Love Cross 2016

Tuesday 17 May 2016, 7pm. Peebles High Street

Entry cost:

Solo – £16 (Sold out!)

Pair (ridden as a relay) – £30

Pair riders will get the same amount of time on course as the solo riders (one rider on course at a time but the race will be longer).

Open to all riders over 16 years old. Numbers are limited due to the nature of the event!

Entries now closed. 



As a brand new event in 2015, Love Cross was an immediate big hit! So we’re running it again for 2016 with a few exciting changes. An exhilarating, fun packed, roaring, urban cyclocross inspired event based in the heart of Peebles, Love Cross is 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!

For 2016, riders can enter solo (£16) or as a pair (£30). Only one rider from each team/pair will be on course at a time – this gives you a rest while your team mate is out on course (trust us, you will need it!). Pair riders will get the same amount of time on course as the solo riders (one rider on course at a time but the race will be longer). Categories; male solo, female solo, male pair, female pair, mixed pair. Podiums for each category.

The spectacle begins with a Le Mans style start along the High Street before competitors get on their bike to face the course ahead. A mixture of fast open sprints, tight corners, steps, cobbles, paving, steep climbs obstacles and multiple line choices. And watch out for them pesky kids with their water pistols. It’s a skoosh! 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.


If you’re not on track get trackside to cheer the competitors on. Soak up the atmosphere and get shaking those cowbells!



Terms and conditions:

Registration is only available through the system on this website. Please bring your confirmation of entry with you on the day (for sign-on.)
All riders must sign on before the race – Full event description and important riders information will be posted on the event website and emailed directly to riders prior to the event.
No racers under 16 years old.
If the registered starter cannot attend the race, they have no right to reclaim the registration fee. No rider may use another rider’s event number.

If the safety of riders and staff becomes an issue we may have to cancel an event, or if we have to cancel the event for reasons outwith our control, this will be announced on our website as soon as possible before the event, and riders will receive a refund minus an admin fee.
If a race is cancelled due to adverse or dangerous conditions any time after 17.00 on the Friday before the event we will refund a percentage of the entry fee taking in account any outlaid costs.

Every rider will get a number board and must be clearly visible.

Every rider is responsible for their bike and equipment. The condition, quality and construction should be suitable to ensure the safety of riders or other persons.
Helmets are compulsory and must be done up properly at all times, either open or full face.
Gloves are compulsory.
Bar end plugs must be fitted.
All competitors must sign on and pick up their number board before riding the course.
All instructions given by race officials must be observed.
Entries will be taken online and will be given on a first come first served basis.
All equipment used at an event must be fit for purpose and ridden / used at riders own risk.

Riders attend the race on their own account and at their own risk. The rider is responsible for the safety of his bike and clothes. The organisation is not responsible and cannot be held responsible for any injuries and/or damages as results of any action during the event.
This agreement starts with the entry. The organisation reserves the right to make any necessary changes or even to cancel the whole race according to safety problems at any time in the race, official orders, government laws and other unforeseen events.

Protests against the result or disqualifications should be addressed to the Event Organisers.

Every rider understands and admits that his participation in the race is voluntary. He/she assumes full responsibility for any injuries or damages from his participation in the race. He recognises and understands that the activities may be hazardous, that his participation is solely at his own risk and that he assumes full responsibility for any resulting injuries and damages that may occur.
Every rider affirms, that he/she is in good health. He declares that he is physically fit and capable to participate in the race.
Every rider has to acknowledge that he/she has read and understand this entire waiver of liability and agrees to be legally bound by it.

The racing officials hold the right to withdraw riders if they feel there is a danger for the starter or any other person.

Data Protection Act 1998
By submitting an application to take part in a race the participants also allow the event organisers to use personal data for campaigns and activities connected to the events. The organisers shall have unlimited rights to publish pictures of the participants; to forward these photos to press representatives and to use them for marketing activities.

By using this system to register your details, or enter an event you consent to the conditions described below:
You must be at least 16 years old to use this entry system. You may only use the system for registering your own details and for those of other friends, family and club mates who have granted their permission.
When entering an event or applying for a membership we ask for each persons name, date of birth, gender and for any other details required by the event / membership. When entering events or applying for a memberships on behalf of other people you must obtain their permission to provide this data before entering them.

To register for this event you must provide a valid email address so we can send you confirmation of your registration and of any entries you make. The email address supplied (and any email addresses given when registering other people) may be used by the Event Organiser to send out information about the events you enter. It may also be used by them for up to twelve months after the event ends or membership expires to send follow-up information about the event / membership and any future events / memberships they may organise.

All transactions will be conducted in Pounds Sterling. An invoice will not be supplied with the confirmation of your entry / membership, although a confirmation email will be sent to the registered email address.

If for any reason an event is cancelled or the date has to be changed due to Force Majeure, please review the specific event details, rules and terms & conditions which have been documented by the Event Organiser. If a refund is appropriate, the participant should contact the Event Organiser.

If for any reason you are unable to attend the event, refunds will be available on request as follows:
Refunds are available up to and including Friday 13 May 2016, subject to a £5 admin fee. No refunds available after this date.


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