News Archive 2005

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30 Dec 05: Sadly it has not proved possible to arrange a replacement for League round 11 so there is no race on 2 January 2005. The number of counting events for the League remains at 8.

23 Dec 05: League round 11 at Hempton has been CANCELLED. Organiser Trevor Brown said, "Due to unforeseen circumstances the Hempton Cyclo cross on January 2nd 2005 has had to be cancelled. The landowner has received last minute objections by local residents this year, and has been forced to withdraw permission to use the area of common where the race takes place. The land has recently been used by youngsters driving not only motorbikes but also cars, which has understandably upset many of the residents. Due to the lack of time for negotiation and the fact that the land owner has now gone away for Christmas and New Year, we have no alternative but to cancel. Please apologise to all prospective riders and we hope to resolve this conflict next year."

There is a possibility of a replacement event being scheduled. Please keep an eye on this site for further developments.

23 Dec 05: Fixed error in the youth league table.

18 Dec 05: Results are now posted from yesterday's Eastway Cross. Several prizes were unclaimed - please get in touch with Craig Stevens if you're on the following list: Isaac Mundy 6th U12, (TBC) 1st U14, (TBC) 3rd U14, Bruce Robinson 1st Grand Vet & 5th Vet overall, (TBC) 3rd Grand Vet, Stuart Lockier 9th Vet/Junior, Pat Hayes 10th Vet/Junior, Lisa Chapman 2nd Woman, Paul Wilkinson 8th Senior.

17 Dec 05: Apologies in advance: results from today's Eastway Cross will not be posted until tomorrow.

14 Dec 05: Added report from Sunday's Broome Heath Scramble.

13 Dec 05: Mark Cozens has photos from the Broome Heath Scramble on

13 Dec 05: Stolen: a black Ridley Crosswind bike was stolen from a garage in Eustace Road, Ipswich last Friday. The frame has white and silver decals; Shimano 105 gears & hubs and Shimano pedals; TA crank set. The top of the right hand fork leg has a chip to white and the down tube also has a chip about 3/4 towards the crank. Any information please to Simon Richardson on 01473 749492, mobile 07875 250319 or email Without the bike, his son Lee is unable to ride 'cross.

11 Dec 05: Results are available from today's Broome Heath Scramble. Carl Davey rode away to take the Joe Waller Memorial Trophy in the senior race. Carl Harris won the Youth race in a sprint to the line and Hugo Robinson continued his winning run in the under-12s.

11 Dec 05: For sale: high quality BMW 2-bike rack. Fits standard 50mm tow ball. As new, 90. Contact Chris Gooch on 01473 311955 or

8 Dec 05: Please note that the HQ for this Sunday's Broome Heath Scramble is Ditchingham Village Hall, Loddon Road, Ditchingham. The HQ listed in the handbook is incorrect.

8 Dec 05: Photos from the Regional Championships are available from Mark Cozens on, Geoff Waugh on and John Mullineaux on

4 Dec 05: Results are available from the Regional Championships at Hillyfields. Congratulations to the region's new champions.

4 Dec 05: Lost & found dept: we found a blue adult's jacket at today's race and a red child's jacket at last week's Foxhall race. Please email the webmaster to claim. Bruce Robinson lost a pair of Shaftesbury bib shorts today (though I don't think he was wearing them at the time). Contact him on 01277 200226 or email if you have any information.

4 Dec 05: Steve Grimwood invites cyclo cross riders and hangers-on to the Elmy Wild West Showdown next Sunday 11 Dec 2005 at 7pm in Digby's bar in Suffolk College, Ipswich.

27 Nov 05: Ah, it's good to be back at Foxhall, even if it does make your legs hurt :-). Results are available from this race that turned out to be a marathon, both in terms of duration and amount of course marking tape.

25 Nov 05: Carl Thompson needs people to help with marking out the course ready for the Foxhall cross on Sunday. Please give Carl a call on 01473 422407 or meet at Foxhall Stadium at 2pm on Saturday 26 Nov 2005. Thanks.

19 Nov 05: Results are available for League round 6 at Redgrave. Thanks to Bob Hayward for making a another challenging course at this venue and for getting the thick fog to lift for the main race (though the youths and under 12's weren't so lucky).

19 Nov 05: The start sheet has been published for the Regional Championships on 4 December 2005. If you're not on that list I'm afraid it's too late to enter. There will be no entries on the day except for under 12s.

19 Nov 05: Mark Wyer is looking for second hand entry-level Cyclo-Cross bikes sizes 50 - 56cm. These are for novice youth age riders starting out in the sport without a big budget. If you have a complete bike for sale then let him know. Even a second hand MTB could be considered at the right price. Alternatively if you can donate an old frame, wheels, components etc. that are just taking up space then let him know. Contact Mark on or speak to him at races (Mark rides for CC Ashwell in blue and white kit).

19 Nov 05: Photos are available for last week's Mistley Race. There's some free ones at and more for sale at

13 Nov 05: Results are available for League round 5 at Mistley. Congratulations to all riders who finished - organiser Tony Asplin managed to find even more hills than usual today for this famously tough course.

12 Nov 05: Time is running out for you to enter the Regional Championships on 4 December 2005. It's advance entries only for this race even if you're only interested in riding for Eastern League points. Entries close on 14 November 2005. The organiser Stuart Chatting will be at tomorrow's Mistley race so you can hand him your completed entry form and fee there.

