And so, the final round of the Super Quaich is upon us. 200 or so of the best, bravest (daftest?) cyclocross riders will thunder around the old dock at Bo’ness, all vying to be nummer één, the top dog, the bossest.
Race organizer, and international cyclocross superstar, David Hamill will have laid on a testing parcours, taking in cobbles, off camber and hurdles. All these and other obstacles will stretch the riders skill and stamina to the limit. On this course, in the shadow of the steam railway museum, there is nowhere to hide, especially if the wind picks up over the exposed secteurs.
Hundreds of spectators from the town and further afield are expected to line the route, during the two races, each lasting approximately one hour. There will be plenty of cheering and encouragement, along with some good-natured heckling, as the riders battle around the dok, completing as many laps as they can of the fiendish course.. The atmosphere will be further enhanced with the obligatory cowbells and samba band. The wee ones can get stuck in to their own balance bike race and get their faces painted, while the adults can visit the race village, full of cycling related stands. There will also be prizes for the best supporter & fanclub plus a prize for the best photo of the day. On site catering providing hot food and drinks will be available, and best of all, entry is free!
So if you want to see some of the best cyclists in Scotland up close and dirty, then head down to the dock at Bo’ness tomorrow. You won’t be disappointed.