Cyclo-cross, Western league style
Summer cyclo-cross is here. That’s right SUMMER cyclo-cross. You’d be forgiven for thinking we were about to enter November rather than May, but nonetheless, summer is on the horizon and those nice people from the Western Cyclo-cross league are putting on 10 fixtures from Mid-May through to Mid-July. The current calendar is:
May 16 Pittville Park Cheltenham, C&C CC – firstname.lastname@example.org
May 23 Hengrove Park Bristol, Dream CC – email@example.com
May 30 Warmley Forest Park , Giant C.C/Halo films – firstname.lastname@example.org
June 6 Oldbury Court Bristol, Severn road club, email@example.com
June 13 Gloucester Boating Lake, Striking Bikes, firstname.lastname@example.org
June 20 Hengrove Park Bristol, Dream CC, email@example.com
June 27 Supermarine Club Swindon, Team GWR, firstname.lastname@example.org
July 4 Warmley Forest Park, Giant C.C/Halo films, chris.turvey @ericsson.com
July 11 Supermarine Club Swindon, Team GWR, email@example.com
July 18 Oldbury Court Bristol, Severn road club, firstname.lastname@example.org
Start Times:- Under 12’s, 18.30hrs Free
Youth/Jun/Wom/Vets/Sen 19.00hrs £4/£11
All are organised under the ‘Go racing’ banner so a license isn’t necessary. Just a good set of knobblies, a big smile and an unhealthy obsession with going like the clappers*. Please note that Hengrove and Oldbury Court are subject to Bristol City Council approvals and its best to ring beforehand (Craig Denning 07867557123 / Mark Horton 07966881959 respectively).
It’s unlikely I’ll make any of these events sadly; they’re all on a Wednesday, which is Daddy and daughter sports day (currently swimming lessons). Evelyn is 5 years old and if I don’t make her put the hours in now, she’ll never be an Olympian in 2028** I do however thoroughly recommend summer cross racing. I popped across two seasons ago and loved it to bits (Boneshaker article here).
*This describes me perfectly except for the ‘big smile’ bit. I’m more of a ‘huge grimace’ man.
**Joke. I’m not one of those parents who wants to live his sporting dreams through his offspring. Besides, she’s too busy learning applied Mathematics for the space program***
***Another joke. She’s actually learning the harp.