Preview: British and Euro Fourcross Series

Preview: British and Euro Fourcross Series

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Location: Afan Forest, South Wales
Event: 15/16 September

On September 15 and 16, Europe's fastest fourcross riders will meet up for one final time in 2012 at Afan, South Wales. Britain's toughest fourcross track will provide the perfect venue for the the final race in the Schwalbe British Fourcross Series on Saturday 15 and the final round of the Schwalbe Euro Fourcross Series on Sunday 16.

So what makes Afan so tough? Well it's long, rough and technical. With a corkscrew bridge, huge rock section and a pro line that really does separate the pro riders from the others, this track has it all and always provides action by the sack full.

Tomas Slavik, Michal Prokop, Joost Wichman, Felix Beckeman, Mechura Brothers and Daniel Prijkel are all on the invited list from Europe. Scott Beaumont, Lewis Lacey, Tom Dowie, Nathan Parssons and Dan Bateson will all be leading the home charge trying to take the win in front of the home crowds. Tomas Slavik, Scott Beaumont and Daniel Prijkel can all win the Schwalbe Euro 4X overall title, so be prepared to see a battle royale between these guys on Sunday.

In the women's, Katy Curd will be in a fierce battle against Lucia Oejtens, Anna Borschig and Jessica Schmulbach to take the women's euro overall title. On Saturday at the final British Series round, the women's racing will be watched by all as the title is still in the balance with just a couple of points separating Cara Murray and Suzanne Lacey. On this track it is impossible to call who will take the win.

Riders from 12 years old all the way up to 65 will be racing in categories ranging from juveniles up to veterans. If you haven't raced before or do not have a licence then fear not, British Fourcross Series racing caters for you with the fun category - 12-16 years old, and the big fun class which is 17 +. So there really is no excuse. If you have always wanted to try fourcross then now is the time. The best bit, you will also witness some of the worlds finest riders racing as well.

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British Cycling would like to thank the organising team, officials and everyone else who helped promote this event. Our sport could not exist without the hundreds of people, many of them unpaid volunteers, who put in many hours of hard work running events, activities and clubs.