Participate

Race
In order to gain league points you need to register. Unregistered riders can still race but do not earn league points. Race entry opens earlier for registered riders than unregistered riders.  You must race in the correct age category which is based on year of birth.  Race fees and schedule can be found for each event on the ‘events’ page.  Note that ALL categories are pre-entry ONLY and that means you can’t just turn up on the day and expect to ride.  

The age categories for racing cyclo-cross are defined in the British Cycling cyclo-cross regulations. To make things a bit easier for you, we’ve produced the following table to help you find the correct age category for cyclo-cross only.

Year of Birth Category
2010-2018 Under 9
2007-2009 Under 12
2005-2006 Youth – U14
2003-2004 Youth – U16
2001-2002 Junior
1997-2000 Under-23
1979-1996 Senior
1974-1978 Vet 40
1969-1973 Vet 45
1964-1968 Vet 50
1959-1963 Vet 55
1954-1958 Vet 60
1949-1953 Vet 65
pre-1948 Vet 70+

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.

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.

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