Events

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 – richardwickenden@britishcycling.org.uk

Register for the Shimano – Lazer Helmets WMCCL

DateRound NumberPromoting ClubVenueVenue MapOrganiser
5th September 2021Round 1Stratford Cycling ClubHenley in ArdenJohn Johnson
12th September 2021Round 2Redditch R&P Cycling ClubRedditch
19th September 2021Round 3Henley in ArdenNick Selibas
26th September 2021Round 4Mid Shropshire WheelersShrewsbury Sports VillageMap
3rd October 2021Round 5Solihull Cycling ClubHeart of England Conference CentreMap
10th October 2021Event Number TBA
17th October 2021Event Number TBAWorcester St Johns Cycling ClubUniversity of Worcester Lakeside Campus
24th October 2021Event Number TBANewport Cycling ClubNewport Rugby Club
31st October 2021Event Number TBA
7th November 2021Event Number TBASevern Valley Cyclo Cross
14th November 2021Event Number TBA
21st November 2021Event Number TBA
28th November 2021Event Number TBARegional Championship
5th December 2021Event Number TBABridgnorth Cycling Club
12th December 2021Event Number TBA
19th December 2021Event Number TBA
26th December 2021Event Number TBA
2nd January 2022Event Number TBA
9th January 2022Event Number TBA
16th January 2022Event Number TBA

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 2021 – 2022 Cyclo Cross Season

Under 6born in 2016 or later
Under 8born in 2015 or 2014
Under 10born in 2013 or 2012
Under 12born in 2011 or 2010
Under 14born in 2009 or 2008
Under 16born in 2007 or 2006
Juniorborn in 2005 or 2004
Under 23born 2000 to 2003
Seniorborn 2003 or earlier
Veteranborn 1981 or earlier
Veteran 40+born 1981 to 1977Veteran
Veteran 45+born 1976 to 1972Senior Veteran
Veteran 50+born 1971 to 1967Grand Veteran
Veteran 55+born 1966 to 1962Master Veteran
Veteran 60+born 1961 to 1957Grand Master Veteran
Veteran 65+born 1956 to 1952Super Veteran
Veteran 70+born 1951 – 1947Super 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.

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