Crank It Cycling have announced its 2023 events- they cater for all riders from beginners to elites! A Crank It race is the perfect starting point in the world of Cross Country Racing.
The classic Cross Country racing venue of Sherwood Pines kicks the season off with a reasonably flat course to ease us back into racing after the off-season. Sherwood Pines is an excellent venue for the beginner as it is one of the least technical courses of the series. Round 2 sees us back down South at Twisted Oaks near Ipswich. Lee Quarry sees the first weekend-long event with coaching on Saturday morning & the Gravel X Challenge in the afternoon. After a few years of no racing, it’s great to see Hadleigh Park’s 2012 Olympic course back on the calendar! Expect features around every corner for the experienced racer but there will also be an easier route around the famous Olympic features. Leeds Urban Bike park will see another weekend-long event with something for the whole family! It will kick off with the Club Coaching in the morning & then the Gravel X event in the afternoon. The Sunday will see the XCO races take place, Why not make a weekend of it? Rother Valley Country Park will see the final Crank It Weekender event for 2023. The final round will take place at Doddington Hall on the great flowing course!
Crank It 2023 Dates & Venues
12th march – Sherwood Pines
19th march – Twisted Oaks
1st-2nd April – Lee Quarry (Includes coaching & Gravel X Challenge)
22nd-23rd April – Hadleigh Olympic Park (Includes coaching & Gravel X Challenge)
20th-21st May – Leeds Urban Bike Park (Includes coaching & Gravel X Challenge)
10th-11th June – Rother Valley Country park (Includes coaching & Gravel X Challenge)
16th July – Doddington Hall
What’s on offer at each Race?
Every round will include the classic Cross Country races we all know and love! Categories will cater for all riders from beginners to Elites & U12’s which include a skills session.
Rounds 3-6 will see Club Coaching take place on the Saturday morning. The coaching is designed to boost confidence, improve riding skills and be fun! Sessions will be delivered for riders young and old.
Groups will be split based on age, ability and gender with our experienced coaches taking groups through techniques and tactics to improve your riding enabling you to have the most fun out on the bike as well as being safer whilst you do it! If you have entered either the Gravel X challenge or the XCO you have access to the coaching for FREE!
Gravel X Challenge
Saturday afternoon sees riders put themselves to the test in the Gravel X Challenge. It will be a 1-2hr gravel challenge taking in the best views and terrain the venue has to offer. If you’re looking for a target to get fit for, a personal achievement or a challenge to overcome then this is the one for you! We even have a Mini Gravel X built into the U12s coaching session and a Little Monsters Strider Race so there is fun for all the family. Take part on a Gravel bike, MTB or even a Cyclocross bike, the choice is yours!