It's the cx nats this weekend....

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  1. dan_bo

    dan_bo How much does it cost to Oldham?

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  2. OP
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    dan_bo

    dan_bo How much does it cost to Oldham?

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    10 minutes in my mate Neil Orrell gets a mention. He had hair back then.
     
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    dan_bo

    dan_bo How much does it cost to Oldham?

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    Sent the vid to Neil. Here's what he said back:

    Very good that, it was a pig of a day, I don't remember what I finished. I rode the North of England Champs on the same course in 1960. There were 3 of us away coming up to the finish Harry Bond, Roy Comer and me, there was a road climb then grass downhill to the finish. I dropped the other two on the climb and was 100 yard from the line when my chain came off, I could have run to the line and won but I decided to put my chain back on, and the other two came by, so I only got third. What a fool!!
     
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    dan_bo

    dan_bo How much does it cost to Oldham?

    Location:
    Failsworth
    Superb.
     
  5. nickyboy

    nickyboy Norven Mankey

    Although you'd never know it to look at me, my Dad was a very good CXer and competed in these events, albeit "down the field". Googled the start list but, of course, that sort of info isn't online
     
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  6. palinurus

    palinurus Guru

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    Here's a technique I need to work on.
     
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  7. Jenkins

    Jenkins Guru

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    It's being streamed on the British Cycling website on Sunday afternoon so I may have it on the tablet while doing bike fettling in the shed (if I remember)
     
  8. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

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    Neil will know Stu Johnson also - I worked with Stu about 25 years ago - he organised loads of CX stuff (you'll know him as well Dan).
     
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    dan_bo

    dan_bo How much does it cost to Oldham?

    Location:
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    Yeah nice bloke Stu. Doesn't race anymore but still turns up to watch from time to time.
     
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  10. A good showing for Yorkshire, with Tom Pidcock taking the jersey (Elite & U23 mixed event)

    A friends daughter placed8th, in the Junior Women
    Another friends daughter, placed 8th, in the U23 Women

    Tim Gould was 3rd, in the MV50 cat!!
    Nice to see he's decided to stay competing


    All results here; http://results.smartiming.co.uk/view-race/nc2019

    Filters apply, you may have to change 'positions' to get the 1st/2nd/3rd/etc.....
     
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  11. It used to be the same, when Calder Clarion (one of the local Clubs, & Barry Hobans Club, when he was home, from Europe) held CXs
    http://www.calderclarion.co.uk/history/
    They used Heath Common, essentially that; Common land to the east of Wakefield, where it was a mixture of soil/sand/hillocks, as there used to be a Golf Course on the Common
    (Heath village is a 'Conservation VIllage', as almost every house is Listed!)
     
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  12. DRM

    DRM Über Member

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    West Yorks
    It would be fun & games on Heath Common now dodging the travellers ponies.
     
  13. Yes
    There used to be B&W photos of the CX. on the 'Clarion' website, they don't seem to be there anymore
     
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