Preview: Crank It – Sherwood Pines 2024

The first round of this year’s Crank It Cycling Series takes us to Sherwood Pines, a favourite venue of many riders! Sherwood always provides a nice & flowing course with minimal elevation – but still provides the fun factor!

The Course

The Crank It races at Sherwood Pines always provide an inclusive fun course which will suit the beginner as well as the seasoned racer, any technical section will have an easier ‘B’ line around the technical section making it a perfect race for first-timers – it also allows the more experienced take the ‘A’ line which will save time during the race.

The course will be based around the classic Sherwood sections we all know and love!


Saturday 23rd – Club Morning, Stage Race & E-Bike Challenge

  • 10:00 – 90 minutes Club Morning Coaching
  • 11:30 – <20 minutes Beginners and Balance Bike XCO
  • 12:00 – 60 minutes Under 12 Stage Race
  • 13:00 – 120 minutes Adult & Youth Stage Race 
  • 16:00 – 45 minutes Adult and Youth E-Bike Challenge

Sunday 24th – XCO Races

  • 9:30 – 75 minutes Sport, Fun Men’s Race
  • 11:00 – 120 minutes Under 12’s Skills Challenge and Race
  • 11:00 – 45 minutes Youth Race
  • 13:00 – <20 minutes Beginners & Balance Bike Race
  • 13:45 – 75 minutes Women’s Race (all categories)
  • 15:15 – 75 minutes Elite, Expert, Junior, Vet, Grand & Super Vet Race

XCO Course Practise

  • 8:30 – 45 minutes Sport, Super Fun Men’s Race
  • 11:00 – Under 12’s Skills Challenge and Race built into session
  • 8:30 – 45 minutes Youth Race
  • 13:00 – <20 minutes Beginners & Balance Bike Race built into session
  • 12:50 – 45 minutes Women’s Race (all categories)
  • 12:50 – 45 minutes Elite, Expert, Junior, Vet, Grand & Super Vet Race

Timed XC Stage Race

Riders will complete several stages and collect a time for each – you can repeat the stages as many times as you’d like within the time slot. The fastest overall time for every stage wins!

E-Bike Challenge

For the first time, E-bike riders will be able to take part in the Crank It Weekender!

This fun blast around the course will test any E-biker’s skills as they balance power usage and riding ability in an electrifying challenge!

It will begin with a fast mass start as riders fight for positions before the first technical section, riders will fly uphill knowing the downhills are coming without the legs burning!

All bikes must be legal and any chipped bikes found will result in an automatic disqualification.

U12 Skills Challenge

The under-12 skills challenge will last 2 hours and coaches will oversee the skills challenges, riders aim to collect points at each station and more points will be given for taking the harder option. Once all riders have completed the challenges we use the points for gridding for the race!

This format is a great way to get your kid into the sport and is the perfect place for them to make friends.

XCO Races

The classic XCO races we all know and love will take place on Sunday, there are races for all ages and abilities riders will compete around an exciting course taking in the best trails Sherwood has to offer!

Camping: Onsite camping – 

Parking: Parking onsite – standard forestry parking fees apply 


Enter Now!

You can enter for any of these races (except the U12 skills challenge which can be entered on the day) below! – ENTRIES CLOSE TUESDAY 19th

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