If you fancy giving cross country racing a go or if you are looking for a fun series to race, then look no further than the Hope Cross Country Race Series. The third round is happening this Sunday September 8th at Lee Quarry.
Here’s the full news from organisers Brownbacks Racing and even if you can’t make it to this round there’s another in October.
Hope XC Race Series 2013: Race 3 this Sunday 8th September
As everyone seems to be getting ready for winter the Brownbacks team are preparing for an Indian summer of XC racing in the quarry. The trails are dry and dusty and the course design theme is “speed” so expect fast flowing trails and plenty of opportunities to engage the big ring.This weekend’s race is all about speed…
Photo © Dan Cowell
This series which is about as “grass roots” as you can get delivers the friendliest introduction to racing possible. Everything is done by volunteers who work hard to deliver racing in a quarry, which is both challenging and accessible.
If you haven’t raced before this is where to start. Each event is designed to allow riders of all standards compete and enjoy themselves so two courses are operated at the same time, the “have-a-go” course threads its way through the quarry on a smoother less challenging route than the main course where riders are pushed hard on exciting descents mixed in with technical climbs. If you are admiring the cut of your Lycra in the shop window as you ride by then we have a course for you as well. It looks set to be a great weekend, make sure you are part of it!Photo © Dan Cowell
Not riding? Lee Quarry is a compact site and is great for spectators who can see the racing at many places during the event. As always we need lots of volunteers on race day if you want to get involved and support these events and the team get in touch via the website.
Remember this is the friendliest grass roots XC series you can enter with some of the best prizes (spot and placing) around all courtesy of our great sponsors. Hope Technology, Leisure Lakes Bikes, Big Bear Bikes, TG Store, p0cpac, Ride On, CRUD and BUFF for our marshalling team. That is all coupled with one of the best XC racing venues around.
8th September, 13th October.