During the autumn / winter months, Club Cyclopark offers the chance to do cyclocross training on a Saturday morning, with races usually on a Sunday throughout the region.
Cyclo-cross is also one of the most accessible forms of cycle sport, with racing for all levels and the whole family taking place during the course of a typical morning’s racing. Throughout the autumn and winter, it’s probably taking place in a park near you and is know for its inclusive and welcoming attitude. Because of the multi-lap format, even if you’re not at the sharp end of the field, you’ll find your own races within the race, battling with riders of similar ability and against the challenges of the course.
What is cyclo-cross?
Cyclo-cross takes place in off-road venues such as public parks and other open spaces. Surfaces can include grass, mud, gravel and sand. Courses are short and winding (1-3km in length), enabling multiple laps to be completed within a set time (30-60 minutes depending on age and ability). Courses often feature obstacles such as hurdles and sand pits, forcing riders to dismount and carry or run with their bikes. Some courses are more ‘technical’ than others, featuring tight single-track trails, tree roots and other obstacles.