Report from Tallulah Butcher
Saturday morning we travelled up to Scarborough where William and Harriet put Thanet RC on the map in the Yorkshire cyclocross summer series. Harriet had a great race coming 1st in the U8 girls and William coming 3rd in the boys race.
In the afternoon dad and I did a recce of the race circuit with the notorious Oliver’s Mount hill climb with a maximum accent of 17%!
This circuit in 2016 had been used for the final summit climb in the Tour de Yorkshire, at its highest the views are spectacular.
The following day it was my turn to race, with a high class field of 40 starters from across the country. We set off from the summit to do two laps of the top circuit,
before descending down along the mere. We then had a sharp left hairpin as we went into the hill climb. The pack stayed together pretty much for the first climb out of five assents, but from the 2nd climb the field blew apart. After a gruelling 50 minutes I came in 16th. I was really pleased with my result, my best on the national circuit so far!