Location: Top Barn, Worcester and Oaken Coppice, Storridge
Events: 8 April, 29 April, 3 June, 19 August
Following last year's inaugural mountain bike cross-country series in Worcestershire, the Back On Track Bash Series is back for a second year, with four events at two popular venues.
Organised jointly by Just Ride and Malvern Cycle Sport, and with title sponsorship from Back On Track Bikes of Malvern, the series kicks off in April. With racing for all categories, and a substantial prize list at every round, plus overall series prizes and trophies, the series is aimed at first timers and elite racers alike.
Paul Birley, Owner of Back On Track Bikes, explained their involvement: "We are proud to continue our support of 'Grass Roots' cross country racing and pleased to provide a great selection of prizes from our extensive range of top quality biking kit. We are very fortunate to have two great venues and organisers who build exciting courses which are enjoyable to ride for all abilities, this combined with the excellent facilities make the events amazing fun to be part of. "
Top Barn in Worcester (venue for rounds 2 and 3) has already hosted several events over the last eighteen months, including three cross-country events and two cyclo-cross races. The venue has top class facilities on site including an excellent cafe, toilets and hot showers. The 5km course features a mix of flat grassland, fireroad and several sections of technical singletrack.
After a successful test event at the end of last year, racing returns to Oaken Coppice, Storridge for the opening and final rounds of the series. Located in the shadow of the Malvern Hills the wooded venue provides abundance of course options with a fine blend of singletrack, technical features, climbs and descents. All rounds will include results service provided by Taptiming.
Round 1 - 8 April - Storridge
Round 2 - 29 April - Worcester
Round 3 - 3 June - Worcester
Round 4 - 19 August - Storridge