Berry Hill (Ashfield RC) Event Preview

This Saturday see the NDCXL make is debut at a new venue in Mansfield, Berry Hill Park, courtesy of Ashfield RC.

To support the continued growth of the NDCXL, Ashfield RC have volunteered to host a new event for the 17/18 season along with still jointly promoting Rd 11 with Fossa Racing at the end of the season.

The course as used for a cross-country running event recently

There has been a long tradition of cross country running events at the Berry Hill Park and we are now hoping to start a long tradition of Notts and Derby Cyclo-Cross League events.  The course is a mix of grass fields and wooded sections and is likely to be muddy!

Please don’t consider washing bikes in the lake as we have the same problem as last week with bird allergies to chain lube and crocodiles.

Parking is free and marshals will be on hand to direct you were to park. A one-way system will be operating on the day through the park. Please park and drive responsibly in the park.

This is obviously a new venue and a new (and young) organising team so please take that into account if there are any teething issues!

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated by the organiser Russ Forsdick so we can develop the event and course design for years to come.


Berry Hill Park, Mansfield.   View a Google Map here or see the park marked ‘F’ on the map.berrymap

If travelling from the South of Mansfield use junction 27 of the M1 and then follow the A611 for Mansfield. At the end of this road at the traffic lights by the College turn right into Nottingham Rd and then left into Lichfield Lane and head for the Park.

From the North come off the M1 at junction 28, and then use the A38 and head towards the Town Centre. At the Sir John Cockle pub, turn right at the traffic lights and head towards Berry Hill Park along Sheepbridge Lane, Atkin Lane and Berry Hill Lane.

If travelling via the A1 from the Newark direction get on to the A617, the Southwell Rd, turn left at the Oak Tree pub and then into Berry Hill Lane.

When approaching Berry Hill Park look out for signage directing you to parking in the park.

If using a Sat Nav then the following post code will be needed:

NG18 4RG
This is the post code of the Coal Authority which is adjacent to the incoming entrance to Berry Hill Park on Lichfield Lane.