January the 20th saw the New Forest CC, Bournemouth Arrow, Poole Wheelers and Bournemouth Jubilee join together to put on a Cyclo-cross event.
The four clubs have individually put on Cyclo-cross events in the past, but not for at least 10 years. With the massive increase in popularity of the sport, competitor numbers have grown from 40-60 to 3-400 across the various age categories. Putting on an event now given the number of volunteers needed, is not possible for one club.
The event took place at Crow after attempting to negotiate with 4 other venues. Crow has hosted many Cyclo-cross and MTB events for at least 20 years. The day was a great success, with a good entry and positive comments from competitors. See photos and results on Eamonn’s site http://www.localriderslocalraces.co.uk/2019/01/crow-hill-cyclo-cross-wessex-league.htmlIn spite of the amount of work required, the clubs are considering doing it again next year!
For those that couldn’t get to the AGM, there have been some committee changes. Minutes will be available soon, but I thought that I’d introduce you to Kelvin Pinchen; your new Club Secretary. As Stewart Ward stands down after a very successful tenure, here are a few words from Kelvin himself: I have been associated […]
The club lunch took place on Saturday 26th Jan. The event was put on to replace the more formal awards dinner, to make it cheaper and more accessible to everyone. It was timed to allow the Saturday ride to go ahead, Barry choosing a time and route to allow everyone to get back in time, […]