Schwalbe sponsor British 4X in 2015

Just seen news on the British 4X site that Schwalbe have signed on the dotted line to sponsor the series in 2015. Great news for UK racing and a solid show of support from Schwalbe too who are going into their 5th year as title sponsor of the series. The dates of the series next year have been announced too and we've heard a couple of new tracks are on the cards so we could be in for a treat at a few new venues.

Race Dates 2015

Round 1 – 12th April – Harthill, Cheshire

Round 2 – 17th May – Afan, South Wales

Round 3 – 14th June – Redhill, Gloucestershire

Round 4 – 12th July – TBC

Round 5 – 9th August – Falmouth, Cornwall

Round 6 – 13th September – TBC

Here's the word from the Head 4X Honcho Chris Roberts:

After a fantastic 2014 4X season here in the UK, we are extremely happy to announce that Schwalbe have just signed a sponsorship agreement to remain the title sponsors for the 2015 British 4X Series. The British 4X team are extremely excited to have signed Schwalbe up again for what will be their 5th year as title sponsors of the British 4X Series.

The series, which will continue to be known as the ‘Schwalbe British 4X Series’, continues to attract top riders, produce fantastic racing and create a fun atmosphere that ensures both riders and spectators have a great day at the races.

Schwalbe British 4X Series

The Schwalbe British 4X Series will be run over 6 rounds in 2015. With increased rider numbers in 2014, Chris Roberts, the series organiser, is ecstatic with the progress 4X has made in the UK over the past few years:

‘4X here in the UK, continues to provide great value for money racing from entry level up to the elite category. The atmosphere at every round is fantastic and we can’t wait to see more new faces in 2015. The growth of women’s racing in particular is encouraging and something we are looking to grow even more in 2015. Schwalbe have been a fantastic partner for 4X and we look forward to many more years working with them.’

Dave Taylor, the marketing manager for Schwalbe UK, loves the sport of 4X and is a huge fan:

‘The British 4X Series has been fantastic for Schwalbe in the last few years and we are more than happy to be the title sponsor of the Series for 2015. We continue to distribute our ‘Gatestar’ specific 4X tyres for 2015 and we look forward to seeing plenty of the new ‘Nobby Nics’ at the races next year. 4X racing in Britain is the most action packed Mountain Biking you could ever hope to witness. We love it and can’t wait for the 2015 season to start.

4X Racing

With 4X being the Mountain Bike discipline where you can forget about the wheelsize and bike debate, riders can simply turn up, race their friends and do it on a 24", 26", 27.5" or 29" wheeled bike. A bike that can range from a hardtail to XC bike, Enduro or even downhill. If you have a mountain bike, you can come along to a 4X event and have a blast racing.