12 Nov 05: Carl Thompson is appealing for help with the Foxhall cross on 27 November 2005. Foxhall has a reputation as many riders' favourite local course so please show your appreciation in the best way possible by lending a hand. Carl needs people to help with course marking on the day before (Saturday 26th) and marshalling on race day. Give Carl a call on 01473 422407 or email

12 Nov 05: Marion Cobbold and the 'Knead 2 Win' massage crew will be offering post race leg or back massages at the XRT Cross at Foxhall Stadium on Sunday 27th November. They will be situated in the race HQ and sessions will cost 6. Call 01473 272264 for more information.

7 Nov 05: Photos are now available from yesterday's League round 4 Eccles Hall event taken by Mark at

6 Nov 05: It's good to be back racing again after the recent break. Fortunately, the rain (mostly) held off until about 5 minutes after the end of the last race today at Eccles Hall School - results are now available.

18 Oct 05: Details have now been confirmed for the Regional Championships on 4 December 2005. This race also counts for the League but you must pre-enter; there are no entries on the day except for under-12s. Please note that the organiser's email address is - the address printed in the handbook is incorrect.

17 Oct 05: Found at yesterday's CTC Rough Stuff ride: a grey luggage shelf from a car. If it's yours, then please contact organiser Pete Whelan. Said Pete, "The event went off very well, with 125 riders entering for a bash around the forest trails and bridleways of the Suffolk coastal area around Tunstall/and Tangham forests. Thanks to all who entered. A few people got very lost, but eventually got back OK. See you next year (15th October), when we might run the route in the opposite direction or even a totally different course."

10 Oct 05: There's a bit of a break now until the next league race at Eccles Hall School. In the meantime, why not try the Suffolk CTC Rough Stuff ride on Sunday 16 Oct 05. (You'll need to scroll down - details are currently near the bottom of that page.)

9 Oct 05: League round 3 results from Nowton Park are now available. Photos will be posted in due course on

7 Oct 05: To everyone who's coming to Nowton Park on Sunday: Please do not use the main car park. We have our own car park for the event. It's the first left after the main gate if you're coming from Bury. Thanks.

25 Sep 05: Results are available for League round 2 at Thorndon. Respect to competitor 18 Richard Hill who completed the race in spite of having to ride several laps with no saddle.

19 Sep 05: Wanted: second hand 'cross bike 51-53cm. Willing to pay up to 300. Contact John Adams 01473 724285.

19 Sep 05: More corrections to the Ladies' placings. We'll get the hang of this one day...

13 Sep 05: Corrected the Ladies' placings. We'd missed out Sarah Arnold (the league leader - oops!)

13 Sep 05: Renumbered the League rounds to include the Regional Championships as round 8, as per the British Cycling calendar.

12 Sep 05: Added race report for Brickwall Farm and League placings.

11 Sep 05: And they're off! The season got off to a damp but successful start at Brickwall Farm. Results are now available. League positions and report will follow shortly (apparently some people have to work for a living).

8 Sep 05: Only 3 days to go until the opening race at Brickwall Farm. If you haven't joined the league yet, it's too late for points to count at this race, but get yourself entered so that you don't miss out on the next one.

8 Sep 05: Nathan Miller has started 'cross training sessions on Saturday mornings at Foxhall stadium. Meet at 10am at the main gates. The emphasis is on technique rather than excessive work so it's a suitable session for the day before a race. Contact Nathan on 01473 430264 for more details.

8 Sep 05: For sale: DIAMANT 55cm steel x frame & forks new headset spare alloy forks b/b chainset seatpost and canti brakes 75 o.n.o. Ideal beginners for second bike phone Ivan 01206 570438.

17 Aug 05: Added this year's PDF brochure. To read it you'll need Adobe Reader. You can Get Adobe Reader here.

28 July 05: Amended promotor and contact details for the Eastway event.

23 July 05: The coming season's fixtures are now listed on the site. If you have Microsoft Outlook or another application that accepts vcf files, you can use the Add to my calendar links to add the races to your calendar. Organisers: please take a moment to check the details of your own event(s). Send any corrections to the webmaster.

15 May 05: Old news items are now in an archive.

6 Mar 05: Results are finally available from the final league round 16. Sorry for the delay but your webmaster has been enjoying a break in South India. Plenty of bicycles there, but if you want something sub-20lb you'd better be prepared to settle for, say, a wheel.

3 Feb 05: Please note that results from the final round of the League will initially be posted on the Ipswich Bicycle Club site. The lap-o-meter data will appear on this site in due course.

3 Feb 05: Have a read of the minutes of the 2004 AGM if you're coming to this year's AGM after the Norwich ABC race this Sunday. Note: we're sorry but due to a technical glitch, the document ends prematurely on agenda item number 7. Full copies will be available at the meeting.

30 Jan 05: Results are available for the (penultimate) round 15 Mildenhall Cross.

29 Jan 05: If you're coming to the Association AGM (please do) after the Norwich ABC race next Sunday, click here for the agenda.

23 Jan 05: After the brief pause for the National Championships and Inter-Area Team Championships, we're back to League business as usual. We had fantastic weather and great racing at Mistley for League round 14 - results are now available.

18 Jan 05: Helpers are required for the Mildenhall Cross on Jan 30. Please contact Mandy Cook if you can help in any way, including setting up the course the day before. Contact information is on the race details page.

18 Jan 05: Posted formal notice of the Eastern Cyclo Cross Association AGM. Please attend if you can - your views are important.

18 Jan 05: Added under 12's result to the Inter-Area Team Championships page.

16 Jan 05: Thanks to all competitors who made (for some) a long journey to Eastway for the Inter-Area Team Championships - results are now available. For those of you who are not familiar with the Eastern web site, do check out the Lap-o-meter feature.

2 Jan 05: Happy new year to everyone who organised and took part in today's League round 13 at Hempton - results are now available.

Older news can be found here:   2003-4