Leicestershire Cyclo-Cross League Round 1
The Cyclones were out in force at the first round of the newest Cx league -The Leicestershire league -with the inaugural event A complex course at Weldon, Corby set up by Paul Beattie and his team from Rockingham Forest Wheelers.
A good mix of challenges, including steps, water, adverse cambers and the flats making racing fast for those of the 234 riders with the fitness!
A different format to the Central cx league, the first race was for u 9's -
with 32 riders Jake Bird worked hard to get 3rd place and Charlie Guest
came in 4th, but great work on a bike he hadn't even ridden before for
Jackson in his first ever race coming in 14th and loving every minute of it!
Second race was u 12s and Amelia put in a stunning performance to finish 3rd overall but FIRST girl more than half a minute ahead of the next girl and more than 2 minutes faster than her main rival for the last two seasons. With almost 30 young people in the race Eddie and Reuben also had great performances coming in 11th and 12th respectively and with a strong finish Tasman came in 8th.
The u16 and u14 race had 29 racing on the full course Josh worked hard to come in 4th and Charlie S came in 10th in the u 16's. In the under 14's after an exhausting race Dominic came in 9th and Charlie C 11th to complete a great set of races for Cyclones.
With amazingly loud support from parents and friends Cyclones made a
great first impression, there are 6 races in this new league and five needed
But also representing Kettering were Charlie's dad Bryan Guest, Morgan's dad Greg Greasley in his first CX race on a borrowed bike, Jackson's dad Gary Carter following his son on his first cross race and Charlie's dad Jamie Stockham. Andy Brown and James Simon Boswell were also there racing and representing the Cyclones coaching team.
Good to see Stuart Walterssupporting, a wealth of knowledge to draw on before the race began, as always.