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Steeple CX Cup Race Series #1
May 19 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
It’s winter time and the second, expanded 7-event season of the Steeple CX Cup cyclocross series kicks off this Sunday. Whether it’s a CX, gravel or MTB bike you own, this is short course off-road racing at its best. Races last no longer than 30 mins for the social riders and 45 minutes for the racing class. But don’t think it’s easy… it’s fast, furious and a whole lotta adrenaline-fuelled fun.
What is cyclocross all about?
Steeple CX Cup is all about bringing the rich hertitage of cyclocross to you with an African twist. Cyclocross has its roots in northern France and Belgium where road riders would race across frozen fields and roads to keep fit during winter. They often raced between towns with only the church steeple as their guide. Rules were few, and so obstacles came into the mix as riders took the shortest route to the steeple.
Today cyclocross or CX is raced all over the world on courses made up of mixed terrains with obstacles. Courses are 2.5 to 3.5km long and races are timed, with times being based on the course difficulty on the day.
This exciting form of racing offers a unique format with undulating courses which test bike skills and deliver fitness gains like nothing else. All this while having fun, racing your mates and challenging for better seeding and overall series points.
Cyclocross bikes are the most effective weapons of choice, but CX does not discriminate and so all geared bikes are allowed.