LCCA Team Champs

LCCA Team Cyclo Cross Champs 2022

The traditional end to the Cyclo Cross Season in the South East, the Crawley Wheelers once again host the popular LCCA Team Champs at the South of England Showground at Ardingly in Sussex. The fantastic course is based around the huge undercover sandy area of the Abergavenny building and visits to two outside sand schools. There is also a large tarmac section where drafting will be an advantage. Laps are quite short so a great event to spectate.

We will also be presenting the overall London and South East Cyclo Cross league champions. We usually have a large room and present all the race day prizes and overall league prizes in a presentation after the last race, however due to covid we felt that it would not be ideal having 300 plus people gathered indoors for an hour or two. So will be hosting them in the large barn that is covered but basically outside and will split the presentations in two with 1) Youth U14,U16 and Under 12/10/8 at 11.45 and 2) Junior, Senior and Vet 40/50/60+ at 15.45. These will be combined with the on the day Team champs presentations too.

For the Overall prizes we have a Podium, trophies for top 3 and prizes down to 5th place overall.

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How to enter? Important!

Please read rules on eligibility of teams below for each race. Each rider is to enter as an individual on the BC website and input their team name in the available section.

If you are entering as a club and there are multiple teams from that club please call A, B, C as appropriate.

If entering as a composite team we encourage creativity of team name.

We suggest that you enter as a team as closely together as possible as entries will only be accepted once all 4 entries are received.

If you are entering as a team of 3 only then we suggest you send an email to admin@londonxleagueresults.co.uk to advise so we can accept the 3 team entries.

Please note that if you do not have a team to race in, we advise that you still enter as we can assist with making up composite teams and everyone will get to race even if on their own.  Please Note – this option is not available for the Open Team champs. You must be in a team of 1st claim club members.

If you have raced in the London and South East League this season we will be using your bike mounted number/timing chip and the back jersey mounted number. If this is your first race then simply go to sign on to collect your number pack. The Team captain must visit Sign on to collect team stickers 1 to 4 to mount on your helmet. It is your team’s choice on who starts in which numbered start bay. Commisaires will be checking at gridding.

Race schedule and format

Teams will be made up of 4 riders numbered 1 to 4. Each rider will line up in corresponding start bays. Each bay will have a different start time. 

 

      Start time of rider….
Race Start Length of race 1 2 3 4
Under 12 10am 15 mins 0 30 secs 1 minute 1.5 mins
Youth 10.45am 30 mins 0 30 secs 1.5 mins 3 mins
Presentation (U8/10/12/14/16) 11.45am 30mins
Support Team Champs 12.45am 50 mins 0 1.5 mins 3 mins 4 mins
Open Team champs 14.15pm 50 mins 0 1.5 mins 3 mins 4 mins
Presentation (Jun/Sen/Vet 40/50/60+) 15.45pm 60mins        

Rules

Under 12

  • 4 Riders per team
  • All team members to be First claim members of that team/club
  • Composite teams can be created but will not count towards the Team Champs but there is a trophy and medals for the 1st composite team.
  • Teams can be made up of any category (U8, U10/12 Boys or Girls)
  • Places allocated on first come first served limited to 40 teams – 160 riders
  • 15-minute race
  • Start line set up – Each team to number team riders 1 to 4 and to line up in corresponding start line gridding bay numbered 1 to 4. You will be given helmet stickers at sign on to make this easy to remember. 
  • Rider 1 to 4 start times as indicated on table above.
  • First place 160 points down to 1 point for 160th place.
  • Best 3 riders to count, team with highest score wins.
  • In the event of a tie on points the highest position of 3rd placed rider to decide winner
  • Everyone will get a ride if they cannot make up a team.

 Prizes

  • Under 12 Team Trophy and set of 4 medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Teams
  • Under 12 Composite Team Trophy and a set of 4 medals for 1st Team.

