Southborough Wheelers launch cyclo-cross at bespoke course
by Andy Tong | 20th December 2018
THE Southborough & District Wheelers will be holding their first cyclo-cross event in the grounds of The Schools at Somerhill in Tonbridge on Saturday [December 22].
The event will form part of the London League Cyclo-Cross race series. More than 300 riders, from novices to experts across all age categories from age six to over 60 will be taking part, with a large crowd expected to be cheering them on.
The course was designed with help from local British elite cyclo-cross champions Ben and Dan Tullett. It features several tricky off-camber sections, a fast-flowing descent and a tough climb culminating in ‘Tullett’s Turret’, the Schools at Somerhill’s steepest ramp.
Bruce Sandell, the Wheelers’ race director, said: “We’re looking forward to showing riders around this beautiful venue, and we have some great surprises planned too.
“We have a course that we are all really proud of and we’re really looking forward to seeing everyone for what will be a really great Christmas themed cyclo-cross race.”