Series: Midlands MTB Series 2017
Cross-Country ‘XCO’ races are held over multiple laps of an undulating circuit and have evolved massively in recent years: Races are shorter and more intense, with power and technical skill now as important as fitness to be successful. Over the course of the series you should expect everything from blazing fast descents and elevated boardwalk, to technical singletrack and lung searing climbs, giving everyone the chance to shine.
Cross-Country Eliminator ‘XCE’ races are the newest discipline on the block, combining the speed and intensity of 4-Cross, with the tactics and endurance of XC. Using a 400m-800m length XC course and a knock-out format, each 3 minute heat (moto) sees 4-6 riders going head to head, with your results from the heats determining the top 16 riders who progress to the knockout rounds, until the field is whittled down to 4 riders to contest the final and take the win!
Cross-Country Team Relay races see 4 riders (team composition to have minimum 1 female, maximum 1 Elite/Expert male) competing in relay, each doing 1 lap on the Under 13’s course. Do you start with your fastest rider, or save them for last? It’s all about tactics and working together as a team!
Penkridge Bank Road, Rugeley, Staffordshire, WS15 2UA
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