Tweed Cross

27 Aug 17

Tweed Cross

New kids on the block, Happy Trails Cross Collective invite you to the Scottish Borders for the inaugural Tweed Cross.  The course is situated within Tweedbank Park, on the bonnie banks of the River Tweed, overlooked by the Eildon Hills. 

An early season leg tester, the course is a mix of fast grassy sections, woodland single track, off cambers, run ups and natural trails.  There will be a double pit stop, accessible near the start/finish and halfway round the course. 

Happy Trails bicycle workshop will be present at H.Q. with track pumps, workstands and spares should you require last minute checks and repairs. 

Hang around after your race to take part in the official U.C.Aye World Freewheeling Championships. You could be the wearer of a rainbow jersey, so pack some slicks and your best skin suit.  

Why not make a weekend of it, do a ride on the Saturday and get your race face on for the first race of the season, Tweed Cross 

Race Day 

Racing will be under TLI with an A and B format. Both races are open to all categories over 16 years on race date. The course will be open for practice prior to both races.  

  • Sign on from 10:30
  • B race starts 12:00 
  • A race starts 14:00 
  • Prizegiving 15:30

Entry

  • Online entry only 
  • There will be no on the day entries 
  • Entries close 24/08/17
  • £15 for TLI Members. If you are not a TLI member you will need to pay £5 extra for a day licence. 
  • Juniors (aged 16 - 17 on race day) will race with seniors in respective A or B race. There is no additional fee required for a day TLI licence in this category. Junior racers - you need to complete a TLI Under 18 Event Entry Form and bring it to the race.  No form = no race. The form can be accessed from the following link. 

    http://www.tlicycling.org.uk/Downloads.aspx 

  • TLI Numbers will be checked. Anyone who enters a TLI number who isn't a TLI member will be removed from the entry list. 
  • Entries are available for each race on a first-come-first-serve basis.
  • No refunds will be given. 

Kids Coaching

We are able to offer two morning cyclocross coaching sessions for kids.  These will be held under British Cycling with BC coach, Chris Bryant.  Entries are strictly limited to 20 kids per session.  Sessions will be approx 45 mins and cover core CX skills and finish with a short race. £3.50 per rider

Categories & Times 

  • 8 - 11 years, 09:15 - 10:00
  • 12 - 16 years, 10:00 - 10:45

Parking

  • Parking will be provided at Tweedbank Industrial Estate, TD1 3RS (will be signed on the day and is a short off road path to the event village). There will be no parking at Herges car park as it will be open for non cyclocrossers. 

Train

  • The race is easily accessible from Tweedbank railway station, at the end of the Waverley Line to Edinburgh. 

Prizes

  • Yes, there will be prizes. Keep an eye on facebook and twitter feeds for updates. 

Rules and the other stuff...

  • Did we mention no refunds? All of the money raised will go towards the event.
  • The race is being run by a small group of volunteers for no profit, and with a huge investment of time and energy. Comments and feedback are positively welcomed, but please keep them constructive!
  • No helmet = no race.
  • We are lucky to get use of such a great venue for our race.  Please respect the public park and other users. We would like to come back. 
  • Anyone wishing to marshall, promote goods, banners or prizes please get in touch via 

 

Any other questions?

There is a Tweed Cross facebook page and twitter feed which may answer your questions.  Race pack details will be emailed to riders closer to the event. Any other questions please email 

 

 

Organiser
Ross Johnstone
Dates and Status
EventDateAvailable/TotalStatusClosing Date
Happy Trails Cross Collective CX - A Race27/08/2017??/110Open24/08/2017
Happy Trails Cross Collective CX - B Race27/08/2017??/110Open24/08/2017
Happy Trails Cross Collective CX - A Race (Junior Entry)27/08/2017??/10Open24/08/2017
Happy Trails Cross Collective CX - B Race (Junior Entry)27/08/2017??/10Open24/08/2017
British Cycling Kids Coaching Session (12 - 16 years)27/08/2017??/20Open24/08/2017
British Cycling Kids Coaching Session (8-11 years)27/08/2017??/20Open24/08/2017
Prices
UntilDiscounted*Standard
24/08/2017£15.00£20.00

*Discounted for members of The League International

UntilDiscounted*Standard
24/08/2017£15.00£20.00

*Discounted for members of The League International

For each sign-up, the organiser pays the Service Fee of 5% (min 60p). You pay no surcharge

Event Address
Tweedbank Park 48 Cotgreen Road Tweedbank Galashiels TD1 3SG