Cyclocross roundup

We’ve completed two weeks of the Western League Cyclocross winter series and the Severn has been represented in the Youth, Junior and Vets categories.

2 September – Gloucester Boating Lake

A hot day and huge numbers as riders from neighbouring leagues that haven’t yet started made the trip to Gloucester.  Louis Britton finished 9th/22 in the Youth race with Neil Blessitt 14th/49 in the V50+ (and 1st V60) and 16th/51 in the V40’s for myself.  Best ride was probably done by George Britton in the Senior/Junior race who, having dropped his chain on the first lap, fought back from last place to finish in a solid mid-pack position 29th/44.

Full results:

George remounts (pic credit:Matt Dowler)


9 September – ShamXross, Chocolate Factory, Keynsham

Fast, bumpy, a drivetrain-destroying sandpit and a spiral of doom.  A hard race.  Louis Britton 8th/17 in the Youth, Neil Blessitt 9th/52 in the V50+, Jamie Britton 9th/50 in the V40 and George Britton 20th/51.

Full results:

Neil and Jamie ride the sand pit



Heads up that Severn Road Club are running their first CX event on 30 September at Netham Park in Bristol.  Any help setting up the course, marshaling or clearing up at the end would be much appreciated.  Contact Mark Horton