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.

Saturday, 14 June 2014

Sunbury CC Presents... Fields of Joy CX (#FOJCX)

  • Sunbury Cycling Club, with very generous support from Essendon Fields, is currently in the process of establishing a Cyclocross Facility only 12 kilometres north west of Melbourne's CBD.
  • This is an exciting and unique opportunity, allowing construction of a purpose-built cyclocross precinct with features not possible in temporary CX facilities such public parks (eg bermed corners).
  • A 3 Race series (+ a Trial Race) is currently being planned to support the existing and incredibly successful Dirty Deeds Cyclocross series hosted by Brunswick Cycling Club. The aim is to run this series this Winter, starting with the Trial in July.
  • Sunbury and Brunswick cycling clubs enjoy close ties and see the Sunbury CX series as a complimentary 'sister series' to Dirty Deeds and a means to help meet the explosive growth within Cyclocross racing.
  • Importantly, this initiative is a fund raiser for Michael Blyth, a young Sunbury rider who was tragically paralysed in a Mountain Bike accident and left without any insurance coverage. Michael has an important message - "make sure you are covered" - and is looking to encourage all riders to be licensed members of cycling clubs and hopefully avoid his situation should they ever be injured. (more info on Michael can be found at http://www.michaelblyth.com.au/)
  • This entire initiative is supported by Cycling Victoria and is set to become a mainstay of the Melbourne Cyclocross scene.
  • Essendon Fields is a vibrant shopping and mixed business precinct set on 305-hectares in and around Essendon Airport.
  • Essendon Fields need to be congratulated for their foresight in supporting grass roots racing, local community and Michael Blyth.

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