Saturday, 3 September 2016

'Crit' cycling in Old Buckenham

Riding round and round
Today was the day of cycle races around Old Buckenham Green as the first part of a Cycling Festival weekend. The races varied in length from a one lap (1.1km) time trial open to everyone to others lasting from 15 minutes for the under 10s to 50 minutes for the Elite riders. The event was organised by Diss & District Cycling Club with support services by the people of Old Buckenham.
The day dawned sunny but the cloud cover increased and the final race was held in steady rain making corning of the sharp bends a rather risky affair.
Many warmed up on their 'rollers' before starting out and whizzing past many of the village landmarks.

Too fast for this photographer

Slippery surface but nice reflections!
Refreshments were provided by Old Buckenham Women's Institute and All Saints Church. They were also available in the beer tent by the Ox and Plough where some of the organisers could be found.

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