Off-roaders heading for Dalby Forest in Yorkshire this weekend get to try out the new World Cup course ahead of the big three-day event, starting Friday, April 23.
British Cycling is running a special deal for riders going to Dalby over Easter, selling weekend passes for the World Cup event for the price of a day pass.
The 6.5km course, designed with input from some of the country's top cross-country riders, features such ominous-sounding sections as Medusa's Drop, Dixon's Hollow and Worry Gill. Thousands of spectators are expected to line the route for Sunday's men's and women's races.
BC is also promoting a mass participation event on the Saturday [April 24]. The 30km Dalby Dare features sections of the World Cup course that the likes of Liam Killeen and Annie Last will be covering the following day before stretching out onto the famously testing trails of the Forestry Commission land.
The entry fee of £32 also includes a weekend pass, t-shirt and goodie bag.
Anyone unable to make it to Dalby in person over Easter can purchase tickets via Ticketmaster. BC members get an extra 10% discount by quoting offer code MTBBC10.
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