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27 Dec 09: Remember that entries for this year's end of season event must be made in advance and limited places are available. Follow the link for for full details and an entry form. The event will be a Team Championships along the same lines as the Inter-Area Championships. It will be followed by the League Prize presentations.
27 Dec 09: There's video footage from Broome Heath on YouTube, courtesy of MECcyclingUK.
20 Dec 09: Added a report for league round 11 at Broome Heath. Also, it's a fair bet that photos will be uploaded to www.mphotography.co.uk some time tomorrow.
20 Dec 09: Results are posted for league round 11 at Broome Heath.
19 Dec 09: Patrick Harbord tells us that tomorrow's league round 11 at Broome Heath is still on. There is (obviously) some snow on the course but it's rideable. Any further news will appear here.
12 Dec 09: There's a report from Foxhall including video on the EADT site.
10 Dec 09: League round 12 at Hillyfields has been upgraded to category 'A'. It will have over £500 worth of prizes and prize money, hot showers, hot food, race commentry and a winners' podium.
7 Dec 09: Mark Cozens has uploaded photos from Foxhall to www.mphotography.co.uk.
7 Dec 09: More lost property from Foxhall: small track bottoms, a gilet and a top, probably a youth's. Contact Tim Butler on 01473 414546 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
6 Dec 09: A pair of wheels went missing from the pits at Foxhall. Not entirely coincidentally, a different pair of wheels were left at the venue. Please check your spare wheels and if you have the wrong ones, contact Mark Thomson (Dulwich Paragon) on 07977 457204. Mark will be at the next League race at Broome Heath (and so will the other wheels).
6 Dec 09: Results are posted for the Regional Championships at Foxhall.
2 Dec 09: A reminder to all riders: service to bikes can only be in the pits. You cannot take assistance at any other point on the course. You must follow the course to get to the pits, i.e. you can't take short cuts and you can't go backwards along the course. If you come into the pits you must dismount to take service, you cannot just ride through. The pit areas are divided into two sections, one smaller area for riders' equipment where they don't have a helper and one for that with heplers. Please make sure you leave kit in the correct area. Any unattended kit will be put somewhere in the unattended area.
2 Dec 09: Mark Cozens has uploaded photos from Hempton to www.mphotography.co.uk.
29 Nov 09: Results are posted for league round 9 at Hempton.
29 Nov 09: Lost property from Hempton: a child's yellow waterproof jacket, a helmet visor and a lady's leather glove. Contact Tim Butler on 01473 414546 or email@example.com.
28 Nov 09: The eagle-eyed amongst you will have noticed that at the Regional Championships, the Vet 50+ and Vet 60+ riders will be set off one minute after the Vet 40s. We will allow for this time difference when calculating league points. That means that it is in all league vets' interests to ride as hard as possible for the full race - it's not a good idea to ease up in the last lap on the grounds that you don't expect to be caught and don't think you will catch the rider in front.
28 Nov 09: Minutes from the meeting on 13th October 2009 have been added to the committee page.
28 Nov 09: Added the race day programme for the Regional Championships with course maps and other information. Thanks to Carl Thompson for that.
27 Nov 09: The final start list for the Regional Championships is now posted. Start times are as previously indicated on this web site and not as in some versions of the BC handbook.
2 Nov 09: Updated the list of registered riders. These riders are eligible for league points at round 9 at Hempton.
22 Nov 09: Results are posted for league round 8 at Davy Down.
22 Nov 09: Lost property from Davy Down: a pair of socks and a water bottle. Contact Tim Butler on 01473 414546 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
21 Nov 09: The 'reports' link just above the news on this page now goes directly to the EADT's cycling page.
21 Nov 09: Moved the prize allocation explanation to the league rules page so that it can be easily found in future. Also added an explanantion of the gridding procedure.
