It’s back - The Outdoor City’s very own urban cyclo-cross series, which combines fast-paced racing for riders and an exciting day for spectators with urban architecture and daredevil cyclo-cross.
After the success of the inaugural event held in September last year, Urban CX returns to the concrete streets in the sky of Europe's largest listed building, Park Hill Flats for PHCX on Saturday 28 July 2018.
The Sheffield Urban Cyclocross series of races re-imagines iconic Sheffield buildings and sites by using them as an arena for an exciting urban cycle race format, that the organisers are hoping will be a fixture on the city’s cycling calendar for years to come.
“We are really excited to be allowed to use Park Hill as a venue. The redevelopment has brought new life to this amazing site, reigniting community and also been home to exciting businesses such as Warp Films", race organiser Adam Simmonite told us. “It’s a great course, a bit more stretched out than the Kelham course. We're going to incorporate built features again to add even more excitement. The series is all about grass roots racing and it’s a great way to get riders of all ages inspired. We'll be delighted to welcome back riders who raced last time”.
The Sheffield Urban CX team want the series to become one of the friendliest cycling events in the city and beyond. “We want the riders to become a part of the race's evolution, so we ask them for feedback after the last race. The amount of positive and constructive comments was fantastic and we have built these into the planning, delivery and running of the Park Hill event gain this time round”.
Once again there'll bea range of refreshments and street food adding to the festival vibe of the event. Racing starts at 10.30am and runs till around 6pm, so come along and enjoy the day and cheer the riders on.
If you fancy riding, there's a whole range of categories available and you can enter online here.
The organisers are on the lookout for marshals to help the race run safely on the day. If you'd like to help, find out more here You'll get a free t-shirt and packed lunch in exchange for your help!
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