News: Dig in at the Dock Cyclo-Cross

Derwentside Cycling Club are sending their top riders across the border into Scotland for the Dig in at the Dock Cyclo-Cross

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News: Dig in at the Dock Cyclo-Cross

Event Press Release – Derwentside CC plan border raid on Bo’ness

The riders of Derwentside Cycling Club have made a habit of crossing borders this cyclocross season with several sorties made on Belgium already.

The most notable success being Thomas Mein (junior) winning at Koppebergcross. In February their top riders, including Mein, have chosen to travel North to lengthen their very successful cyclocross season. Having heard the buzz surrounding Dig in at the Dock they’ve decided to end their season at the Bo’ness race.

The riders to take the start are:
– Thomas Mein (Junior), Winner, Koppenbergcross, Winner, Round 3 National Trophy Series
– Stephen Lee (under 23), 2nd Overall, National Trophy Series (Under 23), 1 win, 4 podiums in CXNE (Senior)
– Finlay Robertson (under 23), 4th Overall, National Trophy Series (Under 23), 1 win, 3 podiums in CXNE (Senior)
– Oliver Draffan (U16), 3rd Overall, National Trophy Series, 4 podiums in National Trophy
8 wins in CXNE
– Tony Glover (Vet 40), 1 win, 3 podiums in CXNE (Vet 40)

Organisers, Dave Hamill and Pete Ward continue to be enthused by the willingness of such quality riders to travel to their event in Scotland. Hamill said “I started putting the feelers out to see if we could get some of the best young guys from CXNE up to Scotland in February and Brian Johnson put me in touch with Tony.

Not only was Tony up for coming up to races but he also immediately offered to some prizes from his bike shop. Some of these guys were racing against the Wout Van Aert the other day. I’m really glad to have another Koppenbergcross winner to keep Helen company and Thomas (Mein) is just one of five really useful Derwentside riders to come up and race”.
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Top Scots in the mix
Harry Johnston (Leslie Bike Shop/ Biker’s Boutique) has been riding away from his competition in this season’s SCX races and the current Dig in champion is in the mix again this year.

However, with the junior riders Sean Flynn (Edingburgh RC) and Cameron Mason (Leslie Bike Shop/ Biker’s Boutique) a year older/stronger and the glut of top riders flocking to Scotland, things will undoubtedly will be harder for the Scottish Champion.

Scottish woman’s champion Isla Short (OMX Pro Team) has won at Bo’ness already, but her recovery from injury last year wasn’t fast enough for her to retain her title in 2016. She now faces a hefty challenge in Helen Wyman, Amira Mellor and Eileen Roe (WNT) who won the only cyclocross race she has raced this season at Plean.

Entries still open
Entry for the Elite and Support Races on 19th February are still open on Entry Central and the organisers will begin selecting the fields in the coming days. If you have any queries about the event you can contact the organisers via Twitter and Facebook or email.

The race is sponsored by Pedal Power, West Calder



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