Starting Cyclocross Guide 2015!

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Starting Cyclocross Guide 2015!

Post by Woolfie on Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:05 pm

A guide to starting cyclo-cross................

With the cyclo-cross season approaching (September 12th!) and a number of new members and / or parents wanting to find out more about taking part in the local events, here is a brief guide to getting started.

Matlock CC is part of the local Notts and Derbys Cyclocross League (NDCXL) which runs between September to January in local park facilities. http://www.ndcxl.org.uk/new/

Cyclo-cross is a fantastic, fast, messy sport … a perfect introduction for youngsters into competitive cycle sport, likewise a great way to get and keep fit on a bicycle. Come along and have a look!

Matlock have lots of members of all ages taking part so you won't be on your own! We usually congregate near our club gazebo next to the course so we can cheer each other on during the races.

Who can take part?
All are welcome to participate in the NDCXL – from beginners to experts, young to old, living in the area or not.
As a member of Matlock CC you qualify for membership of the NDCXL league and amass points, however you do not have to be a member of a club or British Cycling to have a go – just pay the appropriate Entry fee either online through the BC website or on the day find the sign on tent and hand over your entry fee!

Races are divided into age categories:
Age category Start Time Duration Online entry fee  / On the Day Entry fee
Under 9 11:00am 7 minutes £3.50 £3.50
Under 12 11:25am 15 minutes £3.50 £3.50
Youth 12:00pm 25 minutes £7.00 £9.00
Veteran men 13:00pm 50 minutes £10.00 £15.00 £12.00 £18.00
Junior men & women, Women, U23s & Senior men 14:30pm 50 minutes £10.00 £15.00 £12.00 £18.00

Note – If you are over 16 and do not have British Cycling membership (proof in the form of a licence will be required) you will need to pay £3 for day insurance – consider joining BC. Online Entry is through the British Cycling Website and will close about a week before the event.

What you’ll need:
• a bicycle in good working order, preferably with knobbly tyres – without bar ends
• a cycle helmet
• some comfortable sports clothing – senior riders should note that they must ride in their club or plain kit
• your Entry fee
• if you are a member of British Cycling then you’ll need your membership card/race licence – but don’t worry if you’re not in a club or not a British Cycling member – you can still ride with day insurance
• some extra time before your race starts to have a ride around your course – an hour is a good guide – you’ll get to chat and see what others are up to!

Where and When?
The event venues are displayed on the NDCXL events page, including postcodes for your sat nav and maps. http://www.ndcxl.org.uk/new/events/

This year the NDCXL calendar is as follows:

Event Name Date Type Location

SRAM Notts and Derby League Round 1
Sat 12/09/15 Cyclo-Cross Hardwick Hall, Chesterfield

SRAM Notts and Derby League Round 2
Sat 19/09/15 Cyclo-Cross Alfreton Park, Derbyshire

SRAM Notts and Derby League Round 3
Sat 26/09/15 Cyclo-Cross Markeaton Park, Derby

SRAM Notts and Derby League Round 4
Sat 03/10/15 Cyclo-Cross Shipley Country Park, Heanor

SRAM Notts and Derby League Round 5
Sat 17/10/15 Cyclo-Cross Bingham Leisure Centre, Nottinghamshire

SRAM Notts and Derby League Round 6
Sat 31/10/15 Cyclo-Cross Swadlincote Ski and Snowboard Centre, Derbyshire

SRAM Notts and Derby League Round 7
Sat 14/11/15 Cyclo-Cross Holme Pierrepont Watersports Centre, Nottinghamshire

SRAM Notts and Derby League Round 8
Sat 21/11/15 Cyclo-Cross Markeaton Park, Derby

SRAM Notts and Derby League Round 9
Sat 12/12/15 Cyclo-Cross Darley Moor Sports Centre, Derbyshire

SRAM Notts and Derby League Round 10 - MATLOCK CC event
Mon 28/12/15 Cyclo-Cross Bakewell Agricultural Centre, Derbyshire

SRAM Notts and Derby League Round 11
Sat 02/01/16 Cyclo-Cross Chetwynd Barracks, Nottingham

SRAM Notts and Derby League Round 12
Sat 16/01/16 Cyclo-Cross Broxtowe Country Park, Nottingham

Read more at https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/?series_id=144#0mJXm0PcvThBbD7y.99


Please remember to print your name clearly on the entry sheet as the judges form the results from the names on the sheet and remember to put Matlock CC as your club as every ride counts towards a club participation trophy at the end of the season which the club can win!

Information on how to decide what age category you or your child is in is here although note it needs to be for the 2015-2016 season!
http://www.ndcxl.org.uk/new/age-categories/

Anything else please just ask as we have lots of experienced members who can help.............

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Re: Starting Cyclocross Guide 2015!

Post by Woolfie on Tue Aug 25, 2015 8:09 pm

Age table now updated for this season so you can see which category you are in!



Age categories



Year of Birth Age in 2016 Category for 2015-16 Alternative Categories
2015 1 Under 9 U 9 Boy U 9 Girl
2014 2 Under 9 U 9 Boy U 9 Girl
2013 3 Under 9 U 9 Boy U 9 Girl
2012 4 Under 9 U 9 Boy U 9 Girl
2011 5 Under 9 U 9 Boy U 9 Girl
2010 6 Under 9 U 9 Boy U 9 Girl
2009 7 Under 9 U 9 Boy U 9 Girl
2008 8 Under 9 U 9 Boy U 9 Girl
2007 9 Under 9 U 9 Boy U 9 Girl
2006 10 Under 12 U12 Boy U12 Girl
2005 11 Under 12 U12 Boy U12 Girl
2004 12 Under 12 U12 Boy U12 Girl
2003 13 Youth Under 14 Youth U 14 Girl  
2002 14 Youth Under 14 Youth U 14 Girl  
2001 15 Youth Youth Girl  
2000 16 Youth Youth Girl  
1999 17 Junior Jnr Woman  
1998 18 Junior Jnr Woman  
1997 19 U23 Woman  
1996 20 U23 Woman  
1995 21 U23 Woman  
1994 22 U23 Woman  
1993 23 Senior Woman  
1992 24 Senior Woman  
1991 25 Senior Woman  
1990 26 Senior Woman  
1989 27 Senior Woman  
1988 28 Senior Woman  
1987 29 Senior Woman  
1986 30 Senior Woman  
1985 31 Senior Woman  
1984 32 Senior Woman  
1983 33 Senior Woman  
1982 34 Senior Woman  
1981 35 Senior Woman  
1980 36 Senior Woman  
1979 37 Senior Woman  
1978 38 Senior Woman  
1977 39 Senior Woman  
1976 40 Senior Woman  
1975 41 Vet 40 Woman Vet  
1974 42 Vet 40 Woman Vet  
1973 43 Vet 40 Woman Vet  
1972 44 Vet 40 Woman Vet  
1971 45 Vet 40 Woman Vet  
1970 46 Vet 45 Woman Vet  
1969 47 Vet 45 Woman Vet  
1968 48 Vet 45 Woman Vet  
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1965 51 Vet 50 Woman Vet  
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1960 56 Vet 55 Woman Vet  
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1948 68 Vet 65 Woman Vet  
1947 69 Vet 65 Woman Vet  
1946 70 Vet 65 Woman Vet  
1945 71 Vet 70+ Woman Vet  
onwards onwards onwards onwards

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