Group rides continue through the winter but we have other methods to brush away the winter cobwebs.
Droitwich Cycling Club members are often frequenting the muddy terrain of cyclocross. These events usually occur alternative Sundays from September until mid-winter. Cyclocross races follow short circuits across a terrain of dirt, sand and mud with obstacles such as hurdles, stairs of logs. Typically, a race lasts for forty to sixty minutes of multiple laps.
It is a challenging and demanding sport but is very rewarding. It requires endurance, bike handling skills and strength. Races often have a lively, social and festive atmosphere, giving the race a real buzz.
Riders often use cyclocross specific, gravel or mountain bikes at events. Given the terrain, don’t try it on your best summer road bike!
For details on cyclocross and how to enter, go to the WMCCL webpage. Updates on member activities can be found on our Facebook Group.