Cycling Weekly magazine March 14 2019 issue, on sale from Thursday priced £3.25
Letter from the editor
Were you out in the strong winds this weekend? Lots of people were, and a few of them have the cuts and bruises to prove it. We’ve all ridden when we probably shouldn’t, and years ago I would have been out, probably laughing at the stupidness of it all. Nowadays I’ll stay indoors.
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I had club mates riding the East Surrey Hardriders time trial, a classic season opener in Surrey. One changed out his deep section wheels for something less fast but more suitable, the other hit the deck. Luckily he was blown on to the grass verge rather than the tarmac.
Another rider in the same event had to climb over a fallen tree – impressive in cycling shoes and a skinsuit – before the event was abandoned on safety grounds. Apparently a few people made it round with deep section front wheels. Impressive effort.
And I know of at least one former CW colleague who would have been looking to grab some wind assisted Strava KOMs.
Trouble is, rides in extreme weather conditions are often the ones we remember and recall to anyone who’ll listen for years to come. It sometimes feels like we have a bit of an unhealthy obsession when it comes to flirting with danger. If you do, do your best to stay upright.
Cycling Weekly magazine editor
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