Events

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

 

DateRound NumberPromoting ClubVenueVenue MapOrganiser
4th September 2022Round 1Mid Shropshire WheelersShrewsbury Sports VillageMapDave Mellor
11th September 2022Round 2Solihull Cycling ClubHeart of England Conference CentreMapGary Rowing-Parker
18th September 2022Round 3Severn Valley Cyclo-CrossCoombys Farm, Highley,

Nr Bridgnorth

MapAndrew Davies
25th September 2022No eventRoyal Leamington Spa CC/Redditch Road & PathAbbey Stadium, RedditchMapJason McNulty
2nd October 2022Round 4Stratford CCHillcrest Farm, UllenhallMapJohn Johnson
9th October 2022Round 5Stratford CCHillcrest Farm, UllenhallMapJohn Johnson
16th October 2022Round 6Worcester St Johns Cycling ClubUniversity of Worcester Lakeside CampusMapClinton Haywood
23rd October 2022Round 7Wolverhampton WheelersAldersley Stadium, Aldersley Rd, Wolverhampton WV6 9NWMapPhil Metcalfe
30th October 2022No event
6th November 2022Round 8Pulse EventsUniversity of Worcester, Lakeside Campus, Worcester Road, Holt WR6 6NHMapAndrew Davies
13th November 2022Round 9
21st November 2022No Event
27th November 2022Round 10Regional ChampionshipNewport Rugby Club, The Old Showground, Forton Road, Newport TF10 8BUMapHugh Jackson
4th December 2022Round 11Beacon RCC/WMCCLWalsall Arboretum, Broadway N, Walsall WS1 2QBMapPete Varian
11th December 2022No Event
18th December 2022No Event
26th December 2022Non Counting EventBoxing 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.

Timetable

Start TimeCategoryDistance
10:00Under 6 & Under 810 minutes
10:20Under 1010 minutes
10:45Under 1215 minutes
11:10 – 11:30Course Practice
11:30Youth u14 & u1630 minutes
12:15Vet 50+ Men40 minutes
13:05 – 13:35Course Practice
13:35Junior Women40 minutes
13:35Women40 minutes
14:30Junior Men50 minutes
14:30Senior Men50 minutes
14:30Vet 40+ Men50 minutes

 

Age Categories for the 2022 – 2023 Cyclo Cross Season

Under 6born in 2017 or later
Under 8born in 2016 or 2015
Under 10born in 2014 or 2013
Under 12born in 2012 or 2011
Under 14born in 2010 or 2009
Under 16born in 2008 or 2007
Juniorborn in 2006 or 2005
Under 23born 2001 to 2004
Seniorborn 2000 or earlier
Veteranborn 1982 or earlier
Veteran 40+born 1982 to 1978Veteran
Veteran 45+born 1977 to 1973Senior Veteran
Veteran 50+born 1972 to 1968Grand Veteran
Veteran 55+born 1967 to 1963Master Veteran
Veteran 60+born 1962 to 1958Grand Master Veteran
Veteran 65+born 1957 to 1953Super Veteran
Veteran 70+born 1952 – 1948Super 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.

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