CXNE Cyclocross. Hosted by Cestria CC

  • Joe Shacklady takes second place

Sunday 20 December saw Cestria host CXNE cyclocross at The Hermitage Academy.

Chris Burns and his band of volunteers started to set out the course on Saturday afternoon (special thanks to Dean and his Dad for help on Saturday as well as Sunday), and continuing again at 7am Sunday morning with a bigger group of helpers working by torchlight to get the course setup and ready for Sunday.

Unfortunately Saturday night brought heavy rain which made for a muddy and slippery course – great for the spectators, not so great for anyone falling off (and there was plenty of falling off!)

Well done to all the Cestria riders who took part especially Joe Shacklady who took second place in his race.  Also riding were club members Dean Penfold, Gareth Clarke, Christian Webster-Reed, Geoff Watson and Mal Gray.

Also well done to Chris Burns – the CXNE series involves a lot of setup and organisation.  Massive thanks from Chris go to everyone who volunteered and turned out to help with course preparation and dismantle, sign on, car parking, marshalling and photography.  Without the volunteers it wouldn’t be possible to host races such as this.

Pictures by Ray Haldane and Stuart Cook