Trying to keep your cycling enthusiasm up over the winter? Thetford MTB's Winter Series, composed of four events from November to February, is just the ticket for everyone from the serious soloist, to up-and-coming junior riders, to casual participants in the 2-lap fun ride. With one event each month, course terrain varies from swooping singletrack to wide fire roads, and bomb holes for the more adventurous!
The 2014-2015 Winter Series is tentatively scheduled as follows:
Winter Series 1: Sunday, 2 November 2014 - Santon Downham FR24
Winter Series 2: Sunday, 7 December 2014 - Mayday Meadow FR10
Winter Series 3: Sunday, 25 January 2015 - FR6 off the B1106
Winter Series 4: Sunday, 22 February 2015 - Mayday Meadow FR10
Categories will include:
2-hour: Male 18-39, Male 40+, Female 18-39, Female 40+, Junior Male 14-17, Junior Female 14-17
4-hour: Male 16-39, Male 40+, Female 18+
2-lap fun ride: Male, Female
Entry fees and event rules will be posted closer to the date of the event.
*Note: The above dates, times, and other information may be subject to change before event registration begins.
Read what last year's riders have to say about the Winter Series:
(Posts courtesy of the BikeRader.com forum)
'I enjoyed it. First time at the winter series, and it was a good day out. 2hour for me, the course was fast and flowing...
Can't wait for round 2.' by YellaBelly
'...considering these are my first racing experiences, it is an entirely new thing not only to learn how to pace myself for two hours in a field of hundreds but to learn how to start properly with another 300 riders.
Looking forward to round 3.' by Fabius
'Round 2 was my first go at MTB racing. Have to say I was very impressed with the attitude of all the riders I encountered.
I will certainly be back for the January race and hopefully will finish a few places higher next time.' by Pashda
'Cold it was but not sub zero and not as muddy as i thought it would be after the motorcycle event. The Thetford guys really do put on a great course no matter the conditions!' by evo3ben
'That was a great weekend, and I had a really nice race as well. Got the fastest two laps of the event...' by paddyatkinson
View video highlights of the 2011-2012 Winter Series Round 1!