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After missing out in 2020, for obvious reasons), the Boxing Day Cross was back at Kenilworth, as it approaches its 70th year of running. At the front it was a 3 way fight until the penultimate lap when Jason Young broke away to take victory. James Swadling ended up 2nd overall after fighting against the other two riders on the podium, who were working as a team. Completing the podium was Oliver Akers. With the unique nature of this event, having all competitors in one race it was Daniel Alexander who came home 15th overall and 1st veteran rider. Hannah Bayes was the first female rider home, in 33rd overall. Read More »

James Swadling (8point8 Group) took an early lead in the 66th edition of the Coventry Road Club / Ride Coventry Boxing Day Cross and never looked like being caught. He crossed the line almost a minute ahead of Richard Jones of Renvale RT, with Joshua Jones of ZeroBC in third. The women’s race was won by Karen Summers who started slowly but passed Fran Whyte (Velobants.cc) at the end of the second lap and continued to forge ahead, Lindsey Newman (Team Jewson-M.I.Racing) took third place. Read More »

It was a dry day for another superb Boxing Day Cyclocross. With a more intersting route through the old quarry there was plenty to see on this year’s edition and for the first half an hour there were a number of changes at the front end of the race. It did settle down and Ewan Grivell-Mellor took victory by just over 20 seconds after almost an hours racing. Stephen Knight was 2nd and first rider home in the 50-59 category and the podium was completed by the first junior rider, Edward Woodward. Read More »

A total of 88 riders took on the fresh but bright conditions, at Kenilworth Common. The top 8 riders managed 10 laps in the hour race with Richard Jones taking victory from Graham Briggs by 78 seconds. Completing the podium  and first veteran rider home was local cyclist Darren Atkins. Karen Summers was the first female rider home, completing 8 laps in the process. Read More »

boxing-cross-154A superb day greeted the best part of 100 riders for the 2016 Boxing Day Cross, at Kenilworth Common. The first few laps were frenetic but it didn’t take long 2014 and 2015 winner Steven Roach to pull out a decent lead over George Moore, one which he held to the end to take a hat-trick of wins. Moore held on to 2nd place after being with Roach over the first three and a half laps, pulling away from the chasers behind. The closest battle was for 3rd and it was only decided in the last quarter of the race when Dan Booth broke away from Matt Barrett, who had led for most of the first lap. Read More »