Dirt Crit final heads to Royal Welsh Showground

Dirt Crit final heads to Royal Welsh Showground

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Welsh Cycling Dirt Crit Series will culminate in the all-Wales final on Saturday 16 September at the Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells.

Under 8s through to Under 16s are invited to put their newly found mountain bike cross country skills to the test against the clock at the Dirt Crits series final.

Dirt Crits is a series of three coached sessions, where riders from under 8s through to under 16s have the opportunity to learn fundamental core mountain bike skills to become a better racer.

The three sessions have taken place during the summer of 2017 with support from Welsh Cycling clubs including Filthy Cycling, Abergavenny RC, Clwb Beicio Mynydd Dyffryn Conwy, Dreigiau Coed y Brenin Dragons and the Bike Doctor.

The series gives riders the skills to carry forward to the Welsh Cycling Mountain Bike Cross Country Series and step up to the HSBC UK National Mountain Bike Cross Country Series.

Anthony O’Boyle, Assistant Coach at Welsh Cycling said: “The series has been a way to develop our youth riders to become more skillful mountain bikers and introduce them to a new style of racing.

The final will really put the skills that they have learnt to the test and it will be great to see how far they have come since their initial sessions.”

The Dirt Crits final will be hosted by Welsh Cycling and local club The Bulls at the Royal Welsh on Saturday 16 September 2017 and will include a skills race, followed by the competitive Dirt Crit circuit, with a festival theme to the day. Camping will also be available direct with the Royal Welsh Showground.

1st, 2nd, and 3rd riders will be awarded as well as ‘Most Improved rider’ within each age category.


Entries will close on Friday 10 September. There will be no entries available on the day.

Volunteers are also wanted to help out during the day, including coaches and marshalls. If you are interested please contact Anthony O’Boyle Assistant Coach at Welsh Cycling Anthony.Oboyle@welshcycling.co.uk or your local Cycling Development Officer.