Summer Cross

We are the organisers of the London Summer Cyclocross Series in 2018

New for 2018 – Series Entry!
No need to stress about not getting a start
or being too late to get in a queue for sign-on each round.

Pre-entry closes at 11pm on Mondays before each Thursday round.
Series entry is only available until 2 July.

You can pre-enter the whole series or just one race at a time. This helps us save you time by having your details and race number ready.
Of course there is entry on the day and we take bank cards in preference to cash.

Times, dates, venues and entry

We have set times for races to keep things simple and so we can pack up in daylight.
u12 race: 6.00pm.
Youth race: 6.30pm.
Seniors, veterans, juniors: 7.15pm
Our age bands are the same as they were last cross season because they change in September.

Round 1  Thursday 5 July Leyton Jubilee Park

Address: Seymour Road, London E10 7BL
Jubilee Park has some great features to keep everyone entertained. Join in the crowd ratings as riders compete for air.

Parking is limited all around the park and its residential districts. HQ is in the pavilion building.

Enter the whole series or just this round here
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Round 2  Thursday 19 July

Frylands Wood Scout Outdoor Centre
Address: Featherbed Ln, Croydon CR0 9AA
Frylands has some tricky woodland sections and lots of elevation change on a course that’s usually quite long. Stuart McGhee and the Sutton CC are promoting this round.

Parking is possible within the grounds of the centre, but please make sure you keep it tidy and only park where directed. HQ is near to the lower car park.

Enter round 2 here
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Round 3  Thursday 2 August

Beckenham Place Park East
Address: Old Bromley Road, Downham BR1 4JZ
We’re on the flatlands East of the railway so expect an emphasis on hurdles and labyrinth layouts.

On street parking is possible and we have some limited parking in race HQ which is at TenEmBee Sports Foundation. We request a £2 donation be made to the club and we ask you not to ride on any grass inside the club. Please note the race venue is on the other side of the park from the mansion where we raced last year.

Enter round 3 here
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Round 4  Thursday 16 August

Herne Hill Velodrome
Address: 104 Burbage Road, Herne Hill SE24 9HE

Herne Hill has some features that have become monuments of London cross, especially if the puddles are full and infield is slippy.

Parking is limited in the venue and around this residential district. There will be catering including a bar and we will have a series awards ceremony.

Enter round 4 here

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Points mean prizes

There is a significant cash prize pot across a broad range of categories, with awards being made after the final round.

Prize-paying positions will be determined on category points as scored at your best THREE of FOUR rounds (…it is holiday time, after all).

Points scored in category races as follows;-

Win    17
2nd    13
3rd     10
4th       8
5th       6
6th       5
7th       4
8th       3
9th       2
10th     1

In the event of a tie, the decider will be on which rider has the highest discarded score and then which rider scored higher at the most recent race. Any prize not claimed at the presentations is deemed to be donated to the promotion for distribution as it decides*.

You can now enter the full series here

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Chip timing for happy riders

Beastway provided the timing and results to last year’s Summer Cross so the chip timing should be familiar because we pioneered the tail numbers format there.

In addition to this blog we have a dedicated results server at http://www.beastwayresults.co.uk where you can find lots more detail about how you raced.

We would like to provide live commentary and music at the promotions, but most venues do not allow PA systems. To make up for this we will see what we can do about serving live race information and results to your smartphone wifi.

Your entry includes a race number board to stay with you through the series. This helps with points and rider registration at each round. It has a chip and we ask you not to fold it in any way, nor to use zip-ties.

Bring your number to every round you race, or please return it straight after if you’re only riding the once. There will be a drop bin for this.
Mount the number on your saddle rail and seat post using only the velcro tabs we issue.
We charge £5 for any subsequent number board, whether it’s to go on a spare bike or because you forgot your series number. Extra fixing tabs cost 50p each so look after the ones we issue. In more than 2000 rides we have not had a rider lose their number during an event. The tabs work very well with our slot-cut number boards.
There are no dossards or numbers to pin on so if you insist on running more than one bike, we will need you to have two numbers that will be paired with your ID.

And once again we are delighted to bring you the TOUR of the CORNFIELDS on Sunday 2 September. This is our off-road sportive for pre-season cyclocross shakedown on gravel, cross and MTB bikes over 100km of byways, bridleways and lanes between Cambridge, Bedford and Huntingdon. A 50km option is offered if you prefer more cake at our lovely refreshments stop.

*Tour of the Cornfields has made cyclocross coaching possible through its financial support and we hope to continue this in 2018.

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