“I just love purple. I don’t know what it is about the colour I just love it, and I am known for loving chocolate, so I really like Cadbury’s, so I just liked the idea of purple and gold. It just goes so well with me.”
Whilst the paint scheme for bikes is down to the individual, the official rules are very specific about what is permissible when riders are building a bike in order to avoid parts being included that may injure other riders or damage bikes during racing. The result is a very stripped back bike when compared to a modern road or even a track bike.
Whilst the sport of cycle polo has been around since the late 19th century and even been an Olympic sport the hardcourt version is still to come of age but now played in over thirty countries the sport is quietly growing.
What a great way for triathletes to wind down at the end of the season – a brisk sea swim, a bike through Essex countryside ending with a sea front run and all under a beautiful early autumn sky. Certainly many in the field for the sold out Clacton Standard Distance Triathlon could be forgiven for having similar thoughts as they prepared to enter the water from the beach about a mile up the coast from transition.
Britain’s men and Australia’s women dominated the racing at the 2010 Dextro Energy ITU World Triathlon Championship Grand Final in Budapest, Hungary.