UK National XC 2023 Pre-Season Summary

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We look back at the 2022 UK National XC Series & forward to this year’s series.

2022 National XC Rounds

  • Round 1 – Went to Tong for the first time
  • Round 2 – Took us back to Newcastleton in Scotland
  • Round 3 – We went to a new National venue of Lochore
  • Round 4 – We went back to a familiar, well-loved place; Cannock Chase
  • Round 5 – Took us south to the excellent venue of Woody’s Bike Park
  • The 2022 National Championships was hosted at Kirroughtree

2022 Series Winners

2023 National XC Series

Elite Male – Charlie Aldridge (SCOTT Racing)

Elite Female – Elena McGorum (Peebles CC)

Expert Male – Flynn Gregory (Derby Mercury RC)

Expert/Sport Female – Christina Wiejak (Saint Piran WR)

Sport Male – Marco Ruggeri (Rapha Cycling Club)

Junior Male – Max Greensill (Hope Factory Racing)

Junior Female -Emily Carrick-Anderson (T-Mo Racing)

Master Male – Phillip Pearce (Hope Factory Racing)

Veteran Male – Marc Chamberlain (Hunt Bike Wheels)

Veteran Female – Karen Heppenstall

Grand Veteran Male – Nick Craig (SCOTT Racing)

Grand Veteran Female – Lindsay Newman (Pedal Power Loughborough)

Super Veteran Male – Grant Johnson

Super Veteran Female – Carolyn Speirs (Kendal Cycle Club)

Youth Male – Ben Coppola (Four4th)

Youth Female – Daisy Taylor (Royal Albert CC)

Juvenile Male – Leon Atkins (Welwyn Wheelers CC)

Juvenile Female – Zoe Roche (WXC World Racing)

2023 National XC Rounds

  • Round 1: 25/26 March – Parkwood Outdoor Centre, Tong
  • Round 2: 15/16 April – Margam Park
  • Round 3: 06/07 May – Holywell Estate
  • Round 4: 27/28 May – Woody’s Bike Park, Fowey
  • Round 5: 01/02 July – Cannock Chase
  • British Cycling National Cross Country Championships -Tong

Round 1

Parkwood Outdoor in Tong, Bradford kicks off the series with a technical, tough course!

Round 2

Round 2 is back to Margam Park, Port Talbot for the first time since 2014!

Round 3

Holywell Estate a regular Southern XC venue joins the National circuit for 2023

Round 4

Round 4 re-visits Woody’s Bike Park in Cornwall for the 3rd year in a row. With its multiple A/B lines, it is definitely one for the technical riders!

Round 5

The much-loved rider favourite Cannock Chase will host the 5th & final round. It always delivers a great course with multiple A-lines & flowy natural off-piste.

National Championships

For 2023 we head back to Tong for the National Championships, This course will really set the technical riders apart from those who aren’t as comfortable with the multiple hard A-lines. The course will be completely different from Round 1 to keep riders on their toes!

Check out our events calendar for more 2023 races

You can enter all the Rounds here!

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