Sundays outing of the newly renamed Evolution Cycles North Wales Cyclocross Series took place at Plas Francon Sports Centre in Bethesda. Having missed the previous round at Bethseda Rugby club, due to spending all day coughing up something that resembled the paint job on an Ibis, I needed some good karma.
The sun shone on a slippery grass course which Barry Davies had designed to be fiendish, it would appear. Planty of steep descents, off camber turns and hurdles, meant that many racers (including yours truly) acquainted their bottoms with the floor ( a few managed the introduction with their heads). The pace was fast and furious with no quarter given by any one. After a few personal battles and an inability to catch a friend on his new bike, I finished 17th out of 25 finishers having completed 12 laps. A bruised left buttock my only trophy of the day
Looking forward to the next outing at Nant Gwytherin, next sunday, the setting looks stunning and has played host to MTB down hill races. Worth a visit if your in the area.