The club’s cyclo cross event is part of the Lestershire Cyclo Cross League, so our event will be a counting event towards this league, and for this year it will be the final event in the league.
There are 5 races throughout the day, covering 12 age categories 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.
For this season the race will be being held on Sunday 30th Decemberand as before 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 Neil Taylor.
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.