Preview – HMCC CX Race, Beacon Park, 04 November 2018

The 2nd HMCC CX race will take place back on the Beacon Park. We decided to change the course design this year that will hopefully allow for a faster, more challenging circuit. Expect a mix terrain of the usual mud and grass and some fire track (minimal), with twists and turns and some challenging inclines. There are new sections that haven’t been ridden in previous iterations of the Beacon and the course has been set up to challenge riders and put a smile on people’s faces.

Race schedule will be as per usual for NWCCA. Prize fund is over £2000 and there will be equal prize money for Men and Women. There will also be fantastic winners jerseys too (supplied by the Bicycle lounge) along with goodies.

Parking

There will be 3 parking areas for the race:

  1. Main, Golf Course car park (including over flow car park)
  2. Middle car park
  3. Harts Lane car park

Please note that there is limited parking in each area, please use the car parks and avoid parking on Mill Lane main road and please avoid blocking public footpaths.

As usual, in order for future events to be run please avoid causing any traffic issues. It has been known for the police to patrol the main road giving traffic tickets. Please be respectful of local residents and the general park users. Parking areas will not be monitored by race organisers, please be safe and secure with all equipment and vehicles.

Practicalities

Sign on will be in the main, central event hub, located at the bottom of the middle car park. Please give plenty of time for sign on, there is no pre-event online sign on, sign on race day only.  Please bring correct change where possible to help.

There is an outside water tap located near the rangers centre but this is used by dog walkers and is a good distance from the main race. We would suggest brining your own supply of water for jet washes.

There will be food and coffee on site from Joeys Coffee, hot drinks, hot food and cakes from the awesome Joeys Café – https://www.joeyscafe.co.uk/

There will be portable toilet facilities set up near sign on

Please be respectful of all users of the Beacon Country Park, we share the area with the general public and they have as much right to be there as we do, lets continue to utilise this great, supportive venue by being our usual friendly CX community!

The Course

Sen / Vet / Wom / Jun

Youth

U12

Prizes

There will be equal prizes for men and women and fantastic prizes for our junior riders. There will also be winners jerseys too – There will also be spot prizes in each of the races that should help make things interesting for all.

Don’t forget the Pumpkin competition – bring your carved pumpkin to display outside the tent to win!

Race links

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/hmcccx/

Twitter – @HMiddletonCC

Good luck to everyone, see you on the 4th !