Fields of Joy CX (#FOJCX) is a Cyclocross venue developed and raced by Sunbury Cycling Club with very gracious support from Essendon Fields, Melbourne Aust.

Monday, 23 June 2014


We walk a fine line... stay true to 'Cross but make the most of the unique opportunity before us.

 (photo credit Adam Jones. Colour scheme by Adam Jones)

This photo gives a clue to the scale of what we are able to do out here at Fields of Joy (and is by far our biggest feature BTW).

It is basically a bermed wall ride - coming into a left hander from the top, small table top, right, left and up a wall to exit. If anyone has ridden Mariners Run at Forrest then you'll have a good idea of what this is about. Hopefully the weather co-operates and we can include this for our first race.

Balanced against 'built features' are more traditional 'stake and tape' sections.

This is another major feature. This is our staired climb under construction. A neighbour came and asked whether are building a road when they saw this from Mascoma St. 

The grassed section to the right (adjacent to the road) is slightly downhill and a reasonably long, fast run. We intend to leave this pretty open so it should be one of the few times you can top out on a CX (assuming you aren't sucking in the big ones after the hill sector).

We have lots of ideas and believe the design is good, but the bottom line is we need to race this thing and see how it goes. Bring on July 27 for our 'Shakedown Race'. This will be a full dress rehearsal for our Winter Series. We'll be very much open to feedback and can make adjustments as we go if necessary.


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