Always fancied having a go at MTB racing (been a keen competitive runner for years) and turned up to watch the first one of these last year. I pootled up to spectate just when they were lining up.
The starter asked me if I wanted to ride and held everyone up for a minute or two till I got a number.
It was ace, great course, great organisation and very friendly people. Great fun and low key entry into competitive MTB racing. Looking forward to doing them again.
If you are a first timer or a bit nervous about racing dont be. Do these and have a great time!!!
BTW I have no link with the event at all.