Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Cross at the Castle, Isle of Mull - Preview

Time to break out your race-faces for one last weekend of cyclocross action and it's a corker. The Cross at the Castle events at Glengorm Castle on the Isle of Mull are set at what must be one of the most scenic cyclocross course in the UK


For a taster of what a  it's like, check out this video by renowned cyclocross snapper Geoff Waugh.



Davie has been in touch with some news on timings and his highlights of the weekend. 


To allow people plenty of time to get on and off the island, the event times have been re-jigged a little:

Saturday
12.15 Under 12s
12.45 Youths
13.45 Juniors, Women, Seniors and Veterans


Sunday
11:00 Under 12s
11.30 Youths
12.30 Juniors, Women, Seniors and Veterans



Highlights
£100 first prize for the senior race - both days
Loads of prizes donated by local businesses
Santacross World Championships

Glengorm Coffee Shop - open for lovely, home-made food and coffees
A special appearance by Liesbet de Vocht, current Belgian time trial champion
Jammy's dulcet tones


UPDATE - from our Tobermory correspondent

One of the local craft shops is having a charities day on Saturday, 10% of all sales goes to the Lifeboat and Mary's Meals - Baliscate, just on outskirts of Tobermory
The soap factory is having a party 1000 'til 1800 with drink and nibbles -  Main Street
The local chocolate shop is open at 1000 for coffee and chocolate, Main Street
The dinner dance is now fully booked but you can still come to the dance - 2200 to 0100!



and The Big One - Glengorm Coffee shop will be doing Stornoway Black Pudding rolls on Saturday (ed: YES!)






4 comments:

loadsabikes said...

Is anyone interested in sharing transport from Oban across to Mull on the Saturday morning? My car can take another person & bike

loadsabikes said...

Ooops, forgot to leave my e-mail. Here it is now steveboyd24@yahoo.co.uk

crosser nut said...

One house has become available at the castle, give Pam,at the castle, a phone if you want a last minute break to Mull.

crosser nut said...

Thank you all for coming, it was a great weekend. Thanks for all the unsolicited help, it was much appreciated, don't want to start naming but you all know who you are.

Night Night