Kinesis UK LDN and SE Cyclocross Rd.3 Leeds Castle
In sight of Kent’s most beautiful castle [according to the organiser and Edward 1*, so it must be true], the race at Leeds Castle is fast becoming one of the key races on the LDN and SE cyclocross calendar and this year’s edition promises to even better! The castle and village get their name from the Saxon chief Led who called the place home in 857 and has since been home to 3 kings, 2 knights and a queen – none of whom had the foresight of Charles Codrington of host club Dulwich Paragon who is organising a cyclocross race here.
Charles has the following to say; “From the energy sapping uphill drag that is “The Joust”, the fast and flowing “Zip Wire descent” to the gruelling grovel that is “The Wall”, there’s something for everyone (even a maze). Homemade barbequed burgers and hot dogs, beer tent and marching band will all be on hand too this year!”
Check out the course map here CastleCross_18_Layout FINAL_NEW
Don’t forget to send your suggestions in for the Challenge Rider of the Week to firstname.lastname@example.org to win a pair of tyres. And if you take any photos please share them with the hashtag #londonxleague on Instagram or Facebook to be in the running for the cyclephotos.co.uk amateur Photo of the Week which will win Balint’s latest album!
The course is NOT accessible from the main Castle entrance. From Junc 9 of the M20, follow the brown signs to Leeds Castle, drive past the main entrance following the blue arrows, continue along the B2163 for a further 500 yds before taking the 1st left on Burberry Lane. Entrance to the event is 300 yds on the left.
Pre-entries speed everything up, save you money and are open until 6pm on the Friday before each round so please enter here;
U10 – 10:00 / U12 – 10:20 / Youth – 10:50 / V40 – 11:51 / Women (J, S, V40 and V50) – 13:05 / V50 – 13:07 / Senior – 14:15
* For anyone under the age of twenty, Edward 1 is a former king of England rather than an Instagram handle. Edward1 is on Instagram but has uploaded no photos, presumably due to the lack of network coverage in the 16th century.