Cyclo Cross racing in the UK has always been popular but as the seasons have progressed we noticed even more interest in this fast paced and vibrant sport. And so the initial idea of Crosstober Wales was born.
Initiated in 2016 by the local and progressive cycling club, Abergavenny RC, the weekend of racing, incorporating the Welsh Cyclo Cross League along with the HSBC UK National Trophy Series went down incredibly well with both participants and spectators alike and quickly gained a reputation as the UK's premier Cyclo Cross festival - brought to you in the cycling hub of Wales.
The event was so well received that from this year, 2017, the World Cycling Governing Body (The UCI) has upgraded the event's status to a C1 event, the only one in the UK currently at this level. This makes the event incredibly attractive to the world's best Cyclo Cross racers as the higher a category race, the more points (and prize money) a rider can win, and we all know that points mean prizes!
This means we're expecting some really exciting battles in the mud, being played out as riders from all over the world converge in Abergavenny - the cycling hub of Wales.
If you're a fan of Cyclo Cross racing you'll be delighted with the weekend line up of races. You can if you're keen, take part, there are races on for everyone over the weekend. Check out our race info page for more details of how to enter.
However you don't have to race! You can just come and marvel at how dynamic and fast paced riding a bike in less than ideal conditions can be! If you're not a fan, yet, come and experience the Cyclo Cross community at it's best. You never know, you may get the bug. It's very addictive!
Along with the racing there will also be an event village which will feature numerous cycle related trade stands and some fantastic catering stands to keep you fed and watered all weekend!