We were asked to film this trailer for the Morvélo CityCross. It is a moto format urban cyclocross racing, taking place March 3rd 2013, The Old Mill, Halifax, UK. For full details about this unique event check out the website citycross.co.uk
Morvélo CityCross was a unique style of cyclocross race set in an old city tip in central Halifax.
Doing away with the traditional format of a single 1hr long race and instead getting our influence from BMX racing, CityCross was run over a series of "Motos" across all categories. The top 50% of each Moto qualified for their respective Final.
Each race was 20+ minute blast around a course that comprised of man made obstacles, multiple lines, rubble heaps, barriers and more. Testing skills and speed in races that mix up superb close racing with some good old fashioned fun. Much like how you used to race your friends around the streets and woods on BMXs taking in all manner of detours and obstacles.
CityCross is a new style of cyclocross racing. Taking inspiration from BMX, CityCross events are run in a moto format and over short compact courses in urban environments. Comprising such elements as man made obstacles, multiple lines, jumps, steps, alleyways, banks and alcohol shortcuts, CityCross brings fast, short and hard racing to the streets and forgotten pieces of land that form our cities and towns.
This is the very first round of CityCross from an old city tip in central Halifax, UK.
Morvélo CityCross 2 took place in the unique setting of a Grade 1 listed building in central Halifax. Combining cobbles, sand, mud, berms, steps, ramps, beer hand ups, smoke, stage, music, bridge, spiral of doom and illuminated corridors this race threw together cyclocross and mountain bikes in the ultimate urban battle.
The concept behind CityCross is to create short, fast and close racing for all abilities in an city environment. Pitching together the best bits of traditional cyclocross and added elements that suit mountain bikes, CityCross it a test of skill and speed, all in front of a baying crowd and DJs.
The hunt is now on for a city and venue for CityCross 3!
Filmed and edited by WhiteNoSugar Productions
Music by Jamie T - Sticks 'n' Stones