Cyclo-cross: Brockhole set for inaugural race

FOLLOWING the sucess of the Tour of Britain stage in Kendal in September, the South Lakes will host the first stage of the Rapha SuperCross Series this weekend.

The Lake District Visitor Centre at Brockhole, Windermere, will open its gates for the opening round on Saturday with a mix of pro and amateur riders expected to get involved in the cyclo-cross event.

The course has been designed by Scott UK team captain Nick Craig, who is looking forward to a superb weekend. He said: “Racing up the drive and around the garden at the splendid Brockhole will feel amazing.

“It’s a classic course with a few surprises, more akin to the early days of cyclo-cross but on the edge of Windermere.”

Following on from the Windermere event, riders will continue on to Huddersfield on Sunday and Alexandra Palace on October 23 as they bid to win a share of the £6,000 prize money.

Top teams in cyclo-cross, including Hope Factory Racing, Endura, Hargroves Cycles-Specialised Trant Next and local team will compete as well as a talented group of under 23 riders.

An additional fun circuit for younger kids will be on offer while the elite men’s race will start from 2.30pm.

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