8.30AM - 3.30PM
Venue: University of Stirling campus
Stirling Bike Club, in collaboration with the University of Stirling, Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence, are proud to announce the return of Crit on the Campus.
A veritable closed circuit extravaganza, the University Campus grounds will be closed and transformed into an exciting and unique series of circuit cycle races for riders of all ages and abilities. Take in the glorious setting as riders race eyeballs-out for an hour on a circuit that loops right around the main University building, including a few speed bumps, twisting turns, and even a switchback!
Racing begins early at 8.30am for a series of Youth races showcasing the future stars of the Scottish race scene (including riders on the Team GB Olympic development programme) , closely followed by two beginner races at 10.45am. Due to the ever increasing popularity and demand for women’s racing in the UK, the Women’s race follows at midday, offering equal prize money to the Elite race that begins at 13.15. With over £1,000 thus far in the prize fund (with it increasing all the time) the races promise to be fast and frantic with some of the best riders from the UK battling it out for the coveted Crit on the Campus trophies.
Last year’s event attracted some of the biggest names in Scottish cycling, including World Champion Katie Archibald, and Team Scotland athletes James McCallum (NFTO Racing) and Evan Oliphant (Team Raleigh).
Whether competing or soaking up the carnival atmosphere as a spectactor, Crit on the Campus promises to be an enjoyable day out for all on Scotland’s most beautiful campus.
Entry is now open, with full details, including course maps and visitor details for spectators on our website. www.crit.stirlingbikeclub.org.uk
About Stirling Bike Club
With over 300 members, SBC is one of Scotland’s largest bike clubs, catering for all abilities, ages and types of cycling, including mountain biking, road riding, and track riding. Through our successful Wallace Warriors programme the club has a burgeoning youth section containing some of Scotland’ s most impressive talent. The club has achieved Charter Club Status, and is one of only four Scottish clubs with British Cycling ‘Go Ride’ status. Further information is available on SBC’s website here: http://stirlingbikeclub.org.uk
Photograph: Iain Mackintosh, ImacImages