Weekend Events Preview: 05th/06th October 2019

Weekend Events Preview: 05th/06th October 2019


Scottish Borders Under 18s XC Race at Galashiels Academy

Galashiels | Saturday, 05 Oct 2019

The event will consist of a skills test followed by an off road race.

This is a grass roots (Go-Ride Race) cross country event held at Galashiels Academy and the Galashiels Policies.

The trails for the race will be a mix of grass, dirt paths and single track trail. Riders will need to be confident riding in a group and on uneven ground. A bicycle in good working order will be required, it must have two working brakes, tyres suitable for mud. Although gears are not essential the course has been designed for mountain bikes with 5 or more gears and includes relatively steep hills.

Top girl and boy in each year group will be the 'Live Borders regional champion'.

Black Isle MTB Dirt Crit

Rosemarkie | Sunday, 06 Oct 2019

A Dirt Crit is a cross-country mountain bike race for young riders aged 6 to 16. They are entry level events, designed to offer new riders the opportunity to try racing in a less pressurised atmosphere, as well as provide a competitive experience for more experienced riders.

This is a round of the Scottish Cycling North Dirt Crit series and is hosted by Black Isle Mountain Bike Club.

Clubs from across the north will host rounds to form the series.

SCX Round 2: Callendar Park Cyclo-Cross

Falkirk | Sunday, 06 Oct 2019

Over 600 riders are headed to Falkirk this weekend for the second round of the Scottish Cyclocross series. Now in its 8th year, Davie and Franco look set to run an exciting course at Callendar Park, with the forecast for the weekend looking like it will again be the mud-fest of previous years. They are running a full programme of races, from the Under 8s all the way through to the final race, the Senior Open, at 1430 on Sunday afternoon. Good luck to all the riders!

Tour of the Lammermuirs

Gifford | Sunday, 06 Oct 2019

The Tour of the Lammermuirs is an end of season classic, with over 60 miles of racing on the hardest climbs to be found in East Lothian, and a summit finish atop Redstone Rigg.

HSBC UK Cyclo-Cross National Trophy Series 2019/20 Round 2

Milnthorpe | Saturday, 05 Oct 2019

Another big field takes to the start in the junior men’s race which arguably could be the closest contest of the weekend with no clear favourite. Rory McGuire (Leslie Bike Shop/Bikers Boutique), who rode away in the closing laps at Derby to take the win, will be a marked man this time out and will have to be on the ball to fend off the likes of Simon Wyllie (Halesowen A & CC) and Dan Barnes (Garden Shed UK‐SCOTT‐Verge Sport) who took second and third respectively in the opening round.

Corran Carrick-Anderson (Peebles CC) had to be content with fourth after crashing on the final bend at Derby and will be looking to make amends.

As in the men’s race, the continental riders who finished first and second in round one of the elite women’s series are absent from round two. Ffion James (Hope Factory Racing) is no stranger to Trophy series wins and will certainly be towards the sharp end of the race from the gun but Anna Flynn (Edinburgh RC), who took a fine third place overall at Derby, once again heads up a strong threat from the junior and under-23 ranks and will certainly give James an uncomfortable race.