Entries for The Battle of Balloch Castle CX will close at midnight on Wednesday. There is already a top class field in the "All out war" main event with favourites including Lines, McRae, Porco, Roe, Jackson, Melville, Clark and Campbell-Crawford. So get yer finger out you 'orrible lot this is your last chance to join in.
Race Report: Battle of Balloch Castle 2016
BLAZING sunshine over Loch Lomond didn’t spoil the occasion as young gun Harry Johnston prevailed at the Battle of Balloch Castle CX. A pre-race deluge brought enough mud to the battlefield to test technique, on a fast and fair course that was well appreciated by more than 100 riders over two races.
Words: Mark McGivern
Images: Michael Martin
Race Preview - Battle of Balloch Castle CX 2015
It's going to be a busy season this year, the Scottish scene is shaping up nicely with a good balance to the events and venues. However, for those left shell shocked by the loss of our 30 year old classic SCX course at Auchentoshan we have a counter attack waiting in the wings. With air-raid sirens blaring, and the words of Lance Corporal Jones shouting "Don't panic, don't panic!" we're back to save you from an unthinkable FIRST EVER Glasgow United CC-less cross season. Get it in the big ring now and brace yourself 'cos on Sunday 4th October there's gonna be a Battle!
Race Report: Battle of Balloch Castle CX
Glasgow United have introduced the Scottish CX community to a new luxurious big-ring circuit below the scenic Balloch Castle on the bonny banks of Loch Lomond. Racing was fast and aggressive with tight battles in all categories in both the Skirmish (B-race) and All Out War (A-race).
Race Report: Raleigh SCX1 - Callendar Park
The Raleigh Scottish Cyclocross Series kicked off under the usual azure blue skies of Falkirk at the Callendar Park Amphitheatre of ’cross - surely Scotland’s best and most “cross” course. A mixture of fast descents, off camber corners, steep stairs and slidey zig zags makes this a fast and exciting course with plenty of technical challenge. Conditions looked dry but the course was slippier than it looked and most riders dropped their tyre pressures after practice.
Race Preview: Cross at the Castle
This weekend sees the Scottish Cyclocross scene heading across the water to Mull, for the annual end of year party that is Cross at the Castle. The final race of the Raleigh SCX Series will take place on Saturday, with the Santa CX World Championships rounding out events on Sunday.