A full programme of races for all ages.
Start - category - approx duration
10:30 - U12 - 10 to 15 minutes
11:15 - Youth - approx 30 minutes
11:17 - Novice 16+ - approx 30 minutes
12:15 - Vet 40-49 - approx 40 minutes
12:15 - Junior men - approx 40 minutes
13:30 - Vet 50+ - approx 40 minutes
13:31 - Women - approx 40 minutes
13:31 - Junior women - approx 40 minutes
14:45 - Seniors - approx 60 minutes
Held under British Cycling Rules & Regulations and the Rules & Regulations of Wessex Cyclo-Cross League, including the Wessex League Code of Conduct.
We will be offering prizes in line with Wessex League recommendations.
1-2-3 podium presentations will take place as soon as possible after each race.
ALL other prizes will be sorted out AFTER official race results have been published by Black Sheep Sports Timing, to whom all queries about race results should be addressed.
Results queries to firstname.lastname@example.org
All entries are eligible for the raffle prize of an action camera with full HD recording and RaceWare bike mount - thanks to our sponsor RaceWare.
Chip timing by Black Sheep for all races.
!Pre-register for Wessex League!
For the 2015/16 season the Wessex League is asking all regular riders to pre-register their details. Registered riders will have a season-long race number and chip number.
It is free and voluntary, and the league committee would like all riders who think they will ride 3 or more league events this season to pre-register for the league.
N.B. Pre-registration is NOT the same as race entry!
It is NOT a requirement for race entry!
The course is on the grounds of Mary Hare School, just North of Newbury at Mary Hare School, Arlington Manor, Snelsmore Common, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 3BQ
Please park in designated parking only, under direction from parking stewards.
Car parking at drivers’ own risk; Mary Hare School will not accept any liability for any accidents, damage or loss incurred.
There is an excellent on-site cafe, Cole's Diner, run by the school students, offering a great selection of hot and cold food at great prices.
As always we are thankful for the support of our event sponsors. We like to encourage riders to support our local bike shops and businesses and once again are happy to receive support from
and also Sufferfest are again supplying a free training video... 4th place prizes for losers ;) in 6 of our races.
The school is private property - please respect the privacy of the students and staff and keep to the areas open to the race.
The programme is a joint endeavour between Newbury Road Club and Mary Hare School for Deaf Children. We are grateful to the school for welcoming us; any surplus of event income over expenditure goes towards promoting cycling within the school.
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