Please click to view scoresheet: Results of BFCC XC MTB Races 19 May 2018
The Big Race
After the success of last years event we are running another 6 hour XC mountain bike race at Bedgebury in Kent on the 23rd of June 2018. You can race as a solo rider for the whole 6 hours, ride as part of a pair or get a few friends together and enter as a team of 3 or 4 riders. We have categories for senior women, senior men and veteran men. All riders must be at least 18 years of age.
We must stress that this is a fun event and that riders of all abilities are welcome to compete, but you will require a suitable bike to take part. The full course will be 3.7 km’s long, we will be using electronic lap timing and there are prizes for the first 3 in each category.
Entry to the race is via the britishcycling.org.uk website.
- 9.30 am Sign On and circuit opens
- 10.30 am – Race Starts
- 4.30 pm – Race Finishes
Mountain bikes are getting ever more sophisticated and it won’t be long before someone brings out an electric version. In the meantime if you would like to get the best out of your pedal powered bike why not rent a Shockwiz. It’s a little gadget that will help you tune your suspension system to perfection, Hire one for only £10 per day from Quench Cycles and get ready to nail those jumps.
The clubs ever popular Saturday morning coaching sessions for our younger riders start again on Saturday 7th of April. Our team of British Cycling coaches help young riders develop their bike skills and then take them out for a fun ride on the trails. These sessions are open to all club members who are aged between 8 and 16 years old.
All the dates for this years race series are now up on the British Cycling website, This year we have 4 rounds of the XC champs and mid-summer sees the return of our epic 6 hour race, Dates and details at British Cycling. Given the rain and snow we have had over the last few weeks the race track needs a little rest, so we would ask all club members not to ride on the course until the first race meeting.
- Event 1 Bedgebury Forest CC MTB XC Series CANCELLED Sat 14/04/18
Event 1 is cancelled due to exceptionally wet conditions on the race circuit and spectator/admin areas.
It’s that time of year when we all need to renew our club membership. We do hope you feel belonging to the BFCC is good value and don’t forget all the things that we have to offer you. Including unlimited parking at Bedgebury with your parking fees used for trail development, a great summer race series, club rides at Bedgebury and elsewhere, coaching opportunities, the ever popular Junior club and much more, what a bargain!
As usual it’s meeting at the bike wash in the car park to be ready to ride at 10am. It’s a loop of the red route led by Alice Jarvis.
If it’ll be your first time, please have a look at our ladies ride information to find out what to expect.
Here’s the results (PDF Format):
Another great year for the Club Championship, we had a record number of riders competing, with riders as young as 4 years old enjoying their first race to top level senior riders looking for the win. It was really great to see so many of our junior club members taking part and a lot of seniors racing for the first time. Well done to all our club members who took part.
The races take a lot of organisation, both in advance and on the day, so we would like to thank all those who helped mark out and breakdown the course, helped with sign on and all the admin, 1st aid and marshalling. A big thank you as always to Geoff and Carol for overseeing everything.
Here’s the results from event 3 of the BFCC XC Summer Series 2017. Click to open results in PDF format:
Results from BFCC 6hr XC race, Sat 24th June 2017.
Click on the names for lap times: http://www.racetecresults.com/Results.aspx?CId=16665&RId=9019