2021 – 2022 Events Calendar
If you and your club would like to promote a round of the West Midlands Cyclo Cross League, please contact British Cycling Regional Events Officer, Richard Wickenden, 07714 136599 – firstname.lastname@example.org
|Date||Round Number||Promoting Club||Venue||Venue Map||Organiser|
|5th September 2021||Round 1||Stratford Cycling Club||Hillcrest, Ullenhall Street, Ullenhall. B95 5PL||Map||Peter Graham|
|12th September 2021||Round 2||Stratford Cycling Club||Hillcrest, Ullenhall Street, Ullenhall. B95 5PL||Map||Peter Graham|
|19th September 2021||Round 3||Redditch R&P Cycling Club||Abbey Stadium, Redditch. B97 6EJ||Map||John Potts|
|26th September 2021||Round 4||Mid Shropshire Wheelers||Shrewsbury Sports Village||Map||Dave Mellor|
|3rd October 2021||Round 5||Solihull Cycling Club||Heart of England Conference Centre||Map||Gary Rowing – Parker|
|10th October 2021||Round 6||Halesowen C & AC||Baggeridge Country Park||Map||Matthew Harris|
|17th October 2021||Round 7||Worcester St Johns Cycling Club||University of Worcester Lakeside Campus||Map||Clinton Haywood|
|24th October 2021||Round 8||Newport Cycling Club||Newport Rugby Club, Newport. TF10 8BU||Map||Hugh Jackson|
|31st October 2021||Round 9||Run and Ride||Hereford Leisure Centre||Map||Matt Williams|
|7th November 2021||Round 10||Severn Valley Cyclo Cross||Highley, Nr Bridgnorth||Andrew Davies|
|14th November 2021||No Event|
|21st November 2021||No Event|
|28th November 2021||Round 11||Regional Championship||Lakeside Campus||Map||Mark Leyland|
|5th December 2021||Round 12||Bridgnorth Cycling Club||Highley, Nr Bridgnorth||Andrew Davies|
|12th December 2021||No Event|
|19th December 2021||No Event|
|26th December 2021||Non Counting Event||Boxing Day Cross|
|2nd January 2022||Round 13||Pulse Events||Lakeside Campus||Map||Mark Leyland|
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 British Cycling online entry system, subject to available space but will not be eligible for league points or prizes.
Entry, Sign On and Prize Guidelines
The 2021 – 2022 WMCCL supported by Shimano and Lazer is online entry in advance only. There is no entry on the day.
WMCC League registered riders get priority entry via the British Cycling online entry system and entries will close 1 week before race day.
Non league registered riders will get an opportunity to enter a week preceding race day closing date, if space allows.
At a riders first race day they will collect their timing transponder and their race number which they will keep for the season.
There will be no other on the day sign on procedure.
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 British Cycling online entry system 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 13 events in the WMCCL and so your best 10 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 2021 – 2022 Cyclo Cross Season
|Under 6||born in 2016 or later|
|Under 8||born in 2015 or 2014|
|Under 10||born in 2013 or 2012|
|Under 12||born in 2011 or 2010|
|Under 14||born in 2009 or 2008|
|Under 16||born in 2007 or 2006|
|Junior||born in 2005 or 2004|
|Under 23||born 2000 to 2003|
|Senior||born 2003 or earlier|
|Veteran||born 1981 or earlier|
|Veteran 40+||born 1981 to 1977||Veteran|
|Veteran 45+||born 1976 to 1972||Senior Veteran|
|Veteran 50+||born 1971 to 1967||Grand Veteran|
|Veteran 55+||born 1966 to 1962||Master Veteran|
|Veteran 60+||born 1961 to 1957||Grand Master Veteran|
|Veteran 65+||born 1956 to 1952||Super Veteran|
|Veteran 70+||born 1951 – 1947||Super Plus Veteran|
|Veteran 75+||born 1946 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 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 and so there are not two awards for under 12 categories.