The Scottish National Cyclocross Championships took place at Camperdown Park in Dundee this afternoon. DTCC fielded riders across many of the age groups and brought home several medals with three riders claiming the national title in their age group – DTCC riders took 1st place in the U14 girls, 1st and 3rd in the U16 girls and 1st Junior Woman.
The second round of the National Trophy Cyclocross series took place at Callendar Park . DTCC youth fielded 10 riders in the U14 and U16 events. Melanie and Olivia took first and second place in the U14 girls while Arabella placed second in the U16 girls. Two Deeside boys rode in the Race the Stars floodlight event which took place on Saturday evening.
DTCC youths were on fantastic form today at the Scottish Youth Crit Championships in Fife, with the girls taking the Scottish Jerseys in all three age categories (U16, U14 and U12) – an amazing achievement. Alongside other results from the day this meant that DTCC took 6 out of the 18 medals available in the day.
Annual General Meeting Your club’s AGM will take place on-line this Friday 14 January 2022 from 7.00pm. Papers for the AGM will be issued later today. Click the following link at the time to join the AGM: https://deeside.us17.list-manage.com/track/click…This is your opportunity to get involved with the running of your club. If you are keen, let us know by contacting email@example.com.
In 2019 the course had to be shortened on the day due to ice, this year we plan to use a course very similar to the full planned 2019 course.
Race categories and timings will be similar to the Scottish Championships the following weekend, so a chance for a trial run of race day. Advertised start times are not finalised, confirmed schedule will come in the race manual. Parking will be in the field next to Knockburn, parking here overnight into Sunday will be possible but there will be no facilities.
U12 races will be run on a separate course to the main course. There is an option when entering to select U8/U10/U12 and boys/girls. The plan is to run separate races for these categories as much as time and helpers allow.
Reqired help on Saturday for Course build from 10AM.
Required help for marshalling, sign on and other roles during all or part of the Sunday 9am -4pm.
This is a great day to volunteer just to see this race in action!
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UK School Games Report – Last weekend,Elliot Rowe, Arabella Blackburn and Evie White represented Scotland in the UK School Games finals held at Loughborough University.They flew the flag for Scotland and our club with impressive displays over a multitude of events. See here for a full report. Kelvin White
DTCC Youth feature strongly in Scottish Cycling’s School Games Team with Arabella Blackburn, Evie White and Elliot Rowe being selected as part of a strong team of 13 riders. Their strong performances, dedication to training and personal qualities have all been taken into account when Scottish Cycling selected a team. Well done to DTCC Youth for getting three riders into the team – no mean feat! We wish them the best of luck in September and look forward to hearing from them after the event. In the meantime there is training for them to do…..
“The Youth British National Criterium Championships were held at Redbridge Cycling centre in London. It was a fast and technical course with a final hill climb in each 2km lap. I felt nervous before the race because I was really hoping to do well and I knew I was up against a strong field of riders. On the first lap coming over the hill I tried to attack with a small group, but it failed, and we continued as a bunch. Every time we came up the last part of the climb, I accelerated to a higher pace so no attacks could be made up the hill. The next attempt for an attack was made with 4 or 3 laps to go by Mabli Phillips which considerably shrunk the size of the bunch by a third, but there was no break away.
With two laps to go, one of the other riders noticed I had punctured my back tyre. Although I was very worried that the tubeless tyre wouldn’t re seal, I knew not to panic and within half a lap the leak had stopped and I was able to continue.
On the last lap the pace increased again, and it was very intense because all riders were trying to push to the front.
I wanted to come first out of the last corner before the hill and to do this I had to continuously accelerate. I started sprinting out of the last corner leading to the finishing climb straight. I didn’t know how close the other riders were at this point and although the pain in my legs was so intense, all I could think was “keep going, get to the line”. When I crossed the line and realised that I had won the race, I could barely belief that my dream and goal of the year had come true.
I am looking forward to wearing the champions jersey for the rest of the year, and would like to say a massive thanks to the coaches from Deeside Thistle YCC for all the support, coaching and training they have provided.”