In an attempt to show that I am not biased towards road racing (which I am 😉 ), I am posting some details on local and local-ish Mountain Bike events.

There are a couple of local mountain bike events on the horizan which may be of interest to our members.  All of these events feature adult and Go-Ride racing.  Unlike road racing, mountain bike races are Go-Ride events for children under 12 and sometimes under 13.  This means that any child can race and license is not required.  However, it also means that there are likely to be water bottles being given out.  So parents take note, you will have to make even more space in your cupboards.  🙂

The events currently listed are the National Points Series race 1 at Sherwood Pines (Sat 23rd March – Sun 24th March) and the Midlands XC series race 2 at Dronfield (Sun 14th April).  There are also a number of events which I expect to run, but which haven’t been confirmed yet.  Over the summer nights there are a series of Moutain Bike time trials on Wednesday nights and sometimes XC races on Fridays at Sherwood Pines.  A Friday Night series also usually runs across differing venues around Nottinghamshire.  I will post details of these events when they are confirmed.

MTB XC National Cross County MTB Series Round 1 Sherwood Pines Sat 23 March 2013 – Sun 23 March 2013

  • Saturday : Open and Fun races for Male and Females
  • Sunday : Youth, Juvenile, Junior, Sport, Expert, Elite, Master, Veteran and Grand Veteran (Male and Female) and Super Veteran (Male)
  • u12s Go-Ride race at 10:30

Further details (prices times etc.)

Midlands XC Series

17th March – XCO Cannock Chase, Staffordshire

Round 1 presented by Naked Bikes Leicester
Address: Tackeroo, Penkridge Bank, Rugeley, Staffordshire, WS15 2UQ
Nearest train station: Rugeley (3.5 miles)
Camping available

14th April – XCO Birchall, Derbyshire

Round 2 presented by Bolsover & District CC
Address: Birchall Golf and Leisure, Sheffield Road, Unstone, Derbyshire, S18 4DB
Nearest train station: Chesterfield (3.5 miles)
Camping available

19th May – XCO Wyre Forest, Worcestershire

Round 3 (inc. Regional Champs) presented by Bewdley Outdoors
Address: Kinlet MTB Area, Clogs Bank, Bewdley, Worcestershire, DY12 3AN
Nearest train station: Kidderminster (7.5 miles)
Camping available

16th June – XCM Hanchurch Wood, Staffordshire

Hanchurch Hills Hundred presented by Club Goldtec
Addrress: Hanchurch Wood, Drayton Road, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 8SN
Nearest train station: Stoke on Trent (6 miles)
No camping available

6th July – XCE Sheffield, Derbyshire

Cliffhanger XC Eliminator Champs – presented by Bolsover & District CC
Address: Graves Park, Hemsworth Road, Sheffield, S8 8LL
Nearest train station: Sheffield (4 miles)
Camping available

11th August – XCO Eastridge, Shropshire

Round 4 presented by Torq Performance
Address: Eastridge Woods, Habberley, Shropshire, SY5 0TP
Nearest train station: Shrewsbury (10 miles)
Camping TBC

Under 13?s and Under 10?s kids races will be held at every round.

  • Juvenile (13-14) Short track format – heats, semi’s and finals. Male / female
  • Youth (15-16) Short track      format – heats, semi’s and finals. Male / female
  • Junior (17-18) 4 laps      male / 4 laps female
  • Sport (19-39) 4 laps male      /3 laps female
  • Expert (19+ licence only)      5 laps male / 4 laps female
  • Elite (19+ licence only)      6 laps male / 5 laps female
  • Master (30-39) 5 laps      male / 4 laps female
  • Veterans (40-49) 4 laps      male / 3 laps female
  • Grand Vets (50+) 4 laps      male / 3 laps female
  • Go-Race (19+) 3 laps male      / 3 laps female

2013 Timetable

08.00 Registration Opens
09.00 U13?s, Youth and Juvenille categories
10.30 Senior course open for practise
11.00 Presentation for Race 1
11.30 Junior male, Veteran male, Grand Veteran male and all female (aged 17+) categories
13.30 Presenation for Race 2
14.30 Elite, Expert, Sport, Masters and Go-Race Male categories
16.30 Presentation for Race 3

Further details

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One Response to Local Mountain Bike Events

  1. geoff giddings says:

    There is also a great series for seniors/vets/women on a friday night called FRIDAY NIGHT SUMMER SERIES most races are around the Leicester, Rugby, Milton Keynes area check out website for details