Cyclists brave elements for Letchworth race organised by Hitchin group

The cyclo cross at Standalone Farm. Credit John Pick

The cyclo cross at Standalone Farm. Credit John Pick - Credit: Archant

Cyclists of all ages and abilities braved the elements in Letchworth on Sunday to take part in a cycling event with a difference.

The cyclo cross at Standalone Farm. Credit John Pick

The cyclo cross at Standalone Farm. Credit John Pick - Credit: Archant

Hitchin Nomads Cycling Club hosted the 10th and final round of the Central Cyclo-Cross league at Standalone Farm which saw riders tackling an off-road course full of small obstacles.

There were 15 races – including one for novices – in a field alongside the Greenway with both under 10s and over 50s taking part.

Organiser Simon Young of Hitchin Nomads said: “More than 250 riders of all ages braved the cold to tackle a course that became increasingly muddy as the day went on.

“By the last races many riders were forced to carry bikes to get through the mud.

The cyclo cross at Standalone Farm. Credit: John Pick

The cyclo cross at Standalone Farm. Credit: John Pick - Credit: Archant


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“Enthusiastic onlookers rang cowbells – a tradition at ‘Cross races – to urge riders on.

“The event was a great success and a fitting end to the ‘Cross season.”

Cyclo Cross at Standalone Farm.

Cyclo Cross at Standalone Farm. - Credit: Archant

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