Whats it all about?
It’s a local, grass roots MTB XC (cross country) Winter race series. Its aim is to to encourage riders to have a go at racing and maybe progress onto regional and national level races. We are particularly keen to see under 18 riders – both girls and boys – giving it a go and also women of all ages and abilities.
We want the series to be accessible to anyone who has ever thought that they may like to give mountain bike racing a go. You’ll be guaranteed a warm welcome and as much advice as you need, the courses will include some tricky bits but nothing scary and alternative routes will be provided wherever possible and most importantly of all – it will be fun!
When and where will the races be?
Taverham Hall School, 12th October
Fritton Lake, 9th November
Eccles Hall School, 11th January
Shouldam Warren, 1st February
UEA, 8th March
What you can expect from the series
- Facilities at each venue will vary – details will be on the individual race pages. But some things are consistent:
- Please bring your own drinking water with you.
- There will be no changing facilities and no showers.
- There will be no bike wash facilities.
- Full results will be posted on this website asap after each round and overall series standings will also be produced.
- As this is a Go-MTB series BC ranking points will not be awarded in any race or category.
- We will be happy to receive your feedback about the series – either on the day or via e mail.
How To Enter
Entry fees have increased for the 2014 / 2015 series. This reflects the fact that we will be paying a £3 per rider levy to British Cycling for all senior riders and £1.50 levy for youth and U12 riders – in previous years it was a flat £1 per rider. These changes are due to a change in the category of the races in line with BC requirements.
Under 12s and under 16s entry will be on the day only with race entry fees taken in cash.
Under 12 (riders born 2002 or later)- £5.00 – approx 30 minutes racing.
Youth A & B (riders born 1998 to 2001 inclusive) – £10.00 – approx 45 minutes racing
Junior & Senior riders should pre-enter via the BC online entry system.
Junior & Senior (riders born 1997 or earlier) – £15.00 (+ £1 admin fee, online in advance) and £20.00 on the day if space is available – approx 60 minutes racing
The maximum field size will be 50 senior men + junior men + women. Experience has shown that we can comfortably accommodate up to 65 riders on our courses without having issues around over-crowding or over-taking.
No junior or senior female will be refused a race but, if the field is full there will be no on the day entries for senior men. To help you plan, the on line entry will be open until 6pm on the Friday before the race. If the field is filling fast we’ll let you know via Facebook/Twitter.
Parental Consent form
Parental consent forms will be available on the day but if you download and complete the form in advance it will speed things up and make the sign on team very happy!