The first Saturday of December saw a lifting of lockdown restrictions and more happily, the return of the Wessex Cyclocross league with round 2 at Clanfield. This race managing to be organised at short notice and excellently executed by our friends along the coast, Solent Pirates. Another great venue being added to the Wessex calendar.

Those attending found a course set to the magnificent backdrop of the South Downs National Park with plenty of technically challenging features. A hard race to start with, after a time away from riding and coaching. Our riders represented Sotonia well with podiums for the younger Wilks, Tilly U10F and older brother Tom U10M, Billy U8M & Lucy U16F. Others were close on their heals though with notable top 10 placings, the Zwift workout rides run by coaches Jon and Jez helping our riders maintain their fitness over the lockdown and improving some riders standings.

Great riding everyone!

U8 boys
Billy Dyer 2nd

U10 girls
Tilly Wilks 1st

U10 boys
Ben Allen 5th

U12 girls
Sophie Jacobs 7th

U12 Boys
Thomas Wilks 3rd, Stanley Phillips 4th,  Thomas Allen 5th

U14 Girls
Emma Harrison 4th

U14 Boys
George Connell 7th, Niclas Olley 11th, Thomas Jacobs 17th, Miles Horner 20th

U16 Girls
Lucy Phillips 1st

U16 Boys
Max Darnton 5th, Louis Kirk 6th.



Photo: Huw Williams