I didn’t know that today (27th December) was a Bank Holiday. I also didn’t know that the M6 would resemble the main car park at Disneys Magic Kingdom on Thanksgiving Day. So when I left the house in plenty of time to catch the Vets and Women’s race at the Macclesfield Supacross and actually arrived half an hour after it finished my stress levels were moderately raised to say the very least. So rather than stick to the original plan of taking the usual mountain loads of shots I decided to lighten my post event editing workload and just pick off the odd arty number from the senior event. The resultant shots are featured below.
The course at Macclesfield is widely acknowledged to be one of the best in the series and the fact that the event lands immediately after Christmas and on a Bank Holiday heightens the enthusiasm and the atmosphere resulting in one of the very best events on the cyclo cross calendar. It draws entries from the higher echelons of the sport in the North and coming less than two weeks before the Nationals acts as a great warm up event.
For the record forty seven year old Nick Craig took the honours doubling up on his earlier victory in the Vets. Second place went to Billy Harding with NWCCA series winner Giles Drake in third.
The women’s event was graced by the presence of Dame Sarah Storey. I only saw her leaving however thanks to that ruddy traffic jam!
Enjoy the shots and as usual feel free to download but for personal use only. Commercial use can be arranged if you contact me first.