2022 – 2023 Shimano Lazer WMCCL Events Calendar
Step 1 – Register for the 2022 – 2023 Shimano Lazer WMCCL season here
Step 2 – Enter Mid Shropshire Wheelers Shimano Lazer WMCCL Round 1 here
Step 3 – Enter Solihull CC Shimano Lazer WMCCL Round 2 here
|Date||Round Number||Promoting Club||Venue||Venue Map||Organiser|
|4th September 2022||Round 1||Mid Shropshire Wheelers||Shrewsbury Sports Village||Map||Dave Mellor|
|11th September 2022||Round 2||Solihull Cycling Club||Heart of England Conference Centre||Map||Gary Rowing-Parker|
|18th September 2022||Round 3||Severn Valley Cyclo-Cross||Coombys Farm, Highley,|
|25th September 2022||No event||Royal Leamington Spa CC/Redditch Road & Path||Abbey Stadium, Redditch||Map||Jason McNulty|
|2nd October 2022||Round 4||Stratford CC||Hillcrest Farm, Ullenhall||Map||John Johnson|
|9th October 2022||Round 5||Stratford CC||Hillcrest Farm, Ullenhall||Map||John Johnson|
|16th October 2022||Round 6||Worcester St Johns Cycling Club||University of Worcester Lakeside Campus||Map||Clinton Haywood|
|23rd October 2022||Round 7||Wolverhampton Wheelers||Aldersley Stadium, Aldersley Rd, Wolverhampton WV6 9NW||Map||Phil Metcalfe|
|30th October 2022||No event|
|6th November 2022||Round 8||Pulse Events||University of Worcester, Lakeside Campus, Worcester Road, Holt WR6 6NH||Map||Andrew Davies|
|13th November 2022||Round 9|
|21st November 2022||No Event|
|27th November 2022||Round 10||Regional Championship||Newport Rugby Club, The Old Showground, Forton Road, Newport TF10 8BU||Map||Hugh Jackson|
|4th December 2022||Round 11||Beacon RCC/WMCCL||Walsall Arboretum, Broadway N, Walsall WS1 2QB||Map||Pete Varian|
|11th December 2022||No Event|
|18th December 2022||No Event|
|26th December 2022||Non Counting Event||Boxing Day Cross|
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 were OK a few years ago are 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 close of online entry.
Non league registered riders are still welcome to enter via the online entry system or on the day, subject to available space but will not be eligible for league points or prizes.
Entry, Sign On and Prize Guidelines
The 2022 – 2023 WMCCL supported by Shimano and Lazer will continue to have online entry. Entry on-the-day will be re-introduced as a fall back for those who miss the online deadlines but a premium of £5 will be levied on all categories for on-the-day entries. On-the-day entrants will also be gridded at the back of the grid of their respective category.
Online entry will close on the Tuesday before race day.
At a riders first race day they will collect their timing transponder and their race number which they will keep for the season.
Numbers and timing transponders must be returned at the riders final race of the season.
Any rider taking part in a race without first having entered via the online entry system or by on-the day entry will be suspended from the WMCCL and reported to British Cycling for further sanction.
There are no on the day prizes for categories above under 12. Each race organiser will contribute to an overall Shimano Lazer WMCCL prize fund for registered riders only. Non registered riders are not eligible for overall league prizes. There are 10 events in the WMCCL and so your best 8 events will count for your overall league position.
Under 12 categories will have on the day podium medals for boys and girls at under 6, under 8, under 10 and under 12 whether they are registered with the league or not. Only WMCCL registered under 12 categories will be eligible for overall league awards.
|10:00||Under 6 & Under 8||10 minutes|
|10:20||Under 10||10 minutes|
|10:45||Under 12||15 minutes|
|11:10 – 11:30||Course Practice|
|11:30||Youth u14 & u16||30 minutes|
|12:15||Vet 50+ Men||40 minutes|
|13:05 – 13:35||Course Practice|
|13:35||Junior Women||40 minutes|
|14:30||Junior Men||50 minutes|
|14:30||Senior Men||50 minutes|
|14:30||Vet 40+ Men||50 minutes|
Age Categories for the 2022 – 2023 Cyclo Cross Season
|Under 6||born in 2017 or later|
|Under 8||born in 2016 or 2015|
|Under 10||born in 2014 or 2013|
|Under 12||born in 2012 or 2011|
|Under 14||born in 2010 or 2009|
|Under 16||born in 2008 or 2007|
|Junior||born in 2006 or 2005|
|Under 23||born 2001 to 2004|
|Senior||born 2000 or earlier|
|Veteran||born 1982 or earlier|
|Veteran 40+||born 1982 to 1978||Veteran|
|Veteran 45+||born 1977 to 1973||Senior Veteran|
|Veteran 50+||born 1972 to 1968||Grand Veteran|
|Veteran 55+||born 1967 to 1963||Master Veteran|
|Veteran 60+||born 1962 to 1958||Grand Master Veteran|
|Veteran 65+||born 1957 to 1953||Super Veteran|
|Veteran 70+||born 1952 – 1948||Super Plus Veteran|
|Veteran 75+||born 1947 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 Shimano 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 pleased to continue to support 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 and so there are not two awards for under 12 categories.