Manly Warringah Cycling Club held their inaugural Cyclo Cross race on Saturday at Terrey Hills, the first of four rounds for December and January. The course takes in an old crit track, some local bush land, a BMX course and an equestrian centre! The club ran two races, one for non cyclo cross bikes or who were a little timid and once those riders were covered in sweat and mud but with massive smiles on their faces – the club sent the ‘Prestige’ category off on course. The ‘Prestige” category was for riders with cyclocross bikes and they certainly showed their experience and skills as they jumped the barriers, went through the mud pit and traversed the general course. Plenty of spectators who came along to experience this ‘cyclo cross’ phenomenon were quickly discussing how to get their hands on yet another bike in their collection – City Bike Depot had their Merida Cyclo Cross bike with disc brakes on display which certainly sent a few tongues wagging and there will be more starters at the next round on the 17th December after the first round success.
Full results and photographs will be up late Monday on www.manlywarringahcc.com.au