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.