Cannock Summer Classic 2016

22nd May 2016  |  Cannock Chase

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The Cannock Summer Classic is for it's forth instalment. As with all the previous events we're once again on planning a bigger and better event. For 2016 we've got a few changes to the categories, adding a few extra things and moving the event forward. It's also round 4 (final round) of the West Midlands XC series

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Firstly please note that this event has sold out for the previous 2 years running. We expect it to be the same for 2016 so please your entry in early as we hate having to turn away riders leading up to the event.

So what's changed?

Well to start with we're trying to move with the times yet keep the good things that have made the event so special. We've resisted the requests to go with the standard age categories that the main-stream events follow. But we are going to add in a "Pro / Expert" category for 2016. Why? Well it was clear in the 2015 events that even though we didn’t have a category for this standard of rider they just went an entered the Enthusiast anyway. This stretched that category which meant the ability between 1st and mid pack was too big.

Next up we’ve decided to link up with British Cycling and offer up racing points for those that want them. As we’re not doing the standard age group categories points will be issued slightly different. More details are in the rider information.

Finally… and this is the biggest news. For 2016 the Summer Classic will be part of a 4 (4th and final round) event series based around the West Midlands. We’ve been approached about doing a series before and now feel it’s the right time to do just that.

So with that’s the news…. Other than the above you will find the same fun, social and relaxed mountain bike event as we’ve always put on. We’ve still got the kids races, the courses are still designed for all, entry into the Women’s race is still subsidized and we’ve still got the Fat Bike / Singlespeed (sorry no electric bikes) category.


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Tackeroo Camp Site, Cannock Chase, Rugeley, Staffs, WS15 2UA

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