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Details Announced for the 2024 British 4X Series

Jan 28, 2024 at 7:52
by Scott Beaumont  
during round 5 of the 2023 Schwalbe British 4X Series at Shredhill Extreme Gloucester Gloucestershire United Kingdom on June 24 2023. Photo Charles A Robertson

Press Release: British 4X Series

The Schwalbe British 4X Series is pleased to announce the dates and venues for the 2024 National 4X calendar, with 10 National Series rounds, the National Championships, and the Dual Slalom Championships returning to the Malverns Classic Festival.

The opening two rounds of the Schwalbe British 4X Series once again take place in Bedfordshire at Chicksands BikePark over the weekend of 6-7 April, before heading to Afan in South Wales on 1-2 June – a staple on the 4X calendar.

during round 5 of the 2023 Schwalbe British 4X Series at Shredhill Extreme Gloucester Gloucestershire United Kingdom on June 25 2023. Photo Charles A Robertson

Riders will be raring to race at the famous Shredhill in Gloucestershire for the fifth and sixth rounds on 27-28 July, before travelling to Falmouth in Cornwall. The 2022 National Championship hosts will be the venue for the seventh and eighth rounds over the weekend of 10-11 August.

during round 7 of The 2023 Schwalbe British 4X Series at Afan Bike Park Port Talbot Wales United Kingdom on July 30 2023. Photo Charles A Robertson

The British Series winners will then be crowned over 28-29 September at Twisted Oaks in Ipswich, which successfully hosted the final round of the 2023 series where Jessica Taylor and Scott Beaumont were crowned the elite winners.

during round 2 of The 2023 Schwalbe British 4X Series at Falmouth Cornwall United Kingdom on May 27 2023. Photo Charles A Robertson

The riders will also compete at the National Championships, hosted as part of the Malverns Classic Festival in Eastnor Deer Park, over 23-25 August. Last year saw the first-ever Dual Slalom National Championships take place, and it will be returning to the festival on Friday 23 August, before the National 4X Championships on Sunday 25 August.

The Schwalbe British 4X National Championships during The 2023 GT Malverns Classic at Eastnor Deer Park Malvern Worcestershire United Kingdom on August 27 2023. Photo Charles A Robertson

After competing in 4X since the very first National Series event in Worcester in 2003, Scott Beaumont has changed his focus from racing to organising, taking over as the series organiser for the 2024 season.


The 11-time National Champion said:
“After competing in the British 4X Series since the very first event in 2003, the opportunity came up to become the organiser of the series and it was too good an opportunity to pass on. I am really excited to use all my years of experience inside the tape to build the experience for everyone at the Schwalbe British 4X Series in 2024 and beyond. I believe 4X is the best, most accessible and spectator-friendly mountain bike sport in the world and I am excited to showcase the sport to a much wider audience in 2024.

“Thank you to British Cycling for their belief in my plans and their support for 4X. Thank you to Schwalbe for their continued title sponsorship. Surf and Turf will be supplying all our promotional materials at the events and Ultimate USE for supporting the whole series with custom-made trophies. Bikestow will also be supporting the series with a custom-made podium. We are also thrilled to announce that the series will now operate using Squorz, making it much easier for riders to follow race numbers and overall series points.”

Full calendar - Schwalbe British 4X Series:

• Rounds 1 and 2: Chicksands, Bedfordshire – 6-7 April
• Rounds 3 and 4: Afan, South Wales – 1-2 June
• Rounds 5 and 6: Shredhill, Gloucestershire – 27-28 July
• Rounds 7 and 8: Falmouth, Cornwall – 10-11 August
• Rounds 9 and 10: Twisted Oaks, Ipswich – 28-29 September

National Championships, The Malverns Classic Festival, Eastnor Deer Park
• Dual Slalom National Championships – Friday 23 August
• 4X National Championships – Sunday 25 August



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  • 13 0
 Now THIS is what the UCI should be bringing back to WC's, not some stupid snow biking idea...
  • 15 2
 Does north UK not exist?
  • 5 4
 Are there any national standard 4X tracks in the north of the UK?
  • 10 2
 Dude thinks York is in the North of the UK.
  • 7 2
 @TommyNunchuck: Yes, Danny Harts bike park plus there is a private venue near Newcastle. So in answer to your question there is
  • 3 0
 @pinsneedle: I've never heard of the private venue in Newcastle but the last time I saw the one at Hamsterley it was a line of rubble through an overgrown mess. It would need a serious revamp and the actual desire to host a race.
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 Ununited Kingdom 4X Series
  • 2 0
 there the course at fort william also
  • 1 0
 @TommyNunchuck: The two go together, Infact it was re surfaced last winter so its in a good state, if it was offered a race it would get a revamp and be even better. The private venue is invite only...
  • 2 1
 @jonmossnewcastle1: Unless your mate with the private, invite-only track is looking to host a national 4x race your suggestion is meaningless anyway. Is it only open to members of your Myspace group chat?
  • 1 0
 @TommyNunchuck: OOOOOHHHHH YOURE HARD. In answer to your question yes the owner is open to hosting a national/regional any race there, Maybe next year, come along bring your nunchucks and amazing online banter
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 @TommyNunchuck: For the record if I did still have MySpace you would not make my top friends list...
  • 10 0
 Thank you for featuring this PinkBike. Excited to get 2024 started, grow 4X in the UK and show people how amazing 4X is.
  • 7 0
 FK YES! season looks aweosme! 4 races locally for me, I can feel my big fun sand bagger bones tingling...
  • 6 0
 I love 4x.
  • 5 0
 Looks exciting - defo keen to get involved
  • 5 0
 I can't wait! See you at chicksands
  • 4 0
 come on!!!!!!
  • 4 1
 Let's go racing! Proper racing, against other people, not a clock!
  • 1 0
 Hyped for this!!! Double header at Chicksands will make a great start to the season
  • 2 0
 Lets goooo!
  • 1 0
 Glad to see 4x still standing tall in the UK! Game on!

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