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.
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 […]
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