The 2014 series is here!
The 2014 series is presented by the following clubs/teams: Matlock CC, Bolsover & District CC, Torq Performance, Bewdley Outdoors and Bridgnorth CC. It is the time and effort they put in that enables the series to take place.
Important changes to note:
- 3 rounds of XCE (Cross-Country Eliminator)
- Youth and Juveniles now race on the full course
- Junior men now race in the afternoon
- The Super Vets and Open categories have been reinstated
- Best 4 results from 7 count towards the series standings
- Sorry, no Marathon this year, maybe 2015…
The 2013 series in numbers…
Too many to mention! – The number of people and sponsors who’ve helped make the 2013 series happen.
10,500 – Furthest distance travelled (in miles) to compete.
707 – The number of different riders who took part this year.
233 – The number of different teams / clubs who took part this year.
40 – The wind speed at Birchall for the XCO.
31 – The recorded air temperature at Graves Park for the XCE.
24 – Number of rolls of Pearl Izumi race tape used to mark out the courses.
14 – Riders were undefeated in their category.
5 – Riders managed a clean sweep of 4 wins.
4 – Different race formats used across the series.
3 – Riders completed the triple crown of XCE, XCO and XCM Evie Richards (Malvern Cycle Sport), Peter Turner (Derby Mercury RC) and Ross Marriott (Welland Valley CC)!
2 – Former Downhill World Mtb Champions competed this year!
2 – New venues were used in 2013.
Less than last year! – Number of discarded gel wrappers and waterbottles :-)
Where do we go from here? Now the dust has settled and the nights are drawing in, it’s time to look ahead to 2014. What changes would you like to see? How can we make things better? The series is put together by riders, for riders and without the help of Naked Bikes RT, Bolsover & District CC, Bewdley Outdoors, Club Goldtec, Ride Sheffield and Team Torq Performance to each host a round, the series wouldn’t have taken place.
So, are you part of a club who can match the slick organisation of B&DCC, or do you have a venue in mind that has singletrack as good as Eastridge? Then get in touch via twitter, facebook, email or in person :-)