Brentwood bike race 8th June (this sunday)

Discussion in 'CycleChat and Recreational Rides' started by Bigtallfatbloke, 5 Jun 2008.

  1. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    ..anybody here doing this? Is it a proper race or just a free for all? Do you need to register? pay? ...I may do it...but I may not...if it's a roadie race then I'm out 'cos I just cant deal with the embarrasment on a tourer...:biggrin:
  2. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    I think this is the Brentwood Crits isn't it? Takes place in the town centre. To take part you will need to have a racing license from British Cycling and have worked your way up to at least a category 2 level. I don't think they will let middle aged blokes on clapped out Dawes Galaxies turn up and ride! :biggrin::biggrin:

    I would definitely recomend that you turn up to watch though and get a taste of the razzmatazz of a big race on your doorstep.
  3. OP

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    ..phew...thats just the excuse i needed!
  4. OP

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    well i went, I saw and I left...I saw one race which was for the more teenage riders...still bloody fast and excellent riders. The mountain bike dispaly was pretty cool. One thing i dont understand about racing is why do all the riders have different bikes? Surely some are better than others and that must make a difference? Why dont they all have the same bikes?
  5. walker

    walker New Member

    Bromley, Kent
    eh? you mean make and models?

    personal preference, budget, cat 2 and above some are sponsored to ride/use certain bikes or parts.

    you don't see the pro peleton all on Time frames?!? Club riders don't all go to their LBS to get their steads, even the ones that are affiliated with certain shops. My club can get Orbea's at a discount with the shop we are affiliated with, but only one rider has actually bought from that shop, and spent £4k on said bike.
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