Nidderdale High to host Yorkshire Cyclo-Cross Association Summer Series

15-year-old Pateley Bridge Cycling Star Bobbin Gardner who is a Year 11 student at Nidderdale High School and one of the organisers of the 16 June Cyclo-Cross event.
15-year-old Pateley Bridge Cycling Star Bobbin Gardner who is a Year 11 student at Nidderdale High School and one of the organisers of the 16 June Cyclo-Cross event.

As the 2014 Tour de France excitement builds in Yorkshire, there’s an opportunity to see another – equally thrilling – cycling sport when Cyclo-Cross comes to Pateley Bridge on Sunday.

On Sunday 16th June, Nidderdale High School will host Round 5 of the Yorkshire Cyclo-Cross Association Summer Series.

One of the organisers is 15-year-old NHS student Bobbin Gardner who is one of the young stars of the cyclo-cross circuit.

As the race is held within the School grounds (with the kind co-operation of Harrogate Borough Council) there will be ample opportunity for spectators to witness all the action from this high-octane sport.

Two races will be held at 11:15 am and at 12:00 noon; prospective participants can enter via the YCCA website at

http://www.yorkshirecyclocross.org.uk

Entrance for spectators is free, and Nidderdale High School PFTA will be providing refreshments.

If the idea of thrashing your bike around a field appeals, there’s an opportunity to try out this sport for yourself.

After the main racing is over, a smaller course will be set up for beginners to have a go and experience this amazing sport for themselves, with several different classes and prizes on offer.

The entrance fee for the have-a-go event is £2.00 if paid in advance at the High School, or £2.50 if you register on the day – but don’t forget to bring your bike.