Scottish Cycling Advent Calendar Update

Scottish Cycling Advent Calendar Update


Date: 8th December

After a full week of events announcements as part of our Scottish Cycling Advent Calendar it was about time to recap what has been announced so far.

For the first time since 2019, the Scottish National Cross Country Mountain Bike Championships will take place on Sunday 21st August, a venue will be confirmed in due course. Organised by Scottish Cross-Country Association (SXC), the event is always the highlight of the Scottish XC Calendar with David Duggan (Wheelbase CabTech Castelli) and Kerry MacPhee winning the Elite titles at Lochore Meadows in 2019.

The dates and venues for the Scottish XC Series will be announced in due course.

Sticking with the knobbly tyres of the Mountain Bike, the Scottish Downhill Association have confirmed dates for their Scottish Series including the Scottish National Championships:

-          Round 1 Ae Forest - 10th-11th April

-          Round 2 Fort William - 7th 8th May

-          SDA Massacre @ Glencoe - 29th May

-          Round 3 (incl. #SCNatChamps) Glenshee - 18th-19th June

-          Round 4 (incl. British Champs) Glencoe - 23rd-24th July

-          Round 5 Innerleithen - 20th-21st August

In addition to this we are glad to welcome back the UCI Downhill Mountain Bike World Cup to Fort William on 21st-22nd May. This will be the first edition on the slopes of the Aonach Mor to take place since 2019, and tickets are available to buy here.

The British BMX Series will be visiting Scotland on the 21st-22nd May. Hosted by Cumbernauld Centurions, Rounds 5 and 6 of the Series will take place at Broadwood.

The Scottish National Veteran Women’s Road Race Championship will return to Kincraig and the Sally Anne Low Memorial Road Race hosted by Cairngorm CC once again. In 2021, the Championships were also hosted on the outskirts of Aviemore with Sharon Bird (Torvelo Racing) and Jude Paterson (Ayr Burners) winning both the V40 and V50 titles respectively.

In a similar fashion to the Veteran Women’s RR, the Scottish National Olympic Time Trial Championship will also be returning to its 2021 venue. Hawick CC are once again hosting the event, this time on the 3rd July 2022. In 2021, Iain Macleod (Kelpie Racing) and Vicky Smith (Aerocoach) took on the demanding course round Hawick.

As part of the #SCAdventCalendar more events for 2022 are announced each day, so please stay tuned to Scottish Cycling’s social media channels for more announcements.