The first race of 2012, and the third cross VCL have organised this season. The New Years madison has been running for 5 or so years now, just long enough to make it “traditional”. Every year it has got bigger and bigger. What started as just a few South London locals blowing off the cobwebs on New Years Day has got bigger and bigger each year. This year there were almost 60 pairs in the senior madison event.
Many of VCL’s older youth riders were keen to ride in the senior madison, so we only had one rider in the youth races. Thomas Gloag riding in one of his first races had a good ride, and now wants a cross bike!
We had a great turn out for the senior race – 21 riders. Kerian, riding with Ashley Dennis of Brighton’s VC Jubilee got our best result with an impressive 3rd overall. Euan and I did surprisingly well in 6th, just a few places ahead of Iain and Andy in 9th.
This being a Go Race though, the focus should be on those riders trying out Cyclo Cross for the first time or just for fun. Tony and Oliver gave cyclo cross a go for the first time, and Charlotte and Rachel rode as seniors for the first time – especially to show off their madison slings!
Well done to Tim who did a great job of organising, and to all the volunteers who helped set up the course and marshal and officiate on the day. Also thanks to Bill Wright for making the complicated job of compiling the results look easy. Full results at Cross Crazy.