Mountain-biking day at Hinchingbrooke Country Park
MOUNTAIN bikers of all shapes and sizes will descend on Hinchingbrooke Country Park on Sunday when St Ives Cycling Club promote a day of mountain biking.
MOUNTAIN bikers of all shapes, sizes, ages and abilities will descend on Hinchingbrooke Country Park, Huntingdon, on Sunday when St Ives Cycling Club promote a day of mountain biking.
Working with the sport’s national body British Cycling, the club is hoping to raise participation in the sport with a day of fun races aimed at getting people back on their bikes.
The main race gets under way at 1pm, with competition for the �100 first prize set to be fierce at the front. Down the field, the mood will be more relaxed with many riders trying the sport for the first time.
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With the emphasis on having fun, the day begins with two “Go Ride” events for under-eights and under-14s around the grassy circuit. The races will be led by a British Cycling coach, and competitors should arrive by 9.45am.
The under-16 riders get the chance to race the full 3.6-mile course, combining fast-flowing single-track and twisting rooted sections, broken up by hardpack sectors. A separate race for women and veterans begins at 11.45am.
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The club already organises many road-racing events, but is hoping the mountain-biking day at Hinchingbrooke will be a chance for anyone, regardless of ability, to turn up and give the sport a go.
INFORMATION: Riders should have their own bikes and helmets. More details are available by �visiting www.stives-cc.co.uk