2020

Sunday 20th December 2020

This year’s event has been upgraded to category A status. It will still be the same welcoming, inclusive event – just more! Riders will also receive double national ranking points (compared with a category B event).

Expect the same type of course, with a couple of exciting extras. It’s the perfect event to aim at before a well-earned rest over Christmas. Or, a great opportunity to fine-tune your form before the Kerstperiode!

Coronavirus update

While we are keen to run an event this year, we only want to do so when the time is right. Although British Cycling has given the go-ahead for cyclocross events (subject to various Covid-19 measures), we are going to make a decision towards the end of October as to whether we will:

a) run a scaled-down version of the event on the original date,

b) postpone until spring 2021 in the hope we can put on the planned Cat A event), or

c) cancel and hope we can run an event in December 2021.

The original race schedule and and online entry (now opens 1st November 2020) are on the British Cycling website:

2019

We had an incredible event in 2019 with…

  • An awesome, challenging but accessible course for ALL ages and abilities, combining a sports centre, park and BMX track!
  • Trade stands to pick up your last-minute Christmas gifts, including The Marlborough Bike Company, cyclocrossracer.co.uk, and New Champ Socks
  • Mulled wine, Belgian beer, coffee, chips, paninis, etc.
  • £1,000+ prize list, including random spot prizes
  • Free race photos
  • Nice showers, changing rooms, toilets
  • BMX taster sessions too! (bikes and helmets provided)

Venue

Charlton Sports and Leisure Centre, Andover SP10 3LF

New to cyclocross?

Here’s an excerpt from The Cyclocross Bible to let you know what to expect:

Program

Race timeCategorySign-on open
9:30Under 8 & 108:30-9:15
9:50Under 128:30-9:35
10:35Under 169:00-10:20
10:36Under 149:00-10:20
10:37Novice9:00-10:20
11:20Veteran 40-49 Men & Junior Men9:30-11:05
12:20Senior, Veteran & Junior Women10:30-12:05
13:45Veteran 50+ Men12:00-13:30
14:45Senior Men13:00-14:30

Parcours

A classic cyclocross blend of road, flat grass, steep banks, tracks, plus a bit of BMX track! The course has been designed to be appropriate for all abilities while still offering a challenge for everyone.

Parking

There is ample parking on asphalt/hardstanding. Cars only in the upper car park.