Hammoon Gold Rush
In 2014 we hosted a weekend of cycle races in Shaftesbury, Dorset. On the Saturday we held a hill climb race up the famous Gold Hill. The Hammoon Gold Rush featured a laser timing system to record split second accuracy and create an exciting competitive atmosphere.
On the Sunday we held a day of criterium races around the town centre. set against the backdrop of the beautiful narrow winding streets of Shaftesbury on a sunny day, the event saw some fantastic racing and a great atmosphere for spectators. Food provided by Indulge Bakery - thanks to Sarah and her wonderful team who also ran around feeding our marshals.
We had riders from U8 to Elite and Womens. For full results please go to British Cycling
Everyone enjoyed the day and mentioned what a great location it was for a race and a welcome change from boring airfields and tracks!
We couldn't have done it without our great friends and volunteers who gave up their time to make it such a successful weekend.
2015 has been a busy year for us here, both with the shop and at home (we now have a beautiful baby girl) so we didn't have time to organise and run our races over the summer. We are however in the early stages of planning another weekend of cycling in Shaftesbury for 2016 so watch this space for updates!!
A Gallery of all of the pictures from the day - https://picsurge.com/g/QuiHO4
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