Youth

  • 4 Riders per team
  • All team members to be First claim members of that team/club
  • Composite teams can be created but will not count towards the Team Champs but there is a trophy and medals for the 1st composite team.
  • Teams can be made up of any category (U14/16 Boy or Girl)
  • Places allocated on first come first served and field size will be limited to 40 teams – 160 riders
  • 30-minute race
  • Start line set up – Each team to number team riders 1 to 4 and to line up in corresponding start line gridding bay numbered 1 to 4. You will be given helmet stickers at sign on to make this easy to remember. 
  • Rider 1 to 4 start times as indicated on table above.
  • First place 160 points down to 1 point for 160th place.
  • Best 3 riders to count, team with highest score wins
  • In the event of a tie on points the highest position of 3rd placed rider to decide winner
  • Everyone will get a ride if they cannot make up a team.

Prizes

  • Youth Team Trophy and set of 4 medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Teams
  • Youth Composite Team Trophy and a set of 4 medals for 1st Team.

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Support Team Champs

For riders that cannot make up a full team from first claim members, creating composite teams. Interesting team names are encouraged!

  • 4 Riders per team
  • Team can be made of any category from any club (Men/Women/Jun/Sen/Vet 40/50/60+)
  • Places first come first served and field size will be limited to 160 riders.
  • 50-minute race
  • Start line set up – Each team to number team riders 1 to 4 and to line up in corresponding start line gridding bay numbered 1 to 4. You will be given helmet stickers at sign on to make this easy to remember. 
  • Rider 1 to 4 start times as indicated on table above.
  • First place 160 points down to 1 point for 160th place.
  • Best 3 riders to count, team with highest score wins
  • In the event of a tie on points the highest position of 3rd placed rider to decide winner
  • Everyone will get a ride if they cannot make up a team.

Prizes

  • Prizes for first 3 teams 

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Open Team Champs

  • 4 Riders per team
  • All team members to be First claim members of that team/club
  • Team can be made up of any category (Men/Women/Jun/Sen/Vet 40/50/60+)
  • Places allocated on first come first served and will be limited to 160 riders
  • 50-minute race
  • Start line set up – Each team to number team riders 1 to 4 and to line up in corresponding start line gridding bay numbered 1 to 4. You will be given helmet stickers at sign on to make this easy to remember. 
  • Rider 1 to 4 start times as indicated on table above.
  • First place 160 points down to 1 point for 160th place.
  • Best 3 riders to count, team with highest score wins
  • In the event of a tie on points the highest position of 3rd placed rider to decide winner
  • Teams can enter as 3
  • No individual entries, entry only accepted if in a team of 3 or 4 first claim club members.

Prizes

  • Senior Open Team Trophy and set of 4 medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Teams
  • Veteran team (All riders to be men or women Veterans) Team Trophy and set 4 medals for 1st place
  • Women Team (All riders to be Women of any Category) Team Trophy and set of 4 medals for 1st Place
  • Any team can win the Senior Open Title, Example, a Veteran Team can win the Senior Open Title and the Veterans Team Title

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FAQ

How to enter? British Cycling Website 

When to enter? Entries will open on Sunday 16th January at 18.00 and close on Sunday 6th February at 23.00.

Is there entry on the day? No, there is no entry on the day for any race

Do I use the number I have used at previous London and South East League races? Yes

I have not raced in the London and South East league this season and it will be my first cross race this year? You can enter but will need to collect a number and timing chip at sign on so arrive in plenty of time.  

Where do I get my teams stickers number 1 to 4? Team captain to collect from Sign on and chooses team rider order.

I have a team of 3, can I enter? Teams of 3 can enter any of the races, however to win the Team champs all riders need to be first claim members of their club. However, there are prizes for composite teams in the Under 12 and Youth races and a separate support champs team race. 

I only have 2 riders; can I enter the Senior Open Team champs? No, but you can enter the support team champs’ race and we can help find you another rider.

What if I’m lapped in race? Carry on until you see the chequered flag.

How do I return my number after the race?  Return it to sign on.

We have more than one team to enter, what do I call them? For clubs/Teams, simply call A, B, C etc. For composite teams use your imagination (Within reason of course)

Can we have multiple teams entered in the open team champs’ race? Yes, however, only one per category.

I have a number and bike number that I have used for the year, can I return at this race? Yes please, all numbers and tags from the whole season are requested to be returned as can be reused, please leave at sign on in the Bins provided.

Where can I find results or further info? www.londonxleague.co.uk  or on Facebook – LDN and SE Cyclo-Cross League.