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Come and join us for the annual cyclocross day at Prospect Park

  • Events for all ages (under 8s to Veterans)
  • Courses and races for all rider abilities
  • Cake!
  • Bill Higson Memorial Cyclo-Cross
    Sunday 15 October 2017 from 10:00

    Races can be entered online via the British Cycling website here (closing date Tuesday 10 October). All races can be entered on the day except the V40 race which has reached its limit from online bookings.

    All riders must wear protective helmets. The event is run under the technical regulation of British Cycling.

    Click here for further details

Bill Higson Memorial Cyclo-Cross, Wessex league round 5 results

Thanks to everyone who supported our Bill Higson Memorial Cyclo-Cross at the weekend. The weather certainly made the conditions challenging and entertaining. Great performances across the board.

Results have now been confirmed (although files linked here still say 'Provisional' these are correct)

in PDF
in Excel

We are awarding prizes as follows in line with BC and Wessex rules:
U14/16 male: 1st – 4th each race

Bill Higson Memorial Cyclo-Cross Prospect Park, Reading Sunday 16 th October 2016

Bill Higson was a well-liked and enthusiastic member of Reading Wheelers Cycling Club.
The Son of Wheelers chairman Stan Higson (who led the club through to 1974 when it amalgamated to become Reading Cycling Club), Bill was a good all-rounder with success on both road and track including wins in the Presidents 50 (1960 & '61).

He always enjoyed the club cyclocross, called a 'scramble' in those days, and usually ended up in the pond at Burgfield Common, complete with bike, for a post-race 'dip'!

Bill was tragically killed in a road accident in 1965.

Alan Jacob (a well-known 'Independent' rider in the 1960s) gave the club a trophy, which became the 'Bill Higson Memorial Cup' to be awarded to the winner of the Club's annual Cyclo-Cross. The first winner being Dave Wren in 1966.

Bill Higson - History

Bill Higson - History

Bill Higson was a well-liked and enthusiastic member of Reading Wheelers Cycling Club, and was tragically killed in a road accident in 1965.

The son of Wheelers chairman Stan Higson (who led the club through to 1974 when it amalgamated to become Reading Cycling Club) Bill was a good all-rounder with success on both road and track including wins in the `Presidents 50` (1960 & `61)

He always enjoyed the club Cyclo–Cross, called a `scramble` in those days, and usually ended up in the pond at Burgfield Common, complete with bike, for a post-race `dip`!

Bill Higson Memorial Cyclo-Cross Results - 18 October 2015

A full report on the race will follow, but in the meantime, here are the results so far. Please let the organiser know if you feel there are any errors, they are correct as far as the scorers know at this point in time.

http://www.readingcyclingclub.com/docs/U12_2015.html

http://www.readingcyclingclub.com/docs/Youths_2015.html

http://www.readingcyclingclub.com/docs/V40J_2015.html

http://www.readingcyclingclub.com/docs/V50W_2015.html

http://www.readingcyclingclub.com/docs/Seniors_2015.html

Thanks to everyone who helped make this a successful event.