Rider Notes


These are the rider notes, also emailed to all competitors.

Host Club: Yorkshire Cyclo-Cross Association

Address: Peel Park, Bolton Road, Bradford. BD2 4LP

Car Parking

Car Park 1 – Pits, spectators, & competitors (nearest to the pits)– signposted off Lister Lane/Valley View Grove on the A6177 Bradford inner ring road. The nearest postcode is BD2 4LP. There will be a small fee of £2 for parking.

Car Park 2 – VIP, competitors, media & officials – signposted off Cliffe Road, close to the A658. The postcode BD3 0LT gets you onto Cliffe Road. There will be a small fee of £2 for parking.

Please park responsibly and with respect to other competitors. Please do not take up a car park space with EZ-Ups or awnings. Teams and Clubs can book Gazebo space close to the start line for EZ-Ups by email to mandyparker2@ntlworld.com. There will be a small charge.

Overnight parking of Campers is allowed but is by pre-arrangement in advance only. Please contact Fred Rothwell by email: fredrothwell@hotmail.co.uk or by telephone on 07949 710696.

Event Timetable:

Friday 6 January Official Practice 13.30 – 16:00

Saturday 7 January Official Practice 08:15 – 09:15

Race 1: Veteran Women 09:30

Race 2: Veteran Men 50+ 11:00

Race 3: Youth Under 16 Girls 12:15

Youth Under 14 Girls 12:16

Race 4: Youth Under 16 Boys 13:15

Youth Under 14 Boys 13:16

Race 5: Veteran Men 40-49 14:30

Sunday 8 January Official Practice 08:15 – 09:15

Race 1: Under 23 Men 09:30

Race 2: Under 23 Women 10:45

Race 3: Junior Men 12:00

Race 4: Elite Women 13:15

Race 5: Elite Men 14:30

Any practice between races is at the discretion of the chief Commissaire.

Sunday 8 January – Under 12 Races

Under 12 Races and Sign on for the Under 12s will be held by the BMX track in Peel Park by the junction of Cliffe Road and Bolton Road. Signing on for these races will close 15mins before each race and Prize Presentation will be approx. 11:15

Under 8 10:00

Under 10 10.15

Under 12 10.30

Sign On

Is located in the Park Café near the changing rooms nearest to the Cliffe Road side of the park. All entrants must sign-on before being allowed to compete. A valid racing licence must be presented at sign on. A 2016 racing licence remains valid for this event. You will receive a body number, which must be pinned to the LEFT side of the lower back, and an arm number, to be pinned to the front of the LEFT arm. Signing-on closes 30 minutes before the advertised start time of each race. See timetable below to check when you can sign-on for your category.

Sign-on Timetable: To facilitate the issue of numbers, equipment pit passes and transponders, sign-on will be staggered according to race start time. Sign-on times are:

Saturday 7 January

Sign-On – Race 1 Veteran Women 08:15 – 09:00

Sign-On – Race 2 Veteran Men 50+ 09:00 – 10:30

Sign-On – Race 3 Youth Girls 10:30 – 11:45

Sign-On – Race 4 Youth Boys 11:30 – 12:45

Sign-On – Race 5 Veteran Men 40-49 12:30 – 14:00

Sunday 8 January

Sign-On – Race 1 Under 23 Men 08:15 – 09:00

Sign-On – Race 2 Under 23 Women 09:00 – 10:15

Sign-On – Race 3 Junior Men 10:15 – 11:30

Sign-On – Race 4 Elite Women 11:30 – 12:45

Sign-On – Race 5 Elite Men 12:30 – 14:00

Safety Pins: Please bring your own safety pins for affixing body and arm numbers – four for each number. We’ve given away thousands of safety pins over the years and there must be large colonies lurking at the bottom of kit bags.

Equipment pit passes: Each rider is permitted one accredited helper in the equipment pit (two, if needed, for the Elite Men’s, Elite & Junior Women’s, Under 23 Men’s and Junior Men’s categories). Passes MUST be collected when signing on.

