X - Speed United Continental Cycling Team announced their 16 rider line up for the 2021 season, the team is represented by 8 different countries worldwide, with Bermuda’s Conor White signed.
X-Speed United was formed in 2019 as a joint initiative between Western Australia, Canada, and Hong Kong, with a focus on developing young riders from these three countries.
Noting the need for a new and sustainable model in cycling, a three-way agreement between the parties was established to contribute resources and ideas to an alliance dedicated to developing our junior riders.
X-Speed United, named after Hong Kong’s X-Speed Sports Club and their Western Australian sister club X-Speed Australia Cycle Club, debuted at the Tour of Johor in Malaysia in 2019 and went on to race a successful Asian tour calendar.
Monday, October 19, 2020
Butterfield & Hawley Compete in Belgian Waffle Ride
In the melee of the mass start of the Belgian Waffle Ride Cedar City, Keegan Swenson had his front brake lever snapped off when he tangled bars with another rider. He went on to ride in the elite front group for the next 120 miles of often technical gravel and won the two-up sprint with Pete Stetina to win the day. Alexey Vermeulen was third.
Bermuda had two competitors in the event, both Triathletes Tyler Butterfield and Erica Hawley took to the course.
Butterfield competing in the Men’s 35 – 44 Age Group Division finished 14th out of 98 competitors, Butterfield clocked a time of 6:57:47.
Butterfield said, “I take three things from this experience:
1stly, I highly recommend doing a Belgian Waffle Ride if you’re into cycling and endurance events. That was one of the best things I’ve ever done. 2ndly, Gravel racing is gnarly! And awesome!!! 3rdly, I learned so much while having a blast, and you should have someone hand out bottles and nutrition and not try carrying 5lbs of gels and food.
Hawley would stand on top of the podium in the Women’s 20 – 24 Age Group Division with a time of 8:55:35.
Hawley speaking to www.islandstats.com after the event said, “This was one of the hardest races ever! So physically and mentally demanding. But I had so much fun and it felt good to do a race again.”
“I was nervous for like 2 days in advance as it had been so long since I have been racing and it was an event that I’ve never done anything similar to before! I borrowed a friend’s bike and wheels and was so out of my comfort zone but I would definitely do something like that again,” concluded Hawley.
Monday, October 19, 2020
Bermuda Fat Tire Massive Race Season Announced
The Bermuda Fat Tire Massive 2020/2021 Mountain Bike Race Series season has been announced with a seven-race series.
The Division Points Series winners will be the rider with the highest number of accumulated points from their 6 best races in the series.
Racing is for everyone whether you are just getting back on a bike or an avid racer we have a category for everyone.
Schedule Dates & Venues
November 29th, 2020 - MTB Series Race 1 - Arboretum December 13th, 2020 - MTB Series Race 2 - Casemates January 10th, 2021 - MTB Series Race 3 - Lagoon Park January 31st, 2021 - MTB Series Race 4 - Southlands February 14th, 2021 - MTB Series Race 5 - Admiralty House Park February 28th, 2021 - MTB Series Race 6 - Hog Bay Park March 14th, 2021 - MTB Series Race 7 - Ferry Reach
9:00 AM - MALE & FEMALE OPEN 60 CLASS 10:15 AM - MEN & FEMALE OPEN 30 CLASS 10:15 AM - 13 - 16 CLASS 11:00 AM - 12 AND UNDER CLASS
Competing in the Category A Division Hopkins completed the four laps in a time of 1:43:46, his Winners Edge teammate Alexander Miller was second in a time of 1:49:22 and Liam Flannery riding for Gnosis finished third with a time of 1:49:46.
Bicycle Works rider Caitlin Conyers won the Women’s Category Division with a time of 1:35:09, Independent rider Ashley Couper was second stopping the clock in a time of 1:35:33 and Nicole Mitchell riding for Winners Edge was third in a time of 1:35:40.
Alan Mooney would win the Category B Division stopping the clock in a time of 1:52:36, Cameron Morris was second in a time of 1:52:43 and Adam Kirk was third with a time of 1:52:46.
Alexander Miller won the A Division race when he was clocked across the line in a time of 40:07.3, his Winners Edge teammate Kaden Hopkins was second in 40:09.6 and Nicholas Narraway was third in the Division with a time of 40:47.4.
In the Women’s Division Caitlin Conyers rode to victory with a time of 24:35.2, Ashley Couper was second clocking 24:40.4 and Maddie Durkin crossed the line third with a time of 25:07.9.
Alan Potts claimed the B Division title when he crossed the line in a time of 30:30.9, his Bicycle Works teammate Clifford Roberts was second in 30:37.6 and Darren Glasford was third with a time of 30:37.8.