Sports lecturer Dr Carl Paton is praying for a weekend of rain and mud for New Zealand cyclocross’s most important race of the year being held at EIT.
This fascinating and challenging sport consists of many laps of a short course. It features pavement, wooded trails, grass, steep hills and obstacles requiring the rider to quickly dismount, carry the bike whilst navigating the obstruction and remount.
Whoever wins will be crowned New Zealand’s national champ and will be eligible to ride in the world champs to be held in Kentucky.
This event is part of the Napier 2012 – for the ride of your life and the Cyclocross will be on this Sunday from 8-2 pm on the hill at the back of EIT.
If you want to watch the athletes – it’s meant to be an amazing spectator event – with lots of mud!
Even better, if you want to participate check out their website