A weekend of ‘cross on a woodland course in the North West. Organised by former national champion Roy Hunt and a wonderful couple of days’ racing.
Photos here from day 2, when the course started to bed in after a slightly mulchier first day’s racing in the North Western league.
Giles Drake (Leisure Lakes Bikes) took less a lap to establish a gap, then it grew
Lewis Craven (Wheelbase / Cabtech) rode strongly but the race was wrecked with two mechanical mishaps.
Tom Armstrong (Kuota-C.Paulino) still riding strongly after a road season in Spain
It just wouldn’t be a classic race without Nick Craig (Scott), who won the Vet 40 race then went on to finish 4th in the senior race starting 15 minutes later.
Bruce Dalton (Team KinesisUK) feeling his was up the steepest climb of the course
Local rider Dave Powell (Horwich CC) clinging on to U23 Tom Martin (Wheelbase / Cabtech)
First-year Veteran Paul Oldham (Hope Factory) chose the Senior race and finished second.
Martin Woffindin (Secret-Training.cc) had a solid race to take 5th
Under 10s had a testing course
Declan Oldham looking like his dad!
Felix English ploughing through the leaf mould
Aidan Lawrence (C&N Cycles) unshipped his chain at a crucial moment to mean second place was the only option
Concentration was a must on the rooty corners
Joe Thorp (Macclesfield CC) went on to win the Youth race
View all my photos of the U12/U10 and senior races on Flickr here