Success at Cambridge’s first Cyclo-Cross event!


Milton Country Park saw over 400 riders this past weekend taking part in the
penultimate round of the Eastern Cyclo-Cross League, the first time this event has
been held in the city.
The event was organised by Cambridge Junior Cycling Club (CJCC), with help from
C6 Bikes, a local specialist bike shop, with premises in Waterbeach, four miles north
of Cambridge. CJCC regularly hold off road coaching and skill sessions on a
Saturday afternoon at Milton Country Park.
All age categories were well represented. It was particularly pleasing the event
enjoyed a number of local junior entries – over 140 entrants were aged 14 years and
younger – and many riders travelled in from much further afield to participate in
Cambridge’s first Cyclo-Cross race.
After several days of heavy rain made some areas of the course more challenging,
the day itself brought bright sunshine for the spectators to enjoy and for the
competitors to experience fast racing conditions. The course was widely praised for
its design and technical detail, utilising the unique topography of wooded areas
within the park. Racing families and spectators were also to enjoy the recreational
facilities of the park including its café and play areas.
The Eastern Cyclo-Cross league is made up of 16 rounds which take place
throughout East Anglia over the winter, with competitors of all abilities ranging from
under 8s to 60 plus. Prizes are awarded for each race, and trophies for the overall
winners of the league.
Stephen James Senior winner said “This is one of the most enjoyable and involving
courses I have ridden all season and could easily be developed into an amazing