Venues in the 2020/21 Season
As with everything at the moment, we’ve had to simplify things to ensure everything is as safe as possible – therefore we shall be running fewer races in 2020/21 and those events will be held at established venues where we feel we can operate in these tricky times. Here’s a preview of this seasons venues;
Host of the 2018/19 National Champs and many times our favourite round of National Trophy Series (along with Ardingly), Cyclopark in Kent is a banger of a venue.
This year we shall use the venue three times due to the simple infrastructure and with races in November, December and January it’ll be interesting to see how the course changes through the season. The course is a mixture of hard-pack gravel, soft grassy mud and off-camber banks with a few extras like sandpits often thrown in.
Having hosted plenty of National events the team at Ardingly always put on great events There’s plenty of spaces to choose from but you can always bet on nice grassy drags, off-camber sections, tricky National level problems and fast close racing. With acres of space Ardingly makes the perfect venue for a tricky season and we hope to make use of it either side of this year’s National Championships.
Herne Hill has cyclocross running through its veins, despite the obvious track credentials. Built in 1891, the venue hosted the track events in the 1948 Olympics, and has since been redeveloped in the early 00’s to include sports like cyclocross. The singletracks, bombholes and banks that loop in and out of the velodrome form the perfect battle ground.
The Velodrome is in a concealed entrance in Burbage Road. 104 Burbage Road Herne Hill London SE24 9HE. Parking is limited in the venue but street parking is plentiful.
It’s sure to be a brilliant race on the undulating course at Redbridge/Hog Hill – The course features tricky mountain bike style switchbacks and fast down hills, usually some boggy sections and some flat out grassy sprints. It’s a great test for any rider and you’ll need to pack your climbing legs to be sure of a good result. Easy to access, use IG6 3HP for the carpark and please squeeze up considerately to allow the maximum amount of cars to park.