Race Preview / Notes for Saturday 2nd event – Chetwynd Barracks

So it’s 2016 then!

Tomorrow sees the SRAM NDCXL head to Chetwynd Barracks in Chilwell, courtesy of organising team Fossa Racing. This is a ‘once a year’, exclusive-access venue – one that is sure to test riders’ post ChristmasNew Year fitness. The course will wind it’s way up and down a rather tasty hill, and while you can expect mud, the slope does provide for some drainage.

With news coming in of some other races being cancelled, we can look forward to a few visiting riders, so competition is likely to be tough.

See you all tomorrow….


Chetwynd Barracks, Swiney Way, Chilwell, Nottingham, NG9 5HA

Please remember to bring ID for anyone in your party who is 14 and over.


Hard standing parking available.


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.


Although we have chip timing, this is not a 100% foolproof technology, especially when it’s wet and muddy. The judginglap 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




 Veteran, U23s, Men & Women


Junior Men & Junior 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

Start time


 Under 9


7 mins

 Under 12


15 mins



25 mins



50 mins

U23s, Men & Women
Junior Men & Junior Women


50 mins

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!