Having missed the entire UK cyclocross season due to overlapping projects, my one and only UK CX race of the season had to be the biggest one on the calendar, National Championship.
"It's probably the closest thing we'll get to a Belgian like course" and that's probably true. Fast drop ins where line choice was key, steep climbs, some very tricky off cambers mixed in with a lot of technical sections, the Bradford course offered it all.
With all the riders based out on the continent returning to home soil lined up with the usual crowd from the domestic scene, racing got underway in overcast conditions but there was nothing gloomy about the action.
U23 Men's & Women's