It’s been a busy few weeks for the team preparing for the club’s biggest event of the year – round 5 of the Wessex Cyclocross League at Southampton Sports Centre. Our volunteers were amazing as always… days spent setting up the course, event village, marshalling and taking it all down at the end, took a team of 30 fantastic people. Well worth it to see over 450 riders (including 54 from Sotonia) race of all ages!

We put on our trademark flowing but technical course, testing rider skill and power and cold conditions arrived for Sunday, but the sun resulted in the ground baking, so the course was fast – although we’re sure many riders were caught out by the notorious off-camber bank.

Race highlights saw brilliant wins for Izzy Hall (U16 girls), Tom Wilks ((14 boys) and Andy Gardiner (v40 open). There were also top fives for Annie Forsyth, Flo Boustred (u8 girls),  Freddie Trosh and James Sutton (U10 boys), Matilda Wilks and Eve Carline (u12 girls), Reuben Harrington (u14 boys), Skye Martingale (u16 girls), Niclas Olley, Tom Allen and Monty Flavell (u16 boys) and George Connell (Junior open).


Photos: Pitchside Paul

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