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The NDCXL is always concerned about the safety of everyone who attends its events. This season is no different but because of the need to minimise the chances of spreading COVID-19 at events we have had to make some significant changes to the way that the season will run. Nevertheless, we are working with event organisers across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire to give you an opportunity to ride ‘cross. For the 2020-21 season we will not be running a league and there will be no league tables. There will also be no U9 and U12 races this season. Riders will be gridded for the first race based on the 2019-20 league results and each following race will be gridded off the results of the previous race.

A provisional calendar of events can be found on the Events page.

To benefit from priority entry to NDCXL events you will need to register as an affiliated rider. Non-affiliated riders can still compete in NDCXL events but you will only be able enter two weeks before the event.

You must race in the correct age category which is based on your year of birth. The age categories for racing cyclo-cross are defined in the British Cycling cyclo-cross regulations but, to make things a bit easier, we’ve produced a table to help you find the correct age category. Please note that these age categories are for cyclo-cross only.

All categories are pre-entry only. You will not be able to enter on the day.

The race schedule for 2020-21 season is significantly different to previous years in order to minimise the COVID-19 risk to those attending events. The NDCXL event schedule is as follows:

  RACE DURATION PRACTICE
~09:15 Sign on ready and course inspection underway – First aid ready – Sign on open V50, V60+ men
09:20
Full course practice for only V50, V60+ men
10:00 V50, V60+ men 30 mins CLOSED
10:40 Full course and sign on open U14, U16 race
11:15 U14 and U16 20 mins CLOSED
11:45 Full course and sign on for Vet 40 men’s race
12:30 Vet V40 men 30 mins CLOSED
13:15 Full course and sign on for Women’s race only
14:00 Women 30 mins CLOSED
14:40 Full course and sign on for final race
15:15 Senior, U23 and Junior Men 30 mins CLOSED
15:45 Last race finishes

 

Committee

The league is run by a committee, all of whom are dedicated volunteers.  They meet every few weeks during the season (usually in a pub) to talk about how things are going and how things can be improved.  They also sort out important issues such as finance and medical cover.  Everyone involved in the league is welcome to committee meetings.  Note that if YOU want things to change for you, your club, or your family members then please volunteer – there are some great ideas out there but without people to take action and share the work we simply cannot implement them.

Promoters

Races themselves are organised by promoters usually representing a club.  They sort out all aspects of the venue and event logistics and always need a team of helpers.

Marshals

You can really help by volunteering to marshal at one or more races.  The marshals make sure that courses stay well marked, and help keep everyone safe and where they should be.