The Nutcracker XC MTB Race Series 2016


Round 1 of The Nutcracker XC MTB Race Series

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Date :
Sunday 20th March 2016
Venue :

Whinlatter Forest, Keswick, Cumbria

Race 1 :
10am - Juvenile (12-14), Youths (15-16), Fun (Novice – non ranking)
Race 2 :
11.30am - Experts, Elites, Juniors (17-18), Sports (19-39)
Race 3 :
2pm - Veterans (40-49), Grand Veterans (50+)

Pricing - Entry is priced at £23 in advance for all senior and veteran categories; £18 for Juniors, £13 for Youths/Fun riders, £8 for Juvenile

Entries on the day are subject to availability and incur £5 surcharge to all categories


Round 1 - Whinlatter Forest

This year’s Nutcracker Altura XC Series opener takes place in the Lake District National Park in the UK’s only mountain forest – Whinlatter.

It’s set to be an absolute cracker as racing takes place on our title sponsor’s own trail – the Altura Trail. But those of you familiar with Whinlatter shouldn’t get complacent... We’re using the trail in different directions to its everyday use, and Adey’s added his usual magic and sparkle to create some sweet technical natural stuff that will be exclusive to this event!

The event will be based at the main visitor centre, with the start / finish area being right outside the Cyclewise shop. Craig and the team at Cyclewise will be open for all those last minute spares and repairs throughout the day. Don’t forget to pay a visit to Siskin’s cafe in the visitor where Denise and her team will be pleased to offer you a vast array of tasty treats, teas and coffees.

Being the UK’s only mountain forest, it’s going to be hard. It’s either up or down, no inbetween. As it’s a Lake District venue the trails are built on slate beds, so be sure to fit your heavy duty tyres to avoid any punctures. Racing is primarily on man-made trails but features some new natural singletrack descents.

If you’re keen to top up your gnar and shred some sweet trails, this is definitely not one to be missed!

Race Location

Whinlatter Forest

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