This weekend saw lots of racing going on both in and out of the mud with some great results to show for it all.
On Saturday UOBCC hosted our first Open Hill Climb on Belmont Hill. A huge thank you to Tom Hall for all the hard work put into organising the event, which drew in plenty of riders from the local area and notably a strong contingent from both Oxford Universities.
Top placed UOBCC finishers:
Kate Mactear: 2nd
Will Bourne (alumni): 11th
Andrew Kirby: 16th
Full HC results can be found on our website.
After the Hill Climb, it was over to Ashton Court to support the muddy XC riders on either the 8hr or 4hr Oktoberfest race (Cam pictured after winning the 4hr event).
8hr pairs: Barney Butler and Ben Bryan: 17th.
8hr 4's: Naomi and the Bath dudes: 7th.
4hr pairs: Cam Toms and Sean Polden: 1st!
4hr solo: Eric Eckstein: 3rd, Tim Robinson 4th.
"It was a great atmosphere on a very slippery circuit. The morning hillclimbers came out to give us some much-appreciated encouragement despite a midday downpour. Meanwhile, bavarian drinking songs played over the cheers from the crowd for those who attempted the finish line jump. Countless gummy bears were converted to mud-slinging power throughout the day, and well-deserved beer at the end was (too) rapidly digested to our delight. Well done to all, Paul Newman who runs the Oktoberfest said we were one of the biggest teams there, and the results show us to be among the best too." - (words Eric Eckstein, VP MTB)