18 Nov 09: Updated the list of registered riders. These riders are eligible for league points at round 8 at Davy Down.
17 Nov 09: Some riders have asked for clarification of how prizes are awarded at Eastern League races. Here's what happens: the League defines a standard prize list, with prizes in various categories (Open, Vet, Youth etc.) Each rider is eligible for prizes in one or more categories. For example, a junior rider is eligible for Open and Junior prizes. A 55 year old non-elite rider is eligible for Veteran and Vet 50 prizes, but not Vet 60 prizes. To allocate the prizes, we work down the race result from the top. For each rider, we look at all the prizes that the rider is eligible for that have not yet been awarded. The rider receives the highest value prize that has not yet been awarded. If a rider is eligible for two or more prizes of equal value, they are given the one for the more "prestigious" category. For example, they would be given a Veteran prize rather than a Vet 50 prize, or an Open prize rather than a Junior prize. The process continues until we run out of prizes or riders.
17 Nov 09: At the AGM earlier this year, it was agreed that riders could claim their season's average points for one event where they were unable to race due to organising or helping at the race. A number of riders have taken advantage of this and the league tables now include these average points (indicated by an "A" in the table). Normally, riders are required to claim average points in advance or on race day. However, in view of the fact that this rule may not be widely known, the committee has agreed that riders may retrospectively claim average points for the events that have already taken place this season. The deadline for such claims is 29th November 2009.
16 Nov 09: Updated the entry list for the Regional Championships. Please be aware that the closing date for entries is 21st November 2009 and there is no entry on the day (except for under-12s).
15 Nov 09: Mark Cozens has uploaded photos from Redgrave to www.mphotography.co.uk.
14 Nov 09: Results are posted for league round 7 at Redgrave.
13 Nov 09: To avoid problems caused by the recent postal strikes, there's now the option of on-line entry for the Regional Championships. There's a 10% surcharge for this service, imposed by the entry web site, RiderHQ.
13 Nov 09: Corrected the Inter-Area Championships report - it was Anna Buick, not Imogen in the women's race.
11 Nov 09: Updated the entry list for the Regional Championships.
11 Nov 09: Updated the list of registered riders. These riders are eligible for league points at round 7 at Redgrave.
11 Nov 09: Corrected the race start times on the new to cyclo-cross page.
9 Nov 09: Geoff Bores would like you all to know that there will be additional parking space behind the pumping station at League round 8 at Davy Down. He also tells us that he's ordered better weather than last year.
9 Nov 09: Archie Wishart has added his own report on the Inter-Area Championships.
8 Nov 09: Results are posted for league round 6 at Mistley.
8 Nov 09: Lost property from Mistley: a pair of sunglasses and a child's knitted white hat. Contact Tim Butler on 01473 414546 or email@example.com.
7 Nov 09: This year's end of season event has been moved to 6th February 2010 and has a new format. Instead of the traditional Madison, there will be a Team Championships at Danbury in Essex. This will be followed by the League Prize presentations. The event is being run by Maldon + District CC. Note that entries must be made in advance and limited places are available. See the event page for full details and an entry form.
7 Nov 09: Mark Wyer has written a report from the Inter-Area Championships.
3 Nov 09: Added an entry list for the Regional Championships. This list will be updated approximately weekly until the closing date.
3 Nov 09: Updated the list of registered riders. These riders are eligible for league points at round 6 at Mistley.
29 Oct 09: There's a report with photos and videos from Sunday's National Trophy race at Ipswich on the EADT site.
29 Oct 09: Don't forget that you need to enter in advance for the Regional championships, which also counts towards the League. Closing date is 21 November 2009.
22 Oct 09: AmisVelo have posted photos from Hillyfields on their Flickr account.
18 Oct 09: Results are posted for league round 5 at Hillyfields.
15 Oct 09: Steve Grimwood is appealing for help with National Trophy round 3 at Chantry Park, Ipswich on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th October 2009. He says, "Saturday’s jobs will be to help construct the course bridge and course construction. Sunday will require an early start (Approx 7am) to complete the course taping. We then require additional marshals during the day and finally help is required to pack it all away. If you can help please reply to me with the day & time you will be available. Thanking you in anticipation."
