Ever wondered what's the appeal of cyclocross?


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West Yorks

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This video is proof that Belgium isn’t going to let other countries take over Cyclocross anytime soon, chapeau to Sven Nys for giving something back to the next generation
I used to race CX
Did it for quite a few years, first on an MTB, then a real CX bike
(ie; no bottle-bosses, no mudguard eyes!!)

Riders now use MTBs & gravel bikes too

It's damned good fun, if cold/muddy/wet
It teaches excellent bike handling skills, that can translate onto the roads!
You might come round a corner & (due to traffic?) have to ride over gravel/horse-sh*t/diesel, invariably the CX-er will stay on the bike, & a less able rider slides down the road

Also, it's a damned hard (level 3 - 4) workout for an hour!!

Only problem is, you might get hooked

Coincidentally, I was in East Leeds, watching a CX this afternoon!
The Jonathon Noble Memorial Cyclo-Cross
(organised by Seacroft Wheelers)
Temple Newsam.


Here's a few pics...
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I bumped into my friend Sarah, who was riding her recently purchased ('pre-owned') Boardman
Something told us, that the previous owner didn't ride it off-road, let alone compete on it...



Also, at Temple Newsam, & the same 'memorial event
Circa 1993
At that time, they used the other side of the estate, in Avenue Woods

Maybe 1994 - 1995??
Silcoates Scramble
The 'real' CX bike, an ex Paul Milnes/Bradford Olympic team issue (653 frame/forks)
Later wrote off, by the guy who bought it from me, at the Three Peaks CX


Oakwell Hall
(near Cleckheaton)
New Club colours

Whitechapel School
(near 'Chain Bar'.... jct 16/M62)
Possibly my muddiest CX, having to pedal down a 1-in-3, to keep going!!

'Summer Season CX'
A school at Huddersfield

(the same) Memorial CX, at Temple Newsam

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