Peebles High Street
Tuesday 19 May
7PM LOVE CROSS
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE LOVE CROSS WINNERS
Men – 1st Rab Wardell, 2nd Craig Hardie, 3rd Calum MacGowan
Women – 1st Lucy Grant, 2nd Isla Rowntree, 3rd Caroline Harvey
Brand new for 2015, Love Cross is an exciting, fun packed, rip-roaring, urban cyclocross inspired event based in the heart of Peebles. Building on the success of the popular Peebles Sprint, Love Cross takes the best elements and hurls them into a non-stop, action packed, open to all, battle for the podium. Almost as exciting to watch as it is to enter, but only almost.
The spectacle begins with a Le Mans style start along the High Street before competitors get on their bike to face the course ahead – the course will utilise Peebles High Street, Tweed Green and the steps and alley ways running between the two. A mixture of fast open sprints, tight corners, steps, cobbles, paving, man made berms, sand pits and multiple line choices. The route will be entirely on tarmac, there will be a fair amount of climbing on and off the bike and running on the tarmac so please wear shoes that you’ll be happy running in! Whilst this event means business, and there’s a podium to reach for, it’s really all about the fun. There’s nothing the average rider can’t tackle and getting off and running is all part of the plan! Riders can face the course on any type of bike, each having its own advantages and shortfalls. The short, fast paced action will leave you desperate for more.
HEATS (still to be confirmed):
Riders will be split into 2 heats, each lasting 15-20 minutes. The top 10 men and 5 women (subject to change based on entries) from each heat will go through to a final.
There will be parking available in Kingsmeadows road car park and at the carpark by Sainsburys off Edinburgh road.