Kate claims world cyclocross championship title

PUBLISHED: 11:10 10 January 2018 | UPDATED: 11:10 10 January 2018

Kate Eedy.

Kate Eedy.


Former Clevedon and District Road Club member Kate Eedys became a world champion after victory in the Cyclocross World Masters Championship in Belgium.

Clevedon can claim its own cycling world champion following Kate Eedys (nee George) sensational victory in the Cyclocross World Masters Championship in Mol, Belgium.

Kate was crowned world champion following a convincing win in the 40-50 age category, beating the Slovakian silver medallist by a huge 51 seconds.

Kate, who attended Clevedon School and rode with the Clevedon and District Road Club, now races for Team Empella and is based in Derby.

As well as the world title, she has also completely dominated the UK national masters series winning the overall title with races to spare.

The cyclocross world masters is a one-off annual race, which for three years now has been held at the Mol circuit, which is famous for its sand sections.

Cycling world champions have the honour of wearing the iconic rainbow jersey which was proudly on display, along with the gold medal, when CDRC riders caught up with Kate.

Reflecting on the worlds win, Kate said: “The race itself was a complete unknown in terms of competition. I had a really good start from the line, managed to get a gap and gradually increased it.

“The course itself was pretty tough, some fast sections, but also a big proportion of it was sand. I had not done much sand riding, but managed to find some momentum to maintain my lead into the final lap and was delighted to win the coveted rainbow jersey.”

Everyone at Clevedon and District Road Club would like to pass on their congratulations to Kate for such a stellar season and wish her good luck in the upcoming national championships.

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Other Sport Stories

Wed, 09:55

Clevedon Town finished their home fixtures with a victory over Longwell Green Sports.

Read more
Wed, 09:54

Ashton & Backwell United take on top of the table Roman Glass St George on Saturday.

Read more
Wed, 09:53

Nailsea & Tickenham defeated Worle to reach the final of the Somerset Senior Cup.

Read more
Wed, 09:52

Nailsea United returned from Clutton with all three points from a comfortable 4-0 victory.

Read more
Wed, 09:52

The annual legends day at Nailsea United Football Club will be held on May 27 this year at the Grove Sports Centre.

Read more
Wed, 09:51

Clevedon Juniors Under-13s defeated Priory Rangers 3-0 to reach the league cup final.

Read more
Wed, 09:49

Clevedon Cricket Club’s new signing Ryan Higgins starred for Gloucestershire on his debut against Kent at Canterbury.

Read more
Wed, 09:48

Clevedon opening bowler Matt Carpenter has been appointed first team coach at Cleeve.

Read more
Wed, 09:46

Clevedon got back to winning ways with an outstanding display in this derby encounter against North Petherton.

Read more
Wed, 09:46

Relegation-threatened Yatton did not help their cause when they lost to bottom of the table Oldfield Old Boys.

Read more

Most Read Sport

Read Online

Read the North Somerset Times e-edition E-edition

Local Weather



max temp: 10°C

min temp: 10°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

Somerset's trusted business finder

Find planning applications