2023 – 2024 Shimano Lazer WMCCL Events Calendar

All WMCCL events must be entered via RiderHQ. A list of all those currently open for entry can be found HERE.


DateRound NumberPromoting ClubVenueOrganiser
3rd September 2023Round 1Warwick LR/RedditchAbbey Stadium, RedditchRobin Baker
10th September 2023Round 2Mid-Shropshire WheelersSundorne Sports Village, ShrewsburyDave Mellor
17th September 2023Round 3Stratford CCUllenhallSteve Groves
24th September 2023Round 4Solihull CCHeart of England Centre, FillongleyGary Rowing-Parker
1st October 2023Round 5Dynamic Rides CCHeart of England Centre, FillongleySteve Broatch
15th October 2023Round 6Worcester St JohnLakeside Campus, HoltClinton Haywood
22nd October 2023Round 7Halesowen A&CCBaggeridge Country ParkMatthew Harris
5th November 2023Round 8Malvern Cycle SportCob House, WichenfordRob Burns
12th November 2023Round 9Newport ShropshireNational Sports Centre, LilleshallSimon Jackson
19th November 2023Round 10Pulse EventsLakeside Campus, HoltMark Leyland
26th November 2023Round 11Beacon RCWalsall ArboretumPete Varian
3rd December 2023Round 12 (Regional Championships)Wolverhampton WheelersAldersley Stadium, WolverhamptonPhil Metcalfe

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 2023 – 2024 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 will be levied on all categories for on-the-day entries. The on the day surcharge will be:

  • £2 for categories u12 & younger
  • £5 for all other categories

On-the-day entrants and non-league members will also be gridded at the back of the grid of their respective category.

Online entry will close on the Tuesday before race day – except the Regional Championships, which will close on the Sunday before the event. The Regional Championships must also be entered in advance.

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 (number to be confirmed) events in the 2023/2024 WMCCL and 80% of the total number of 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.


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 2023 – 2024 Cyclo Cross Season

Under 6born in 2018 or later
Under 8born in 2017 or 2016
Under 10born in 2015 or 2014
Under 12born in 2013 or 2012
Under 14born in 2011 or 2010
Under 16born in 2009 or 2008
Juniorborn in 2007 or 2006
Under 23born 2002 to 2005
Seniorborn 2001 or earlier
Veteranborn 1983 or earlier
Veteran 40+born 1983 to 1979Veteran
Veteran 45+born 1978 to 1974Senior Veteran
Veteran 50+born 1973 to 1969Grand Veteran
Veteran 55+born 1968 to 1964Master Veteran
Veteran 60+born 1963 to 1959Grand Master Veteran
Veteran 65+born 1958 to 1954Super Veteran
Veteran 70+born 1953 – 1949Super Plus Veteran
Veteran 75+born 1948 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.