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Published On: Wed, Dec 5th, 2012 at 4:44pm

New Year Cycling event a sell out

Within only four hours of the Dig In Around the Dock Cyclocross race going live on the internet, it sold out of all its 100 places. The popular season ending bike race returns to Bo’ness , West Lothian on an earlier date of 6 January  2013.

Last year saw riders from all over Scotland attend the off road, hour long race around the dock area and woodland of the shore-front in the town. This year as well as riders from England, Scotland and Ireland, there are racers from New Zealand, Canada and even Bo’ness competing.
Top Riders Listed In the 1 hr race include:
James McCallum Rapha Condor JLT
Robert Wardell Trek Alpine Bikes
Gareth Montgomerie GT Racing UK
David Lines Endura/Pedal Power/Forme
Genevieve Whitson Ronde (NZ)
Eileen Roe Team Scotland
Davie Henderson GT Racing UK

Event Organiser David Hamill along with local racing cyclist John McComisky will have to open up further places in the race, such is the demand for a slot in the most anticipated Cyclocross race of the new year.

“ We have been completely overwhelmed by the interest in the event, Bo’ness should be really proud that it has landed on the cycling map, and we are hoping that the local residents come down to support the race just as they did in 2012. Our aim has always been to encourage a healthy sporting event in the town, and something for all the family to enjoy, and it is free of charge”

The event has also landed major sponsorship from Pedal Power in West Calder, one of Scotland’s largest retail cycle shops, who will be bringing down their full stock range items at January Sale prices.

Along with this presence, a full list of Bike Shops from all over Scotland will be displaying bikes and their wares on the day in a bikers village.

There are further entertainments on the cards in the shape of live music, commentary and even a DJ. And just for the kids the boys are hoping to have face painting,juggling and magic, photographic competitions and healthy hot and cold food available on site all day.

The organisers will release further information as the event draws nearer.

Further information available here:

Submitted by John McComisky

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