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1  - 13 December 2011 17:51

Right, sorry for the delays but we do now have confirmed dates for the series for next year:

Saturday 11th Feb 2012 - Margam Park
Saturday March 10th - TBC
April 1st Sunday - Abergavenny
May 6th Sunday - Fforest Fields - Builth Wells

August 17th- 19th Welsh champs weekend XC - Abergavenny

Keep an eye on XCRacer and for more info soon.

2  - 13 December 2011 18:41

Looks excellent!

Will the Chepstow round be the one in March?

Matt Lewis

3  - 16 December 2011 13:25

Apart from the fact that every single date now clashes with some other MTB or running event I want to do, it looks great!!

4  - 23 December 2011 10:15

Hi Guys,

sorry for the delayed reply. Chepstow race course had a change of heart so we won't be racing there next year unfortunately-maybe one for the future?

We do realise that the dates aren't perfect in terms of clashes but it's so difficult (in fact I'd say impossible) to avoid clashes completely. Hopefully we have at least avoided clashing with anything too close (geographically).

Happy Christmas everybody, hope to see you all in the New Year.


5  - 23 December 2011 13:40

Hello Scott,

Sounds good. Thanks for organising them, I can remember the forum after the first round last year and thought you'd never bother again! See you in feb and have a good xmas!

Matt Lewis

6  - 23 December 2011 17:51

Coed y brenin on the cards again for the march round then?

Mark Price
Hope XC 2010 4th O/A Wk-end warrior
Dyfi Enduro 2010 53rd O/A
Mids XC Rd3 2010 12th open
7  - 28 December 2011 15:41

Any idea when entry is going to be made available?



8  - 3 January 2012 16:19

Looking forward to Margam Park

Any news on the location for the 10th of March?

9  - 5 January 2012 14:47

Hi Guys,

really sorry but we have had issues with one of the venues which means we may have to swap some of the rounds.

I will confirm everything as soon as possible and as soon as it is confirmed, entries will open.

Again, really sorry but we are having a bit of a nightmare-we keep thinking we have everything confirmed and then another issue crops up.


10  - 9 January 2012 15:25

Any further deveopments on the possible change of venues, as being keen and having a 5 hour drive have booked accommodation for the first round at Margam Park.


11  - 9 January 2012 15:51
Jack Nash wrote:

have booked accommodation for the first round at Margam Park.


Yeah like wise yikes

Last edited by Neil123 (9 January 2012 15:52)

12  - 12 January 2012 18:56


Any news of the race in feb?



13  - 12 January 2012 19:29

Ha matt. You really want to know don't you?!

14  - 12 January 2012 20:55

I do it's true.

Do you know anything?!

I'm turning into a pest about this I know.


15  - 17 January 2012 10:09

Any news on the series?
Is the Margam race still going ahead?

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16  - 18 January 2012 16:43

From what I hear, 11 Feb is still pencilled in for round 1, dunno about the venue, with round 2 on 4 March, probably, maybe

17  - 18 January 2012 19:03

I don't think the dates will be changing but the venues will do we're still waiting to here for definite & when entries open?
Best be quick though as first race in less than 4 weeks

Mark Price
Hope XC 2010 4th O/A Wk-end warrior
Dyfi Enduro 2010 53rd O/A
Mids XC Rd3 2010 12th open
18  - 19 January 2012 09:07

cant see it happening at this rate , lack of info no confirmed venues , whats going on

19  - 19 January 2012 11:15

Just round 2 isn't confirmed

Derailed racing

20  - 19 January 2012 13:22

Keep the faith smile

Whyte Winter Series round 1 & 2 lap by lap analysis
21  - 19 January 2012 13:32

Sure Welsh cycling have it all in hand

Derailed racing

22  - 20 January 2012 12:03

Hi guys,

Firstly, the series is still going ahead. We have had a bit of a nightmare sorting out venues and dates but we are now just waiting for the events to be activated on the BC calendar (they have to check all of the details are correct before they go live).

I realise that this is really late notice for the first round in three weeks time and it's not the way we had planned it but there wasn't anything that we could do about it. Everything just takes a bit longer when there are more parties involved in organising and we have had to change dates and venues around a fair bit due to circumstances beyond our control.

Dates and venues are 99.9999% confirmed as follows:

Saturday 11th March Margam Park
Sunday 4th March Glanusk estate
Sunday 1st April TBC (just waiting for Forestry approval)
Sunday 6th Fforest Fields

Hopefully the entry will open today or Monday on the BC site.

Again, apologies for the late notice. Hopefully you will all still come and ride-we should have some great courses and definitely have some great support from sponsors and so on so with you guys the series should be bigger and better then last year!


