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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

Reg­is­ter your in­ter­est on BC web­site

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