The Mid Devon is pleased to announce a 6 race mountain bike series, 2XC 2012.
The races will run monthly from April to September catering for all riders from beginners to experts. Four races will be on Wednesday evenings and two held at weekends including the series finale to be held at a brand new Dartmoor venue.
Each round will feature a Go Ride race for U12s, a 40 minute race for over 18's, Super/Grand Veterans (over 50), Juniors (16 - 18) and under 16's and a 1 hour race for Sport(Over 18's), Masters(30 - 39) and Veteran(40 - 49) categories. If your not sure which category you fit into then check this page on the British Cycling site which explains all about the age related categories for cross country racing.
The purpose built cycle trails at Haldon Forest will be used for two rounds of the series but three new venues have been found as well. Farm land and woods feature at the Wheeldon Farm and South Dartmoor College courses, and in the case of Wheeldon Farm, an indoor motor cross circuit should make for a unique riding experience.
The first weekend round on Sunday 26th of August will be held as part of the Totnes Show (http://www.totnesshow.com). The race entry fee for adults will include entry to the show so bring the family and make a day of it.
The final round of the series will be held on Saturday 29th September at the Heatree Outdoor Activity Centre near Manaton. This venue has never been used before and offers some excellent woody single track hidden away on the top of Dartmoor.
In the last few years a healthy number of cross country events has been appearing in the calendar in the south west of england. 2XC 2012 adds to the existing Soggy Bottom and Fully Sussed races, and builds on the success of last years Haldon Evening Series. The group behind the 2XC races is comprised of the Mid Devon Cycling Club, Exeter Mountain Bike Club and individuals looking to promote XC racing at a grass roots level.
Entry fees for the Totnes show round are still to be confirmed but all other rounds will be £12 for adults, £7 for Juniors, £3 for Under 16s and £1 for U12s.Race Dates (U12 is under 12 years, Race 1 is for over 18's (Some times called Open or Fun category), Super/Grand Veterans, Juniors and under 16's then Race 2 is for Sport/Senior, Masters and Veterans)
Race 1 Wed 4 April, Haldon Forest U12 17.00, Race 1 17:30, Race 2 18:30
Race 2 Wed 30 May, South Dartmoor College U12 17.30, Race 1 18:00, Race 2 19:00
Race 2.5 Thursday 14th June, Abbrook, Kingsteignton Knobbly 10 on the Teign Valley
A chance for MTBers to pitch themselves against roadies & testers for some fun prizes. Meet Abbrook, Kingsteignton at 6.15pm Entry on the night only £5. You must ride a standard MTB (no slick tyres or tri bars allowed) A great way to hone your speed for the next MTB race on 27 June.
Race 3 Wed 27 June Wheeldon Farm U12 17.30, Race 1 18:00, Race 2 19:00
Race 4 Sun 26 August Totnes Show U12 10.30, Race 1 11:00, Race 2 13.00 New Date
Race 5 Wed 22 Aug, Haldon Forest U12 17.30, Race 1 18:00, Race 2 19:00
Race 6 Sat 29 Sept, Heatree Activity Centre U12 10.30, Race 1 11:00, Race 2 13.00
On-line entry is available for only 60p via the British Cycling website www.britishcycling.org.uk or you can complete the standard entry form below and bring it along on the day or post it to 2XC2012, 100 Marldon Road, Paignton, Devon, TQ3 3NJ with a cheque made out to Mid Devon CC. Any questions? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Or call Alan Drury on 01803 550 279.