TSC keep their hill climbing legs fresh during the winter months by participating in the North East ‘Cross leagues NECCL. Racing purely for fun and fitness, the team had quickly made last place their own, with a 100% success rate in their first 4 races (3 Senior, 1 Vet) but have slowly started picking up their efforts to produce some pleasing results while also having a laugh. We have yet to register a singl DNF’s which is an achievement in itself, due to the nature of the sport there are several riders who do not manage to complete the race in each round.
The mixed ability NECCL has rounds every other weekend from September to December, and is superb value at only £12 for a non-league member. The rounds are held in a good friendly spirit, with the nature of cross meaning its almost impossible to tell who is last! The league allows any type of bike to be used, including mountain bikes. So far TSC has been represented by Allan, Andrew, Billy, Michael, William and John.
The NECCL website can be visited at http://neccl.co.uk/
The results from the teams first season can be seen below, with the highlights being that we managed to finish every race we entered, and a highest placing of 22nd at the Carlisle round. We hope to build on these results in the future, but mainly aim to just continue having a laugh racing and a cold can afterward!
NECCL – http://neccl.co.uk/