SouthernXC mountain bike series rejuvenated

Cross country racing returns to the south of England

The SouthernXC Series, formerly the SAMS series of cross country races has been relaunched for 2008. The series of six races will be held at six of the UK's best cross country venues including Erlestoke in Wiltshire and Deers Leap Country Park in West Sussex.

Henry Turgoose, one of the race organisers said: "The help we're getting from Pedal On and Felt Bikes is helping us deliver a more professionally organised series.  We've been working hard on developing the courses to offer fast and fun racing for everyone, from elite riders to beginners and under 10-year-olds".

All races in the series carry British Cycling ranking points, and the first race is being held on April 6, at the Mapledurham Estate.

Online entries are still available at

2008 SouthernXC series schedule:

  • Round 1    April 6      Mapledurham, near Reading, Berks
  • Round 2    April 27    Deers Leap Country Park,East Grinstead, West Sussex.
  • Round 3    May 18    Crow Hill,Ringwood, Hants.
  • Round 4    June 1    Erlestoke Near Devizes,
  • Round 5    July 6     (Sthn Champs) Chawton Park Wood, Alton, Hants.
  • Round 6    Sept 21  Oxney Moss,Bordon, Hants.

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