Entries by Morgan Curle

Looking Ahead

With 2018 just around the corner, it’s time to bring things up to date, and add in news for the start of the new season. The big news is that I will no longer be riding for BCDS, instead racing and riding for Giant Halo CC, the same team that I guested for in the […]

2017 Season Review

With 2017 now coming to a close, it’s time for me to reflect upon what has been an eventful year on and off of the bike, with big changes, but importantly always moving forwards and progressing.   The year started off with early season crit races at Odd Down, the circuit that I first started […]

Castle Combe E/1/2 Adults

I got to Combe and signed on in the E/1/2 in plenty of time, so that I could prepare. I asked other riders about it, and got some advice for the race having never done it before. I was a bit nervy, but this went away during the warm up, where by the end I […]

National Youth Circuit Championships

On Sunday 10th June it was the Youth National Championships, held at Hog Hill circuit, in Redbridge. As the name indicates, there was a hill, and every lap of the course we would go up it, for a total of 1.5 hours, around 30 ascents of the climb, which peaked at 20% in places. It […]

Milton Keynes Youth National

The milton keynes national had moved location, from the city center road circuit, to the MK Bowl. it was a quick circuit with tight turns, and a draggy, shallow climb that would shake of a few, but it wasn’t steep enough to fully sort out the pack. I did a couple of laps around the circuit […]

A Weekend of Racing

This weekend was a double race weekend, on the Saturday it was the Bristol GP, hosted by my own club BCDS, so it was a given that I was going to do that due to it being my own club. Then on the Sunday, it was trip down to the seaside town of Seaton, for […]

Winchester Criterium

The Winchester Criterium, the south region championship. This was one of the biggest event in the south region, with over 30 people in my race, which was just under 16 boys. Id done the race previously, but never came away with any great result, as I was weaker, and hadn’t been racing for that long. […]

North West Youth Tour

On Friday 27th of May we headed up to the North West, for the national youth tour based around Lancashire and surrounding areas. It would be the biggest competition I had ever been in, and I was looking forward to it, especially as there was a hilly stage, where I hoped to perform well. The […]

Newport Youth Omnium

The final regional omnium of the series for the southern region was held at Newport. The omnium series hadn’t gone brilliantly for me, the first one was rained off, I didn’t perform massively well at Maindy, and I had been unable to ride the one at Palmer Park due to a crash the Thursday before. […]

The Final Icebreaker

Another early start beckoned, as for Laura’s racing in the morning we had to be at Newport for 7:30am! This time though I was a lot less nervy, although I thought that yesterday’s efforts may have taken it out of me. Once unloaded it was a quick walk to Aldi to pick up some bananas […]

Castle Combe Easter Classic

So this was it. The race that always seems to signal the start of the race season, Easter Classic time! The race has memories for me. Two years ago it was a broken collarbone in the first lap, and one year ago it was the number thirteen for me and it proved lucky as I […]

Zappi’s Circuit Race

Following the ride in the TT on Saturday, I was off early on Sunday to a race up in Oxfordshire as part of the Zappi’s series that was running. I knew the field and what to expect from the race, so I was confident that despite the TT in the legs from yesterday, I would […]

Bristol University 10 Mile TT

On Saturday 12th March, both me and Dad rode another individual time trial at the Bristol University Cycling Club Open 10 mile TT. Once at the event, it was a case of signing at race HQ, and then heading out on the roads to warm up, before getting back to the start line and sorting […]

25 Mile TTT

On Sunday 28th February, both me and Dad rode in our first ever Team Time Trial at the Severn Road Club 25 mile 2 up TTT. My partner was Charlie, a fellow BCDS academy rider, who I had previously ridden a TTT back in October, and Dad was riding with Charlie’s dad, Simon. As with last week’s 10 […]

10 Mile Individual TT at Frome

On Sunday 21st February, both me and Dad rode our first ever individual time trial at the Frome and District Wheelers Open 10 mile TT. Once at the event, it was a case of signing at race HQ, and then for Dad, one of the first riders set off, time to head to the start […]

Half Term Holiday of Cycling

Over this half term I have attended both a Track Regional School of Racing (RSR) and a Circuit RSR. The track RSR was held at Newport, and was a very early start as we had to be at the track for about 7:15. During the RSR we spent time on the track, and this time we […]

BBC Somerset Interview

Today we had the pleasure of being interviewed by a local BBC Somerset radio reporter, Jack, who was doing an article on us for their morning radio show. They found out about us from an article that the Somerset Standard had published. They thought the story of a brother and sister both training and racing […]

Icebreaker 1 track meet

On Sunday I traveled to Newport to ride in the first of the Icebreaker series at the Velodrome. At the start I was feeling quite nervous, I think from the fact that I hadn’t ridden an Icebreaker before, even though I knew that it would be a bit like a track league or Youth Omnium. […]

BCDS SQT and New Kit

A very early morning today, up at 5 and off to the Velodrome for an SQT session with BCDS. It was good to meet up with Dan and the other riders, and get in some good track time. During the track session we did a warm up with ‘taking lap efforts’, Russian steps, a points […]

Roller 10 mile TT

A new year and time to set a benchmark on the rollers… So I did my first 10 mile roller time trial of 2016. To do this I only use my Youth A gearing of 46×14, so it is all about maintaining a high cadence. I paced myself well and was pleased with a 16 […]