After a week of no club activity (well nobody sent anything) there was apparently a historic local two day event on, with 5 NFCC riders spotted on the start list. Gerry Read has some photos on the gallery pages, so it must be true! Reports anticipated…
Wessex Cyclocross League round 4 at Standlake Arena, Witney near Oxford.
Report from Catherine:
This was one of those courses that scared me as I rode the practice laps. It was very very technical, with big run ups, steep drops, roots and tight turns in the wooded section and lots of berms and tight turns on the lumpy bumpy grass area, as well as what the organiser described as ‘the whoops’ which wouldn’t have been out of place on a BMX course. I deliberately gridded myself towards the back at the start, scared that I would totally mess up somewhere and fall off in front of better riders if I started further up the pack. In the end I loved the course which, at race pace, flowed really well and was childishly good fun! I was the only woman V50 so stood on the podium by myself. No other NFCC riders took part.
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