GVC MTB Winter XC Round 1

Its that time of year again when the clocks go back which means only one thing time to pull the Mountain Bike/Cyclocross Bike out the shed and come and have some fun in the MUD

For Round 1 of the GVC MTB Winter XC sponsored by Ian Brown's Cycle Shop we have a brand new course that is going to be at The Vinery behind the Bowl,There will be signs to the event from the Bowl, Parking is on the Road before the bowl oppsite the Kart Track.


Sign-on and practice from 8.30am, sign-on closes 15 mins before each race start. This course will have a mix of flowing single track descents (with a good surface despite the weather we've been having), some tighter more techy sections, steep climbs and some flat (though muddy field sections), so it should be a good mix offering something for everyone.

New to racing? If you've never raced with us, don't worry- you are very welcome to come along and try things out. We have a Sport category that's a good introduction. If you're not a member you can enter up to 2 races for £5 on the day (which includes insurance). If you want to continue racing you'll have to join the club, but this is now a reduced fee of £20 for the remainder of the season.

A timing chip is a further £5 if you want your race to count/ be recorded (this not a requirement to take part).

The course usually opens at least 30 mins prior to the first race so you can evaluate the course.Any queries- drop me a line. Winter season race format: 9am – Race 1 = Kids race Under 10s(24’’ wheel upwards) This race will be held on a shorter, less-technical course. Race duration 20mins. 9.30am – Race 2 = U12, U14, U16 & Fun/Sport race – 35 mins + 1 lap. This race will be held on the full course, however some alterations may be required at some venues. 10.15am – Race 3 = Expert, Advanced & Veteran race – 1 hr + 1 lap. This race will be held on the full course.