Kinesis London/SE League Round 5 – Herne Hill Preview

Round five of the Kinesis UK London and South East Cyclo Cross League to be held at Herne Hill Velodrome, London on 8 October 2017 promoted by Herne Hill Youth CC.

Preview

We return after a few weeks to the second oldest velodrome in the world and the 1948 Olympic Velodrome, and there is not much more I can add to my preview of that event.

What we did learn from round two is that friendly heckling and a great social atmosphere was much in evidence, and our hosts Herne Hill Youth (who meet every Saturday morning) will be doing their utmost to make it a great event.

The new club house with full facilities is brilliant!

Riders do remember that racing at this venue is not about having the fastest legs alone, it’s also about being patient, knowing when to overtake and communicating your intentions so the person in front of you is not panicked and gives you room when it’s good to do so.

2017/18
Preview – http://www.londonxleague.co.uk/2017/09/kinesis-londonse-league-round-2-201718-herne-hill-preview/
Video/Pictures – https://cyclesport.london/kinesis-uk-london-and-se-cyclo-cross-league-rd-2-201718/
Results – http://www.londonxleague.co.uk/2017/09/kinesis-londonse-league-round-2-herne-hill-results/

2016/17 Action
Video and picture links here – https://cyclesport.london/londonse-cross-5-herne-hill-london-201617/
Results here – http://www.londonxleague.co.uk/2016/08/round-5-sun-23rd-oct/
2016/17 Season summary – https://cyclesport.london/2016/10/20/london-201617-cyclo-cross-pics-and-video/

Facebook
Facebook page for news and comment – https://www.facebook.com/groups/414695848657419/

Pre-entry at – https://www.riderhq.com/events/74746/london–se-cyclocross-league—round-5

Event info in the Calendar – http://www.londonxleague.co.uk/event-directory/

There is entry on the day but it is more expensive and you will not be automatically gridded.

Address: Herne Hill Velodrome 104 Burbage Road Herne Hill London SE24 9HE.

Parking
The car parking is limited so please park with consideration of local people in Burbage Road

Race Times

10:00 UNDER 10 BOYS/GIRLS
10:20 UNDER 12 BOYS/GIRLS
10:50 YOUTH A/B BOYS/GIRLS
11:50 VET40 MEN/JUNIOR MEN
13:05 ALL WOMEN AND VETERAN MEN 50+
14:15 SENIOR MEN

Useful Information

MTB
MTB’s are allowed but not fixed wheel bikes.

Grids
The race start order is done for sporting and safety reasons – More information here

Only pre-entered riders will be gridded subject to the commissaire’s discretion.

If you believe that you should be brought forward then you must talk to the commissaire’s BEFORE they begin gridding.

Pits
We would really appreciate it if all competitors and supporters show greater care to ensure that equipment is placed in a manner that allows free movement through the pit area/s. In addition when holding a bike for a rider please make sure that you do not impede another.

We rely upon you to self-police the pits rather than place the burden on already very busy commissaire’s.

Practice Laps
No rider may undertake a practice lap whilst a race is underway unless they have the permission of the Commissaire’s and that will only be given if the last few riders are close to crossing the finishing line. NEVER overtake a rider who is still racing on a practice lap!

Rules and How do I join?
League rules and registration information at – http://www.londonxleague.co.uk/info/ and https://www.riderhq.com/groups/lcca-registrations/0/join?

Enter at RiderHQ

To enter an LCCA event and pay on line, use the following link – https://www.riderhq.com/calendar

Find the LCCA event that you want to enter in the Calendar and click the link.

If you are entering an LCCA event for the first time you will be asked to register with LCCA.

After you have registered, you will be taken to the Event Details Page.  Clicks enter to go to the race page.

Make sure that you enter the correct event according to your Year of Birth.

Age Cats
For the 2017-2018 season the following age categories will apply in BC cyclo-cross events (effective from 1st September 2017):

Under 10 born in 2008 or later
Under 12 born in 2006 or later
Youth born 2002 to 2005
Youth – Under 16 born 2002 or 2003
Youth – Under 14 born 2004 or 2005
Junior born 2000 or 2001
Senior born 1999 or earlier
Veteran born 1977 or earlier
Veteran 40-49 born 1968 to 1977
Veteran 50+ born 1967 or earlier

 



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