Guide: 2015 British Cycling Four Cross National Championships

Guide: 2015 British Cycling Four Cross National Championships

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The British Cycling Four Cross National Championships take place this Saturday in Moelfre, Wales where riders aged 12-65 will be battling in their respective categories to see who will be crowned national champion.

In 2015, several British riders have been flying on the domestic circuit. Lewis Lacey, Duncan Ferris, Nathan Parsons, Dave Richardson, Alex Metcalfe and Luke Cryer have all been in great form in the elite men's class.

But Ferris is the man in form with two British series wins already in 2015, although Parsons will feel that mistakes so far have held him back.

Lacey must recover from a huge crash at the last round of British series, while defending champion Scott Beaumont is also on the comeback trail.

A separated shoulder earlier in the year and more recently two prolapsed discs in his back, have left him on the sidelines for the majority of the season.

The two events he has done will set him in good form for the national championships though. Two second places in rounds of 4X ProTour in 2015 leaves the defending champion leading the series.

In the elite women's, Natasha Bradley has been a revelation all year, winning not only British four cross events but also the 4X ProTour event at Fort William a few weeks ago.

Domestically, she has been pushed by Heather Kay, Tyde D'Souza and Megan Wherry throughout the year.

Last year's national champion Liz Fowler has had some injury problems, but will surely go into the event as the one of the favourites to retain the crown.

Riders will be challenged on a track much more natural than the majority of UK offerings. Off-camber corners, rough ground and natural jumps will be the challenge for Britain’s best when they arrive in Moelfre.