This event was a first for the Bikehouse team of Bangor and for such small club a big thing to take on. We didn’t have to worry, the course was perfectly designed, had some wood areas and plenty of grass sections around the Henry Jones Football Fields, this with spectacular views overseeing Belfast high up the Castlereagh Hills.
The morning was started as per usual with the youth racing and since the start of the season the numbers have gone up steadily, and this attracts the crowds, parents shouting encouragements to their offspring, older teammates supporting them on the course, basically, a great family affair as CX is just that. We maybe don’t have the facilities and the budgets the continental CX’s have, but we have the spirit and the dedication and that will improve our crosses each time.
Our crosses now often have a chip van, a cycling village and local businesses having a display…we have the talent and the drive to improve and this reflects each time we cover an event, and long may that continue
An impressive view of Belfast, and hopefully this event will appear again in 2020 as it was perfectly executed…well done “Bikehouse Bangor” and your volunteers…it simply asks for more! (Photo Dany)