Challenge Tyres Rider of the Day at Round 1 – 2017/18

Challenge Tyres #Your challenge “Rider of the Day” at the first round of the Kinesis UK London and South East Cyclo Cross League, held at Stanmer Park in Brighton.

So it’s round 1 at Stanmer Park in Brighton. It’s your first ever cross race, it’s a tough under 10’s course. You get through the start cavalry charge and settle into a rhythm, oh no, you lose the front wheel on a switchback and go down hard. It hurts, you lose it for a second, your support team console you, for a split second you think “that’s it, I’m done” but then you realise I’m a cross racer, you get back on the bike and pedal as hard as you can till the chequered flag is in view. You did it Barnaby Smith! Well done. Enjoy your Challenge Griffo open tubulars.

We know it will take a few years for some wheels to fit them onto but I have a feeling that the Cross bug has bitten you. #yourchallenge #kinesisuk

Cyclo Cross is special. It brings out the very best in all of us. We all at some time have to overcome the odds and banish our personal demons to make it to the finish line. Be that minus some part of the bike, minus patches of skin or the dreaded ‘flat’, we never lose pride riding past that majestically waved chequered flag and say “I did it”. Kinesis UK recognise and respect what we put ourselves through each week and wish to award a rider at each round of the Kinesis UK London League series that displays the courage that makes Cyclo Cross racers a special breed.

For each award the selected rider will receive a pair of Challenge Griffo or Baby Limus Open tubulars. They will be presented at the start line at their next race.

Challenge handmade Tubular and Open Tubular Cyclo Cross tyres are top of the tree when it comes to quality and performance. They have been used at the highest level and won many world championships. They have a tire for every condition. If you are looking to gain that edge on the competition I suggest you try Challenge. Grifo’s are great for faster drier courses and Limus or Baby Limus come into their own when the mud arrives. Check out the range on the link below.

By Stuart McGhee