Participate

Race

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 will also need to be affiliated to the league or a member of an affiliated club to score league points.

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.

Schedule

All events in the 2021-22 NDCXL season should run to the following schedule, however there may occasionally be changes due to logistical or unforeseen circumstances:

  RACE DURATION PRACTICE
09:30 – 10:00
U9 + U12 only
10:00 – 10:30
Full course open for Youth riders and above practice only (No U12 permitted)
10:30 U9 7 mins Partial practice (non-U9 course section)
10:55 U12 15 mins Partial practice (non-U12 course section)
11:30 Youth 25 mins CLOSED
11:55 Full course open behind sweeper
12:30 Vetern Men 40 mins CLOSED
13:10 Full course open behind sweeper
13:45 Women 40 mins CLOSED
14:25 Full course open behind sweeper
14:45 Senior, U23 and Junior Men 50 mins CLOSED
15:35 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.