Race Preview / Notes for Saturday 3rd event – Shipley Park

Unbelievably we’re already at Round 4, which this coming weekend will be organised by the folks at Heanor Clarion, and held at Shipley Park.

The course is roughly similar to last season’s with the exception of the addition of some hurdles. Yes, time to put all that summer hurdle practice into action for the first time this season! Remember though, bunny hopping has to be successful to be considered cool.

For anyone who’s not ridden at Shipley Park before, you can expect a fast, sweeping course, which makes good use of the altitude available, complete with punchy little climbs and tricky slalom downhills.

The weather forecast is looking unseasonably warm still, which will obviously disappoint the more mud-hungry riders out there, but your time will come….

See you at Shipley!

Pre-Entry is available until roughly midnight on Tues 29th


The closest postcode to the venue is DE75 7JH – please note that the entrance off Shipley Lane will be used, with signs in place – MAP.


On site


Please bring your race licence, even if you pre-entered. If you cannot show your licence at signing on be prepared to buy a day licence.


Each rider will be issued with disposable back and arm numbers.

Back numbers should be positioned on the lower back with FOUR safety pins, one at each corner. Arm numbers should be positioned on the upper left shoulder, with FOUR safety pins, one at each corner.


It’s worth bringing your own pins as organisers’ supplies often aren’t infinite…

Although we have chip timing, this is not a 100% foolproof technology, especially when it’s wet and muddy. The judging lap team really need to be able to see your numbers as a back up to the electronic timing. If you want to guarantee you’re recorded as delivering the stunning ride you’ve put in, pin properly please!

Please dispose of your number carefully – carelessly discarded numbers may result in disqualification.

Entry costs

Age category

Entry fee

Under 9


Under 12






Junior Men & Junior Women
U23s, Men & Women


Note – If you are over 16 and do not have British Cycling membership (proof in the form of a licence will be required) you will need to pay £3 for day insurance.

Race times

Age category



Under 9


7 minutes

Under 12


15 minutes



25 minutes



50 minutes

Junior Men & Junior Women
U23s, Men & Women


50 minutes

Chip timing

Please remember to wear and return your chip!

Race in category

If you wish to accumulate League points through the 2015-16 season you need to do a couple of things:

  • Join the League, or be a member of a League affiliated club – details;
  • Ride in your correct Age category – Categories.
    • Reminder – Handlebar ends

      The League does not permit bikes with bar ends in its races. It’s not a fashion thing, just safety.

      Equipment pits

      The equipment pits will once again be divided into “manned” and “unmanned” areas – please use appropriately.

      Reminder – the pits are a potentially dangerous work area and must be treated as such.

      There is lots more information in the Riders – Useful information section.

      … and finally, have a good safe race!