14 Nov Kinesis London/SE League Round 9 – Cyclopark Preview
Round nine of the Kinesis UK London and South East Cyclo Cross League to be held at Cyclopark, Gravesend on 19 November 2017 promoted by CC Cyclopark.
We have raced at the purpose built Cyclopark at Gravesend for many years now and in the 2016/17 season rather than hold a round of the London and South East Cyclo Cross League, the venue hosted the Eastern and South East Regional Cyclo Cross Championships on behalf of the LCCA, and which was a great success – GO SEE
This season Cyclopark will be hosting a round of the National Trophy Series on 26 November (GO SEE) on a revised, but in general the same course as that used for the Regional Championship. For round nine of the London/SE League we will be racing almost the entire Trophy course!
Cyclopark has full facilities and a café, plus a bike wash. The course will feature ‘Huw’s Hill’, a sandpit, off camber sections and many twists and turns on grass, tarmac and trails (no, not the MTB ones which are too narrow). Check out the videos (GO SEE) from last time for a greater sense of what to expect. We have had some very wet races here but at each the water drained nicely and the courses have been OK to ride with just one or two spots of gentle mire.
The atmosphere at the Regional Cross Champs and previous races at Cyclopark has been great. This season have seen a good number of spectators enjoying the action and yes, heckling but good heartedly.
A little while ago I did a wee feature on Cyclopark – GO SEE
Note: Please when you have signed-on do go to the computer further along where your entry needs to be inputted (no need to take number/tag from bike to do this)
Note Note: Car parking the charge will be £3.00 per car which will be taken at the gate. The barrier will not be used for the duration of the event.
SE & Eastern Regional Champs – https://cyclesport.london/eastern-and-south-east-regional-cyclo-cross-championships-2016/
Results here – http://www.londonxleague.co.uk/2016/08/south-east-east-championship-20162017-sun-4th-dec/
2016/17 Season summary – https://cyclesport.london/2016/10/20/london-201617-cyclo-cross-pics-and-video/
Facebook page for news and comment – https://www.facebook.com/groups/414695848657419/
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.
Entry closes at 6pm on the Friday before the event and reopens for all future events on Monday,
Address: Cyclopark The Tollgate Watling Street Istead Rise Gravesend Kent DA11 7NP
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
MTB’s are allowed but not fixed wheel bikes.
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. But bear in mind that only those with a relevant National Ranking might be allowed on the day.
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.
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.
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