Preview: Hope Cross Country Race Series 2012 Race Two

Preview: Hope Cross Country Race Series 2012 Race Two


Following the great success of race one which saw over one hundred riders take on the quarry trails it’s now time to practice the “race face” and get ready for more action in the quarry. Although we have our largest number of pre-entry, riders can still enter on the day and it looks set to be a great race.

As usual it is a new course design for race two with some new “off piste” sections to keep riders on their toes on the main course. The Hope XC Series is designed to allow riders of all standards compete and enjoy themselves so two courses are operated at the same time, the “have-a-go” course threads its way through the quarry on a smoother less challenging route than the main course where riders are pushed hard on exciting descents mixed in with technical climbs.

The new 40+ and 50+ age categories are proving popular with a high standard of racing in race one. This “old enough to know better” generation are pushing the open categories hard and the series competition looks like it is going to be intense.

Generous prizes are courtesy of our great sponsors. Hope Technology, Leisure Lakes Bikes, Big Bear Bikes, Cooksons Cycles, DHP 11, The Bike Shack (Haslingden), CRUD and BUFF for our marshalling team. That is all coupled with one of the best XC racing venues around. Check out our Youtube videos here to see what it’s like.

If You're not riding then Lee Quarry is a compact site and is great for spectators who can see the racing at many places during the event. As always we need lots of volunteers on race day if you want to get involved and support these events and the team, get in touch via our website.

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