15 Oct 09: Updated the list of registered riders. These riders are eligible for league points at round 5 at Hillyfields.
10 Oct 09: Results are posted for league round 4 at Welwyn International.
7 Oct 09: Updated the list of registered riders. These riders are eligible for league points at round 4 at Welwyn.
5 Oct 09: Results are posted for league round 3 at Chelmsford. Sorry they're a day late - internet access is, umm, patchy in the Yorkshire Dales. Gary Bowden has posted photos at www.sportinpictures.com.
5 Oct 09: Lost property from Chelmsford: a small gilet. Contact Tim Butler on 01473 414546 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
5 Oct 09: Paul Douglas has posted photos from last week's race at Baldock to tinyurl.com/ybya342.
30 Sep 09: Updated the list of registered riders. These riders are eligible for league points at round 3 at Chelmsford.
29 Sep 09: Don't forget the Suffolk CTC Rough Stuff ride on 11 October 2009. Click here for an entry form. Cost is just £3.
27 Sep 09: Added the event levy return form to the Organisers page.
27 Sep 09: Mark Walker, Senior Lecturer in Exercise Physiology at Writtle College and League Member, is currently undertaking research into pacing strategy and tactics in cyclocross racing at national and international level. He requires a large number of cyclocross riders, both male and female, and of all abilities, to take part in the research. The series of studies is quite varied and may simply involve an interview or could required participation in a laboratory test. Any information obtained from volunteers will be treated in the strictest confidence, however, all participants will receive summary feedback of their own data. If you are interested in volunteering then please contact Mark Walker by telephone (01245 424200), mobile (07977 260763), or e-mail (email@example.com).
27 Sep 09: More stuff found at Baldock: a stud remover and 4 studs. Mandy Cook has them and will take them to the next race.
26 Sep 09: Results are posted for league round 2 at Baldock.
26 Sep 09: A child's black top was left at Baldock today. To claim, please contact Tim Butler on 01473 414546 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
25 Sep 09: A cycle computer was found at Brickwall Farm. To claim, please contact Tim Butler on 01473 414546 or email@example.com.
23 Sep 09: Updated the list of registered riders. These riders are eligible for league points at round 2 at Baldock.
16 Sep 09: Posted results for the Tour of the Cornfields Cyclo-Cross Sportive. Organiser Mark Wyer wishes to thank Stevie Wyer and Margaret Betts (Feedstation and signing on), Julie Griffiths (Catering), Stuart Chatting and Duncan Wardrop (Broom Wagon), Vincent Friedlander and Phil Keen (Advance riders), Phil Keen again (Signing on) and Tony Mills (Parking marshall). A mobile phone was left at the hall after the event. Please contact the organiser Mark Wyer to claim it.
14 Sep 09: Results are posted for the first race of the season, Cross at the Farm.
4 Sep 09: Updated the age categories and prize fund document on the organisers page.
31 Aug 09: Added risk assessment documents to the organisers page.
31 Aug 09: Added a committee page to the main menu. This holds information about the Eastern Cyclo Cross Association committee and minutes of the committee meetings.
29 Aug 09: Updated the list of registered riders. It's only 2 weeks to the first race of the season and you need to be registered one week before your first race, so don't delay. Remember that your registration will pay for itself in just 3 rides.
29 Aug 09: Updated the start procedure, commissaire's check list and course guidance documents on the organisers page.
26 Aug 09: Added the new season's brochure (Word format).
19 Aug 09: Added a link to the fixture list page to allow you to add all the league events to your Outlook calendar in one go. Thanks to Russ Cook for technical assistance.
10 Aug 09: Posted the league entry form for 2009-10. Sorry for the delay but I've been out of the country recently and very busy before that.
27 Jun 09: Posted the fixture list for the coming season. You'll see that we've moved over to using Google maps, which are more convenient to use and easier to embed into this site.
