2007/8 Cyclo Cross and Off-Road

The 'Cross Season is Well Underway
Don't miss out! To start out all you need is any bike with enough clearance for muddy conditions and tires with some grip to keep you moving. So don't be shy and give it a try.

Reading CC Cyclo Cross Championship
After a very tough battle between Brian Bingham and Stephen Bale on Sunday 14 October, Bale eventually managed to pull ahead and take the champion's trophy for '07/08.

Bill Higson Memorial Cyclo Cross
Reading Cycling Club promotes its annual cyclo-cross event on 25.11.07 at the Newbury Showground

Introduction to Cyclo Cross
Cyclo-cross is simply a cross-country form of cycle racing and is mostly a winter sport. Most courses will include run-ups or artificial obstacles, so dismounting and running with the bike are also important elements of the sport. As the courses are short it makes an ideal event to bring the family...

RCC Results for Remembrance Day/Wessex League Round 7
25th Steve Bale
60th  Colin Bates

WESSEX League rankings here
NEXT Event: 
18.11.07 North Hants CX /  Wessex League 8
Crabtree Plantation, Basingstoke
A selection of videos on CX are available here, produced by Velo magazine they cover most of the basics and there are some good pointers. Worth watching if you want a bit of background.
Where to race:
Each area has a league which organises a full series, starting from September through to February. Reading comes under the Wessex League [http://www.wessexcx.org.uk]. All local events can be entered ‘on the day’ and cost £8-10. All events are posted on the BCF web site.

If you want to be a better bike racer and take your riding to a new level, then Cyclo-cross is for you. To get better at the technical side of CX, watch some of the best racers, read books, watch videos or better still enter some races!
For a sample weekly training session click here [opens a PDF]. It also includes tips and tricks.

Useful links:
Wessex CX league
British Cycling


Other places to go..
For an out and out mountain bike club, we suggest you visit the excellent Reading All Terrain Club and follow their links.

For more info on membership please e-mail ben@ratmbc.co.uk.