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||Henley in Arden||John Johnson|
|12th September 2021||Round 2||Redditch R&P Cycling Club||Redditch|
|19th September 2021||Round 3||Henley in Arden||Nick Selibas|
|26th September 2021||Round 4||Mid Shropshire Wheelers||Shrewsbury Sports Village||Map|
|3rd October 2021||Round 5||Solihull Cycling Club||Heart of England Conference Centre||Map|
|10th October 2021||Event Number TBA|
|17th October 2021||Event Number TBA||Worcester St Johns Cycling Club||University of Worcester Lakeside Campus|
|24th October 2021||Event Number TBA||Newport Cycling Club||Newport Rugby Club|
|31st October 2021||Event Number TBA|
|7th November 2021||Event Number TBA||Severn Valley Cyclo Cross|
|14th November 2021||Event Number TBA|
|21st November 2021||Event Number TBA|
|28th November 2021||Event Number TBA||Regional Championship|
|5th December 2021||Event Number TBA||Bridgnorth Cycling Club|
|12th December 2021||Event Number TBA|
|19th December 2021||Event Number TBA|
|26th December 2021||Event Number TBA|
|2nd January 2022||Event Number TBA|
|9th January 2022||Event Number TBA|
|16th January 2022||Event 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 Time||Category||Distance||Entry Fee|
|10:00||Under 6 & Under 8||10 minutes||£4|
|10:20||Under 10||10 minutes||£4|
|10:45||Under 12||15 minutes||£4|
|11:10 – 11:30||Course Practice|
|11:30||Youth u14 & u16||30 minutes||£8|
|12:15||Vet 50+ Men||40 minutes||£15|
|13:05 – 13:35||Course Practice|
|13:35||Junior Women||40 minutes||£11|
|14:30||Junior Men||50 minutes||£11|
|14:30||Senior Men||50 minutes||£15|
|14:30||Vet 40+ Men||50 minutes||£15|
- 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 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.