Dark blue women win silver at BUCS TTT

The BUCS team time trial championships once again returned to the rolling hills of Wiltshire. No matter how familiar some of the more experienced riders on the scene have grown to be with this course, its inclines can still prove highly disruptive for even the most well drilled of teams. Coping with the climbs and […]

Women win TT Varsity title and Oxford repeat double bronze success

This weekend saw Oxford host the BUCS 25 time trial championships, incorporating the annual Oxford v Cambridge TT varsity match. The culmination of our time trialling season, this was a race everyone had been looking forward to. The conditions seemed reasonably quick, albeit with high air pressure and the challenge of dealing with the unseasonably warm […]

Double team bronze at the BUCS 10 time trial championships

The British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) 10 mile time trial championships were hosted by Cambridge this year. As ever, they used the E33/10 course in Bottisham (featuring the world’s biggest motorway bridge). Light but occasionally gusty crosswinds made for not the quickest of days, but riders were nevertheless thankful for the uncharacteristically warm temperatures. […]

Univ shine at Cuppers 2018

Cuppers 2018 was a day to remember for the riders of University College. Their success began with Rebecca te Water Naude taking an impressive victory over a strong women’s field. Her ride, combined with James King’s fifth place in the men’s race, was enough to take the mixed college title. As if this wasn’t enough, […]

MTB Varsity 2018

The last Sunday in February saw Hadleigh Farm in Essex play host to the annual Oxford vs Cambridge MTB Varsity race. The contest took the form of an XC race, lasting an hour and a half on a course that featured everything from tracks across exposed windswept hilltops to technical descents. While there were a handful […]

Dodds takes debut win at Dalton

The second round of the Abingdon Race Team Winter Series at Dalton Barracks featured some classic British winter racing weather. Nevertheless, the freezing wind and rain didn’t damped the spirits of the riders in dark blue. In the women’s race several breaks were established and then failed before, at about half distance, Issy Dodds decided […]