LCCA

This is the website of the London Cyclo Cross Association (LCCA) which covers the south east area of England. Races and events are held in London, Surrey, Sussex and Kent.

 

The LCCA is responsible for all cyclo cross events held under the auspices of British Cycling and these events include the London Summer Cross, East Kent CX League and of course the London and South East League. Additionally there are stand-alone events such as the New Year Madison Cross. Each event has to be held in accordance with Briish Cycling Cyclo Cross rules and regulations and the LCCA is responsible to provide officials to oversee each event.

 

Links to all events, including entry details can be found in the calendar and on the homepage.

 

Kinesis London South East Cyclo Cross League

The Kinesis London Cyclo-Cross League is run by the London Cyclo-Cross Association (LC-CA) and covers an area that includes London and the South East down to the coast.

 

We thank our new sponsor – Kinesis

 

The season long event is based on:

 

Seniors/Women/Veterans/Vet 50+
Junior/Youth/Under 12/Under 10

 

Your best 8 rounds to count. 50% rounded up to the whole number above, so that there cannot be two winners who have never met. If we lose a round for any reason  it will be down to best 7

 

How do I join?

All riders are required to register as a member of LCCA in order to enter London & SE League events. For 2017-18 this now includes U10 and U12 riders.

 

Membership enables riders to pre-enter via RiderHQ.com to save queuing time at sign-on. It costs £10 (£5 for U10, U12 and Youth riders) and covers the cost of your race number and timing chip, which you need to keep for the whole season. If you lose these, you will need to re-register.

 

The membership fee pays for providing the electronic timing system, and pays for upgrades to this system.

 

Riders who are members of promoting clubs will receive a £3 refund.

 

There is no requirement for riders or clubs to affiliate separately as in previous years.

 

After 1st Dec the membership fee falls to £5 (£3 for U16s) with a £1.50 refund for promoting clubs.

 

New for 2017-18 we will use seat post-mounted tags rather than helmet tags to improve reliability. Riders with two (or more) bikes will need to purchase additional tags at £2 each. These will be available at sign-on.

 

Riders are strongly advised to enter in advance via RiderHQ.com, which will help you by minimising queuing time at event sign on, and also helps the chip timing team to generate event results more quickly.  We will still accept entry on-the-day at each venue, for an additional charge.

 

Please note that race entry for all cross events are subject to a £3 levy if you are not a member of British Cycling.

 

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.  Click 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):

 

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

 

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
Under 23 born 1996 to 1999
Veteran born 1977 or earlier
Veteran 40-49 born 1968 to 1977
Vet 40 born 1973 to 1977
Vet 45 born 1968 to 1972
Veteran 50+ born 1967 or earlier
Vet 50 born 1963 to 1967
Vet 55 born 1958 to 1962
Vet 60 born 1953 to 1957
Vet 65 born 1948 to 1952
Vet 70+ born 1947 or earlier

 

Categories in italics are only recognised in certain events.

 

Online entries for each event and registration for the series will close at 18.00 on the Friday afternoon before the event. This enables gridding to be calculated.

 

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.

 

Riders who have entered on-line will have a pre-printed sign-on sheet waiting for them. If they are newly registered, they can collect the number and tag allocated from sign-on. They then need to sign next to their name. That’s all there is to it, have a good race!

 

What if my club is based outside the London/SE area?

It doesn’t matter, any rider can join in.

 

How do I find out how I’m doing overall?

The results will be printed at this web site during the season along with the results of London ‘cross events.

 

Are mountain bikes allowed?

Yes, MTB bikes are allowed but not in National or International events.

 

What are the points?

 

Seniors and Veteran men 40/50+
1. 100 points
2. 94
3. 90
4. 86
5. 83
6. 80
7. 78
8. 76
9. 74
10. 72
11. 70
12. 69

 

… and further reducing by 1 point per place down through the race field.

 

All other categories (women etc.)

 

  1. 50
    2. 44
    3. 40
    4. 36
    5. 33
    6. 30
    7. 28
    8. 26
    9. 24
    10. 22
    11. 20
    12. 19

 

…and reducing by 1 point per place down through the race field.

 

Marshal points – riders (inc. commisaires) who miss a round to help promote an event will be given an average score for that event based on 3 events scored. (max of 3)

 

What is the point?

The top three win trophies, get their names in the cycling press and of course printed at this web site. Oh, and it’s fun.

 

How do I find out how I’m doing overall?

The results will be posted to this web site during the season along with the results of London ‘cross events.

 

Equal prize money

We offer equal prize money for women in all categories.  1, 2 3 value of prize money with one prize for every 5 riders.  The number of prizes depends on the size of the field.

 

This includes U10g, U12g, U14g and U16g.

 

What’s Cyclo-cross?

One hour (30 minutes for youth and 15 and 10 minutes for under 12 and 10’s) of all out effort held over a course with variety of terrain to test your lungs and bike handling skills.

 

What many people comment upon is the good natured atmosphere that cyclo cross events are held in.

 

There is both online and entry on the day, if you are not a member of British Cycling you will pay a levy to compete with us (see above).

 

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