Witham Wheelers staged the first round of the Lincolnshire Cyclo-Cross League for the 2021-22 season. Course was at a new location in Stroxton and consisted of 2 grass fields sloping down to a stream in the middle with 2 bridges built as crossing points. After a long dry period some rain during the day was welcome and helped develop a smoother racing line for the competitors, who were quite complimentary about the new course, despite its tough nature.
In the first Youth race the Kolbert sisters rode with Amy 8th overall and 1st U16 girl. Isla in her first race at this level was 13th overall and 1st U14 girl an excellent result. Oliver Bailey was 11th overall and 4th U14 boy riding for the Clancy Briggs academy. Max Kolbert was 7th in the U12
As usual the veterans race attracted the biggest entry of 75 riders with a good turnout of club riders. Sean East 37th (16th Vet 50) , Steve Perks 43rd (23rd Vet 40) Adam Kolbert 66th (29th Vet 40), Dave Miller 68th (10th Vet 60)
A small field in the womens race saw Julie Clark 2nd overall and first veteran with Fiona Kolbert 5th.
Well done to all those involved with putting on a good start to the C-X season after a year away due to the Covid shutdown.