This Saturday, 18th January, Rossendale Road Club will be hosting the penultimate round of the North West cyclo-cross series, for the first time ever, at Marl Pits, Rawtenstall. The action starts at 10:30am with the youth’s races, and with riders in all age groups vying for the final podium positions, action will be competitive with all the top NW riders expected to be taking part.
The courses have been set by top Helmshore rider Dave Haygarth, and will comprise a typical Rossendale challenge with tough climbs, muddy stretches and technical descents through wooded areas. Entries are available on the day from under 8’s through to Vet 60+ and spectators are equally welcome. Entry is free of charge for spectators and there will be catering at the event.
For anyone who has not seen cyclo-cross before, this is a great chance to view an event locally and savour the family-friendly atmosphere and action which surrounds this series.
Please note that the Leisure Trust’s facilities at Marl Pits will be open as normal throughout the day.
The start line of the previous round’s Under 12 race, with local youngster Elsie Haygarth of Helmshore, 3rd from the left on the front row.