2012/3 Cyclo-cross season round up
Unfortunately, thanks to the snow, this year’s league fizzled out rather than ending with the intended bang. It has been a mixed season with a couple of notable high points for the Club, as well as few lows.
First the high points:
Seventeen Club members took part this year. This is a great change for the better and one that looks to continue. The league also has 17 clubs who now affiliate to it.
The Club hosted its first ever league race this season. Over 150 riders descended on Brackley back in October for a nicely technical course. Well done to Catherine for the organisation and to the members of the Club who turned out to help.
Our participation in the league is attracting new members through our website. The first unfortunately wasn’t seen again after his first prang. However, Will Morris has turned out to race through mud, rain and everything else nature has thrown at us! Welcome to the Club Will.
And the low points:
Only one Club member made it on to the podium this year. Well done to Catherine Ruffley who finished 3rd in the Girls’ U16.
Seasonal poor health took its impact on some of the Club’s keenest racers. Alasdair Grant rode three races with a chest infection and was pipped for a final podium place by 2 points (by ex Club member Skip Snelson – well done Skip). Roddy also suffered from ill health and had to withdraw from the league back in November.
There’s always next season...
One club member and one ex Club member, Alasdair and Skip, raced in the British National Championships at Bradford in January. Alasdair came 7th while Skip came 5th. Well done to them both!
Next year’s league will begin again in September. If anyone fancies having a go at this great form of cycle racing, then please let Roddy know and he’ll fill you in with details regarding coaching, etc.