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.
I’ve had the following information from Bob Jolliffe, many of the long term members or older riders will remember Geoff racing as well as being involved in club organisation. Former long-term New Forest CC secretary Geoff Smith is in Southampton General Hospital with a broken leg after falling from his bike on the A337 at […]
Update from Bob Jolliffe with his weekend activities – New Forest CC’s 66-year-old Bob Jolliffe had a brilliant social weekend at the League of Veteran Racing Cyclists’ Track Championships at the Derby Arena Velodrome, even if his attempts at racing were lacklustre. Despite only finishing in one event of two entered, the Group F (age […]