Commuter diaries - Cobble Wobble racing...

by Flo K   September 21, 2010  



Sunday I raced in the infamous Frome Cobble Wobble on my SS / Fixie. 200m of steep wet cobbles, with massive crowds packed in either side of the course. As it rained just before the start I began to think my choice of fixed / ss category was foolish, but it was awesome, great fun and my SS with it’s 7ooc x 28 Vittoria tyres was uber grippy.

Clipped in with standard / “off the peg” 17T (on free wheel I might add), the 1st few pedal rotations were a challenge from a standing start! With 50m of steep cobbles before a tight right hand bend followed by the steepest part of the course, you really have to go for it and push hard for momentum.

38 seconds of pain and fun for me.

Next year, maybe gears????

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I too rode (thankfully in the dry) and what a great event. 30 secs for me on my geared road bike (34/15 from top to bottom) Big Grin Big Grin

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posted by stuke [356 posts]
21st September 2010 - 15:45


.. and the winner of King of Cobbles is "Chris Akrigg 21.510 seconds". Really? The Chris Akigg? I'm surprised he kept his wheels on the ground for so long. Trial rider to time trialer - some talent.

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posted by PeterB [4 posts]
23rd September 2010 - 13:47


yup, the chris akrigg. lots of power in them legs Smile

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7857 posts]
23rd September 2010 - 15:23

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Sounds like brilliant fun... may try it meself next year!

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posted by Morgan [60 posts]
27th September 2010 - 16:35


My 400km audax goes down Catherine Hill in the early hours of Saturday morning, after about 100 miles


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posted by vorsprung [298 posts]
4th October 2010 - 15:34


Yeah I fancy a dabble at this next year

not all carbon is the same.

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posted by Jon Burrage [1081 posts]
4th October 2010 - 16:19


what, the cobble wobble or vorsprung's audax? careful what you say jon...

i might do the 400km next year as i think the exmouth is going to be in august so it won't clash

that's 'might' Smile

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7857 posts]
4th October 2010 - 16:47

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