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!
After disappointment due to the cancellation of the TT last week, this week Aron Kelly managed the win he’s been training for. After giving up triathlon to focus on the bike, he’s hoping to have more success this year. His partner Sonia Laurie was also fastest female, with a strong field of 5 NFCC female […]
Forget the hype of Wout Van Aert, the absence of Mathieu Van der Poel, the strength of Phillipe Gilbert and the bad form of Peter Sagan. From an idea 8 months ago, NFCC member Matt Cafferky (and Bill Mayes) tackled the event. Over to Matt in a fantastic report … here