South Eastern and Eastern Region Cyclocross Championships – Cyclopark
A good crop of Thanet RC riders in the U10 race with Luke Hart riding well on the challenging course featuring off-camber sections, climbs, twists & turns and a strength-sapping sand pit. Max Robinson defied being four rows back on the start line to powerfully and skilfully carve his way through most of the field to finish a very creditable 7th. Having been gridded on the front row Lughaidh Cook got away really well but could not quite stay with the leading two riders- Oscar Amey (Team Darenth 1st) and Peter Carpenter (Sutton CC 2nd), to finish 3rd having ridden every centimetre of the course – not even getting caught in the sand. Freya was next up in the U12 race and rode with good confidence and strength to finish about 8th girl despite her dad keeping her out till midnight at Lee Valley Velodrome. Flynn and Jack put in good performance in the U14 event on the adult course which included an almost impossibly steep climb along with lots of technical challenges to come in about 30th (Jack) and 35th (Flynn) in field of 50 riders. Finally Toby Perry continued his fine performances at cycloX this year for the club with an excellent 7th place in the junior section.
Well done to all.
Post by Phil Cook and Colin Robinson