Sunday, October 21, 2012

Condor Cyclo Cross


Its our cross this Sunday 28th October, we need your help to make it a success, please see notes from Trevor and my News stuff sent to Halifax Courier & the Echo below. I have hopefully sorted, parking which will be in works car park as last year, showers available at Brighouse sports centre (still awaiting confirmation), I have a meeting with parks dept. tomorrow to sort out course and hopefully toilets. We also have a coffee van which will hopefully be at the bottom end of the main field. Phill Thackery is also coming at 8.00 to no doubt sort the field route (as last year) whilst we concentrate on the hillside and the viaduct top. Fred Rothwell advises me that he will bring the prepared start sheets and numbers.  

         Trevor’s notes

John described the course which will be at Wellholme Park, Brighouse. Two course building teams will be required on Sunday morning at 08.00.Team Leaders will be John and Peter.

We need as many members as possible to turn up on Sunday morning for course building and of these at least 6 will be required for marshal duties. John asked that all available members contact him very soon to confirm their attendance. Full details of the event available from John.He will also confirm if Swimming Pool facilities are available for showering/toilets  and also if we can use the Bowling Green toilets .Trevor will organise the “signing on” and supply tent, tables and chairs.


A cyclo cross event his being run by the local Condor Road Club this Sunday (28th October) under British Cycling regulations & rules.

Cyclo Cross events are off road cycle events run over varied terrain (grassland/tracks), mainly rideable but with some dismounts over circuits of 2 to 4Km in length ( shorter for U12’s), duration 15 to 60mins + 1 lap. They require fitness and bike handling skills. Unlike our Olympic and Tour De France stars, UK riders are not among the world elite as the sport is dominated by Belgium super stars such as Sven Nys and Neil Albert (each said to get £10K per race appearance), but this may change if as rumoured the sport becomes an Olympic winter event. The circuits are marked out with poles and plastic tape, riders are timed with seperate events for U12’s, Youths, Vets/Woman & Seniors/Juniors. Yorkshire events this season have seen increased fields of over 100 riders particular in the veteran races attracting riders from all over the north England.

Entry is on the line, participants need a british cycling racing licence or alternatively pay a supplement to the entry fee. U12’s entry is only £1 with no supplement, they ride a short  course on the main flat field. Normally subject to entries 3 races are held for girls and boys U12’s, U10,s and U8’s. In these age groups because of the flat terrain any bike can be used, so bring your children along and try to be at wellhome park around 45mins before the start time to sign on and practice.  

The wellholme park circuit is a Yorkshire series event and the course users the rear field beyond the stream, the wood hillside and the old railway embankment. One steep climb which has around  a 40% gradient goes up the central wooded hillside, watch out for ex national champion Chris Young who was the only rider  to ride all the way to the top on each lap in last years event.

Event start times and approx. race durations are:

10.30 Youths  duration 30mins

11.30 under 12s, U10 & U8’s duration approx.  15mins

12.30 Veterans/Woman  duration 40 mins

14.00 Senior/Junior  duration 60 mins.

Why not watch the events FOC to see the skill and speed of top uk riders.

We request dogs are keep on leads, any more information can be obtained by contacting the organisor John Ginley on 01274 601567, Email . You can also check the

British Cycling web site under Cyclo Cross and events. 


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