Coalville Wheelers Cycling Club

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Cyclo Cross

The club has subscribed to the West Midlands Cyclo-Cross league, so our event will be a counting event towards this league. There are 800 riders signed up for the league this season, across all age categories so this could be a very busy event!! On average the WMCCL has something like 350-400 riders turn up on a day. There are 8 races throughout the day and for those who have not experienced Cyclo-Cross before it is a very exciting form of racing, requiring a mixture of speed, stamina and bike handling skills and is run on a compact mixed terrain course of between 1.5 – 2 miles. So unlike a road race you can see the riders for the majority of the course and they typically lap in 6-8 minutes.

For local events you can ride on any bike, you’ll obviously need to have off-road tyres fitted to get some grip but there are no restrictions on the type of bike. MTB’s are more than welcome. It’s only when you go to National events that you need a specialised Cyclo-Cross bike.

You will also find that Cyclo Cross races will take place regardless of the weather; it is cyclo-cross and winter after all! 🙂

The races take account for all age categories from 8 years old upwards. So it is a great way to get kids started in cycling and teach them some great bike skills in a safe environment away from traffic.

After an absence of many years the club has decided to run a Cyclo-Cross once again. For this season we have chosen to go with the traditional date around New Years Day and as this falls on a Sunday this year we have selected the bank holiday Monday for the event – Monday 2nd Jan 2017. The event is being held at Cattows Farm, nr Heather.

If you want more information on how to get involved in Cyclo-Cross please get in touch with .

There are a number of regional leagues and events run in and around our area:

 

So you can find an event every weekend if you want within easy travelling distance.

Upcoming Cyclo Cross Events

Dec
31
Sun
Cyclo-Cross Race @ Cattows Farm
Dec 31 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

After many years of absence CWCC are running a New Years day cyclo-cross event again this coming season.

The event will be part of the Leicestershire Cyclo Cross League.

Venue & Directions

The venue for the event will be Cattows Farm, Heather.

From the M42, J12 follow the signs for Packington and in Packington turn right for Normanton-le-Heath and Heather. The entrance to the event is situated on the right between Normaton-le-Heath and Heather, approximately 1 mile after Normanton. Shortly after passing the HUGE wind turbine on your right!

If approaching from Heather the entrance is on the left after the double bends. If you pass the HUGE wind turbine you’ve gone too far 🙂

Postcode for Sat Nags – LE67 2TD.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ENTRANCE TO THE EVENT WILL BE OFF HEATHER LANE NOT SWEPSTONE ROAD (which is the main entrance to Cattows Farm Shop).

Car Parking

There is plenty of parking at the venue adjacent to the course. There will be a small charge of £2 per car for parking to help cover the costs of running the event.

There is no parking at the Farm Shop and no access to the course or event from there.

The Races

Rider Cat Start Classification Band Duration Entry Fee
U8 Race 10:15 Go-Cross None 10 mins £4.00
U10 Race 10:35 Go-Cross None 10 mins £4.00
U12 Race 10:50 Go-Cross None 15 mins £4.00
Sen. & Vet. Women Race 11:45 Category B CX Band 4 40 mins £18.00*
Junior Women Race 11:45 Category B CX Band 4 40 mins £14.00*
Veteran Men 50+ Race 11:45 Category B CX Band 4 40 mins £18.00*
Youth Race 13:15 Category B CX Band 4 30 mins £8.00
Junior Men Race 14:15 Category B CX Band 4 40 mins £14.00*
Senior Men Race 14:15 Category B CX Band 4 1 hr £18.00*
Veteran Men 40-49 Race 14:15 Category B CX Band 4 50 mins £18.00*

*£3 discount on Junior/Senior/Veteran/Women entry fees for West Midland league members.

Entries

All entries for LCXL events are entry on the line only. Preference on the day is given to registered league riders and an on the day wait list for non league riders, depending on how many riders the commissars think the course can handle, may be in use.

It is not expected that rider number limits will be an issue at this venue though as National Trophy events have been held on it in the past and apart from some short technical sections the course will be at least 3m wide all the way round.

Course

The course is predominantly flat grassland that drains well and is expected to be “flat and fast” therefore.

There will be 2 sets of hurdles indicated by code ’03’ on the map. Both sets will be bypassed by the U12/10/8’s.

There will be a bike wash area separate to the pits where a water point is available.

CWCC Cyclo-Cross Course

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Rules

The events is run under British Cycling rules regulations and the LCXL Rules

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