Beckingsale, Killeen to battle at British cross country nationals

Atherton, Moseley aim to repeat downhill titles this weekend

British Mountain Biking's biggest domestic race takes place this weekend, July 17-18, with Olympians and World Championship winners competing for the highest accolade in UK racing; that of national champion.

On Sunday, Ae Forest in Dumfries will host the downhill event with 2009 World Champion Steve Peat and 2008 World Champion Gee Atherton leading the race against the clock, while Pippingford in Sussex is the location for the cross country, where Olympians Oli Beckingsale and Liam Killeen will line up against a field of over 50 riders.

Whoever wins their respective races on Sunday afternoon will have the honour of wearing the red and white British Champion's jersey for the coming year both nationally and internationally, with all the action and reaction covered by British Cycling Online.

Killeen and Sue Clarke were the winners of the cross country titles last year while Gee Atherton and Tracy Moseley collected 2009's downhill titles.

For more information on the British Mountain Bike Championships, visit new.britishcycling.org.uk.

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