Wednesday 6 February 2013

Last Round of the Eastern Cross League – Podium for CCH Rider!

Snow didn’t deter six stalwarts of this year’s Eastern Cross setting off bright and early for Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk for the leagues final round,on Sunday 19th January

The course set up on a schools playing field proved to be fairly technical, off chamber parts, great zigzag part along a slope (ride-able for some!), single track though wood and a surprising leg sapping flat including a hurdle, all this made trickier by the couple of inches of snow that covered a majority of the course.

Snowy Suffolk
As with all Eastern League rounds the Vets started the day off. Andy needed to get a top three finish to grab the overall third place in the V50+ League, handling the difficult conditions well, he held second for much of the race, eventually finishing third  - confirming his podium place in his first season riding the Eastern. Well done Andy.
Harry finished just outside the top 10 plagued by his chain jumping off (chain catcher in the post!).

Three riders Artie, Stanley & Harry rode the in the U12s (also including the U10s)– Artie took a nasty fall and had to retire, which was hard luck as he was putting in a good ride.  Stanley finished 5th in his U10 group whilst Harry (U12) was 16th.
Conditions seemed not to deter first year Youth rider Frank as he had his best ride of the year getting second placed U14. 

Frank making light of the conditions
All the riders that have taken part in the Eastern League would like to thank all the Clubs and Officials who have put on a great series, every event we have ridden has been very well organised, results are posted before you really had a chance to warmed down! Each course has been different but all challenging hopefully we can get more riders involved next year! We will all be back.

Full Results available from British Cycling:

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