17 Apr 09: The committee has agreed the race format for 2009-10. There are one or two details yet to be confirmed but this gives a good idea of what you can expect next season.
5 Apr 09: There have been some changes in the running of the ECXA Development Squads. Shaun Aldous has taken over the running of the Junior Squad in addition to the Women’s team. Nathan Miller will select and manage the youth squad. Mark Wyer will retain an overall view of the squad structures, including budgeting and raising finances.
29 Mar 09: Entries are now open for this year's Tour of the Cornfields Cyclo-Cross Sportive, which will be on Sunday 6th September 2009. This year there will be a revised clockwise route which retains the best features and adds new challenges. This is a popular event so get your entries in early - there is a maximum of 190 riders.
15 Feb 09: The new web address www.easterncross.org.uk is now fully live. The old site still exists but will no longer be updated. If you're a webmaster whose site contains a link to our old site, please change it to the new one. Thanks.
15 Feb 09: Posted the 2009 AGM minutes.
6 Feb 09: There's a report from the Madison and some photos by George Wood at www.eadt.co.uk/sport - look in the "Other sport" section. There's also some photos on the Mildenhall CC web site.
6 Feb 09: The Icknield 'cross race that was scheduled for Sunday, 8th Feb has been CANCELLED due to the weather conditions. Icknield RC hope to re-schedule for 22nd Feb (to be confirmed).
4 Feb 09: You are reminded that league numbers must be returned to the League administrator Tim Butler. If you still have your number, please return it as soon as possible.
3 Feb 09: Thanks to Mandy Cook and Mildenhall CC for hosting the end of season Madison and prize presentation on Sunday. Results are now posted. Mark Cozens has uploaded photos to www.mphotography.co.uk.
3 Feb 09: The new Ron Hunt Memorial Trophy was presented to Sophie Holmes by Joan Hunt at Mildenhall at the weekend. The trophy is awarded to the most improved young rider of the year, as chosen by the ECXA committee. Sophie's dad Trevor tells us she hasn't stopped jumping about with joy after receiving the trophy. Sophie said, "I would like to thank all the committee for voting for me as the inaugural winner of the Ron Hunt Trophy. Next year I will do my very best, representing the Eastern league at all the National cross events, and league rounds. I am also very pleased that it was at Mildenhall, as one of my heroes is Vicky Pendleton, who was a Mildenhall club member."
3 Feb 09: Veteran champion Gavin Rumbles tells us, "My local cycle club Icknield RC are organising a central league cyclocross event on Sunday Feb 8th in Luton. Full details in BC handbook and on BC website. This is the first cyclocross event they have organised and they are hoping for a good turn out which would be great as they have put a lot of effort into it."
25 Jan 09: Results are posted for League round 14 at a very muddy Mistley.
16 Jan 09: The final Association AGM agenda is now available. This will form the basis for the AGM, which will take place after the race at Mistley on 25 January 2008. Click here for the 2008 AGM minutes.
16 Jan 09: This website, which has been running since 2003, has finally outgrown its home. It's not practical stay at the same address so we will be moving to www.easterncross.org.uk. The new address is up and running but for the time being redirects back to the current site. To minimise disruption, we will move over to the new site after the end of the season. In the meantime, please start using the new address in any publicity, etc.
4 Jan 09: Results are posted for League round 13 at Springfield Hall Park.
4 Jan 09: A pair of tights were found after today's race. To claim, please contact Tim Butler on 01473 414546 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
4 Jan 09: Added a levy calculation spreadsheet to the race organisers and officials page.
3 Jan 09: Organiser James Price wishes to remind everyone that tomorrow's race at Springfield Hall Park has warm changing rooms and hot showers. These will be very welcome, given the cold and dry forecast.
3 Jan 09: Proposals are invited for the Association AGM, which will take place after the race at Mistley on 25 January 2008. Proposals must be received by the Association Secretary by 11 January 2009. Click here for the draft AGM agenda and here for the 2008 AGM minutes. The final agenda will appear here in the week commencing 12 January 2009.
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