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Monday, 30 March 2015

The World Has Turned and Left Me Here

As the leaves start falling and that icy southerly makes its presence known once again it becoming obvious that CX season is getting reeeealllllly close.

With this it comes time to start talking about some of the very excellent people who support DDCX (look to the right... see those logos. Good people all of them).

This year we welcome a new member to that (esteemed? roguish?) group...

Pete Findon has a cycling apparel label called spoxe and before he fled to his homeland he was a regular face at various CX events around town. He also recruited a few DDCX alumni to help out with promoting it (Hi Warrack! Hi Andy!) so we like him even more. Plus his photos are of people riding in the rain... hard as.

He might be based over in Ol'Blighty but if you follow local CX you would have come across his very dry wit in some form on social media. Like many from the north of England those bitter winters have done something to his outlook on life and when he isn't tormenting us with shots of visits to CX World Cups he is waxing sarcastically about his newly adopted local CX races.

He has been kind enough to send us enough socks (and a few knitted hats) to bury some of our junior riders up to their necks. We will distributing this via podiums and the usual whimsical prizes over our races. Even better all the socks are black so there's no need for that urgent nappy-sanning/power washing of socks post race too.

We are also running our annual Women's CX Skills Clinic on Sunday 12th April as part of the The Women's Ride. There's a lot of great events on, but ours is the most likely to feature wheelies (and National Champions) so sign-up via the site for your chance to be entertained by us (and learn hopefully something as well!)