A quick introduction to the SouthernXC series:
The SouthernXC MTB Race Series is a long standing annual championships that has a long history, stretching back for over 20 years.
Each and every year the series entertains over 1000 riders, some of whom join us for the first time and others have been with us since the beginning, it doesn’t matter what your gender, age or experience is there is a category for you, where you will be surrounded by other riders in a similar position – from tiny guys and girls in the Under 9’s looking for their first mountain bike racing fix to racers who use the week days to happily enjoy retirement!
You’re are more that welcome to join us for as many rounds as you like, if you can only make one then that’s cool, it’ll be good to see you, equally if you fancy a season long battle then it’ll be nice to see you on a regular basis.
The 2019 series will be contested over 5 rounds, The Winchester MTB Race, The Reading MTB Race, The New Forest MTB Race, The Basingstoke MTB Race and The Pippingford Park MTB Race, each venue offers different challenges ensuring that the series champion is a strong all rounder.
If you are planning to join us for the complete series then you may be want to make use of the 5 race saver bundle, when you enter round 1 just tick the bundle box and your checkout will be adjusted and a decent saving applied!!!
If you’ve got any queries or are not sure which category to enter have a look at the FAQ’s and the Categories & Schedule buttons on this page. Still not sure… drop us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, it’ll be good to hear from you.
What's the Dirty Hot Lap all about:
You may have taken part in a Time Trial or seen one in the Tour de France, well this is nothing like that – we won’t have tarmac, dual carriageways, roundabouts, overly smooth looking bikes, talk of aero watts, chat about frontal area and certainly no unusually shaped helmets! Instead, we’ll have a wicked mountain bike course, a hot seat, a bar in the finish area, you giving it the berries for a lap, some camping (as long as you bring your tent) and probably some music!
What’s the plan, you get you’re entry in, we’ll send you a rider briefing pack a week or two before the event with all the details, you’ll arrive on site with plenty of time to set up camp (if you’re staying, please do), come to registration to sign in and collect your number (if you’re staying for the SouthernXC the following day sign in for that at the same time, you’ll use the same number both days), then get you’re bike out and take to the course for some practise, remember to take your time and look for the lines that might save you a second or two, make sure you get back to start area before 4pm when the event starts, when your called forward you’ll ready to hit the course with everything you’ve got, next time we see you you’ll probably be feeling like you need new lungs, your lap time will be on the timing screen and the beer tent will be open and waiting for you, oh and 2 of you will be lucky enough to get on the hot seat, one for the ladies and one for the gents (depending on how popular this is we’ll add hot seats for 40+ riders too)
The Dirty Hot Lap will take place at two venues for 2019, both are SouthernXC venues and from 4pm on the afternoon before so if you’re racing on the Sunday you’ll also get loads of chance to practise the course before hand!
How much does it cost:
If you are entering Round3, Round 5 or doing the 5 Race Bundle in Round 1 of the SouthernXC: online £10.00, on the day £15.00
Entry to only the Dirty Hot Lap, online £15.00, on the day £20.00 (This entry isn’t open yet but will be before the end of January)
Who can enter:
Anyone who is 18 or over (we are working to extending to younger ages for 2020)