Broxtowe race preview

After final duties in the National Trophy and the National Championships with so many riders getting their moments of fame on the BBC Red button (still available on British Cycling YouTube channel at the time of writing!), we are now back to the important business of the last two races of the NDCXL season.  Who has managed to keep their form since September and who is going for the final flurry of points?

Broxtowe is becoming a regular race for the league and is challenging to both riders and pit crews.  It can be ultra muddy, depending on the weather.  There are some changes for this year – the organisers have taken out the The Meadow in the Youths’ races and replaced it with the Ditch, which should add an interesting and challenging obstacle to their stint in the Broxtowe mud.

It looks as if it is going to rain at the beginning of the week adding to the sticky conditions at the park.  Already some sections are water logged so this alone should make for interesting racing.  Even so, the day itself should be dry but cold – great for spectating.

Kim Hurst
Kim Hurst

The New Zealand women’s national champion, Kim Hurst, is making the journey to Nottinghamshire on Saturday.  She’s on her way to the Hoogerheide World Cup and the World Champs at Valkenberg.  An opportunity for our local women to test themselves against an international racer.  Obviously Broxtowe in January will be a memorable experience in comparison to New Zealand’s summer.

Remember that Broxtowe is a public park and so please be aware of general public who might pop along to see what is going on.

It’s also worth adding that the entrance to the park is off Nottingham Road: NG8 6AX.