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Photos: Cyclocross at Gillies Creek Park

There was some Saturday bike action, unfortunately we couldn’t stay for long but managed a few photos.

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Cyclocross races typically take place in the autumn and winter (the international or “World Cup” season is October–February), and consist typically of many laps of a short course featuring pavement, wooded trails, grass, steep hills and sometimes obstacles requiring the rider to quickly dismount, carry the bike while navigating the obstruction and remount. The race at Forest Hill Park was considerably shorter closer to a mile and there were no obstacles. The sport is strongest in the traditional road cycling countries such as Belgium (Flanders in particular), France, and the Netherlands. The races also traditionally take place in all types of weather. Saturday’s race wandered all around Gillies Creek Park.

There are some different ones on Instagram and you can find the full set of photos here.

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