News Archive 2006

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22 Dec 06: Corrected League points and placings for Southend Wheelers.

17 Dec 06: Results are posted for today's Broome Heath Scramble promoted by VC Baracchi. Shaun Aldous received the Joe Waller Memorial Trophy as winner of the main race. Mark Cozens was taking photos so check out his site soon.

6 Dec 06: Photos are available from the Regional Championships on Geoff Waugh's site.

6 Dec 06: Corrected League points and placings for Jake Hales.

3 Dec 06: Posted results for the extremely muddy Regional Championships. Don't forget to check out the lap-o-meter link if you're not familiar with this site.

3 Dec 06: Cyclo-Cross training continues on Wednesday evenings at Stevenage during the winter months. This is suitable for both keen ‘cross riders and those with MTBs who want to do some off-season fitness training. The sessions are mainly conditioning based with some skills development for those that need/want it.

The sessions run at Fairlands Valley Park, Six Hills Way, Stevenage. There is loads of room in the park so rider numbers are not limited. There is plenty of street light overspill in the park plus cycle paths we can use to warm up on. Meet at the main car park. Training starts at 7pm, be ready to go at 7pm as we will use different areas of the park. Bring training shoes for running in as well as your cycling shoes. Bring plenty to drink. The sessions will finish around 8.30pm. The cost is £4 and £3 for Under 18’s.

For more information contact Mark Wyer

29 Nov 06: Added start lists and directions for the Regional Championships.

19 Nov 06: Photos from Redgrave are posted on

19 Nov 06: Corrected League points and placings for Tom Walker and Gary Wood.

18 Nov 06: Results are posted from today's flat but tough League round 9 Redgrave Cross. Senior race winner Shaun Aldous asked us to thank all helpers and scorers, particularly those who are always there, week in week out.

18 Nov 06: Next weekend's scheduled League round 10 at Hertford has been cancelled. The course is waterlogged and consequently the landowner has withdrawn permission for the race.

18 Nov 06: We still have a pair of leg warmers that were left at Eccles Hall. To claim, please contact Tim Butler on 01473 414546 or

16 Nov 06: Paul Warner has extended the closing date for entries to the Regional Championships to 18 Nov 2006. So there's still time but get your entry in quick. Entry form here.

12 Nov 06: Results are posted from today's League round 8 Mistley Cross.

11 Nov 06: Don't forget that you must enter in advance if you want to ride the Regional Championships, which count towards the League. The official closing date is 13 Nov 2006 so get your entry in now. Click here for an entry form.

5 Nov 06: Results are posted from today's record breaking Eccles Hall race, where we had a mammoth 90 riders in the main race. Mark Cozens was busy snapping away, so photos will no doubt be on very soon.

5 Nov 06: Following on from last years successful first season, Team Manager Mark Wyer has selected 8 riders to comprise the EC-CA youth development squad... Read more here.

5 Nov 06: More photos are available from last week's National Trophy event, this time on Geoff Waugh's site.

30 Oct 06: Under 12s results and all League Placings from yesterday's National Trophy event in Ipswich are posted. Full results from the senior, junior, veteran, womens and youth races are on the British Cycling website. Mark Cozens has posted photos on

22 Oct 06: Results from today's increasingly wet and slippery League round 5 at Hillyfields are posted. For the novices in today's race, please rest assured that it's not always like this :-)

18 Oct 06: A few items were left behind at the CTC Rough Stuff ride last Sunday. A water bottle was found on the trail early on in the ride and a Giro helmet and gloves were left in the hall. If they're yours, please contact Pete Whelan.

16 Oct 06: Photos from Foxhall are posted on

14 Oct 06: Results from today's League round 4 Ipswich BC Foxhall Cross are posted.

12 Oct 06: Nathan Miller of Ipswich BC is running cyclo-cross training sessions every Wednesday evening throughout the winter from 7-8pm at Valley Road, off Norwich Road, Ipswich. Cost is £1 per rider. Park on first right at top of Valley Road, opposite the flats. Meet at park benches for Prompt 7pm Start. Course is lit by street lights.

The session includes intervals, pyramid sets, skill work on and off the bike and running. It caters for 12 year olds and upwards, any level of rider. Mountain bikes and Novices welcome.

