Events

2019 – 2020 Calendar

If you and your club would like to promote a round of the West Midlands Cyclo Cross League on one of the free dates, please contact British Cycling Regional Events Officer, Joe Wilks on 07940 – 302073

8th September 2019 WMCCL Round 1 Mid Shropshire Wheelers Shrewsbury Sports Village, Sundorne Road, Shrewsbury, Shropshire.
SY1 4RQ
MAP Stephen Handley stehandley1975@gmail.com
15th September WMCCL Round 2 Redditch R&P CC Abbey Sports and Fitness Stadium, Birmingham Road, Redditch, Worcester.
B97 6EJ
MAP John Potts john.potts@blueyonder.co.uk
07779480722
15th September 3 Peaks Cyclo Cross Horton in Ribblesdale, N.Yorks MAP
21st & 22nd September National Trophy Round 1  Derby MAP
29th September Road World Championships
6th October WMCCL Round 3 Stratford CC Johnsons Coaches, Liveridge Hill, Henley-in-Arden.
B95 5Qs
MAP John Johnson john.johnson@johnsonscoaches.co.uk
01564792073
5th & 6th October National Trophy Round 2  Milnthorpe, Cumbria
13th October WMCCL Round 4  Solihull CC Heart of England Conference and Events Centre, Coventry.
CV7 8DX
MAP
20th October WMCCL Round 5  Newport Shropshire CC Newport Rugby Club, Forton Road, Newport, Shropshire.
TF10 8BU
MAP  
27th October WMCCL Round 6 Worcester St Johns CC University of Worcester Lakeside Campus, Top Barn, Worcester Road, WR6 6NH MAP
26th & 27th October National Trophy Round 3  Irvine, Scotland
3rd November WMCCL Round 7 Stourbridge CC & Redditch R&P CC Blackwell Court, Agmore Road, Bromsgrove. B60 1PX MAP
10th November WMCCL Round 8 Malvern Cycle Sport Leigh Sinton Farm, Lower Interfields, Near Malvern. WR14 1UU  MAP
9th & 10th November National Trophy Round 4 South England Events Centre, Crawley
17th November WMCCL Round 9 Halesowen C & AC Baggeridge Country Park, Gospel End, Sedgley.  DY3 4HB  MAP  Matthew Harris
24th November WMCCL Round 10 The Valley, Evesham MAP
23rd & 24th November National Trophy Round 5 Pembrey Country Park, Camarthenshire
1st December WMCCL Round 11 Malvern Cycle Sport Cob House, Worcester MAP
8th December British Cycling Regional Championships Wyre Forest CRC Venue TBC MAP
15th December WMCCL Round 12 CC Giro Pype Hayes Park, Birmingham MAP
14th 15th December National Trophy Round 6 York Cycle Sport, York MAP
22nd December   WMCCL Round 13 Wolverhampton Wheelers Aldersley Stadium MAP
26th December 66th Boxing Day Cyclo Cross – Non League Event Coventry RC Kenilworth Common, Common Lane, Kenilworth, CV8 2AL MAP
11th & 12th  January 2020 National Championships  Mid Shropshire Wheelers Shrewsbury Sports Village  MAP Dave Mellor
07802 878349
davemellor@me.com
February World Championships

Cyclo Cross in the West Midlands is booming due to great clubs and organisers that volunteer to run races for us. The challenge is that courses and infrastructure that was OK a few years ago is now being stretched.  We appreciate that this is a family sport and the attraction of the League for some is that the whole family can participate on the same day at the same venue. We have been getting races in excess of 180 riders and some courses cannot handle that amount of riders safely and so we limit the number of riders who can register for the League.  Race Organisers, WMCCL Committee and Commissaires will decide on race number limits of each race venue before and on the day if conditions dictate. Registered League riders will get priority on race days up to the circuit limit on a first come first served basis.

Non league registered riders are still welcome to sign on the day, subject to available space but will not be eligible for league points.

Sign On Guidelines

WMCC League registered riders get priority entry until 30 minutes before each individual race start when sign on will close.

Sign on crews will sign on and issue to WMCCL registered riders (numbers and) timing chips until the circuit limit is reached or until 30 minutes before race start.

Non registered riders will sign on but not be issued with a number or timing chip if they are in the V50, Women’s, Senior or V40 categories.

At the 30 minute to go cut off, if the circuit limit has not been reached, the sign on crew will issue numbers and chips, in sign on order, to any non-registered riders up to the circuit limit.

If a non-registered rider is unsuccessful in getting a ride, they will then get a refund of the entry fee.

Timetable and Entry Fees

Start Time Category Distance Entry Fee
10:00 Under 6 & Under 8 10 minutes £4
10:20 Under 10 10 minutes £4
10:45 Under 12 15 minutes £4
11:10 – 11:30 Course Practice
11:30 Youth u14 & u16 30 minutes £8
12:15 Vet 50+ Men 40 minutes £15
13:05 – 13:35 Course Practice
13:35 Junior Women 40 minutes £11
13:35 Women 40 minutes £15
14:30 Junior Men 50 minutes £11
14:30 Senior Men 50 minutes £15
14:30 Vet 40+ Men 50 minutes £15

Additional Fees

  • Non registered riders above Youth categories pay an additional £3 on the above fees.
  • Riders without a British Cycling Membership must buy a British Cycling Day Membership for insurance purposes.

Age Categories for the 2019 – 2020 Cyclo Cross Season

Under 6 born in 2014 or later
Under 8 born in 2013 or 2012
Under 10 born in 2011 or 2010
Under 12 born in 2009 or 2008
Under 14 born in 2007 or 2006
Under 16 born in 2005 or 2004
Junior born in 2003 or 2002
Under 23 born 1998 to 2001
Senior born 2001 or earlier
Veteran born 1979 or earlier
Veteran 40+ born 1979 to 1975 Veteran
Veteran 45+ born 1974 to 1970 Senior Veteran
Veteran 50+ born 1969 to 1965 Grand Veteran
Veteran 55+ born 1964 to 1960 Master Veteran
Veteran 60+ born 1959 to 1955 Grand Master Veteran
Veteran 65+ born 1954 to 1950 Super Veteran
Veteran 70+ born 1949 – 1945 Super Plus Veteran
Veteran 75+ born 1944 or earlier

Races for Women are open to Junior, Under 23, Senior and Veteran Women

Code of conduct for spectators and families

We all have a responsibility to promote high standards of behaviour and ensure the Ridley Lazer WMCCL is an enjoyable, safe and positive environment.

Events in the League are voluntarily organised to develop riders’ technical, physical, tactical and social skills. Winning isn’t everything!

Please play your part and observe our Code of Conduct at all times by agreeing to:

  • Encourage and applaud effort as well as success
  • Respect the organisers’ commissaires’ and committee’s decisions
  • Stay off the course during each race
  • Avoid criticism of a rider for any mistakes or errors
  • Never engage in, or tolerate, offensive, insulting or abusive behaviour or language

One Bike ‘Cross

Islabikes and the West Midlands Cyclo Cross League (WMCCL) are excited to announce the introduction of One Bike ‘Cross. A subcategory within the league for those riding just one bike during races. It goes without saying that all under 12 races are, according to the rules of British Cycling, in the One Bike category.

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