Online entries open for 2015 cycling race series

Scottish Cycling and the Scottish Cross Country Association (SXC) are delighted to announce that online entries have now opened for the 2015 race series.

The season offers great racing opportunities on exciting courses right across the country, starting at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games course at Cathkin Braes, continuing at 7 Stanes Dalbeattie Forest in Dumfries and Galloway, Laggan and Badaguish in the Highlands, Lochore Meadows in Fife and rounding of the season in Forfar in the North East of Scotland.

Each round will offer a variety of racing categories to accommodate all ages and abilities. For new racers there is the, Taster category to gain some experience or you can enter the age-appropriate category.

Race entries are live and riders can enter by using the following link: www.britishcycling.org.uk/events and enter the Key Word: SXC

The dates & venues for the 2015 series are: 22 March, SXC Round 1 Cathkin Braes; 26 April, SXC Round 2 Dalbeattie Forest; 24 May, SXC Round 3 Laggan; 5 July, SXC Round 4 Lochore Meadows; 23 August, SXC Round 5 Badaguish - Scottish Cycling National XC MTB Championship 2015; 27 September, SXC Round 6 Forfar

In addition to the SXC Series, Scottish Cycling underpins and co-ordinates the organisation of over 650 events each year. This provides a full calendar of competition within the six core cycling disciplines across the length and breadth of the country, which can be found here: www.britishcycling.org.uk/events

You can also keep up to date and in contact via twitter: @SXC_Series or Facebook just search “SXC Scottish Cross Country Association.

Based at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow, Scottish Cycling is the recognised national governing body for cycling in Scotland.

Scottish Cycling work across all six cycling disciplines: BMX, Mountain Bike, Cyclo-Cross, Road, Track and Cycle Speedway in 163 clubs throughout Scotland, with over 650 events across the disciplines providing lots of opportunities to participate.

From encouraging people to ride their bikes for the first time, to helping Scots compete on the international stage. Scottish Cycling also works in partnership with British Cycling to provide support across all levels of the sport in Scotland, as well as helping to nurture home-grown talent to compete at a world and Olympic level as part of a successful GB cycling team.

Fast facts:

· 169% growth in Scottish Cycling’s membership since 2009

· 73% increase in the number of organised mass participation sportive events since 2009

· 34% increase in racing licencing holders since 2009

· 23% increase in the number of competitive events since 2009

· 184% increase in female Scottish licence holders from 2012 – 2013

· 83% increase in the number of females participating in cycling events throughout Scotland from 2012 - 2013

· Over 164 affiliated clubs in Scotland

· Over 650 events promoted annually

For more information please visit www.scottishcycling.org.uk or follow us on Facebook | Twitter | YouTube