MTB XC Winter 2017/2018 Round 1 - Talbot Valley

Round 1 of the GVC MTB Winter XC sponsored by Ian Brown's Cycle Shop will be at Talbot valley.

Parking on site. 

Signs will be put out, from kings mills. 

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:

  • 8.30am Sign on Opens
  • 8.45am Under 12s, 10s and 8s Practice lap
  • 9am – Race 1 = Kids race Under 12s Under 10s Under 8s (24’’ wheel upwards) This race will be held on a shorter, less-technical course. Race duration 15 - 20mins.
  • 9.30am – Race 2 = U14, U16 & 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.