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!
It may seem a bit early to be talking about cyclocross but, to quote the organiser of the first race “it is only 32 sleeps to the first race of the season!” The New Forest Cycling Club is now affiliated to the Wessex Cyclocross League for the 2019/2020 season. This means that NFCC riders will […]
Ray Claridge won last night’s TT with a 36:04, a very good time that would likely have had his 3 minute man and second placed rider Stuart Peckham just in sight on the last rise to the finish. The evening had an unhelpful wind direction, but was warm and at least rain free. A further […]