Feral Cat Cross – a different sort of event
When the organisers couldn’t find a venue for their White Chalk Hills cross race,, rather than just give up, they decided to do something a bit different – and The Feral Cat Cross was born.
Styled loosely on the urban bike messenger Alley Cat races, where competitors choose their own routes between checkpoints, the Feral Cat Cross will have a starting point, a finish line 20km or so away, and a number of control points where you’ll need to collect tokens / badges and a few where you’ll need to complete a task. Not only will these give you a bit of an idea on the route, but they’ll also add an element of entertainment to the days proceedings.
This all goes down on Sunday October 19th, and starts a few hundred meters from the seafront outside the Velo cafe in Level Park, central Brighton.
There’s some more details over on their website, with more to come as the team behind the event firm up things.
We certainly plan to attend, and will be pouring over the relevant OS Explorers (122 and 123) to get more acquainted with the steep escarpments the route will inevitably cover.