Gordon Watt

Race Preview - Battle of Balloch Castle CX 2015

Gordon Watt
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! 

We can scarcely believe we're allowed to give you quite possibly Scotland's most beautiful CX course. From the high points around the lap the views are stunning, great for spectators, less so for riders because it's also going to be one of the fastest in the country so you won't have time to look! It's a brand new modern style course on the banks of Loch Lomond at Balloch Castle Country Park. Thanks to the mixture of fast sandy, fast gravel and fast geo-block (plastic reinforced) grass paths this is definitely a 46 tooth, bunch racing spectacle. 

This is a TLi event, format will be an A and B race both open to all categories over the age of 16. When entering, the rule of thumb is Top 20ish SCX'ers charge straight on for the A Race. Prizes in the A race will be awarded as per age categories.The B race isn't just for new recruits, we'll also accept any experienced soldiers who are not so keen to go over the top. Prizes in this event will be first 3 places + some spot prizes. 

Both races will be limited to 100 riders for safety. 

Entry now open 



Sign On Open to Riders - 11:00 

Course Open for Practice - 11:45 - 12:45 

B-Race: First Skirmish 13:00 (50mins) 

A-Race: All out War 14:00 (60Mins)

Prize-giving - 15:30