Real Insurance XCM Series Rebooted
Reflecting the unifying forces afoot in the administration of cycling in Australia, CycleNation and Cycling Australia are pleased to announce a partnership that will bring the sport of mountain biking into a new era.
The Real Insurance XCM Series will be rebooted in mid-2013 to include a spring, summer and autumn event program run in partnership with the 2014 Subaru Australian Mountain Bike Season. CycleNation ranking points will be on offer for all XCM Series events and the Cycling Australia Commercial and Events unit will be the engine room behind the series.
Cycling Australia CEO, Graham Fredericks said “The momentum behind the 2011 and 2012 Real Insurance XCM Series was a fantastic development for mountain biking and now is a good time for Cycling Australia to be aligning with CycleNation and our road, track and MTB disciplines.
"With the support of our affiliate Mountain Bike Australia we have developed the new XCM series in partnership with CycleNation and importantly Real Insurance. This will prove to be an exciting development for all Australian mountain bikers.”
CycleNation Director, Theo Grobler said “We’d like to thank the legion of riders that participated in the Real Insurance XCM Series in 2011 and 2012 – from the elites to the weekend warriors doing one race a year. It was through your excitement and passion that we saw the sport changing for the better.
"Our new relationship with Cycling Australia combined with the commitment of Real Insurance is a very exciting development for the XCM series. This will include a host of new venues and experiences for participants.”
Real Insurance Managing Director, Richard Enthoven said “Real Insurance has stood alongside CycleNation in developing the XCM Series. It is a fantastic opportunity for all Australian Mountain Bikers for the XCM Series to now be held within Australia’s most prestigious mountain bike events, the Subaru Australian MTB Season. I can’t wait for the events to begin.”
CycleNation and Cycling Australia will announce the 2013/2014 XCM event season this coming May which will include as the pinnacle event in the series the Australian XCM Championships.