People new to cycling ; which by their very age means most of our members of the Lee Valley Youth CC … may not appreciate how prestigious winning the Eastern Counties Cycling Association (ECCA) Festival actually is !!
It’s true to say that’s the ECCA Festival weekend has lost some of its kudos in recent years but I remember in the 80’s and 90’s when it was a very fiercely fought competition with riders from key clubs being encouraged to take part in as many events as possible !
The Festival was undoubtedly ‘won’ by the success in Saturday’s circuit racing at Hog Hill which generated enough points to give us an unassailable lead … however it would be good to see more riders from the club doing some of the events promoted on the Sunday and the Bank Holiday Monday …. this year I think Aidan was the only club rider to do so … gaining 11th place (and some points) in one of the time trials !
And next year we would like to retain this award, we will publish other events linked to the Festival next year.