cyclo crossNewbury RC with Palmer Park Velo Cyclo Cross Races - 2017

Wessex Cyclo Cross League - Round 1

Sunday 17th September 2017

Newbury College RG14 7TD

Cyclo cross races

Results & Prizes

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.

Results can be found here

Nice video of the day!

Race entry

Enter online from August 12 2017
U12s, U10s - please enter online too!

A full programme of races for all ages.

Start - category - approx duration

10:00 - U10 - 10 minutes

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

Race HQ should be open by 9:00 am

Sign on for U10s, U12s ONLY
starts 9:00
ends 10:10

Sign on for all other categories
starts 10:20

ends 20 minutes before race start time

Raceday info


Course is mainly on lawns and rough grassland, with some hard gravel path and a few berms to negotiate. Click the plan to see a rough idea of the course and layout of access, HQ etc. On the day adjustments possible! Course runs clockwise.

nrc wessex league course 2017

How to find the course

The course is on the grounds of Newbury College, Monks Lane, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 7TD.

View access map


Please park in designated parking only, under direction from parking stewards.

Car parking at drivers’ own risk; Newbury College and the race organisers will not accept any liability for any accidents, damage or loss incurred.

Wessex League registration

!PLEASE Pre-register for Wessex League!

For the 2017/18 season the Wessex League is asking all regular riders to pre-register their details. Registered riders will have a season-long race 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.

Pre-registration is NOT the same as race entry!

It is NOT a requirement for race entry!


Burger van and coffee van - oh yes!


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


Newbury College is private property - please respect the privacy of the students and staff and keep to the areas open to the race.

About us

The programme is a joint endeavour between Newbury Road Club & Palmer Park Velo, held on the grounds of Newbury College. We are grateful to the College for welcoming us.

Wessex Cyclo-Cross League

The Wessex Cyclo-Cross League is a series of races organised by various cycling clubs within the Wessex Region. The league is open to any cyclist irrespective of ability and caters for all ages from 7 to 70. The cyclo-cross season runs from September to January. Find out more...

Newbury Road Club

Newbury Road Club serves cyclists in the Newbury catchment area, approximately 60 miles west of London on the M4 corridor. It has been established since 1925. Whilst it promotes all forms of cycling it is primarily a Road club supporting in particular all forms of on-road riding. Find out more...

Palmer Park Velo

Palmer Park Velo is a racing cycling club for children aged from 8 to 18. We are based in Reading’s outdoor velodrome at Palmer Park Stadium.
Find out more...

Newbury College

Newbury College is a further and higher education college in Newbury, Berkshire. The College offers a range of academic and vocational courses to school leavers, adult learners and businesses. Courses include NVQs, BTECs, apprenticeships, professional and work based training. Find out more...

What is cyclo cross?

Skinny tyres, mud, short, sharp off-road races, with hurdles, obstacles and intense action. That’s cyclo-cross, a form of off-road racing that predates mountain biking by decades. Cyclo-cross is also one of the most accessible forms of cycle sport with racing for everyone from young kids to grandmothers. Throughout the autumn and winter, it’s probably taking place in a park near you. Find out more...