February 17 2010.

The ACU has launched the all-new British Cross Country Championship (BXCC) in a bid to boost UK enduro riding and provide extra choice and events for riders.

It will be run over three rounds:

1: May 16 by Midwest Racing Club at Chavenage Farm near Tetbury, Gloucester.

2: June 20th by Rideoffroad UK, Low North Camp, Harwood Dale, near Scarborough, North Yorkshire.

3: August 1st by Sidcup & DMCC, Canada Heights, Swanley, Kent.

The idea of the series is to provide enjoyable, quality courses to the same level as ACU Championship and with all the correct insurances in place. It gives enduro riders another three top-notch events to go and get dirty riding.

Zero registration fees and an entry fee of just £50 per event should be attractive as well - this is an affordable series.

Sportsman, Clubman and Over 50s will enjoy a two-hour event in the morning while Expert, Clubman Elite and Over 40s will contest a two and a half hour event in the afternoon.

As well as the title of British Cross Country Champion, at the end of the series there will also be a Best Lady Award on offer. At present there is a Prize fund of over £2k across the categories.

ACU Trials and Enduro Chairman John Collins said: "This new Championship is very exciting and gives enduro riders another choice of top class event for 2010. It has taken a lot of hard work to put it in place but the quality is assured and we expect a strong turnout for the Championship.

"The ACU is working hard to put on the very best events and to deliver value for money to riders in the UK and this is another step on that journey, there will be more to come."

Full regulations and details will be available shortly and if there are any businesses out there interested in title sponsorship or to partner the series then they should get in touch - contact Mary Kerr at the ACU on 01788-566403 or  

For further information on the round organisers please visit the Midwest Racing Club at Rideoffroad UK at and Sidcup & DMCC at  

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