Snowy cyclocross in Scotland

There have been so many good pictures of cycling in this week’s snowy conditions that I dedicated posts to mountain biking and urban cycling.

The cyclocross bike is a good machine for snowy conditions, as mountain bike suspension can soak up pedal strokes and spring. A good rigid cross bike can sometimes blast through snowy conditions. And cyclocross racing is a winter sport – it doesn’t stop for snow!


Terence McMahon testing the clearance of the cantilevers to the limit.

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Not a cycling picture as such, but couldn’t help including this lovely shot of the Kirklee Bridge on the Kelvin Walkway in Glasgow. Pic: Terence McMahon

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Cyclocross racing took place in Glasgow’s Kings Park despite the conditions. A cold day for Steve Macluskie, who marshalled. Full set on flickr.

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Graeme Warren aka pixelmix on flickr also shot a great set from the race, including this one of a VC Moulin rider – a club that specialises in CX.


Craig Hardie‘s weapon of choice is the CX bike, being one of the best racers in the country. Here he used it for a trip to the sports centre in his native Fife.

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Road racer Craig Adams of Falkirk BC takes his crosser out in the Standburn/Avonbridge area.