Rob Wardell emailed to tell us about the first round of the Scottish Cross Country Mountain Bike Series which is due to take place in less than 3 weeks’ time, at Laggan Woftrax. Online entries are now being taken at EntryCentral. Riders who enter online at EntryCentral will also receive a £5.00 discount over postal entries and entries on the day.

For 2008 the SXC will also have a new timing system provided by Finishline, using a chip and number board system. This system will give accurate timing as well as each competitors individual lap times.

Scottish Cross Country Mountain Bike
Rob Wardell in action.

The 2008 SXC is set to be the best yet with the series taking in some brilliant trails at Scotland’s finest XC venues. The popularity of the series continues to grow with 2007 seeing thousands of competitors enjoying the thrill of XC riding in well-organised events.

If you haven’t sampled the ‘SXC experience’ yet there’s never been a better time to give it a go with categories to suit everyone from beginners to elite competitors.

Alongside the usual Cross Country races the SXC will also host an Under 12 Kids Race which will happen at each round at 1.00pm. This Under 12 Kids race is held on a separate, shorter, less difficult course than the other SXC races; but the racing is just as challenging and fun for young Bikers! The Under 12 Kids race is a fun event and open to all riders of all abilities and no need to pre-enter as this event is entry on the day only!

If you enter all 7 races you only pay for 6, but there will be entry on the day, unless the race is at full capacity of 350 entrants over all categories, at which point there will be no entry on the day. Get in quick so you don’t miss out.

Postal entries (with details yet to be released) will be available on www.sxc.org.uk soon.

Dates and venues

  • 06/04 SXC Round 1 – Laggan Wolftrax
  • 04/05 SXC Round 2 – Dalbeattie Forest
  • 25/05 SXC Round 3 – Strathpeffer (location tbc)
  • 22/06 SXC Round 4 – Glenniffer Braes, Scottish Champs
  • 27/07 SXC Round 5 – Aonach Mor, Fort William
  • 31/08 SXC Round 6 – Drumlanrig Castle
  • 21/09 SXC Round 7 – UCI Class 2 – Tweed Valley (location tbc)