Montage Start in Scotland. © Peter Ward

Montage Start in Scotland. © Peter Ward

Going to be in Scotland for the holidays? Check out Dig in Around the Dock Cyclocross in Bo’ness! 

by John McComisky

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 in Scotland on an earlier date of January 6th 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 one hour 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 Organizer 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 biker’s village.

There are further entertainments in 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.

Further information available here: http://www.facebook.com/events/433919666670808/