This is a public service broadcasting announcement on behalf of Ken Iino and the London Cyclocross League:
“The BBC would like to do a short feature on Cyclo-Cross for the national weekend news, and we need your help to make it happen.
The film crew and presenter can’t film at weekends so instead of a normal league race we’re inviting them to a one off mid-week session at Herne Hill on Thursday 5th November from 1pm-4pm.
National champion Jody Crawforth has kindly agreed to come along, but we need riders of all ages and abilities to take part. The afternoon will include a free coaching session with British Cycling coach Bill Wright, and we’ll also be putting on a 30 mins mini-race at the end.
This will also be a chance to promote Herne Hill velodrome and help ensure its future, so please do come and have a go if you can.
Filming starts at 1pm on Thursday 5th November and finishes at 4pm. A map of how to get to Herne Hill can be found here – http://tinyurl.com/ylbd9fu
If you think you can come along or if you’ve any questions please email back – if you can’t make it please help by spreading the word.
The reporter is, I think, Mike Bushell who bravely takes on just about every sport that people participate in and took on Ventoux last summer. I would love to be there but work schedule doesn’t permit. If you can make it, please support it. I say this with a foot in both camps, as someone who loves cyclocross and as a BBC Sport/5 live person.