Brownbacks/Hope Series Kicks Off This Weekend

by Chipps 0

Our ‘as local as it gets’ local series starts this Sunday, June 2nd at Bacup’s Lee Quarry. Here’s the word from the organiser, Paul:

Following the great success of the 2012 series which saw over three hundred riders take on the quarry trails it’s now time to practice the “race face” and get ready for more action in the quarry. The quarry as usual has held up well through the winter and there have been a few new additions to the cheeky “off-piste” sections of course so loved by the organisers. Pre-entry is now closed, but you can still enter on the day in what looks set to be a great race.

Singletrack Weekender riders from 2011 will know this climb well...

Hope XC Series is designed to allow riders of all standards compete and enjoy themselves so two courses are operated at the same time, the “Have-a-go” course threads its way through the quarry on a smoother less challenging route than the main course where riders are pushed hard on exciting descents mixed in with lung busting and technical climbs.

There are good fields in the womens and vets categories too.
Everyone loves Hope, right?

The 40+ and 50+ age categories are still with us in 2013 having proved popular with a high standard of racing in 2012. This “old enough to know better” generation push the open categories hard and the series competition looks like it is going to be intense.

Generous prizes (spot and placing) around all courtesy of our great sponsors. Hope Technology, Leisure Lakes Bikes, Big Bear Bikes, , Ride On (Rawtenstall), CRUD and BUFF for our marshalling team. That is all coupled with one of the best XC racing venues around. Check out our Youtube channel or facebook page for to see what it’s like.

A chance to hoon round Lee Quarry with abandon.

Not riding? Lee Quarry is a compact site and is great for spectators who can see the racing at many places during the event. As always we need lots of volunteers on race day if you want to get involved and support these events and the team get in touch via the website.

Race dates: 2nd June, 7th July, 8th September, 13th October.

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