Hope XC Race Series: What Happened to Last Year’s Money?

We’ve just had word from the Brownbacks about where some of your entry fees ended up…

Following the resounding success of the 2009 races which saw over 200 individual riders compete in each of the two series, the cash surplus has been presented on behalf of the team, volunteers and riders. £750 has been donated to Rossendale and Pendle Mountain Rescue Team who cover Lee Quarry and the surrounding area, and £250 to Derian House Children’s Hospice. True to their aim, the Brownbacks wanted to donate this to causes close to their hearts and to show that the events at Lee Quarry are aiming to contribute to the wider community. Chris Smith said “This was no mean feat considering we set the 2009 series up from scratch early in 2009, aiming to offer the lowest cost racing around. Donating any surplus cash to good causes has always been a key aim and helps to make all the hard work worthwhile.”

Photo: Anthony Pooler - Rossendale Free Press

Pictured are Chris Smith and Dave Hashdi from the Brownbacks handing over a cheque to the Rossendale and Pendle Mountain Rescue Team, with Tony Lund from Lancashire CC and some of the volunteers from the rescue team looking on.

Big thanks must go to the 2009 sponsors many of who have returned for 2010. The series operates with the generous support of Lancashire CC who own and operate Lee Quarry and with the patience and tolerance of the people who live next to the quarry entrance. As usual the team need lots of volunteers on race day for everything from sign-on, to marshalling to timekeeping. If you are interested get in contact via the website.

The race series is back for 5 dates in 2010: 30th May, 27th June, 25th July, 22nd August, 26th Sept.

Postal pre-entry
17+: per race £10 / series £45
Lads / Lasses: per race £5 / series £22.50

On-line pre-entry www.xcracer.com
17+: per race £12 / series £50
Lads / Lasses: per race £6 / series £25

On the day
17+: per race £15
Lads / Lasses: per race £7.50

Pre-entry is recommended and we must get your entry (either as a completed entry form and cheque or on-line) 7 days before the event

Please return your form to:
Brownbacks, c/o DJ Cycles,
1 Longsight Road, Holcombe Brook, Bury, BL0 9SL. Cheques payable to ‘Brownbacks’.

Entry on the day will be available if the event is not full (payment will be cash only).

Keep checking the website www.brownbacksracing.co.uk over the coming weeks for more news

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