Rapha Supercross cyclocross race
Photos now available on racingsnakes.com
Cyclocross photos from Broughton Hall Rapha Supercross cyclocross race, Skipton 2013 will be posted on racingsnakes. Saturday 19 October 2013 sees the first of the three race series of Rapha Supercross cyclocross racing. The cyclocross race will take place in the grounds of the majestic Broughton Hall near Skipton. Racing snakes will be to take photos. The pics will be available to buy in high res. Cyclocross is off road cycle racing, the bikles used are very similar to road bikes in that they have dropped handlebars and the same size wheels as road cycling. A lot of cyclocross bikes are now using disk brakes (similar to those found on some mountain bikes) over rim brakes. The clearance between the frame and the wheels tends to be greater than found on road bikes to allow the wheels to shed the mud. The tyre size is slightly wider than on a road bike. Some of the newer bikes will have 22 gears and tend to be easier gearing for climbing the steep hills. Frame size tends to be slightly smaller than road bikes to allow the riders better control.
There are a number of races taking place from kids races to the high energy elete mens races. For the first time there is also a womens race. There is also a fun race with added obstacles including the ‘Spiral of Doom’ and the ‘wall of foam’. Entry to the event for the spectators is free and as well as the racing there will be music and refreshments. The fun starts at 10:15 with the under 10 and 12 year olds races. The mens elite mens starts at 1.30pm and the “fun” race starts at 2:30pm. There is guarenteed to be spills and thrills galore and the event will be well attended.
The racers get little rest as the next in the series is the following day at Phillips Park in Manchester with a similar itinary. The final race in the series heads South to Alexandra Palace, London on 27 October.