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t Sign up now for eracing BC Nationals
With British Cycling’s inaugural eracing National Championship qualifiers beginning soon, those wishing to compete can now register their interest on the BC website. The championships, which are run on the Zwift platform, will take place in the first quarter of this year, says BC, and will involve a number of qualifying rounds followed by a live final. Anyone can ride, but competitors must be BC members to qualify for the final.
Broadwith gets Bidlake Prize for End-to-end exploit
Michael Broadwith will be presented with the Bidlake Prize for 2018. Awarded each year to a person for the ‘betterment of cycling in all spheres’ Broadwith has been recognised for his Land’s End to John o’ Groats record-beating ride, in which he took nearly 40 minutes off Gethin Butler’s 17-year-old record.
s Surrey League could ditch BC
The Surrey Cycle Racing League is considering moving away from running its events under British Cycling regulations. Citing increased red tape and paperwork as a reason for losing commissaires and organisers, the league has put the question to its members, riders and regular marshals.
n Naughty nonogenarian
Ninety-year-old American Carl Grove was stripped of his Masters age-group title after testing positive for the steroid Epitrenbolone. While contamination was ruled out as an excuse, a Wada-accredited lab ruled that the supplements he took revealed traces of Clomiphene which had also shown up in Grove’s samples. As his test from the day before was clear, he was given a public warning and disqualified from results obtained on July 11.
A red flag for BC in Surrey?
More accolades for Broadwith
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