Cyclo-Cross: Midland championship date set
The pick of the Midlands' cyclo-cross riders will be in action at Beaumont Leys next month.
The Leicestershire Cyclists Association promote the Midlands championship on December 9 with a programme catering for riders from under eight up to elite level.
The event is being organised by former professional Gary Coltman, the Melton man no slouch at his peak when it came to off-road racing.
And he is looking forward to a day of cut and thrust in the north of the city, rounded off with the senior men's event flagged off at 2.15pm.
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"The course that we have created is really compact," he said.
"The road up to the old BMX track there makes for an ideal start and finish straight but you can also see 80 per cent of the course from there, which is good for the spectators. There should be a good atmosphere on the day, too."
Coltman believes that the people who do turn out to watch the racing will be well-entertained with the Midland title at stake.
"The racing should be fast and open on a national standard course," he said.
"It is three metres wide all the way round with one section of trees. There are some technical banks for the riders to deal with so it is challenging but, at the same time, it should be fast."
County riders fared well at the Midland championships 12 months ago when they were staged at Shrewsbury.
Grace Garner struck gold in the girls' youth category with Charlotte Broughton winning the under-14 section. At the other end of the age scale cross stalwart Vic Barnett won the over-60 veterans crown.
World junior road champion Lucy Garner, in what was a rare cross outing for her last season, was third in the women's event, with Dave Collins matching that finish in the men's race.