Somerset town hosts event for second year

Next month sees the Somerset town of Frome host the second annual Cobble Wobble, with the winner set to be crowned the Charge Bikes King of the Cobbles.

Last year’s inaugural event,  won by Neil Cousins, formed part of the Velo Jam celebrations held the evening before the town hosted the start of Stage 6 of the Tour of Britain.

This year, the hill climb sprint on Catherine Hill in the centre of the town is back as a standalone event, and is once again organised by local MTB club Black Canon Collective supported by Red Bull, Frome Town Council and  local company Charge Bikes, which 12 months ago provided a Charge Plug Freestyler as first prize in a separate longest trackstand competition.

You can sign up for email updates on the Cobble Wobble website, and on the day itself a beer of the same name, launched last year by the Milk Street Brewery, based in the town's Griffin pub, will be available locally.

Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.