South of the border, Cyclocross North East have released their events calendar for the upcoming season. Racing begins at Thorneyford Farm, Ponteland on July 24th, and entries are open if you're in the mood for an early season cross-border raid.
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.
Raleigh SCX Series 2016 - Entries Open Sep 1st
As has become traditional, entries to the Raleigh SCX 2016 Series Races open on September 1st.
This year sees a new race, at Fife College in Dunfermline, join the line up. Callendar Park provides the traditional season opener, before the action heads north to Knockburn Loch near Banchory.
Race Report: Raleigh SCX 3 - Strathclyde Park
I was thinking we had reached peak ’cross at Callender Park, I was wrong. It seems that cyclocross in Scotland is still growing with a massive field of over 600 entries at Strathclyde Park. Guto, Michael and the rest of the East Kilbride organisers surpassed themselves in putting on a great day’s racing with such large numbers.
Words: Eric Easton
Photo: Scott Jessiman
Race Review - Haugh+ Summer Cyclocross
Is there an appetite for Summer cyclocross in the burgeoning Scottish ’cross scene? Saturday’s Haugh+ Summer Cross event provided ample evidence that there is both an appetite for racing and for organising through the Summer. This is the fourth year of this event staged at the Silver Sands in Aberdour and promoted by Ronde and META and organised by James McCallum. It made a great change to race in dry conditions and be able to sit a watch the other races whilst having a pint
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.