Halifax event is like cyclocross... but more urban

This Saturday, 9 November, sees the second Morvélo CityCross take place at Piece Hall in Halifax, Yorkshire, and it looks to us like being a whole lot of fun.

The organisers say, “With cobbles, corridors, kerbs, grass, concrete, sand, and several manmade obstacles, it's taking CityCross back to its roots.”

As the name suggests, CityCross is like cyclocross but – and you might be ahead of us here – in the city. Hang on, though! Halifax is a town, isn’t it? If not, how do you explain the well known phrase “Halifax Town nil”? It’s still called CityCross, though.

Check out Vecchiojo’s report from the first CityCross event much earlier in the year to get an idea of what it’s all about. 

Or have a gander at this video. We have to say, it does look good…

Morvelo City Cross - Round 2 from Whitenosugar Productions on Vimeo.

Entry prices start at £5 for under 12s up to £20 for the adult categories. For all the essential info go to www.citycross.co.uk.

Mat has worked for loads of bike magazines over 20+ years, and been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. He's been road.cc technical editor for eight years, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a past winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer.