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Cycling Varsity & 1-2-3 in BUCS 25 Mile

Cambridge University Cycling Club won the Men's Road Varsity over Easter weekend, along with a 1-2-3 in the BUCS 25 Mile Time Trial. The Club report...

This year taking place on home ground, taking two laps to complete the E33/25 course just outside Six Mile Bottom. After taking 8 successive victories, our Men’s side were confident yet eager to make it 9. Our Women’s team were the underdogs going into the day, but as ever with bike racing, who knows what could happen on the day!

Easter Saturday dawned, and our intrepid bunch of 19 woke to a beautiful April morning, with very little wind but high temperatures meaning a load of fast times were expected.

Any single Universty taking a 1-2-3 in a BUCS Cycling event hasn’t happened in recent memory, nor back through the 20 years-worth of records we have, and this really underlines CUCC’s quality. Of course, this brought the Men’s Team Gold and Varsity Victory (by almost quarter of an hour!), and also earnt Rob Walker (Pembroke), John Mulvey (St Edmund's) and Seb Dickson (Corpus Christi) their half-blues.

Unfortunately, with a depleted Women’s Squad due to illness, injury and hen do’s, Oxford won the Women’s Varsity for yet another year, but Flora and Olivia earnt Half Blues as both rides came under 1:15:00, their combined time also enough for 7th in BUCS. Rest assured they'll be back again next year!

Read the full report here