Battle on the Beach

this looks like amazing fun ….

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BOTB 3-0524“Look at that!” The invisible man does a trackstand on Craig’s new cross bike.

It was friendly. Great. Fantastic. It was sandy. Dry. Muddy. Wet. It was fast. Furious. Sluggish. Like my efforts through the loose sand, I?ve run out of adjectives to describe Sunday?s Battle on the Beach (BOTB).

BOTB was the UKs first beach cycling race. A branch of the sport normally confined to the coastal fringes of the Benelux, Pembrey Country Park (Carmarthenshire), played host to this lowland import. Beach racing has much in common with cyclo-cross; non-technical off road racing that hones the skill set and the fast twitch fibres. The Course was roughly 70% cyclo-cross race and 30% beach and sund dunes. BOTB also incorporated the UK fat tyre champs, so bikes varied from skinny knobblies and drop handles (cross bikes) to uber fat tyres and super wide bars. In the main we ?…

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