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Crosstober Wales 2017  

Our first show! With much of our testing done, it was time to show our new venture to potential customers.

We decided that Crosstober would be the perfect event to launch our Cyclehome to the cycling world at a world ranked Cyclo-cross race weekend.

Two World Champions, several British Champions and hundreds of the UKs leading riders all massed in one place.

 

We went along as a Sponsor of the event and set up our display in the ‘Sponsors Village’ around 8.30am. Within minutes, we had guests looking and intrigued by our vehicle; that interest last all day, or right until the weather decided to defy the forecasters and started to blow a gale! At that point, the awning had to come in, when the rest of the ‘village’ of sponsors started to blow our way, we knew it was time to pack up for the day. We had shown more than fifty guests around the Cyclehome.

On Sunday, the weather was back to the calm of Saturday morning, however, the racing was full on, so our guest count for the day was much lower, but we still a great level of interest.

We were delighted to welcome Olympic Cycle Silver Medallist Becky James to our stand during the afternoon. Becky and husband George were at the event launching their new coffee and cake business – Three Degrees North – Good luck to you with it.

From a business point of view, it was a successful weekend, as it gives us the confidence we have a vehicle that is of interest to the cycling world. We look forward to our next event.

So what about the event from a racing point of view?

On Saturday, R8 of the popular Welsh League kicked off proceedings. First up were the next generation of riders who got stuck into their mini version of the cyclo-cross course. Hundreds of eager youngsters, some as young as 4, peddled their hearts out, in a series of races that encompassed the under 12’s/10’s/8’s. Fun was had by all. Next were Novices Women, then Veterans Men and Women’s races. The last races of the day were the also the first of the weekend’s National Trophy races, the youth categories.  Results here

On Sunday, there were seven races to watch, ranging from Youth to Veterans and, for the Elite riders, the 2nd round of the BC National Trophy Series, which is also a UCI Category 1 Race, attracting European riders. The races were covered by S4C, including live TV coverage of the Elite races. Results here

We had a brilliant weekend – the sun shone, the racing was excellent to watch, and it was great to meet so many enthusiastic potential customers in those friendly riders, support crew, spectators and sponsors. Well done to Abergavenny Road Club for all their hard work in organising, building the courses and marshalling over the weekend.

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