The Wheelers have in the past been noted for their promotions at club level, within the district and several National events. We still continue to promote a full programme of events throughout the racing season. Over 50 in 2018.
Our Wednesday evening time trial events form the bedrock of the club racing scene with over twenty events from April to early September. A variety of challenges await the experienced rider and the complete novice. The Wednesday night events are run on a variety of courses based around our clubhouse in Griffydam.
We also have a full programme of Friday 10 mile events for those who want yet another test against the watch. Both the Wednesday and Friday events are excellent for the new rider who wants to have a go and glean tips from established riders. There is no need to feel bashful about riding as there is always someone who rides at your speed and the fun is in trying to gain those extra seconds to lead your own peer group. Newcomers are particularly catered for with prizes in the handicap awards (a little too complicated to explain here!).
Note: Anyone from the age of 12 can enter the club time trial events.
When riders find there feet…err pedals…then other races can be tackled. Our Open events attract riders from all over the country in the different disciplines of time-trialling and road racing and the other clubs within the area mean that you can race several times a week once you get the bug.
Members also participate in other types of events as well; Sportives and Audaxes, Mountain Biking, Cyclo-Cross etc. so we can cater for all types of cycling and of course there’s our bedrock of clubruns!
So, feel free to contact one of the club contacts to find out about how you can share in the fun and sense of well being that cycle racing provides.
Full List of 2019 Events due soon.
Sunday 29th December will see the final round of the Leicestershire Cyclo-Cross League at Cattows Farm, Nr Ibstock, again hosted by Coalville Wheelers CC.
SAT NAV POST CODE – LE67 2TD.
For those who have raced there before, the course will be familiar with a few interesting ‘twists’.
The U12’s course is shown in Magenta.
There is no warming up on the course whilst racing is in progress. Elements of the full course will be accessible whilst the U12 racing is taking place.
Once again catering will be provided by PopTop Kitchen, serving a selection of hot and cold food, and in addition this year Café Allez will be providing great coffee to enjoy whilst watching some excellent racing.
Former professional, Gary Coltman has kindly agreed to provide race commentary for this round.
There will be a £2 charge for car parking, please bring change. Unfortunately we need to charge this to cover the hire of the venue and even with this charge we made a loss last year, but none the less decided to put an event on again this year.
To find the car park, follow the Large Yellow signs from Ibstock and J12 of the M42.
Sat Nav Postcode: LE67 2TD
Entries and Sign-On
You can pre-enter for this event via the BC Website and entries are open for any rider, you don’t have to be a member of the LCXL League to ride!
Sign on for each event will close 30 mins before the published start time.
In order to best manage the signing on process, there will be allocated slots for each race sign-on as follows:
Race 1 & 2 – U9 / U12,s – From 9:15
Race 3 – Youth / Novice – From 10:00
Race 4 – V50 / Women – From 11:00
Race 5 – Sen / J / Vet 40 / – From 12:00
ENTRIES WILL BE TAKEN ON THE DAY SUBJECT TO A SURCHARGE
Chip timing and Numbers
D3Racetec will be managing the chip timing. Please return the chip promptly after your race to the sign-on desk.
In addition, for this round please remember to return your league race numbers.
09:00 Course Open for practice
10:15 Race 1 – U9’s > 10 mins
10:30 Race 2 – U12’s > 15 mins
10:55 Approx – Full course Open for practice
11:30 Race 3 – Youth A&B (boys & girls) + Novice > 30 mins
12:10 Approx – Full course Open for practice
12:30 Race 4 – V50+/Women > 50 mins
13:30 Approx – Full course Open for practice
14:00 Race 5 – Sen/Jun/V40 > 50 mins plus one lap
We have arranged for a couple of trade stands to be there on the day:
Have a safe journey to the race and we look forward to seeing you there.