX bike. You’re into bikes already (or you probably wouldn’t be reading this article) and CX’s are cropping up in every manufacturers range and under more and more riders everywhere you look. So, given that you know you want one, the next question is, what exactly do you want one for? The usual answers you’ll read in the blurb are, for racing, commuting and as a winter training bike. But that really selling these incredible and versatile bikes short. The real reason you want a CX, is because it will change your (cycling) life! Here are ten reasons why you should be riding a CX bike this winter:

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Wiggle sponsor CX Sportive for 2015

Posted on December 18, 2014 by - News

We are pleased to announce that Wiggle will be the title event sponsors for all official CX Sportive events in 2015. The newly named Wiggle CX Sportive Series starts in the New Year with the Wiggle Chilterns Wildwood CX on January 25th. The first CX Sportive event, introduced back in 2011, the Wildwood now becomes the first CX event to be held under the Wiggle banner, and is now open for booking at cxsportive.com.

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The best advice you’ll read for improving your sportive performance this Spring.

Posted on March 12, 2014 by - News

The sun is out, and the new season is nearly here – so you’re probably being inundated by good advice for how to improve your riding, fast-track all that training you should have been doing over the winter, climb better, recover faster and contort yourself into a super-efficient Bradley Wiggins-esque position on the bike. The cycling press is full of training advice, nutrition and diet advice, energy gel comparisons, gear ratio discussions, heart and power output monitor tests and a hundred other ways to turn your body into the ultimate pedalling machine. There’s so much to take in, you could almost forget to enjoy yourself while you’re riding.

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TRAVEL UPDATE: Getting to the Woodcote CX tomorrow – Whitchurch Bridge closed

Posted on January 25, 2014 by - News

This is an update for your journey to the Woodcote Wildwood CX tomorrow morning. Whitchurch Bridge is currently closed, meaning that you won’t be able to approach the event from the M4 junction 12 via Pangbourne and Whitchurch. if that was your planned route, you will need to find another way round. And if you are using sat-nav, double check to make sure that your system is not trying to send you that way.

We recommend approaching the event using the main roads, on the A4074 from Reading (south east) or Wallingford (north west).

Wildwood CX on the day entry

Posted on January 24, 2014 by - News

Advanced entry to the Wildwood CX Sportive at Woodcote this Sunday (26th Jan) is now closed, but you can still enter on the day at event registration. On the day prices are £2 extra to advance booking prices.

Entry system maintenance: Thurs Dec 19th

Posted on December 19, 2013 by - News

Due to essential server maintenance, you may find that our online event entry forms are not available during the day today (Thurday 19th December). We apologise for this inconvenience, but expect all forms to be working again by this evening.

May 18th: New Date for 2014 Great Western Sportive

Posted on December 1, 2013 by - Events, News

The Great Western Sportive has a new date for 2014, moving from it’s traditional June date to the 18th May. The Swindon based event takes riders through the beautiful Wiltshire Downs, and past a host of ancient monuments including Avebury’s standing stones, White Horse Hill and Blowingstone Hill. The route also winds through the sumptuous Lambourn Valley, home to many of the finest steeds and stables in the horse racing world.

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