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Report: Barnesbury 'Go-Cross'

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Report: Barnesbury Go-Cross

Event: 8th May 2010, Gallagher Park, Bedlington | Report: Chris Gray | Images: Eric Potts

Cyclo cross made a welcome return to Northumberland after many years of absence with the Barnesbury GO Cross promoted by Barnesbury Cycling Club. In the first race it was vistors from Darlington who took the honours. There were separate races for Under 12s, 12-16s and 'Novice' Seniors.

The racing was enjoyed by all who competed with the under twelves race run on a short flat course in the vicinity of the playground in Gallagher Park, Bedlington. The Senior and 12-16 year old race ran on a larger circuit starting and finishing next to the playground, but incorporating a noticable climb up the old pit heap. This had the effect of splitting the race considerably and many riders were lapped. The race would like to thanks Jim's Cycle shop in Bedlington and McDonald's restaurant in Blyth for kindly contributing to the prize list.

All riders were offered a prize and many riders received multiple awards. The race was held in quite blustery conditions, however this did not deter the competitors enthusiasm. In the senior race Geoff Turner of North Shields and the promoting club was clearly the strongest on the day and quickly lapped other compeitors. The best competition was between Simon Watson and Alan Dunlop, a vistor from Scotland, riding his first cross race. The two riders battled constantly against each other constantly passing one another.



1 Sam Murray, Westbrook cycles 6 laps in 11minutes 15 sec.
2 Ellis Murray, Westbrook cycles
3 Thomas Maddison, unattached
4 Daniel Holmes, Tyneside Vagabonds from Bedlington
5 Ben Mason, unattached
6 Daniel Waddell, unattached rider from Bedlington
7 Elliot Cummings, unattached rider from Bedlington


1 Geoff Turner, Barnesbury Cycling Club 19 laps in 40 minutes
2 Jason McCourt, Barnesbury Cycling Club
3 Ian Rowell, unattached
4 Simon Watson, unattached
5 Alan Dunlop, unattached