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Winter fitness: Give cyclocross a try

Written by Fiona October 24 2013
Posing with my new Planet X cyclocross bike at the Falkirk Scottish Cyclocross event last weekend

Posing with my new Planet X cyclocross bike at the Falkirk Scottish Cyclocross event last weekend

I did my first cyclocross – Callendar Park, Falkirk – event on a cyclocross bike last weekend. It was a lot more fun than I’d imagined. It was also very muddy, exhausting, exhilarating and  friendly.

I came home 2nd lady vet and 10th out of all the 30 women.

This is a fast-growing winter sport and offers a race for all ages and abilities. Take a look at this video of the Loch Lomond Cyclocross course. This race takes place on Sunday October 27. It would be a great first-try for cyclocross I reckon. Also see Scottish Cyclocross for more events in the coming months.

 

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