The cyclo cross season is here...the course has to be 90% ride able,with certain obstacles and be within certain limits for length, generally ending up at about ten minutes per lap. Unlike road races, these are run over time plus a lap, up to an hour for the top riders, from ten minutes plus a lap over a shorter course for the youngsters (8+). Last Sunday there were over 600 riders from 8-70+ years old!
It was held in the grounds of Callendar House, owned by a community trust.
The course is delineated by tapes...
This is the start of the 40-49 age group...all 170!!
up and back...
through and back....the Antonine Wall!! (gap made in the 1800s..)
up round and over...
starting young! (watching dad!!)
The house is fascinating...it is full of exhibitions and displays of history of the town and the house. It has an 1800s kitchen (closed on the day we were there)
and there were two extra exhibitions,one of wildlife photography the other of botanical illustration
Potter, gardener, baker,cyclist, four grown up offspring,The Oily One,Daughter ,(The MD, who has "J" and Twins),The Wizzard Geek and The Carpenter. Battling with computer. Living with my beloved Pirate.
Now with website! www.gwynnethrixonceramics.co.uk