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

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

Postby whoof » 13 Nov 2020, 5:00pm

alexnharvey wrote:Does "Silly Commuter Racing" count?


If you can post a link to the SCR governing body?

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

Postby tatanab » 13 Nov 2020, 5:06pm

As with other posters I have ridden timetrials, road races and track, both here and abroad. For most of us, time trials are the easiest to access so that is my majority.

I regard racing as just another aspect to cycling and it wasn't until the advent of cycling forum that I became aware that so many people have experience of so little in cycling. I've seen responses that say "I only commute, so that's all I care about" or " I only race". I started riding in the 1960s with a CTC DA, and like most of my friends I experienced everything from commuting to international touring to local club rides etc

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

Postby rjb » 13 Nov 2020, 5:12pm

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


They were described to me on one occasion as a race for failed road racers. :lol:

Lots of people pay good money to ride Sportive type events. In the past they were free and known as club runs. :lol:
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Re: Have you ever taken part in a cycle race?

Postby rareposter » 13 Nov 2020, 5:31pm

rjb wrote:They were described to me on one occasion as a race for failed road racers. :lol:

Lots of people pay good money to ride Sportive type events. In the past they were free and known as club runs. :lol:


Sportives are for people who pretend they're racing.
Audaxes are for people who pretend they're not racing.

:lol:

As for the question, I've done road, MTB, CX, track... Even did one TT once which certainly makes my top 5 most awful experiences on a bike ever to the extent that I swore I would never do another ever again.
So I've not bothered to vote!

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

Postby mjr » 13 Nov 2020, 5:48pm

whoof wrote:
alexnharvey wrote:Does "Silly Commuter Racing" count?


If you can post a link to the SCR governing body?

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

Postby foxyrider » 13 Nov 2020, 6:43pm

i selected road race but i've time trialled, roller raced, dipped a toe in cyclo cross and track and done a few RTF's (think road race with rider numbers in the hundreds - a sportive with a winner if you like). So yes, over the years i've taken part in hundreds of cycle races, even won a couple. First 'official' competitive event, a 10 miler in 1976, last a German RTF in 2019 (Covid having killed all my 2020 plans).

At the same time, i've always done day rides/tours alongside 'race training' although it took me a while to get into full on unsupported touring trips :lol:
Convention? what's that then?
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Re: Have you ever taken part in a cycle race?

Postby PH » 13 Nov 2020, 6:53pm

My local CTC MG has Cycle Bingo about once every decade, does that count? The annual Freewheel and Hill Climb certainly should, some people take it very seriously.

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

Postby Herts Audax » 13 Nov 2020, 7:09pm

Audax is definitely not a race unless you are doing it wrong.

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

Postby whoof » 13 Nov 2020, 7:36pm

mjr wrote:
whoof wrote:
alexnharvey wrote:Does "Silly Commuter Racing" count?


If you can post a link to the SCR governing body?

ItsNotARace.org

Waste of a link. SCR is haphazard not organised. Can you find a link to the Norwegian U23 men's SCR champion for 2005? Might give you something to pass half an hour.

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

Postby al_yrpal » 13 Nov 2020, 7:57pm

In my teens I raced in several massed starts. My most vivid memory was the tour of Ashdown Forest.

Massed starts, the bunch and the bonk were words that seem to have slipped out of use.. :lol:

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

Postby Grandad » 13 Nov 2020, 9:10pm

Over 500 time trials on solos, tandems and trikes. Most memorable (for good reasons)was a 24hour on a trike.

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

Postby alexnharvey » 13 Nov 2020, 9:22pm

whoof wrote:
mjr wrote:
whoof wrote:
If you can post a link to the SCR governing body?

ItsNotARace.org

Waste of a link. SCR is haphazard not organised. Can you find a link to the Norwegian U23 men's SCR champion for 2005? Might give you something to pass half an hour.


Are you adding an scr option or not? :lol:

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

Postby whoof » 13 Nov 2020, 9:25pm

alexnharvey wrote:
whoof wrote:
mjr wrote:ItsNotARace.org

Waste of a link. SCR is haphazard not organised. Can you find a link to the Norwegian U23 men's SCR champion for 2005? Might give you something to pass half an hour.


Are you adding an scr option or not? :lol:

No, that would be silly.

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

Postby eileithyia » 13 Nov 2020, 10:58pm

another useless survey as not able to tick more than one option ie, road race, time trial, and track...
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Re: Have you ever taken part in a cycle race?

Postby axel_knutt » 14 Nov 2020, 12:03am

Not intentionally, but I've found myself riding in the middle of a race by accident a few times.
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