Posted on: 20th November 2012
DOWNLOAD: Series Points Table
The third and final round of the 2012 Highland Dirt Crit Series took place on the 10th November at the Highland Wildcat trails in Golspie. With glorious sunshine, wonderful trails excellent coffee, and a table full of trophies and medals waiting to be won, it was the perfect setting for the final round of the series.
The previous two, highly competitive, rounds at Grantown and Nevis Range meant every point counted for the all-important series table. 59 riders competed across 6 age categories in highly competitive and well contested fields. The short course for the U10 category and below, and the long course for the U12+, made the most of the world acclaimed Highland Wildcat trails and tested the skill of all riders. All the riders took the challenging course head on and proved beyond doubt that there are some future Scottish Champions in their midst.
The presentation of the round and series prizes recognised the incredible achievement of all the riders throughout the series. For many riders, it was their first mountain bike racing experience and hopefully the start of many more to come. Well done to all!
A huge thanks must go to East Sutherland Wheelers for all their help with Round 3, especially William Sutherland and Wim Chalmet. Also thanks to the Forestry Commission for their support and to ECoffee 2Go (www.ecoffee2go.co.uk) for keeping the adults well caffeinated!
Thank you to all those who have been involved in the Highland Dirt Crit Series especially the host clubs – Wolfpax, West Highland Wheelers and East Sutherland Wheelers. Also to Nevis Cycles (www.neviscycles.com) for the donation of prizes and to all parents, and volunteers – the Series could not have been run without you. Most importantly, thank you to all the riders, I hope to see you all at the 2013 Series!
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