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2010 ACU British Cross Country Championship

Detail of the exciting new 2010 ACU British Cross Country Championship are now confirmed. There will be three rounds , and the following organisers have been selected with the aim of bringing their experience and enthusiasm to the fore in this new series

Round 1
May 16th Midwest Racing
Chavenage Farm, Near Tetbury, Gloucester

The opening round of the '10 BXCC series will take competitors to the beautiful Chavenage Farm facility in the heart of the Cotswolds. Offering a mix of grass tracks, a vast stretch of broadleaf woodland, as well as several areas of managed coniferous woodland approx 8 miles in length and around 20 min's lap time, the flowing valley provides not only a picturesque backdrop but also great spectator viewing and has the benefit of easy access and generous parking.

Details on : www.mwmcc.co.uk  midwest@racingmx.fsnet.co.uk  Tel:01225 791179

Round 2 
June 20th Rideoffroad UK 
Low North Camp Harwood Dale. Scarborough

Owned by Scarborough and District Motor Club, Low North Park boasts a full size MX track, massive woodland areas, stream crossings and stunning scenery.

The Veune is set in an ex army camp, with it's concrete access roads and hard standing paddock it makes the perfect place to stage a British Championship status event.

The course for the British Cross country Championship event on June 20th will offer a variety of challenges, whilst still allowing the majority of riders a hassle free lap to compete on. Scarborough is less than 5 miles from the track, this is certainly the place to stay for those wanting to make an enjoyable weekend of XC action on the fringes of the North Yorkshire moors.

Details on www.rideoffroaduk.co.uk  or by calling 07802 572023 07725 161 581 Email - info@rideoffroaduk.co.uk 

Third and Final Round of the British Cross Country Championship
Sunday, 1st August 2010
Canada Heights Motocross Circuit, Button Street, Swanley, Kent

Many motocross riders are familiar with the Canada Heights circuit on which World and British Championships have been held for many years. The Cross Country will use all of it plus a whole lot more! Like a 17.5 acre undulating grass field, three bits of woods and the grassy car park!

The Club bought the field in 2008 and last year ran its first Cross Country - the 300 riders who entered loved the six-mile lap! The British Cross Country course will be similar and the MX track will be well prepared before the day.

A good road into the circuit and all the facilities will be there - catering, toilets, trade stands. Free camping from Friday to Monday - just turn up and take it easy.

For everything about the Club, circuit, event, go to www.sidcupmotorcycleclub.co.uk . Cross Country appears under 'Enduro'. The Entry form will be on the site around the end of June.

Send any email enquiries to pj.burrell@btinternet.com .

The Format

These experienced organisers are aiming to provide enjoyable quality courses to a standard expected of an ACU Championship and with all the associated insurance for Organisers, Riders, Marshall's and Officials correctly in place

There will be no series registration fee for riders, and the Entry fee for each event will be 50

Event format will be:

A 2 hr event in the morning to cater for:

Sportsman ( 2T & 4T) Clubman ( 2t & 4T) and Over 50 riders

A 2.5 hr event in the afternoon catering for Championship, Expert, Clubman Elite and Over 40 riders.

At the end of the series, the Best Lady Award will also be presented by the ACU

A prize fund of 2000 has already been established, and it is hoped that this can be increased and also product prizes presented in the various categories

Any companies interested in becoming Title or supporting sponsors of the series should in the first instance contact Mary Kerr at the ACU mary@acu.org.uk , Tel 01788 566403

More details to follow in due course and Regulations will shortly be available

Photo of Tyson Maytom-Jones courtesy of Martin Harding