Milton Keynes looks set to get round of 2014-15 Cyclo-cross World Cup

Weekend of cross planned, but not at the Bowl, says Simon Burney

by John Stevenson   December 23, 2013  

cyclo-cross (CC licensed image by Petit Brun via Flickr)

The UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup looks set to come to the UK for the first time next year with a round in Milton Keynes on November 29, 2014.

According to cyclo-cross.info Milton Keynes was vying for a World Cup spot for the 2013-14 season, but did not meet the necessary budgetary requirements.

The town, famed for roundabouts and concrete cows, hosted a round of the cyclo-cross National Trophy series on December 1.

However, while the Belgians are getting excited about popping over to the UK for a World Cup race, Britain’s godfather of ’cross and UCI cross bloke Simon Burney took to Twitter to clarify.

He said: “Oh jeez who told Belgian press there might be a UK World Cup? Guess I can't back out now... #anyonegotanycoursetape?

“If you want to hear more about a potential Brit WC 'cross WHICH ISNT OFFICAL YET you better follow @MiltonKeynesWCX to see if we get it!

“It'll be officially official (or not) when UCI management board meet in Hoogerheide to discuss. I'd better buy 'em a few beers then...”

The plan is for a weekend of racing, with the World Cup on Saturday and a C2 grade race on Sunday, possibly a round of the National Trophy series, he said.

“And for those asking, it's NOT at the Bowl... I never forgave MK for letting U2 play there so we're somewhere MUCH nicer ;P”

European cyclo-cross champion Helen Wyman tweeted that the news was, “Very very very very very exciting.” Do you think she's excited too, then?

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Brilliant. Applause

posted by seanbolton [145 posts]
23rd December 2013 - 11:05

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Here's to hoping they pull it off.

posted by Roastie [25 posts]
23rd December 2013 - 13:45

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Need any marshalls Party

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posted by djpalmer32 [58 posts]
23rd December 2013 - 13:49

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Excellent! I'm starting a new job In' MK next year Big Grin

Endorphines going up and adrenaline going down, who needs drugs?

posted by banzicyclist2 [264 posts]
23rd December 2013 - 22:28

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Please, please! I cannot wait! Cool

posted by bikerdavecycling [71 posts]
24th December 2013 - 22:46

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I'm there, I'll drag people along with me if I have to ^.^

posted by Linkinbassist [33 posts]
25th December 2013 - 1:23

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As MK is home to our Euro HQ, we are clearly excited about this possibly happening here.

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posted by TrekBikesUK [106 posts]
2nd January 2014 - 9:41

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