Middlekerke, on the north coast of Belgium as the scene for the last round of the Super Prestige cyclo-cross. I don’t get to start many of these races, so it was a nice surprise to get a call mid week to say I was on the start.
It’s a fun course; nothing too taxing. It was about minus 4 billion last year. I wore most of my clothes and my contact lenses froze to my eyes. It wasn’t a good look, but because of the contact lenses issue, I couldn’t see, so I didn’t care. Today was mild though, 7 degrees and motivation was high.
— 2nd Place in Middlekerke | Helen Wyman
"I love cyclocross – ever since tgsgirl first told me about this muddy, sadistic, crazy, beautiful sport, it’s intrigued me and made me very happy. And one of the reasons is the way the riders engage with fans, and all the fabulous social media we get. Riders don’t just race these exhausting, exhilarating races – they tell us all about it. So it’s time for another episode of my women’s cycling social media series, this time looking at the CX riders who give us a fantastic insight into the sport. I’ll be running this over a couple of posts, so don’t get annoyed if I’ve missed your favourite rider here – and there will be some links at the bottom to help you follow the women’s racing online – starting with how to see video from the races…"
Celebrating Social Media – part 10 – Cyclocross! « Unofficial Unsanctioned Women’s UCI Cycling Blog
I haven’t caught up with my Celebrating Social Media series for a while, but I do love my cyclocross - so click through and have a look at some of my favourite riders to follow, and how to find CX video
Twitter / Helen Wyman: After winning SuperPrestige Gieten
She’s collecting booze for celebrating in February!