February 23, 2009
Lee Quarry, just over the hill from Singletrack’s office is to be the venue for two sets of XC racing this summer and autumn. The race series will be split into two lots of racing; the first starting in April and going through until the end of May, and the second set taking up after we’ve all been off for summer riding bikes and want to hang on to our fitness for the autumn. The second series will start in late August and go through to October.
Spring dates now confirmed
Sunday April 19th 2009
Monday May 4th 2009
Sunday May 17th 2009
Sunday May 31st 2009
The Brownbacks Racing Series 1 is aiming to provide quality racing at a new North West race venue – Lee Quarry, Rossendale. This is back to basics grassroots racing
with great all-weather trails. The facilities are simple and the format simpler but it’s the racing that matters. The race will have have hard standing parking, portaloos, great trophies and prizes, and hopefully hot refreshments.
Series 1 doesn’t offer any British Cycling licence points.
Prizes will be awarded where there are 3 or more riders in a category. There is a single race with staggered starts for the categories, race length
will be 1 ½ hours plus a lap for the “Racer” category with the other categories slightly less. The course opens between 09:00-09:30 and the racing starts at 10:00
Racer: Experienced, fit and skilled riders only, our top category. If you
have a BC Racing Licence you must enter this category.
Weekend Warrior: You can ride a bike well, lots of experience, you probably
go downhill faster than up.
Have-a-go Hero: You have the bike and the enthusiasm, but may lack
experience or fitness
Sorry, over 18’s only for series 1, but that will be expanding in series 2. Ladies please enter any category that’s right for you, don’t worry you will have a separate trophy and prize list.
If you are new to XC racing then consider starting with in the “Have a go” or “Weekend Warrior” category. If you have a racing licence you must enter
the “Racing” category, we will accept appeals from downhillers and BMX’ers to drop a category.
Thanks to, Lancashire County Council and their Green Partnerships Award, the Kingfisher Business Centre and sponsors amongst others, this would not happen without them.
If you have any questions please contact them through their website