Riders – Useful information

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We hope to stuff this page with the who, what, where, when and why of NDCXL for riders.

Who? What? Where? When? Why?

Here’s British Cycling’s overview of cyclo-cross the sport:

Who?

All are welcome to participate in the NDCXL – from beginners to experts, young to old, living in the area or not.

Race are divided into age categories as per our Entry fees page, you can see where you fall here on the British Cycling siteNOTE that NDCXL has an Under 9 – NOT Under 10 category..

People living within, or riding for clubs in, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire can join the league (Membership form) 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.

What?

What you’ll need:

  • a bicycle in good working order, preferably with knobbly tyres – without bar ends
  • a cycle helmet
  • some comfortable sports clothing – seniors should note that they must ride in their club or plain kit
  • your Entry fee
  • if your 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 in have a ride around your course – an hour is a good guide – you’ll get to chat and see what others are up to!

… and possibly most importantly … your sense of adventure!

Where?

The event venues are displayed on our Events page, including postcodes for your sat nav and maps.

When?

The event dates and times are displayed on our Events page.

Why?

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!

Additional stuff:

Rules

You should be somewhat familiar with the British Cycling and League rules:

Finally – if in doubt ask! There is of course a wealth of knowledge out amongst the league members – try the Forum for advice and/or support.