2012 National Cyclo-Cross Championships

By | 10/01/2012

Eight riders from the club rodes at the Nationals in Ipswich on Saturday. A pleasant day saw a fairly dry circuit that allowed super fast racing on a hilly circuit, the nations best riders lined up in each event, and furious racing ensued.

First up was Tony Madgwick who came 26th in the Over 50s.

Next, on a now cut up circuit, were the U14s. Riders James Ambrose Parish, Callum Mackie and Georg Jensen flew the flag for LVYCC. All the riders got of to a great start. As the pace increased the field split, James faded due to illness eventually coming in 24th, Callum maintained a steady place to grab a top 20 finish, but the club ride of the day went to Georg who pulled off a top 10 finish in his first year in the U14s.

Mathew & James Madgwick and Francesca Morgans Slader lined up in the U16 boys and U16 girls race. A hugely strong field in both races made it a daughnting prospect for our riders, but they all showed character and put in good performances. Mathew and James finished 31st and 37th respectively, and Francesca 13th.

Last up was Bruce Mackie in the over 45s, who having been out through injury for almost a year put in a sterling performance and came 22nd.

A big well done to the riders and parents who made the effort to race this year. With such a high standard this year, LVYCC made a good showing with everyone putting in maximum effort.

The Cross season draws to a close with only a few more races to go. The final Eastern League race with be on the 22nd January, with the Team Championships being held on the 4th February.

We need riders for the Team event. Anyone wishing to compete please contact Terry, Bruce, Tony or Mick.