Mountain bike league set to start in Gallagher Park

A NEW mountain bike league is being created in south east Northumberland.

Barnesbury Cycling Club are promoting a new cross country MTB series starting on Monday, May 21, at Gallagher Park in Bedlington.

The ‘Muddy Monday MTB League’ – supported by Bernicia Housing Association, Start Cycles and the Friends of Gallagher Park – will take place on ten consecutive weeks.

The events are open to riders of all abilities, with categories starting at under-6 to under-16 for youths.

There is also a Senior Sprint League after the youth event. The senior race will last for 40 minutes over a 2km course.

Entry for youths is £4 per race whilst adults/juniors cost £6.

Winners of each league category will receive a prize and an annual trophy thanks to our sponsors.

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Racing starts 6.30pm each Monday night (7.30pm for adults). No cross-bikes allowed, and youngsters need an adult in attendance.