3 Days of Bedford – Stage 5 and Presentations

Monday’s fifth and final stage took place over 76km on a course starting at the top of Sunderland Hill on the B660 and following the team time trial course through Bolnhurst before turning toward Thurleigh and heading back towards Ravensden, then onto the B660 again for a finish back at the top of Sunderland Hill. With the…

3 Days of Bedford – Stage 4

After the confusion around the team time trial result, Sunday afternoon saw the riders take on Stage 4, a 80km road race. Starting at Keysoe, the peloton headed south on the B660 and turned at Bolnhurst towards Bushmead Priory. Heading north past the old airfield to Little Staughton, they then continued on to Pertenhall before turning south again…

3 Days of Bedford – Stage 3

Sunday morning’s team time trial should have been relatively straightforward: cyclists ride as a group and time keepers record the time they start and finish then, by using some simple mathematics, produce the time taken to cover the course… First team up were Team RGB Building Services, starting at an immediate disadvantage as they were only…

3 Days of Bedford – Day 1

Stage 1: Prologue Time Trial Saturday morning saw the first stage of the twenty-fifth 3 Days of Bedford, a short and sharp 2.73 km time trial starting in Great Barford. As the first of the eighty six riders rode the 5 km plus to the start line from the race HQ the early blues sky…

FLG Women’s Tour – Stage 3 Report

Stage 3’s “flat” parcours could perhaps be more correctly described as rolling, since neither Suffolk nor Essex are particularly flat; nevertheless, the highest point of the stage was a mere 47m above sea level, making it appear ideally suited to the Dutch riders. It also seemed to make a bunch sprint the most likely end to…

FLG Women’s Tour – Stage 2 Report

  It was cold and wet and it rained cats and dogs (or ropes, as the French riders would have it) all day long. Knowing as we do – because we’ve been told so many times – that so few people are really interested in women’s cycling, the weather obviously meant few people venturing out…