South Of England Cyclocross Championships 2013 December 8 at RAL

Hi all.

Un update on our Cyclocross event progress.

Now I’m feeling a bit fresher, I’ve had my head down and busy with organisational tasks week….

Venue and Facilities are locked in with many thanks to Sean Stewart (Ironman) and Ron Smith (our own man of Steel), and with a meeting with Paul, the Head of the Recreation Society to come early next week, things will tie in nicely.

We have a meeting for DPCC members at the Prince of Wales pub across from the Station in Didcot on Wednesday the 27th (1930), to have a catchup and plan anything outstanding over a beer.

On the weekend of December 1, we have the minibus and a trailer going up the the National cup round at MK to collect the kit for our race- anyone keen/interested will be looked after by the club for their efforts.

Generally, things are in hand- we’re blessed to have our thoughtful, wise and all knowing CX head man Phil Robbins with us on Race day (along with 2 other BC Commissaires which shows they’re serious about our race), which is always a comfort.
There’s banners and DPCC signage ordered, custom wristbands that will enable helpers/marshalls to access free refreshments on the day and I’m willing to take on board any suggestions that anyone has to make this something really special this year.

CX is the fastest growing discipline in cycling racing, and it would be great to think that along the way that DPCC will have contributed a little something special with our event this year.

And we’ll need your cakes to sell on the day! So start watching re runs of the GBBO, or call Claire H for tips.

SO, if Cyclocross has not been your cup of tea up to this point or if you look back at your season and say ‘what more can I do for the club?’, call/ email/PM or text Dunko and commit to helping out on December 1(pickup kit from MK), December 7 -1000 (course setup at RAL from 1000- you’re more than welcome to ride it when it’s done), or on Raceday December 8-0800 (marshalling, cake selling, sign on, scoring, course changes and repair and other duties).

I can guarantee the weather may be chilly, possibly a bit rough, but you will walk away having been a part of something at Harwell that I honestly believe will lead to International Cyclocross (yep), coming there within the next 2 years. Mark my words on that one.

Get in touch and help out


Oh, and as little aside (which I can’t make as I’m going to the Thugby League at Wembley), Welleyn Wheelers Cycling Club are organising a bustrip to Belgium for one of the World Cup CX rounds… Heres the FB link. It would be a magic day out…

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