National Trophy 2016, round 4

Location: Ipswich IP3 8UH, United Kingdom

Ipswich BC hosted an excellent day of cyclocross racing for round 4 of the British Cycling National Trophy. The course had a lot of flat sections and this, combined with little recent rain, made for some high speeds. The 4x4 training ground tested the technical skills, and a few people came a cropper on the tricky descents, steps and sand-pit. The organisers also threw in double barriers, just before riders hit the electric atmosphere of the giant barn that was packed with bike stalls and cafe.
Report and full results on the BC website
Photos from the vet40/50+ and youth races are available at Ray Barnett Photography
John Styles has a large collection of photos taken throughout the day, available on flickr

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