4X Fun Race Sunday 2nd May Harthill 2021

round 2 of The Schwalbe British 4X Series at Hales Bowl, Harthill, Cheshire, United Kingdom on April 16 2017. Photo: Charles A Robertson

A 4X Family fun day racing at Harthill.

To have a fun day racing bikes in the dirt on the four cross track at Harthill

Your chance to come and take part in a 4x (four cross) race for the first time or for the regulars a chance to warm up to racing before the Schwalbe British 4X Series kicks off on 29/30th May 2021.

Harthill Adventure park will open to ride the track on Saturday 1st May (normal riding fees apply)

There will also be professional training sessions on offer for anyone who would like some training on the track. This can be booked separately with Joise McFall who is professional coach and can do a ladies only session if required.

To enter the race and all the details of age categories can be on the British Cycling Website https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/240518/4X–Family-Fun-race—Harthill-2021

Race Info

Saturday – The bike park is open as normal and you must follow the local rules & fees.

The course will be marked out on Saturday normal day riding fee to pay to Harthill Adventure Park.

Sunday – Race Day

Registration 9.00am to 10.30am – on arrival throught your car window and then you will be directed to park.

09.30 Open practice on whole track.

10:30 Gate Practice Session 1 for Fun, Big Fun, Rippers, Juvenile, Youth, Master, Vets and Ladies only (Number Boards 251+)

11.00  Gate Practice Session 2 for Junior, Senior, Pro Elite only (Number boards 250 and below

During Gate practice sessions the lower half of the track is open to everyone as normal.

11.25 Rider List posted – you must check this list before the motos are drawn. Any mistakes cannot be rectified after the motos have been printed.

11.30 Course Closed.

11.00 Motos Posted

12.00 Riders meeting.

12.05 3 Motos

Run Offs



Entry procedure, distribution of identification numbers: The race is pre-entry only, Enter via the British Cycling website.

You do not need a race licence.

Race entry is £25.00 plus British Cycling booking fee.

Racer numbers will be available at Registration

Riders will be given one number board.

Rider Registration is open: Sunday 08:30 to 10:30

  • Fun 13 to 16 Riders must be in the year of their 13th or 16th birthdays.
  • Big Fun – Riders must be in there 17th year or older.
  • Rippers Riders must be in the year of their 10th, 11th or 12th birthdays. 
  • Juvenile – Riders must be in the year of their 13th or 14th birthday.
  • Youth – Riders in the year of their 15th or 16th birthdays.
  • Junior – Riders in the year of their 17th or 18th birthdays.
  • Senior – Riders in the year of their 19th birthday then the Senior category is the appropriate aged based category.
  • Master – For riders aged 30 to 39.  
  • Veteran – For riders aged 40+

Race Regulations: The event will run under BC and UCI Regulations and Penalties. Please make sure you aware of the rules. A course inspection will performed before the start of practice with the Chief BC Commissaire and any recommendations will be implemented.

The course will be covered by marshals. They will have red and yellow flags, radio communications and be briefed each morning.
British 4X rules incorporate those laid out in the current BC handbook. 

We recommend that all riders and especially Juvenile and Youth age riders must wear the following body armour: Full Spine Elbow pads Knee pads.

Behavior – Anti-social behaviour, vandalsim, riding mini-bikes, motorbikes, driving recklessly at the event (Disqualified). Acts of violence, intimidation or vandalism will receive a lifetime ban. Under suspicion of theft, the police will be called and you will be detained until their arrival

Race Timing: Race Timing will be carried out by the British 4X Team, Results will be posted in the main arena on completion of each event and online by Monday 12:00 after the event.  The riders will start from the 4 man start gate. The finish line officals will identify riders by there number board to capture the riders crossing the line.

Medical: Paramedic Medical Cover will be provided, both on course and from an identifiable Base Station in the event arena. 

Illegal Drugs Policy:

We run a zero tolerance policy on illegal drugs. If we suspect you are in possession of or using illegal drugs we will ask you to leave the venue and the Police may well be called.

Rider Conduct:

A rider seen/herd to be talking about taking out another rider will be disqualified from the race and will receive no refund.  

PA System: A full Public Announcement Facility will be on site with announcements throughout the day. A Notice Board will also be on display in the Race Office/Rider Registration area for displaying information regarding the event.

Catering: There will be onsite Catering providing fresh hot and cold food and refreshments. 

Toilets: This will also include men & women-only facilities. All will be serviced on Saturday evening and re-stocked throughout the weekend.