Cross Country

The Cannondale Cross Country Race is on Saturday the 16th of June.

Cross-Country ‘XCO’ races are held over multiple laps of an undulating circuit and have evolved massively in recent years: Technical skill is now as important as fitness to be successful. Riding the course you should expect everything from blazing fast descents to technical singletrack and lung searing climbs, giving everyone the chance to shine.

The course is estimated to be 5.7km long and will climb up the Classic Climb and along the ‘Cannondale Ridge’ before cutting its way back down and up the hill towards Peacock Villa and the Obelisk. The descent will be long and fast taking in the natural features of the hill.

Race entries are now open, you can enter by clicking  HERE.



10-12 Year Old Racers – £4.00 plus a £1.00 Booking Fee.

Juvenile and Youth Racers – £15.00 plus a £1.00 Booking Fee.

Retro Category (Bikes year 2000 or older) – £15.00 plus a £1.00 Booking Fee.

Junior and Super Veterans – £20.00 plus a £1.00 Booking Fee.

All other categories – £25.00 plus a £1.00 Booking Fee.

Please Note for Race Registration:

-Please bring valid photographic I.D with you such as a driving licence or passport.

-No British Cycling Race Licence or Membership is required except for Expert and Elite.

-There will be no on the day entries.

Schedule for Thursday the 14th of June.

Course closed all day.

15:00 to 21:00 Race Registration.

Schedule for Friday the 15th of June.

09:00 to 21:00 Race Registration Open.

10:00 to 18:00 Course open for practice.


Schedule for Saturday the 16th of June.

08.00 to 10:00 Race Registration.

09.00 Course open for practice.

10:25 Course Closed for Practice.

10.30 Under 8s.

10:35 Under 10s.

10:45 Under 12s.

11:00 Open Men.

11:03 Youth Men.

11:06 Juvenille Men.

11:09 Super Veteran Men.

11:12 Grand Veteran Men.

11:15 Veteran Men.

12:30 Elite Women.

12:33 Veteran Women.

12:36 Master Women.

12:39 Senior Women.

12:42 Junior Women.

12:45 Youth Women.

12:48 Juvenile Women.

14:00 Junior Men.

14:03 Sport Men.

14:06 Expert Men.

14:09 Elite Men.

14:12 Retro (Bikes year 2000 or older).

14:15 Legends.

16.30 Presentations for the top three in each category.



Number of laps will be confirmed at the event taking into consideration course and weather conditions and will be announced by 08:30 on the Saturday morning. We currently estimate the following:

  • Retro Bikes 2 laps.
  • Fat Bikes 2 laps.
  • Open 2 laps male / 2 laps female.
  • Juvenile (13-14) 2 lap male / 2 lap female.
  • Youth (15-16) 2 laps male / 2 laps female.
  • Junior (17-18) 3 laps male / 2 laps female.
  • Master (30-39) 3 laps male / 2 laps female.
  • Veterans (40-49) 3 laps male / 2 laps female.
  • Grand Veterans (50+) 3 laps male / 2 laps female.
  • Super Veterans (60+) 3 laps male / 2 laps female.
  • Sport (19+) 3 laps male.
  • Expert (19+) 4 laps male.
  • Elite 5 laps male / 4 laps female


Mountain biking is an inherently dangerous sport with the distinct possibility of severe injuries, or even worse. No matter where you ride or how well you know the course you should never ride beyond your skill level and always ride in control and in a sensible manner. Riding in control does not just mean being able to stop, it also means having the requisite skills to recognise and avoid potentially dangerous situations on the course. You must also be able to recognise where it is safe to stop on the course. Avoiding accidents with other riders is an essential mountain biking skill.

Riders must use the course in a sensible manner compatible with their level of experience. Riders should walk the course, observing current ground conditions, making yourself aware of any obstacles prior to riding the course. We ask riders to accept that they will ride the course at their own risk and accept that no liability can be accepted by the event organisers.

Rules and Regulations.

Please ensure you are fully aware and agree with the rules and regulations as set down by British Cycling which are viewable by clicking HERE.

Equipment: The Bicycle must be capable of safely and efficiently completing the task and must, as a minimum, be mechanically sound, have efficient brakes on all wheels and all reasonable steps must be taken to ensure the safety of the rider and others. As part of the
latter, bar plugs are compulsory.

Helmets: It is compulsory to wear a protective helmet when racing or training on the course and such helmet must comply with the required safety standards defined in the General Regulations. An open face helmet is acceptable. The helmet must be properly secured in both training and racing.

-Training on the course is not permitted in advance of the event.

Any questions please e-mail or call/text 07968 229 359.

  • Please note: The race entry fee covers you for the Cross Country race entry only. To enter the festival you will have to pay the admission price. This will cover entry to the festival, parking, camping and spectating. If you are aged 12 and under then entry is free. Entry tickets are available now from The Ticket Seller by clicking HERE. Any questions please e-mail or call/text 07968 229 359.