The Bike Shed Bute CX 2016 has now closed and you will not be able to sign-up for it. Please check the Info for any organiser updates.
This event is in a testing state, and is not open for public sign-ups until the organiser has launched it.
The Bike Shed Bute CX 2016
17 Sep 16
Back for it's fourth year, as part of the Rothesay Weekend, your favourite autumnal island cross race, the jewel of the Clyde
BUTE CYCLO CROSS 2016
Bute CX update:
Brand new Main sponsors for 2016: The Bike Shed, Rothesay https://www.facebook.com/The-Bike-Shed-181049875280862/…
The first woman across the line will win a framed 'Millie' original by Debbie Cassels Artist: https://www.facebook.com/debbiecasselsartist
- The format will be that of an OPEN race, as in open to men and women, 16 years and over - the relevant age is on 17th of September.
- Riders will commence to shred from the town centre at 5.30pm. There will be a short neutralised section through the town before competition proper starts at the entry to King George's Field. The race runs for 50 mins plus one lap of a course stacked with your favourite cyclocross features. Terrain, terroir, portage, obstacle, YOLO, we have all those French idioms. Plus a special and, for now secret, feature....
- Riders will be able to sign-on on the morning of the race as part of general signing on for the other events of the weekend (timing and venue to be announced) or at 3.30pm at the course. The course will be open for pracise around 4pm. Signing on will close at 5.00pm.
- 100 entries for the coolest cats are available on a first-come-first-served basis.
- Entry is £15 per rider.
- In addition to the entry fee, TLI membership will be required. If you're a member of TLI (this is NOT the same as a British Cycling membership), great, you get in for free, if not you will require a day membership. These will be available at sign on and will cost an additional £5. Under 18s will receive a free day membership. It makes a lot of sense to join TLI for £10. Even if you only do 2 events you save yourself the hassle of having to sign on for day membership each time.... Join TLI at http://www.tlicycling.org.uk/JoinRenew.aspx?cookieCheck=true
- If you have already signed up for the TLI day membership as a result of entry in one of the other events forming part of the Rothesay Weekend held earlier on in the day then proof of this is all that will be required.
- The closing date for advance entries is the 10th of September. Any available entries on the day will be charged at £17 per rider plus the additional TLI day membership (£5) for non-TLI members. We cannot guarantee places will be available should you come to Bute without an advanced entry so we would encourage you to buy in advance.
- Bute is one of the easiest races on the calendar to get to. The CalMac ferry from Wemyss Bay to Rothesay is regular and inexpensive. Plus, if you don't want to take a car, there are frequent trains from Glasgow to Wemyss Bay.
- The race is at King George's Field, Rothesay, ISLE OF BUTE. Come off the boat and head south straight onto High St and continue south for around 0.5km. We'll have some big makeshift sign to let you know you've arrived at Cross Paridiso. Sign-on will be pretty much inside the gate to King George's Field.
King George's Field, Rothesay, Isle of Bute PA20 9BN