Cyclocross

About Cyclocross

Cyclocross, or ‘cross, as it tends to be known, is perhaps the most accessible and addictive forms of cyclesport. Traditionally an autumn and winter sport, it’s origins are unclear but it has a rich heritage going back nearly a century in northern France & Belgium and its popularity is currently booming in the UK. Races are fast, furious and muddy. Normally lasting around hour, a typical race will take short laps of singletrack, grass, tarmac and hurdles or a short running section. Although less technical than XC mountain biking, the courses used in the Scottish SCX series are a stern test of rider’s abilities. The courses tend to favour cyclocross bikes, but many racers ride mountain bikes and these are welcome at all SCX rounds, including the championships. Its a good entry into cycle sport with low entry fees, on-the-day entry and age categories from under under 8 to over 50.

Cyclocross with BWCC

Club members travel to the popular Scottish and UK CX rounds throughout autumn and winter. Share lifts to events, racing techniques, pit support & club camaraderie. Keep an eye on Facebook & scottishcyclocross.org during the colder months.