Race Preview / Notes for Saturday 16th event – Broxtowe

IMG_0018 Sharp left after the banana

So – it’s that time. The last SRAM NDCXL Round of the season! It hardly seems a moment since we were all moaning about how dry it was, and how the courses were too fast and too ‘easy’!

IMG_0017 Eco Warriors? No, it’s the Beeston team hard at work creating the course!

The Beeston team have been working really hard for a number of weeks now to bring you what has to be one of the highlight courses of the season. Broxtowe has a fantastic mix of singletrack, tricky technical features, sharp climbs, and obviously some mud. Thankfully the majority of the course usually remains very rideable, even if wet. If you’re trying to decide whether to venture to Milton Keynes for the last Trophy round, or stay closer to home, we reckon there’s only one option – Broxtowe! #lastonebestone #lastonebeeston


Broxtowe Country Park, Nottingham, NG8 6AX. Entrance to the park is on Nottingham Road next to the Acer Court Care Home.


There will be a £1 parking fee on the day. Please note that the organising clubs aren’t making money from this event. Venue costs have gone up this year, and the extra £1 is so that the prize pots aren’t affected, not so that the organisers can buy luxury yachts.


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!