Now in its fourth year, the popular Midweek Mountain Bike madness starts for 2013 on Thursday 30 May with some new and exciting venues and courses.
The new venues take the series further afield from the original Manchester based courses to Bolton’s Leverhulme Park and the new addition of Haigh Hall in Wigan. The series will once again provide a great range of courses to offer something for everyone.
A series of youth races will be on offer at a selection of the events. The senior race will have three brand new categories; Racer, Enthusiast, and Women. British Cycling race licence holders must enter into the “Racer” category for all events. There are prizes to be won each week based on the number of entries and there will be a trophy for the overall series winner presented at the series finale. The overall winner will be based on the top five results for each rider.
The finale round of the series will be held on Saturday 3 August, this is the very first time ever the MTB Madness series has been on a weekend. The “Big Weekend Finale” is being organised by Lancashire Road Club who will be holding races for all categories throughout the day.
Round 1: Thursday 30 May. Haigh Hall, Wigan. Lancashire RC.
Round 2: Thursday 20 June. Chorlton Water Park, Chorlton . Manchester Wheelers
Round 3: Thursday 11 July. Leverhulme Park, Bolton. Horwich Cycling Club.
Round 4: Thursday 25 July. Clayton Vale Park, Clayton. Chris Penny
Big Weekend Finale/Round 5: Saturday 3 August. Clayton Vale Park, Clayton. Lancashire RC.
Races are open to all with separate youth races at selected events.
Registration will start from 6pm for the senior race and from 5.30pm for events offering a separate youth race. Youth races will start from 6pm for approximately 30 minutes. The Racer, Enthusiast and Women race will start at 7pm for approximately 60 minutes.
*Races start from 11am for the Big Weekend Finale round.
Course length will be approximately 10 minutes for the whole series.
Entry fees: £10 online entry, £12 on the day.
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