Sunday past was the start of the Ulster Cyclo-Cross League, with Apollo CT hosting Round 1 at Lurgan Park. The 24 hours of rain prior to the event resulted in a muddy, waterlogged course – apparently this is ideal for cyclocross; but not for the car interior!!!
Two junior VCI members (Ben & Charlotte Seffen) competed in the Under-6 “fun” race, which was one lap, lasting around four minutes, with some good technical parts for the ability level.
Ben finished 4th after missing out on the ‘push-start’ from dad (Neil) and then getting off his bike for the ramps, when sitting in 2nd place; however lessons have been learnt there.
Charlotte finished the race in the middle of the group, focusing on keeping herself as clean as possible.
Well done Ben and Charlotte!
Next up for the young VCI duo is likely to be Round 3 at Falls Park, Belfast, hosted by VC Glendale.