Sure not quite XC and much tougher than an Enduro…
Here’s the news you’ve been waiting for (which has been leakier than the Federal Budget)
For 2012, Cycling Australia has sanctioned a ‘Pilot National Series’ to test the landscape in terms of participation numbers, regulations and guidelines. The Series will include 6 events over 3 weekends in 3 states.
Dates are as follows:
Round 1 - 14 July TrailMix Melbourne, VIC
Round 2 - 15 July Brunswick Cycling Club Melbourne, VIC
Round 3 - 11 August Port Adelaide Cycling Club South Australia
Round 4 - 12 August Port Adelaide Cycling Club South Australia
Round 5 - 29 September Manly Warringah CC Sydney, NSW
Round 6 - 30 September Manly Warringah CC Sydney, NSW
Word is that the TrailMix race will be southside (Port Melbourne) on the Saturday night.
BCC (aka DDCX) race is at Darebin Parklands on a mildly updated course (to account for some of the new rules for the series).
Double header weekends to make it more worthwhile for out-of-towners to head over. Let us know if you are doing so and we will make sure you can race.
This is the bit that impressed me, re cross licensing agreements.
In recent times, CX events have been open to competitors who hold a competition license issued by either of CA, MTBA or BMXA. A member of any of these entities will be covered by insurance in a CX event sanctioned by CA or MTBA.₪
In view of impending closer integration between these entities, this protocol will continue for the foreseeable future. International competition will require a CA International License.₪
Temporary Permits (Day, 3-Ride) will not be eligible for entry to national series events – members of CA, MTBA & BMXA, only; however Permits may be available for support events on the day.₪