A nice video compilation of some of the best club rides..
Big thanks to all who turned up to repair Daisybank dirt jumps this weekend. It was an epic couple of days of dirt moving and packing in. I still cannot quite believe how much we achieved and how good the summer is going to be riding up there.
Last Friday (March 23rd) representatives from Cheltenham & County CC and Bigfoot MBC reached what we considered as a workable riding agreement with Natural England and the forestry manager
With our two clubs having recently collaborated in trying to negotiate the return of mountain biking to Buckholt Woods we furthered this partnership with a superb gravity riding day at the downhill trails near to Ribbesford
Ewen Macgregor and Liz Catchpole, racing as 'Ginger and Nuts' were second relay team home, in 95th overall. Other individual Cheltenham riders put in some solid placings in the mid field - David Koryczan (118th), Mike Saunders (78th), and Mark Smith (98th). Mark achieved his target time despite having twice dropped his pump on the bike lap and having to double back and fetch it! It was also great to see Rob Brown who came along to provide moral support to 'Team CCCC'.
A highlight of the race for me was when, on the first run, ten fully-grown deer suddenly ran across the track right in front of us - quite a surprise!
All in all it was a very enjoyable morning, and for those who like a bit of muddy running along with their muddy cycling I recommend it highly.
Mixture of Downhill for those booked on the Cwmdown shuttle service, and XC for rippin up and down the excellent trail there. The DHers will be starting their runs from 10am and carry on til late afternoon. There is no set time for others to meet up but if you are intending on going, let us all know what you are and what time you intend on arriving in the morning.
For the evening I will be booking a table at the Kashmir Restaurant in Cheltenham (around the corner from Leisure Lakes) for 8pm. I've had some interest but, whatever, I'll be dragging my other half out for a curry!! Propose to meet at Taylors (Cambray) for 7pm onwards. Again, if you do intend on coming along, let us know so I get an idea of numbers.
Rach came 2nd in the women's category - podium AGAIN and first of a few I suspect in '10. Top performance.
Rich and Roger gave a good account considering what appeared to be a very strong field generally. Waiting for results to be posted but I think Rich was about 20th, and Roger was about 30th in the masters category, over 40 raced I believe.
Charlie Williams who I'm pretty sure is a member of CC-CC now was on his hard tail and was ripping. 5th or 6th in Masters.
Cheltenham and County Cycling Club Results:
Rachel Vicary 2nd Womens (9.058s down)
Williams Charlie 6th Masters (7.228s down)
Rich Dade 21st Masters (14.919s down)
Roger Smith 30th Masters (19.823s down)
Garry Higgins 21st Veterans (6.330s down)