The finale of the Big Red Cloud League which was also the final round of the Leinster CX league, and the final repetition for the nationals next week in Armagh. The venue…The Mc Crystal Cycling Track in Jenkinstown (Co-Louth) as hosts, a CX venue that has everything to get the best out of the riders, a versatile layout with serious elevations, plenty of grass sections with technical turnbacks, a pit with a car park for the vans next to it, and an improved start and finish area…and this on private grounds, no red tape, very family-friendly with even a shop at the entrance who serve hot and cold drinks and snacks and promoted by Bellurgan Wheelers (the home of stars like world champ Eve Mc Crystal and her brother Bryan who was one of the top cyclists in the country, iron man and ex-pro soccer player) Add a few hundred competitors and their families and you just start loving this place…add very mild weather with sunshine (the rain stayed away till the event was over) and you have a perfect start to 2022.
Full results and times can be found on this link below, courtesy of Sport Event Management and http://www.offroadcyclingireland.ie/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Big_Red_Cloud_League_2021_Round_4_McCrystal_Track_Results.htm
Well done Bryan and family today, and a wee thank you to Mrs. Crystal (mum of Eve and Bryan) for the sandwiches to keep us going, it makes you feel so welcome…and well done to all racers…what a show it was…see you all in Armagh next weekend for the nationals…Happy New Year from all of us in the Belgian Project…love you all