Have you ever taken part in a cycle race?

Commuting, Day rides, Audax, Incidents, etc.

Have you ever taken part in a cycle race?

Road Race
8
13%
Time-trial
16
26%
Mountain bike
3
5%
Track
4
7%
Other
2
3%
Never raced
28
46%
 
Total votes: 61

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Have you ever taken part in a cycle race?

Postby whoof » 13 Nov 2020, 3:54pm

As it is sometimes said that cycling shouldn't be consider as just a sport I was wondering how many people on here had take part in a cycle race.
For the purpose of this poll a cycle race is; an organised (by some governing body) event where there is a declared winner. If you want to include 'me and my mates used to race each other' please start your own poll.
As the poll won't allow more than one option can you select the option you did most.

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Re: Have you ever taken part in a cycle race?

Postby mjr » 13 Nov 2020, 3:59pm

Why the heck would I know if it had a "governing body"? I was too young to understand the bureaucracy, or care... and I'm still not sure I'd care!

I fear you're going to misinterpret that a majority of transport and touring cyclists once entered some race (possibly even egged on by others at a certain touring club that included sport as one of its aims) as evidence that cycling is necessarily a sport.
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Re: Have you ever taken part in a cycle race?

Postby Boring_Username » 13 Nov 2020, 4:01pm

I've done a few audaxes. Some people there seemed to think it was a cycle race.

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Re: Have you ever taken part in a cycle race?

Postby whoof » 13 Nov 2020, 4:04pm

mjr wrote:Why the heck would I know if it had a "governing body"? I was too young to understand the bureaucracy, or care... and I'm still not sure I'd care!

I fear you're going to misinterpret that a majority of transport and touring cyclists once entered some race (possibly even egged on by others at a certain touring club that included sport as one of its aims) as evidence that cycling is necessarily a sport.

I'll take that as a no.

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Re: Have you ever taken part in a cycle race?

Postby whoof » 13 Nov 2020, 4:04pm

Boring_Username wrote:I've done a few audaxes. Some people there seemed to think it was a cycle race.

Was there a winner?

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Re: Have you ever taken part in a cycle race?

Postby whoof » 13 Nov 2020, 4:07pm

Before anyone gets too steamed up it's a poll. It will not be used to make a point or anything else.

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Re: Have you ever taken part in a cycle race?

Postby roubaixtuesday » 13 Nov 2020, 4:15pm

Tried a couple of TTs last year, a 10 and a 25.

I will say nothing on my performance except that I wasn't last in either. Bloody hell though, the 25 was painful!

Nice to have a go, but it won't become a regular occurrence.

I fancy doing a hill climb sometime, but am getting rapidly too decrepit and there's the small matter of needing to lose 3 stone or so...

Cycling is a sport, a pastime and a mode of transport. I'm not sure why that would be controversial to anyone.

[Edit: accidentally voted for road race, can't see how to change. I did do a couple of sportives in France which had actual winners and such, so I guess it's still honest, though I definitely wasn't racing in those, merely surviving to the end]

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Re: Have you ever taken part in a cycle race?

Postby Jdsk » 13 Nov 2020, 4:18pm

No nominative determinism then?

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Re: Have you ever taken part in a cycle race?

Postby whoof » 13 Nov 2020, 4:21pm

roubaixtuesday wrote:Tried a couple of TTs last year, a 10 and a 25.

I will say nothing on my performance except that I wasn't last in either. Bloody hell though, the 25 was painful!

Nice to have a go, but it won't become a regular occurrence.

I fancy doing a hill climb sometime, but am getting rapidly too decrepit and there's the small matter of needing to lose 3 stone or so...

Cycling is a sport, a pastime and a mode of transport. I'm not sure why that would be controversial to anyone.

[Edit: accidentally voted for road race, can't see how to change. I did do a couple of sportives in France which had actual winners and such, so I guess it's still honest, though I definitely wasn't racing in those, merely surviving to the end]


I thought I selected option to change selection.

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Re: Have you ever taken part in a cycle race?

Postby Cyril Haearn » 13 Nov 2020, 4:33pm

Just click on the preferred option, submit vote, the scores change

One may set the poll to allow more than one choice, I think that zeros the votes so we have to vote again :wink:
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Re: Have you ever taken part in a cycle race?

Postby alexnharvey » 13 Nov 2020, 4:46pm

Does "Silly Commuter Racing" count?

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Re: Have you ever taken part in a cycle race?

Postby TrevA » 13 Nov 2020, 4:53pm

I’ve done Road racing, Tine trialling, Track Racing and Mountain Bike - which category do I pick? - sorry, re-read the OP, I’ve done TTs the most so picked that.
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Re: Have you ever taken part in a cycle race?

Postby mattsccm » 13 Nov 2020, 4:54pm

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Re: Have you ever taken part in a cycle race?

Postby TrevA » 13 Nov 2020, 4:57pm

All cycle racing has a governing body - for most its British Cycling but for TT’s it’s the Road Time Trials Council (RTTC), now known as Cycling Time Trials (CTT).
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Re: Have you ever taken part in a cycle race?

Postby whoof » 13 Nov 2020, 5:00pm

TrevA wrote:All cycle racing has a governing body - for most its British Cycling but for TT’s it’s the Road Time Trials Council (RTTC), now known as Cycling Time Trials (CTT).


In case someone said someone used to race with their mates and it was organised by them.