Ribble Valley to host tough mountain bike challenge

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The Ribble Valley and Trough of Bowland will be the setting for the inaugural Green Jersey Sportcross Challenge on Sunday, February 2nd.

Organised by The Green Jersey Bikes and Brews, in Taylor Street, this exciting new event will take place on some of the most beautiful yet rugged terrain Lancashire has to offer, using roads and off-road routes favoured by Tour de France winners plus Cyclocross and Mountain bike champions.

The 30-mile challenge will see entrants riding roads, bridleways, plus a section of the Gisburn Forest Mountain bike centre’s red route”.

And on top of all that, the challenge will also include a total ascent of 3,000 feet,

The start/finish and race HQ will be The Green Jersey, Bikes and Brews, where owner Richard Paige and his team will be pulling out all the stops to make sure this will be a “never-to-be-forgotten” experience. Richard’s message to would-be participants is: “Expect to be challenged. Expect to get mucky. Expect to walk. But most of all... expect FUN.

Back at race HQ, entrants can look forward to hot food, beer, and a bike expo, whilst watching the World Cyclocross Championship on the shop’s big screen.

Being a non-competitive event, all 
entrants will be chip timed for setting personal targets.

A feed station will be available at the half-way point and a bike wash at the finis, as mud is guaranteed.

Entry to this event is via the British Cycling website at: www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/102605/The-Green-Jersey-SportCross