23  - 20 January 2012 12:30

presumably that 99.9999% confirmed first date should read Saturday Feb 11, and the final date doesn't show a month.
Last year we had lots of news and releases and tried really hard to support the series...does feel that news is a lot thinner on the ground this year unless BC have been running all the news (apologies if I missed that) now they are doing online entry. Good luck with it

24  - 20 January 2012 12:34


Thanks Scott. Like Martyn I'm guessing that the first round is Saturday Feb 11th down at Margam. I can now start the pestering and wrangling of arranging time off from work on the Saturday!


Matt Lewis

25  - 20 January 2012 19:39

Well spotted guys.

Yes, it should read February 11th and the Fforest Fields round is May 6th.


26  - 20 January 2012 20:56

Gutted...... 2 of them clash with the Southwest Series, I was really hoping to do all the Welsh series this year.! Never mind.

Which round is the Welsh Champs..??


27  - 20 January 2012 21:05

Welsh champs are 17-19 aug this year

Mark Price
Hope XC 2010 4th O/A Wk-end warrior
Dyfi Enduro 2010 53rd O/A
Mids XC Rd3 2010 12th open
28  - 20 January 2012 22:19


Thanks for confirming the dates. 

In addition to the BC and welsh cycling websites, will there be advertising via local bike shops to promote the event?

29  - 21 January 2012 11:41

Great to see the series is going ahead but don't know where glanusk estate is ??

30  - 21 January 2012 13:59

Glanusk estates is near Crickhowell in Powys.

31  - 22 January 2012 21:03


32  - 23 January 2012 19:20

Entry for first round is now open on BC site-others to follow this week, hopefully tomorrow.

It's been a while coming but we got there in the end. Please help spread the word.


33  - 23 January 2012 20:28

Excellent just entered, hope the weather is better than rd1 last year !

34  - 24 January 2012 10:12

I hope to do the 1st round at least

35  - 24 January 2012 15:09

Entry for all four rounds of the series is now open on the BC site. Click on the link below:

Hope to see you all there.

36  - 24 January 2012 15:42

Hi Scott, the entry page says round 2 is Dolgellau whereas you've said Glanusk up there ^^ (4 days ago). Which is right? Also, any clue as to a location for round 3: "Wales" is a bit too vague to consider entering yet...are we talking south, mid or north wales?

Last edited by lu (24 January 2012 16:53)

37  - 24 January 2012 19:28

Will you be doing a series entry for all the races Scott so we dont have to enter one at a time?

38  - 25 January 2012 13:33

Round 2 moved to march 4th

39  - 25 January 2012 17:19

Right. The paperwork for the BC site was sent in a while ago before we changed the two venues around so Round 2 will be in Abergavenny and Round 3 will be in Coed y Brenin (assuming that the final permission comes through ok-no reason to assume it won't). The BC calendar should be corrected soon.


40  - 27 January 2012 20:48

It is going to be interesting to see what the plans are for the margam coarse? I have just had a quality interval session on the new sections i made in the park of the past couple of years,and they are holding up very well,even with the very wet winter we have been having, but like most people who have raced the last two national points know,if it is wet it gets very,very slick!!!!;)

41  - 27 January 2012 21:29

Ok let's start the "what tyre" choice, here's mine

1. Very wet 2.00 rocket Ron front & rear @ 27 psi

2. Intermediate 2.25 rocket rons front & rear @ 32psi rear 30 psi front

3. Bone dry 2.00 tufo tubulars @ 35 psi front & rear

42  - 28 January 2012 19:04

Taffy-hopefully we'll be able to meet up and take advantage of your knowledge of Margam. I have a few ideas of where I want the course to go but it'd be good to get your input.
Neil 123-Having watched and ridden the course at the BMBS for the last couple of years, I'd say if it's very wet, as much grip as you can get! :-) Anyone who rode the descents 2 years ago took minutes out of riders who were falling off on every one.

43  - 28 January 2012 19:16

That would be no problem at all Scott just email me when you can make it and i'll show you around.
As for grip, i cant agree with Scott enough, if it is wet i will be using something with a lot more grip than a rocket ron on the back and probabley a x king on the front, but,if we have a couple of dry days leading up to it(wishful thinking) i will use x king on front and back. i was one of the people making time on the descents that scott mention ,but getting a kicking on the long climb!!!!:(

44  - 29 January 2012 18:49

does anyone know if there will be camping on the friday night at Margam?

45  - 2 February 2012 12:43

There will be camping available on the Friday night at Margam. Obviously you'd want to be careful with what you do with your bike after recent years' issues.


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