Morvelo City Cross This Weekend

Morvélo CityCross is this Sunday. And you can win a GoPro Hero 3 by not even racing.

The very first Morvélo CityCross kicks off this Sunday at Old Shroggs Tip in central Halifax. Combining the traditional cyclocross elements of close exciting racing, mud, sand, beer tent and cowbells with new elements such as a moto format, manmade obstacles, jumps and multiple lines, it promises to be a unique event in the racing calendar. Like the Rapha Supercross, but without the posturing.

Mmm... rubbley!

There at over £8500 worth of cash and product prizes from the likes of Morvélo, Vulpine, Bont, Lezyne, Giro, BBB, Maxxis, Dark Star Brew Co, Bell, Chrome, Arundel, Vredestein, a Kinesis Crosslight Disc Wheelset and even a goody bag for all riders. There will be spot prizes and even a prize for those not racing. GoPro is offering a Hero3 for the best video or photo of CityCross. Something that sums up the atmosphere of the event and its usual but fun nature. Submissions close two weeks after the event and are to be sent to Morvélo for judging.

Ignore him... All bikes and rider styles welcome.

In between racing, filming and taking photos you can also gorge yourself on frites, moules, hog roast, wood fired pizza, organic cakes and even sushi, all washed down with some award-winning coffee and beer and Red Bull for the racers. For the children there will also be soft drinks and bike related games to make sure everyone’s entertained.

Women-only heats too.

For those that finish in the top three of their categories there will also be handmade trophies made by The Bicycle Academy. There will be a beaten up version of the trophy for last place as sometimes this is the most closely fought!

Enter online and you will be gridded for your heats making sure you don’t start at the back. – www.citycross.co.uk

And how does all this ‘moto’ stuff work? Riders will race in heats, rather than in one big field. Do well in your heat (over halfway) and you’ll get to race again in the semis and so on… Should make for some fast and furious racing and probably more finish-line sicking-up than usual at a cyclocross race. The venue is right in the middle of Halifax and there’s decent parking very close by.

Oops, we were wrong about the lack of posturing. :-)

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