Entry for the Scottish CX Championships at Irvine on December 6th is now closed. After a number of riders missed the deadline for entry, the organisers and Scottish Cycling have asked that we post the following statement:
A quick guide to CX Racing in Scotland (for parents, mostly)
Cyclocross is widely regarded as the most family-friendly introduction to cycle sport, for a number of reasons. The courses are short, generally forming loops of a few hundred metres, and never very technical.
Dig in at the Dock - Entry opens on 8th Dec
Dig in at the Dock cyclocross race (sponsored by Pedal Power) will open entries for the 2016 edition at 7pm on Tuesday the 8th of December via Entry Central. The race is the hottest ticket for cyclocross riders in Scotland and tends to sell out in a matter of minutes. If you want to enter the race then it’s strongly advised that you put this date and time in your diary.
Media Roundup: Scottish CX Championships - Irvine Previews
This weekend sees the Scottish CX world descending on the Ayrshire coast for the National CX Championships. Hosted by Walkers Cycling Club, and featuring a tweaked course (which Neil Walker described as riding pretty fast a week or so ago after heavy rain), the race will see stacked fields across all categories.
Race Report: Plean CX
By Owen Phillipson. This year cyclocross returned to Plean Country Park for the first time since 2011, when Stirling Bike Club ran a round of the Scottish Cyclocross Association series.
The course had changed quite a bit from previous editions of the race, with more tarmac and hard-packed paths interspersed with an offroad section with hurdles and a downhill offcamber corner and a muddy, rooty technical section.
Race Report: Scottish CX Champs/Raleigh SCX5 - Irvine
It couldn't have been better. With the rest of the country seemingly under water and grinding to a halt, the organisers at Irvine put on a cracker of a course and some fantastic racing. High winds, heavy rain and biting cold were minor distractions to the riders tackling the big dipper, sand pits, steep run-ups and off-camber sections. The course was so well judged that all sections were ridable but only if you were skilled enough. Sheer power was not enough to get a result - finesse, chutspah and careful choice of tyre pressures were required as well.