Rapha Super Cross 2012

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Rapha Super Cross 2012, a set on Flickr.

A taste of Belgium came to North Yorkshire on Saturday 20th October with the arrival of the Rapha 2012 Super Cross Series. The event was held at Broughton Hall near Skipton in near perfect conditions, with some lovely autumnal sunshine.

To add to the atmosphere there was a series of stalls in the race village where riders mixed with the spectators eating pancakes, venison burgers and the odd pint or two of local ale. The Rapha Cycle Club was also present selling coffee alongside a selection of clothing. Rouleur were also present and dishing out cowbells, which proved a hit with the kids.

Race was fast and furious over an undulating course and as the various groups took part, the course got muddier and muddier, before the Elite riders hit it mid-afternoon. This resulted in their pit crews being very busy between bike swaps to get the dirty ones clear of mud.

It was a great day out and should Rapha venture up north again next year, then I will certainly be returning.

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