West Suffolk Cross

Location: Hardwick Heath, Bury St. Edmunds, Bury Saint Edmunds, United Kingdom

Hardwick Heath has been used for CX racing, many years ago, and West Suffolk Wheelers did an excellent job of returning to this venue for lots of grass / woodland action. A bridleway cutting through the course meant that there were two compulsory dismount points (with planks), but a 6" diameter log was thrown in for good measure. Most of the adult riders (and some youth) were prepared to jump the log, but there were some unfortunate spills at this point. The weather was breezy and chilly; early drizzle in the under-10s and under-12s races died away, and the constant threat of rain failed to materialise. Consequently the grass sections were soft but didn't deteriorate much. With large rider numbers in all the races there was lots of close competition, and the marshals and judges were kept busy! Full results on the Eastern League website.

Under-10s Race

Youth Race

Women / Vet50+ Race

West Suffolk Cross vets 40-49 race: 7th

Ride on 2016-11-05 13:30:35, at with 29 others

Gear: Specialized Crux Elite

16km in 0:39:41

Average speed23.6 kmh
Max speed38.9 kmh
Average heart rate175 bpm
Average power167 Watts
Elevation gain116 metres

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