The Herefordshire Summer XC League is nearly upon us, All races take part on Wednesday evenings during June & July. We will have further details soon but here are the the dates for the summer 2018 races.
RACE 1 HIGHT VINNALLS, LUDLOW, 13TH JUNE (19:15)
The course is a challenging ‘up and downer’ of just under 5 miles. It features hard and grassy tracks, forest roads, and a short ‘technical’ downhill section through woodland about three quarters of the way round. We worried about you all not being tired enough, so it finishes with a steady climb of about a mile. There’s no need to thank us.
FINDING THE START (From both North and South): At the Wigmore Road, travel for 3 miles uphill, passing the Whitcliffe Common and viewpoint on your way. After a sharp downhill section watch out for a sign displaying ‘Vinnalls Car Park 200 yards’. Turn right into the farm entrance immediately opposite the Vinnalls car park. We are using the field opposite the Forestry Commission car park for parking so we don’t monopolise the car park itself. The land owners have kindly consented to this, but have requested a donation to the local church. Please therefore be ready to make a £1 donation for parking.
POSTCODE; SY8 2HE
RACE 2 ABBEY DORE, HEREFORDSHIRE. 27th JUNE (19:30)
Plenty of parking – with a short walk to the start, so please arrive in plenty of time. Theroads here were built for horses, not cars, so please drive carefully. A465from Hereford to Abergavenny. Turn right opposite Wormbridge church, sign posted Abbey Dore. Continue and straight over crossroads to T junction, then follow the arrows.
POSTCODE; HR2 0JQ
RACE 3 WESTHOPE, HEREFORDSHIRE. 11th JULY (19:30)
The venue is sign-posted off the A4110 at Bushbank, approximately 7 miles north of Hereford. Please car share and park where advised.
The Course is:
- 1 Lap anti-clockwise of top orchard then
- 1 Lap anti-clockwise of bottom orchard then
- 1 Lap clockwise of top orchard.
Race distance is 5.2 miles.
The course is undulating, mainly grassed tracks, around perimeter of orchards. There is a minor road crossing dividing top and bottom orchards. First aid will be on stand-by and refreshments will be available following the race.
RACE 4 – SHOBDON, HEREFORDSHIRE. 25th JULY (19:30)
If approaching from Leominster via Mortimers Cross, turn right before entering Shobdon. If approaching from Pembridge, Kington or Presteigne go through village and turn left after approx. 1/4 mile. Follow signs to car park at Shobdon Visitor Centre
2 laps – The course comprises woodland, field margins and 3 short sections of road, so is not suitable for spikes. Distance Approx 51/2 miles