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Soggy Bottom series back for tenth year

This winter the South West Soggy Bottom XC series celebrates its tenth year with two races at Newnham Park on November 18 and January 20.

Getting soggy at Newnham. Image: Snapper Chick


Newnham was the venue for some classic races of the early 90s including the 1993 UK round of the Grundig World up series, won by David Baker. 

The series is properly set up for winter racing with features like indoor registration and café, flushing loos, hard standing car parking, live race timing and commentary.

The courses will be approximately 5km with full marshal cover around the course and first aid. Organiser Martyn Salt of Inevent says the courses will be top quality and will offer a tempting mix of trails around this classic cross-country racing venue.

Salt of Inevent says he is pleased to be continuing the series.

Making a splash. Image: Snapper Chick

It’s been a busy couple of years and we would not have been able to continue the series without a lot of support from Maddie and Jay at Fully Sussed, but I’m keen to get my hands dirty again. The setting of the courses used to be one of the highlights for me so I’ll be back raking, staking and making some great routes in the park.”

As a thankyou, to the 5,000 participants over the last 10 years, the organisers are offering £10 entry fees for all categories for entries received by October 10. As usual there are a full range of categories with prizes for the top three in each category but the focus is firmly on having fun on the bike, whatever the conditions.

Details and entry here

Newnham Airlines: flying low since 1993. Image: Snapper Chick


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