Contact Nathan on 07706 006082, 01473 430264 or

6 Oct 06: A sweatshirt was found after last Sunday's Chantry Park race. If it's yours, please contact Tim Butler on 01473 414546 or Mark Cozens has posted photos from the race on

3 Oct 06: Results from XRT's League round 3 at Chantry Park are now posted.

28 Sep 06: Please use the London Road (A1214) entrance for this weekend's race at Chantry Park. Race HQ is the cricket pavillion within the park. The race detail page has a map reference added. There will be a slight delay getting results onto the web this week - expect them by Tuesday morning.

28 Sep 06: League round 4 at Foxhall is now a category B race. That means the event facilities are of a higher standard and there are more national ranking points on offer.

18 Sep 06: The missing Under 12 League placings are now posted.

17 Sep 06: Results are available from League round 2 at Brickwall Farm. Due to a technical hitch we don't have under 12 league positions just yet.

12 Sep 06: Another apology for delay: your webmaster was away all last week but the results of CC Ashwell's League round 1 are now available. Normal service will be resumed next week. Mark Cozens has posted photos on

12 Sep 06: For sale: Brand new 52cm Vlaanderen alloy cyclo cross frame + carbon forks. Made by Ridley. Same model as Crossbow. £250 o.n.o. Phone Ivan on 01206 570438.

21 Aug 06: Sorry for the delay but the 2006-7 League calendar is now available. New for this year, National Trophy round 2 in Ipswich is also a counting event for the League. This event is pre-entry only so visit the British Cycling website for more details if you want to ride. If you notice any errors or omissions in the calendar, please contact the webmaster.

21 Aug 06: We're now taking entries for the League. You get a discount on League race entry fees so it's worth joining even if you only plan to do a few events. We need to receive your completed entry form and payment at least 7 days before the first race you intend to ride so don't delay.

21 Aug 06: Sadly, the planned event on 24 Sep 2006 has been cancelled due to difficulties with the proposed venue.

21 Aug 06: Wanted: 2nd hand cyclo-cross bike approx 53cm top tube to fit rider 5'5". Total budget £500. Contact Tom Walker on or 01473 609763(day), 07715 010640(mob).

15 Apr 06: Archived off news items for 2005.

15 Feb 06: Cate and Will Meadows have sent us a pleasing message: "Will and I would like to say a big thank you to everyone in the Eastern Region Cyclo Cross League for giving us such a warm welcome. Will started the season as an absolute novice and I struggled to learn about the new sport he had chosen. Throughout the season we have been given endless amounts of advice and mechanical help at all of the races. Many riders and their supporters have helped us in many ways. This enabled Will to have a much more successful first season than he would have done without their kindness. You are a friendly lot in cyclo-cross. Cheers."

15 Feb 06: Darrel Glover is keen to hear from anyone who might be interested in organising or helping with bike racing at the Lotus test track near Wymondham in Norfolk. Lotus have indicated that the track may be available for cycle use in the evenings between May and July this year. For more information contact Darrel on 01953 455772(h), 07050 038048(m) or

12 Feb 06: Results are available from today's light hearted but keenly contested Madison. The Harris twins "Bomber" and "Monkey" might have been in with a chance in this prestigious event but on the penultimate lap all teams except for them were credited with an extra lap. The judges were later heard commenting on the exceptionally large bunch that passed through the line within the space of a second. Thanks to Carol Jeckell for presenting the League prizes, Mick Hearn of Ipswich Bicycle Club for acting as MC and of course the EADT for providing the prizes.

9 Feb 06: The list of League prize winners is now posted. Prize presentation will take place after the End of Season Madison. Remember: you must turn up in person to collect your prize - no attendance, no prize.

6 Feb 06: Mark Cozens has posted photos from yesterday's West Stow race on

5 Feb 06: With the results available for League round 14 at West Stow, and the final placings calculated, that's another season (almost) over. Prize presentations will be next Sunday after the End of Season Madison.

4 Feb 06: Don't forget that the Association AGM will follow Sunday's race at West Stow. click here for the agenda. Please stay around to attend and have your say in the running of the League.

30 Jan 06: Read about how our youth team got on at the recent Inter-Area Team Championships - report by Mark Wyer.

30 Jan 06: Added points from yesterday's race to the Under 12's league table.

29 Jan 06: Results are up for today's League round 13 at Eccles Hall. There wasn't a lot of mud on the course but many riders found what there was to be one of the slipperiest substances ever encountered. Mark Cozens was taking photos and he tells us that they should posted on later this evening.

22 Jan 06: Results are available from League round 12 at Mistley.

12 Jan 06: Don't forget that the Association's AGM will follow league round 14 at West Stow on 5th February 2006. It's your chance to have your say and influence the running of the League so please stay on after the race.

Older news can be found here:   2003-4