This Weekened UCI mountain bike world cup started in canada. The competition will be hosted by mont sainte anne trails. Two kinds of race will take place downhill and cross country.
Some of our readers have always asked us what is cross country race. The cross country mountain bike racing was introduced in the late 1996 and soon became famous. The racing became so much popular that it was added in Olympics. Special types of mountain bikes were used in racing specially with shock absorbers so that it can sustain the shock attained due to high altitude jumps.
Terrains of cross country racing can be difficult and at the same time easy specially those in summer olympics racing contains one of toughest terrains to come through. There can be jungles or mountain which often been challenging to even most experience bikers.
Since riders have to ride from the top to bottom so they often have to face upside and sometimes downside terrain so most bikers prefers lightest models. There are many instance when riders doesn’t wear full helmet but i believe they should not take it lightly as its a fact that cross country bikers face more injury then normal road bikers but injuries are common in any sport.
Types of racing
Races are usually of three types i will try to explain each one of them
cross country marathon (XCM)
As in running marathon race are high endurance race which are common to go upto 100km. Some people doen’t participate to win in this race because completing the race is somewhat an achievement in itself by the way it’s not easy to complete a race which is 100km long.
This form of racing has been on Olympics bikers have to complete certain number of laps like in any type of racing and who completes all the laps firstly will be become the winner.
This one i love personally elimination as the name gives you any idea the bikers have to race to finish and those two riders who reaches at the least get eliminated so at the end there only three riders left who are awarded as first, second and the third.
A Four days of Britain cycle tour is going to held in Mansfield starting at September 3 and its already creating headlines in the news not due to the race but the town which is hosting the race. Mansfield district council which have imposed a ban on cycling use to ban people from cycling the move which was taken to stop some anti social activity.
Racers such as Mark cavendish and james gullen will be seen taken part in the Britain cycling tour the track of the race will go through Nottinghamshire market town what’s funny in the whole scenario is that if it was a normal day and if they ride the cycling in the same town this will be seen as breaking the law.
So this race is literally a illegal race but what more surprising is that the council which has banned the cycling is supported this race. The mayor Kate Allsop said the ban is for the safety of the pedestrian but that does’t mean they would not allow this race to happen because this will be shameful for the Mansfield council. There going to be 100 cyclist take part in the race.
Some Facts About The Ban
The cycling ban came at august 1 when some cyclist were been seen as speeding on the pedestrian area to tackle this problem MDC introduce PSPO which states that riding cycle in this area will be seen as criminal offence cycling group Cycling Uk has been critisised this move and said that if problem was due to few people who are cycling innappropiately they should take action on them banning cyling was not a option now such ban will affect those with disablity which for some reason can’t drive a cars use cycle as a means of transport. Cycling UK with there Cyling Defence Fund (CDC) are going to take legal battle against the council and challenge there stand on their cycling ban currently the group has also shown support toward six cyclist who are fighting legal war against the ban.
I also believe this should be lifted and it’s a 24 hours ban and fine can be from £100 as much as £1,000 the legislator also covers ban on spitting, smoking in children area and if you have a dog you need to carry a dog poo bag and carry poo of your dog if you are said so.