Mike Hanley’s ramblings about race preparation and not much actual racing continue in this latest chapter, after the second round of Navan Road Club's CycloCross series.

Michael Hanley’s inner monologue sheds light on this dark CX race.

It was a couple of weeks for erecting tents, a Beer Tent in the IFSC and Sign-On Tents in Public Parks. It could only mean one thing, the Northern Hemisphere had entered its final season… CycloCross season. Grab a cup of Hot Cocoa with Marshmallows as Luke GJ takes us through the initial fortnight.

Luke GJ Potter sends us this update on the coming cyclocross season..

The Irish National Cyclocross Championships of 2016 were held in Tollymore Forest Park, Co Down. Seven members of the Orwell took part in the events organised by Dromara Cycling Club with three in the Senior Men, three in the Women's and one in the Masters 40. Breda Horan was top Orwell in the Women's Race and tells her story while new comer Eoin Ahern recounts the Senior Men's race.