Never been to one, so no real world experience.
From watching the youtube links.... you don't need a CX bike to race CX then ?
Is this at local level races.
I understood the debate ages ago about the 3 peaks CX race being for CX bikes only and some strict rules on bike set up, but a unique event.
Are the rules of racing more enforced at national level races with the licence and point chasing ?
In theory, could one rock up to a local level race on any bike, looking like a hooligan from downhill racing with no licence and have a stab at it
Friendly racing or very intense serious roadie-esq attitudes ?
Most likely candidate would be a flat pedaled/flat barred SS karate Monkey on CX tyres, could get some drop bars and levers fairly cheaply if required.
Tempted to have a go one day.