16 October 2011: Eastern Cyclo-Cross Round 6

This was a category B cyclocross event organised by Amis Velo, at Hilly Fields in Colchester (next to the Colchester Institute). Conditions were sunny and warm, with barely any wind, so not exactly testing for the riders.

Four Great Yarmouth CC juniors made the journey down for this Essex event: Dan, Zak, Matthew, Rowan. Dan was accidentally entered into the under 12's event (he's still 11, but is 12 this year so should have been in the under-14's group) and rode well for his first 'proper' cyclo-cross event.

It was great to see local cycling reporter Fergus Muir riding in the highly competitive veterans event, on a tough course with plenty of climbs, turns and bike carrying.

Here is a video of the under-12's race:

Here is a video of the under-16's race:

Here is a video of the veterans race:


by Zak on 17 October 2011
Well done dan!! I noticed that at tqhe top you put Mathews name as micheal
by John Swindells on 17 October 2011
Thanks Zak, fixed now. I was getting confused with my 3-year-old!
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My name is John Swindells and I'm a keen recreational cyclist with a preference for long one-day rides. I've also previously dabbled in time trialling and cyclo-cross. See more of what I get up to on Strava!

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