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Im new... I want to race.... Any ideas?

little-willielittle-willie Posts: 17
edited October 2007 in XC and Enduro
im 15. i like to ride with my mates i live in the south east but i realy want a race...
i cant find any... help please??

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  • PagemPagem Posts: 244
    edited October 2007
    im 15. i like to ride with my mates i like in the south east but i realy want a race...
    i cat find any... help please??

    the youth of today. try a little harder and i'm sure you'll find the answers.

    http://www.britishcycling.org.uk/web/si ... ted_xc.asp
    Only the meek get pinched. The bold survive.
  • Take a look at:

    http://www.gorrick.com/index.php

    and

    http://www.southernxc.net/

    They run various categories including under 16.

    Courses are a mix of fire / single with some technical

    Hope it helps

    Mike
  • Cheers mike you were a big help..

    pagem... not so much...

    i couldnt see any under 16 races... can i enter in other races?? not just under 16 ones?
  • You can enter the Fun races at under 16 BUT you will be competing against men. My partner's son who is 13 did one. He finished last BUT he finished so came around 40th out of 47th.

    He did very well to finish on my opinion.

    Even the Fun races are taken seriously by those racing.

    The Gorrick ones in the new year (Tunnel Hill) etc are good.

    Each lap around 5.5 miles, 2 laps on the Fun, 3 on the Open.

    Mike
  • Thats better than i have done... :D
    i will be racing with a mate so i will woop his censored ....
    i only want to race i dont mind about where i come...
  • PagemPagem Posts: 244
    Cheers mike you were a big help..

    pagem... not so much...

    i couldnt see any under 16 races... can i enter in other races?? not just under 16 ones?

    i think you would have found the answers had you bothered to read through the link and trace the page that it was posted from - a 2 second job. it's all there. i guess some people just expect things on a plate.
    Only the meek get pinched. The bold survive.
  • One more question... how do I identify which is fun? and which is one i cant compete in??
    could you send me a link of the tunnel hill one you were speaking about??
  • erm, it's called Fun and it's 2 laps :wink:

    The Gorrick Spring Series is shown on their website and the Tunnel Hill race is 28th Jan.

    There may an Autumn races in Nov - can't remember

    Mike
  • bonk manbonk man Posts: 1,054
    Enter a cyclo cross race or two , they are a winter wonderland of cross country pain and mud.
    MTB's allowed and some races are very well attended and supported. If you can do ok in these then mountain bike racing in the summer will feel like a cruise in the woods....

    I think the rules say no bar ends but apart from that you can ride the mtb.
    Club rides are for sheep
  • breezerbreezer Posts: 1,225
    Theres a Gorrick race near Bracknell on the 4th Nov if you follow the link given above. All categories will be there, entry form is on their site listing ages etc
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