Steve, from BATS mtb club dropped us a line about his clubs race on the 18th of July near Sheffield.

Featuring all the usual mtb race malarky, it'd be an ideal place for a novice competitor to have a go at racing for the first time.

Details are on their site at http://members.aol.com/batsmtb

Entry fees have been kept reasonable — they're the same as the race they organised 10 years ago!