Transponders: We will be using transponder timing for all categories. Transponders will be issued at sign-on and should be attached to the ankle using the strap provided. Please remember to return the transponder after the race.


Changing rooms and showers are located in the main Changing Rooms near Sign On. Normal rules apply, no bikes, no muddy shoes and leave the changing rooms as you would like to find them. Any issues with drains clogged with mud, missing loo rolls etc, please report to the Marshals Marquee as soon as possible. We’d like to come back.


Is located at the bottom of the park road which leads from the Cliffe Park entrance towards the promenade just before the main promenade crosses over it.


Is on the main promenade, please do not double back over the finish line.

Pits/Bike Wash Area

This is located just next to the tunnel where the main promenade crosses the path below the Lister Lane Car Park. There will be water bowsers just near the pits. The course is likely to be very muddy, please make it easy on yourselves by bringing plenty of water. Jet washers are allowed but must be situated on the tarmac to allow run off under the tunnel and within the marked area. They are not to be sited on the grass. No vehicles will be allowed in or near the pits.


Gridding will be in accordance with national rankings, with the exception of Elite Men, Elite Women, Under-23 Men and Under-23 Women, where current UCI rankings take precedence. In all races, the defending champion, if present, shall be called up first. Other than this, any other variation from the gridding protocols shall be at the discretion of the Commissaire Panel. The gridding order will be posted at sign-on. Please ensure that you are in the call-up zone at least 10 minutes before the scheduled start time – 15 minutes for the bigger races. If you miss your call-up, the commissaires have the discretion to relegate you to the back of the grid.

Veteran Women, Veteran Men 50+ and Veteran Men 40-49 Championships

Each of these three races will be gridded and run as a single race with a single start, but with medals awarded in the age categories specified on the start list.

Under-23 Women’s Championship

This will incorporate the Junior Women’s Championship. The race will be run as a single race with a single start, with all entrants eligible for the Under-23 classification, but only riders of Junior age (born in 1998 or 1999) eligible for the Junior classification.

Lapped Riders

Lapped riders will be eliminated in Sunday’s races in accordance with UCI regulations. Unless instructed otherwise, riders who are lapped should continue to the point where the commissaires indicate that lapped riders should withdraw from the course. At the discretion of the commissaires, the 80% may be applied Under this provision, any rider whose time is 80% slower than that of the race leader’s first lap will be pulled from the race at the point indicated by the commissaire panel. Eliminated riders will be classified in accordance with the order in which they are withdrawn.

In Saturday’s races, lapped riders shall continue until they cross the line after the race winner has finished, and shall be classified. In exceptional circumstances, the commissaires may withdraw a rider who is about to be lapped by the race leader as he/she approaches the finish of the race. Again, any rider so withdrawn shall be classified.

Prize Money

Prize money will be paid after the event by bank transfer. To do this we will need your account name, 8 digit account number and 6 digit bank sort code. If you provided this information for National Trophy events earlier in the season you do not need to do so again.

Podium Presentation

Medal presentations will take place at the BC podium truck immediately after each race. Please ensure that if you are in the top three in your race, or sub-category, or where appropriate, are a member of the winning team, that you make yourself available so that the presentation can go ahead promptly.


This will be provided by two catering companies with additional coffee vans near the start.


There are toilets in the changing rooms and two blocks of 4 Portaloos situated at two locations within the park.


Please clean up after your dog and keep dogs on leads at all times.


In case of Emergency: Bradford Royal Infirmary, Duckworth Lane, Bradford BD9 6RJ
Switchboard: 01274 542200

Supermarket and Fuel

BP Petrol Station , 262 Barkerend Rd, 01274 309613 Open 24 hours

Tesco Express 465-469 Otley Rd, Bradford BD2 4QF Phone:0345 671 9317 Hours: Open today · 6am–11pm


Fred Rothwell – Race Organiser


Tel: 07949 710696