The New Forest Cycling Club


Weekend Round-up 16th Sept

The Cyclo-cross season has started! More news on the NFCC event will be sent out via BC email in the next week or so once the event has formally been registered with British Cycling. The club is an affiliated member of the Wessex League, so all NFCC riders can take part.

Report from the first round by Catherine Pascoe

The race was held at Newbury Racecourse, using the land within the horse racing circuit. The course was pretty flat and on rough lumpy grassland, making it hard work to ride over. The course designers had used all the various hillocks and hollows to create short banks to ascend/descend and lovely flowing berms. The addition of an unrideable sandpit and two plank hurdles completed the technical parts of the course. 
For the first time in the history of the Wessex League there is now a separate women’s race, and this is also the only league in the country to recognise the need for a separate race for women. In recent years the women have ridden with the V50 men, dealing with being effectively shoved out of the way by often aggressive men. For this inaugural women’s race, 48 women took part, across the junior, senior, V40 and V50 categories. It’s a shame there was no champagne but we did have a big group photo taken after the race! The atmosphere was brilliant as we were all so pleased to finally have the race we wanted. 
I raced my little socks off after a really good start and finished 30th out of 48 riders (all cats) and 2nd V50. I actually got to stand on the podium and won some cash! Photo to follow!
Sadly no other NFCC riders were there. Perhaps next week…. Basingstoke – a very good course for those who are relatively new to ‘cross, so enter via British Cycling and give it a go! Mountain bikes are welcome.

No other race reports this week – remember to send them to press@newforestcc.co.uk.

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