Cross Country Eliminator at Cliffhanger Festival this Weekend

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Published: 3rd July, 2013


Taking place at the UK's biggest outdoors festival, if you've been inspired by the exploits of Annie Last (at Houffalize*) and Kenta Gallagher (at Nove Mesto**) now is your chance to get in on the action!  This is the newest Mtb discipline on the block, combining the speed and intensity of 4-Cross, with the tactics and endurance of XC.  Run over a 750 metre obstacle strewn course, 4 riders start each 3 minute heat and the top 2 progress through to the next round until the field is whittled down to 4 riders to contest the final.  High octane Mtb racing and a real buzz to take part in and watch! This is a British Cycling ranking race with categories for all riders spread over Saturday 6th July.


* at Houffalize:



** at Nove Mesto:




Each race is run on a first come, first served basis with a maximum of 24 riders per category (except the Under 13's which has a maximum of 40).  Contact midlands_xc@hotmail.co.uk if you wish to reserve your place before race day.  To take part you must have a working mountain bike and a CE standard bicycle helmet.  Access onto the course is only allowed once you have signed on and attached your number board to your bike.  There is a 20 minute open practise session before each race commences. 

Timetable:
12.00 Youth Male & Female
13.00 Veteran Male
14.00 Juvenille Male & Female
15.00 Senior & Veteran Female
16.00 Under 13's
17.00 Senior Male

Categories:
All categories are based on age. To calculate your category, it's the current year minus your year of birth. e.g. 2013 - 1975 = 38. The category for a rider aged 38 would be Senior.

Under 13′s and Under 10′s
Juvenile (13-14)
Youth (15-16)
Senior (16-39)
Veterans (40+)


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