Saddleworth Clarion Cycling Club

Cyclo-Cross

Fancy an alternative to cold and wet winter training rides? Why not try cyclo-cross? Ok so it is often cold, wet and muddy but it is great fun and will help develop your bike skills and strength plus give the excuse to buy yet another bike - what more could you want?

 

Events are generally short duration, 45-60 minute, but the intensity of the riding is high. Courses are usually in school grounds or civic parks but the terrain can get quite technical. However, courses are generally 100% rideable unless the amount of mud determines otherwise.

 

There are numerous races held within a short drive of the area. The Yorkshire Cyclo-Cross Association run both a traditional winter series plus an excellent summer series.  For more details on the full events calendar check out British Cycling.

 

In addition to the usual circuit type races there are a growing number of longer Cyclo-Cross events. The original and best is still the 3 Peaks Cyclo-Cross, which is held annually in Yorkshire the last weekend in September.

 

If you are interested in taking part in any races or want any further information then please e-mail saddleworthclarion@hotmail.co.uk

 

 

Yorkshire CX Association Summer Series 2015

  • Wednesday 10 Jun 15: Round 4 - Wharfe Meadows, Off Farnley Lane (b6451), Otley, LS21 3LP
  • Sunday 21 Jun 15: Round 5 - York Festival The Racecourse, Tadcaster Road,York, North Yorkshire YO23 1EX
  • Wednesday 24 Jun 15: Round 6 - Killinghall Moor Country Park, Harrogate, HG3 2NZ
  • Wednesday 8 Jul 15: Round 7 - Nunroyd Park, Guiseley,  Leeds LS19 7SE  (The postcode may take you to the right road, but from Leeds, the park is slightly further along towards Guiseley/Menston)
  • Sunday 12 Jul 15: Round 8 - Nidderdale High School , Low Wath Road, Pateley Bridge, Harrogate HG3 5HL
  • Wednesday 22 Jul 15: Round 9 - King James High School, Saint Helen’s Gate, Almondbury, Huddersfield HD4 6SG
  • Wednesday 5 Aug 15: Round 10 - Brigshaw High School, Kippax, Leeds, WF10 2HR
  • More details can be found at http://yorkshirecyclocross.com/
  • 3 Peaks Cyclo-Cross - 27th Spetember 2015
  • Entries are now open until 10th June - http://3peakscyclocross.org.uk/entries/
  • North West Cyclo-Cross League dates are now up on the BC website: https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/?series_id=450
  • Other events nationally are also listed on the BC website: https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events?discipline=4