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 CYCLO CROSS

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Cyclo Cross is an exciting sport, over grassy areas and usually carried out in public places, the sport involves the cyclist riding their bike and sometimes dismounting and carrying their bikes to clear obstacles.

Popularity
This is a very popular sport and carried out worldwide, in the UK you can find races and regattas to take part in. As although carried out by professional athletes anyone can join in.

Location
Carried out all over the UK from fun rides in parks to the more competitive advertised regattas and competitions, check out your local sports centers and cycle clubs for more information.

Age
Young children and up, from when you can ride on two wheels until you decide you are to old to participate.

Ability
Being physically fit and able to cycle two wheels is the only ability you need for this sport, owning a bike is also advantageous.

Description
Cyclo Cross is a sport similar to that of mountain biking, the sport has generally been a winter event however some organisers are starting summer races too. The length of the races are an hour approx but for women, children and senior citizens the times will be less. The bikes used look very similar to road bikes however they usually have dropped handlebars, strong brakes and low gears, they have thin wheels with bobbled textured tyres for grip. Making these bikes easy to handle.

Dedication
As with many sports you get out what you put in if you want to be the best in your league then you need 100% dedication with regular training and practice.

Potential
The beauty of this sport is whatever your age or ability you get to compete with the best in this field, so learning new skills from professionals and making friends within a sport you enjoy.

Closely Related Activities
Mounting Biking 170, B.M.X. 168, Mountain Biking (down hill) 171,

Further Reading
Keep a check on the web for further information regarding this sport. Check out web address in National Addresses who run their own news letter on line.

Cost
The average starting price of a cross machine in 2006 is £200.00. Check out your local cycle shop for up to date prices on utility/Cyclo Cross Machines.

Level of Demand
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