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 2019WMCCL Round 1Mid Shropshire WheelersShrewsbury Sports Village, Sundorne Road, Shrewsbury, Shropshire.
MAPStephen Handley
15th SeptemberWMCCL Round 2Redditch R&P CCAbbey Sports and Fitness Stadium, Birmingham Road, Redditch, Worcester.
B97 6EJ
MAPJohn Potts
15th September3 Peaks Cyclo CrossHorton in Ribblesdale, N.YorksMAP
21st & 22nd SeptemberNational Trophy Round 1 DerbyMAP
29th SeptemberRoad World Championships
6th OctoberWMCCL Round 3Stratford CCJohnsons Coaches, Liveridge Hill, Henley-in-Arden.
B95 5Qs
MAPJohn Johnson
5th & 6th OctoberNational Trophy Round 2 Milnthorpe, Cumbria
13th OctoberWMCCL Round 4 Solihull CCHeart of England Conference and Events Centre, Coventry.
20th OctoberWMCCL Round 5 Newport Shropshire CCNewport Rugby Club, Forton Road, Newport, Shropshire.
TF10 8BU
27th OctoberWMCCL Round 6Worcester St Johns CCUniversity of Worcester Lakeside Campus, Top Barn, Worcester Road, WR6 6NHMAP
26th & 27th OctoberNational Trophy Round 3 Irvine, Scotland
3rd NovemberWMCCL Round 7Stourbridge CC & Redditch R&P CCBlackwell Court, Agmore Road, Bromsgrove. B60 1PXMAP
10th NovemberWMCCL Round 8Malvern Cycle SportLeigh Sinton Farm, Lower Interfields, Near Malvern. WR14 1UU MAP
9th & 10th NovemberNational Trophy Round 4South England Events Centre, Crawley
17th NovemberWMCCL Round 9Halesowen C & ACBaggeridge Country Park, Gospel End, Sedgley.  DY3 4HB MAP Matthew Harris
24th NovemberWMCCL Round 10Royal Leamington Spa CCThe Valley, EveshamMAPJason McNulty

23rd & 24th NovemberNational Trophy Round 5Pembrey Country Park, Camarthenshire
1st December*CANCELLED*Malvern Cycle SportMAP
8th DecemberBritish Cycling West Midlands Regional ChampionshipsWyre Forest CRCHawkbatch Woods , B4194, Nr Buttonoak , Bewdley, DY12 3AFMAP
15th December*CANCELLED*CC GiroMAP
14th 15th DecemberNational Trophy Round 6York Cycle Sport, YorkMAP
22nd December  WMCCL Round 11Wolverhampton WheelersAldersley Stadium, Aldersley Rd, Wolverhampton WV6 9NWMAPAlistair Bacon
26th December66th Boxing Day Cyclo Cross – Non League EventCoventry RCKenilworth Common, Common Lane, Kenilworth, CV8 2ALMAP
11th & 12th  January 2020HSBC UK National Cyclo Cross Championships presented by ShimanoMid Shropshire WheelersShrewsbury Sports Village MAPDave Mellor
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FebruaryWorld 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 TimeCategoryDistanceEntry Fee
10:00Under 6 & Under 810 minutes£4
10:20Under 1010 minutes£4
10:45Under 1215 minutes£4
11:10 – 11:30Course Practice
11:30Youth u14 & u1630 minutes£8
12:15Vet 50+ Men40 minutes£15
13:05 – 13:35Course Practice
13:35Junior Women40 minutes£11
13:35Women40 minutes£15
14:30Junior Men50 minutes£11
14:30Senior Men50 minutes£15
14:30Vet 40+ Men50 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 6born in 2014 or later
Under 8born in 2013 or 2012
Under 10born in 2011 or 2010
Under 12born in 2009 or 2008
Under 14born in 2007 or 2006
Under 16born in 2005 or 2004
Juniorborn in 2003 or 2002
Under 23born 1998 to 2001
Seniorborn 2001 or earlier
Veteranborn 1979 or earlier
Veteran 40+born 1979 to 1975Veteran
Veteran 45+born 1974 to 1970Senior Veteran
Veteran 50+born 1969 to 1965Grand Veteran
Veteran 55+born 1964 to 1960Master Veteran
Veteran 60+born 1959 to 1955Grand Master Veteran
Veteran 65+born 1954 to 1950Super Veteran
Veteran 70+born 1949 – 1945Super 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.