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Cannondale Cross Country

Saturday 15th June 2019

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.


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 13th of June.

Course closed all day

15:00 to 21:00 Race Registration

Schedule for Friday the 14th of June.

09:00 to 21:00 Race Registration Open

10:00 to 18:00 Course open

Schedule for Saturday the 15th 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 Juvenile 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

12:50 Single Speed

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.
  • Singlespeed 3 laps.
  • 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 si@pinkbike.com 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 si@pinkbike.com or call/text 07968 229 359.


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