Race one of this Winter's cyclocross season kicks off this Saturday morning with Race 1 of the FOCUS Crossfire Cup.
This is by far the most 'accessible' racing you can find, it doesn't matter what bike you are on and how fast you are we have a grade and category for everyone. Races vary in duration from 5 mins for little kidz, through to 45min for A-grade Men. Yes, panniers and unicycles are welcome! About half the people riding in these events have never raced before. And with the exception of about 5 people in SA, CX is completely new to almost everybody!
You can enter the whole winter series of 4 races for only $30 (that's right only $7.50 per race) and if you haven't got a CA or MTBA license you can get a 3-race permit for $44 to cover you and you're good to go. So no excuses! If you have a child aged 3-11 you can sign them up with PACC for only $16 for a year (they get a cool membership card and everything) and they can race for free (they get lolly hand-ups too) so it's a great family activity packed into one morning.
Sign-on and course practice is at 9am, the first race kicks off at 10, and the super fast blokes finish up at 12:30pm. We've got a BBQ so if you want to stop by for a look & grab something to eat , proceeds to go the Trott Park Fencing Club.
See the course map HERE
For more information and how to enter click here
So see what the course is like, this video covers much of Saturday's Course, if you can ride on parklands paths , maintenance tracks and grass you are good enough to race. It doesn't have any single track or difficult terrain like MTB: