MAAP London Summercross presented by Beastway

We are working to bring your FOUR more fabulous rounds in 2023 – Keep your eyes peeled and your tinnies cold

A four-week cyclocross series held at Herne Hill Velodrome,
the beating heart of London cycling culture.

  • Round 1 – Friday 8 July,
  • Round 2 – Friday 15 July
  • Round 3 – Friday 22 July
  • Round 4 – Friday 29 July

Venue address Herne Hill Velodrome, 104 Burbage Road, London SE24 9HE

We’re looking forward to welcoming you the MAAP London Summercross at the Herne Hill
Velodrome. People do seem to be having fun these summer evenings.

FERNWEE – Just wanna have fun with the crew on a big night out at Herne Hill?!

Honor Elliott’s full gallery can be found here and Round 3 here

The Spiral of Doom at round 2

Many more rider pics in the gallery by Aymeric Ballon linked here
Gallery on Dropbox by Andy Thornley here


Hope you had a brilliant time over the four weeks. Fridays on summer evenings are special anyhow but add a cheering crowd, some heroic riders at a special venue and you get some rare moments of fun all together with others.

Check your series ranking here .

There’s a lot more love for the series on the Insta @maaplondonsummercross

Round Four’s course had all the classic features – hurdles, the rollers, Spiral of Doom and up-hup-up Big Bob with its hundreds of supporters.

Awards by Beastway

The Beastway Series Trophy Glassware podium for each of 18 categories

Around the race – Atmosphere!
MAAP has the RedBull Truck back for the finale so there will be lively sounds (…when we’re not on the PA with your podium announcements…). Beers are on sale at the MAAP pavilion tent where you can also buy series T-shirts and musettes whilst browsing their race apparel.
Mission Coffee have their Espresso Martinis and wonderful coffees
RawVelo have samplers of vegan energy products and lots of good advice
Jan’s Café and bar in the clubhouse has been doing well through the series, as has HANK outside selling fresh griddled burgers and more.
So take a wander around and wonder why more races aren’t like this.

About the Series

The Summercross series is about fun and encouraging riders new to CX to have a go, so the race format is simple with courses that are less technical than in the autumn leagues. They can be ridden on cyclocross, gravel or mountain bikes. It’s a series of straightforward, ‘onebike’ races, meaning there are no pits, spare bikes or formal grids. You’re welcome to carry a repair kit and use it during the race. This is a non-ranking series so don’t expect BC points.

The races are being organised by Beastway using our electronic timing system so everyone will get a result.

Series standings are where you will also find results for your race


18:05 Sign On/number collection closes
18:10 Rider briefing by course entrance followed by sighting lap to start
18:20 Race starts (15mins)
18:50 Podium Presentation at the MAAP tent: Race 1-2-3 + Series u10 & u12 1-2-3s

18:20 Sign On/number collection closes
18:25 Rider briefing by course entrance followed by sighting lap to start
18:40 Race starts (25mins)
19:25 Podium Presentation at the MAAP tent: Race 1-2-3 + Series u14 & u16 1-2-3s

Veteran Men
18:50 Sign On/number collection closes
18:55 Rider briefing by course entrance followed by sighting lap to start
19:20 Race starts (45mins)
20:15 Podium presentation at the MAAP tent: Race 1-2-3 Series V40, V50 & V60 1-2-3s (MAAP prizes for overall Vet Men 1-2-3 is after the Senior race ends)

Seniors, Women and Juniors
19:45 Sign On/number collection closes
19:50 Rider briefing by course entrance
20:10 Race starts (45mins)

21:15 Podium Presentation at the MAAP tent
Mens’ race and Womens’ race 1-2-3 by MAAP
Series Junior M & F 1-2-3
Series Veteran Women V40, V50 & V60 1-2-3s
Overall Junior, Senior and Veteran MAAP Prizes end our presentations
21:30 Last Orders
22:00 Velodrome Closed ( and please leave quietly!! )

General information

We’re delighted to run the full 2022 series at this favourite venue and super-pleased to be working with MAAP to present the south-east’s most popular evening racing series as MAAP London Summercross. The switch to Friday night at a venue with a licensed bar, with food and cycling-based entertainment surely makes a winning way to start those summer weekends.

Held in one of the UK’s cultural cycling centres – the iconic Herne Hill Velodrome – and running every Friday night throughout July from 6-10 pm, the series is a great chance for newcomers and experienced racers alike to hone their cyclocross skills, boost their fitness and catch up with friends in this welcoming community.

A message from MAAP:

MAAP believes in always leading from the front and propelling the sport forward, and the iconic Herne Hill velodrome ‘cross is a perfect way of demonstrating our commitment to the next generation.

The in-field party vibe, bunny-hoppable barriers and infamous ‘Big Bob’ climb (which we’ve heard about all the way from Melbourne, Australia), made the London Summercross the dream event for us to partner.

Committed to supporting grassroots cycling and local cycling communities, the partnership between MAAP and the Beastway series will create an accessible, sustainable and welcoming racing environment for cyclists and spectators, showcasing the many benefits of pedal power.



Beastway London Summer Cyclocross 2021 (MTB riders welcome)

  • Round 1 – Thursday 3 JUNE, Hog Hill London IG6 3HP
  • Round 2 – Thursday 10 JUNE, Hog Hill London IG6 3HP
  • Round 3 – Thursday 17 JUNE, Herne Hill  London SE24 9HE
  • Round 4 – TUESDAY 22 JUNE, Herne Hill  London SE24 9HE – Finale prizegiving and BAR (fingers crossed)
    NOTE – The correct sequence of dates and venues is two weeks at Hog Hill followed by two weeks at Herne Hill.
    Enter the full series here

Tour of the Cornfields – Sunday 5 September 2021

Tour of the Cornfields is the country’s original off-road sportive, run since 2006. This year it’s on Sunday 6 September around 100km of byways, bridleways of South Cambs, Herts, Beds and possibly a bit of Huntingdonshire too. The ride is now a classic and our low-key approach is appreciated by the select few who ride it. Strictly max 300 riders.

Tour of the Hopfields  – date TBC

Run for the first time in 2020 with nearly 100 riders we aim once again to bring you on an excellent 100km gravel ride around the very scenic North Downs and High Weald of East Kent only just outside London. It’s surprising hilly and along some very entertaining byways and bridleways through gorgeous countryside

Beastway MTB Series 28th Season

An absolute original, Beastway is so called because it was at a place called Eastway. Well yeah, 2012 and a lot of flats mean we had to move, but only when we were really happy about it.   – And here we are at Hog Hill with its billionaire views over Docklands and The City seen from our woodland hilltop home. We have developed some really great trails to add variety to the permanent off-road course at this dedicated cycle facility. There’s a great pavilion building run by nice people where you can get changed, have a shower, get some food and drink when your race is done*.
We’re the people who have been developing race timing and results equipment so we can routinely have our results published online faster than your sprint finish.

2021 sees us hosting the Regional Championships XCO on Sunday 23 May. We’ll also have another XCO on Sunday 6 June. Our main thrill is the one-hour blast of a Beastway race on Wednesday evenings in May and June. We race everyone together; we even give the grown ups a head start of about fifteen minutes before we let the youth riders loose on them. It really is a great atmosphere and rapid way to learn about racing on mountainbikes.  – Just click on Home for more info.


Previous seasons


Update on 29 May 2020: Sadly these events cannot go ahead as planned.

Beastway London Summer Cyclocross 2020 (MTB riders welcome)

  • Round 1 – Thursday 2 July, Jubilee Park Leyton, Seymour Road, London E10 7BL
  • Round 2 – Thursday 9 July, Bethlem Hospital, Monks Orchard Rd, BR3 3BX
  • Round 3 – Thursday 16 July, Redbridge Cycling Circuit,  London IG6 3HP
  • Round 4 – Thursday 23 July, Herne Hill Velodrome Burbage Rd,  London SE24 9HE

Tour of the Hopfields  – Sunday 12 July 2020  **New Event**
Enter Tour of the Hopfields here

Our off-road sportives continue to be popular and MTBs are welcome, but you’re best on a gravel or cyclocross bike.

Tour of the Hopfields is 100km on byways, bridleways and lanes on the Kent edges of London, roughly where the M25/M26/M20 form a triangle. Our start and finish is at a country pub with a huge garden and lots of parking. We’ll get you started just after 9am and meet you half way round with a serving of tea and cake at a lovely village hall where there’s a cricket match going on. Back at the finish you can take your time and enjoy the pub food and well, yeah, beer.

Off-road sportives are sometimes called Gravel Rides. This new event is based on our Tour of the Cornfields which first ran in 2006 – we think it was the country’s first such event – and it’s going stronger than ever from its base at Wimpole Hall in S Cambs – see below.

Tour of the Cornfields – Sunday 6 September 2020
Enter Tour of the Cornfields here

Tour of the Cornfields is the country’s original off-road sportive, run since 2006. This year it’s on Sunday 6 September around 100km of byways, bridleways and lanes from the National Trust’s Wimpole Hall. The ride is now a classic and our low-key approach is appreciated by the select few who ride it. Strictly max 300 riders.

Beastway MTB 28th season           Series and round 1 entry
All races held at Hog Hill (Redbridge Cycling Centre), Forest Rd, London IG6 3HP
Courses change every week to present new challenges.

  • Round 1 – SUNDAY 3rd May. Regional A Category XCO. Separate race for Women
    10.00 – under 10 10mins short course
    10.15 – under 12 15mins short course
    11.00 – Youth & Juveniles 30mins
    12.00 – Veteran Men 1h15
    13.30 – Women; seniors, veterans and juniors 1h15
    15.15 – Men; seniors and juniors 1h30
    Series and round 1 entry
  • Rounds 2 – 9   Wednesday evenings 6 May to 24 June
    19.00 – u12 & u10
    19.30 – Seniors, Veteran & Juniors M/F 1h00
    19.45 – u16 & u14 Youths join main race 0h45
  • Prizegiving finale at Round 9 on 24 June

PLUS: Womens’ coaching day with Jarvis Goodyear in April


Beastway London Summer Cyclocross Series is back for 2019 and it’s double the size!
Yes, we have eight rounds on consecutive Thursdays in July and August so there’s never been a better time for a London staycation. With the help of some wonderful clubs, venues and volunteers Beastway bounces straight from its regular MTB series at Hog Hill to take in some new and old cross venues.

For full info click here and select the category at the top

SenM (Men) 37 Scoring participants
Rank Name Team Points
1 MCGOVERN, Chris Southampton University Road Club 128
3 CHECKETTS, Freddie Kibosh 77
4 JOWETT, Owen Sunday Echappee 61
5 JANAK, Peter 49
7 GODDEN, Robin Sunday Echappee 34
8 LYNN, Stuart Dulwich Paragon CC 30
10 EDWARDS, Sam 29
11 EGAN, Declan Kingston Wheelers CC 29
12 FLURY, James 29
13 WINDETT, Alex 27
14 WESTGARTH, Nathan Velosport Cycling Club 25
15 HILL, Dean 24
16 BIRKS, Jules 23
17 SHEPHERD, Mark Fruit 4 London 23
18 COOKE, Nathaniel Sunday Echappee 23
19 SINCLAIR, Wilfred Pearson Cycling Club 19
20 DRAIN, James Gemini BC 19
21 LINTON, William Sunday Echappee 19
22 TSUI, Bryan Rapha Cycling Club 18
23 RAMSAY, George London Dynamo 17
25 CATTERMOLE, Jason VC Londres 16
26 DEVENISH, Louis 15
27 WEBB, Tom Rapha Cycling Club 13
28 MACHIN, Ryan Crawley Wheelers 13
29 HUDSON, Michael Brixton Cycles Club 12
30 PHILLIPS, Noah 11
31 CARPENTER, Lawrence 11
32 DUNK, William 11
33 LEACH, James Imperial Racing Team 11
34 DAVIES, Edward Dulwich Paragon CC 7
35 HART, Dean Basildon CC 7
36 STYLES, Benson LFGSS CC 7
37 JUDD, Sam 7
38 FISHER, Dan 5
39 ALLEN, Tim 5
40 MEAKIN, Tom Peckham Cycle Club 3
41 IOANNIDES, Alex Dulwich Paragon 3
42 MCNEILL, Phil Sunday Echappee 2
43 LUBEGA, Andrew 1
44 PALMER, Nathan 1
45 ELLIS, Roland Sunday Echappe 1

SenF (Women)
Rank Name Team Points
1 DENNIS, Katherine UCL Cycling Club 138
2 HEYWOOD-MAHE, Charlotte Les Filles Racing Team 58
3 HUGHES, Elizabeth Team LDN 58
4 CAMPBELL, Olivia Scarpa Racing 52
5 NUTT, Madeline 34
6 DOWN, Hayley Windrush Tri Club 29
7 CLARK, Becky 23
8 BITARAF, Gemma 23
9 PUGH, Meg 23
10 WALLACE, Catherine 23
11 STOLPE, Kristin 19
12 O’REILLY, Kath 19
13 MARKS, Amy 17
14 POTSIDES, Katherine 13
15 MOTTA, Elisabetta Penge Cycle Club 13

V40M (Men)
Rank Name Team Points
1 BELL, Bill Bigfoot CC 162
2 PURCELL, Robert 93
3 MALONE, James Dulwich Paragon CC 74
4 LEWIS, Benjamin Forest Side Riders 69
5 BRAID, Dan Sigma Sports Official 64
6 WATSON-SMITH, Andrew Stayer Racing 54
7 FURNISS, James www, RT – Lazer helmets 41
8 HARRIS, Ryan Redhill CC 40
9 DURAN, Dan 40
10 OXBERRY, David 35
11 DEAR, James 31
12 HOLMES, Matt 29
13 WEBBER, Matthew Forest Side Riders 29
14 BEXLEY, Dylan Dulwich Paragon CC 29
15 DYER, Peter Lee Valley Velo 27
16 WHITE, Paul 23
17 HERSEY, Phil Eagle RC 22
18 MURRELL, Philip Forest Side Riders 22
19 DOROGHAZI, Gabor Fruit 4 London 20
20 MORROW, Chris 13
21 RANDLE, Keith Amisvelo Racing Team 13
22 STAGG, Nicolas 11
23 CALVERT, Mark CC Luton 11
24 FISHPOOL, Sean Southborough & District Whls 10
26 MAUN, James 7
27 BARLOW, Phillip 7
28 RIMMER, Duncan Morden Cycle Racing Club 7
29 GIBSON, Stephen 7
30 BAINES, Jesse 7
31 POWERS, Andrew 5
32 CURTIS, Latimer 3
33 YULE, Alan Crawley Wheelers 3
34 JACKSON, Stuart Army Cycling Uion 3
35 WILLIAMS, Matt Peckham Cycle Club 1
36 MACLEOD, Iain 1
37 DIPRINCIPE, Daniel Kingston Wheelers CC 1
38 REIDY, Ben Cycle Club Ashwell (CCA) 1

V40F (Women)
Rank Name Team Points
1 REUTER, Caroline Dulwich Paragon CC 145
2 MULLIGAN, Caroline Greenwich Tritons 136
3 PULLEN, Charmaine Folkestone Velo Club 98
4 PORTER, Emma Penge Cycle Club 29
5 BARTLETT, Zoe 19

V50M (Men)
Rank Name Team Points
1 PENTNEY, Graham 162
2 JONES, Russell Hackney GT 144
3 GIBBS, Paul Pearson Cycling Club 128
4 CODRINGTON, Charles Dulwich Paragon CC 54
5 DALE, Rob Woolwich CC 50
6 LEWEY, Richard Crystal Palace Triathletes 45
7 SCARSBROOK, Simon C and N Cycles RT 42
8 PEARSON, Guy 38
9 HORTA-HOPKINS, Paul Handsling Racing 32
10 BOOTH, Joseph Dulwich Paragon CC 31
11 POLLINTINE, Andy Dulwich Paragon CC 28
12 BRINGLOW, Jim Crawley Wheelers 26
13 BROGAN, Dylan 24
14 PHILLIPS, Sam WDMBC/Specialized Ruislip 23
15 FREER, Graham Hackney GT 19
16 BRACEWELL, Christopher VC Londres 18
17 EVANS, Clive West Drayton MTB 17
18 HORSMAN, Jon VC Londres 16
19 PELEG, Oren Regents Park Rouleurs 16
20 OBHI, Harjinder 7
21 HARDING, Donald 7
22 RICKETTS, Graham 5
23 GREEN, Paul Hornchurch Cycle Club 5
24 FLURY, Roger 5
25 WALKER, Miles 3
26 MURPHY, Paul VC Londres 3
27 MOORE, Harry Cycling Club Hackney 3

V50F (Women)
Rank Name Team Points
1 DIXON, Kate Oscar Bravo CC 174
2 WILKINSON BEGG, Tracy Folkestone Velo Club 144
3 VAN VELZEN, Marjo VC Deal 90
4 WILLIAMS, Michelle 23
5 EDMANS, Gail 19
6 RIGBY, Caroline VC Deal 19

V60M (Men)
Rank Name Team Points
1 TYLER, David Oxted Cycling Club 168
2 WHALLEY, Terry Ford Cycling Club 150
3 HALES, David VC Revolution 113

V60F (Women)
Rank Name Team Points
1 BATEMAN, B Thame 29

JunM (Men)
Rank Name Team Points
1 KNOWLER, Thomas Team Darenth 140
2 LEAR, Jack Southborough & District Whls 87
3 CHAMPNESS, Joe Hadleigh MTB Club 58
4 BOLTON, Max Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club 52
5 MARTIN, Tom Verulam – 29
6 DEAN, Adam 23
7 GOURD, G West Drayton MTB 23
8 NEAL, Christian 23

JunF (Women) 1 Scoring participants
1 DAVIES, Alice Sutton Cycling Club/ C & N Cycles 58

U16M (Men)
Rank Name Team Points
1 HALL, Daniel Colchester Rovers CC 174
2 BELL, Dominic Sutton Cycling Club/ C & N Cycles 130
3 REUTER, Jules Herne Hill Youth CC 48
4 MILLER, Caelan Welwyn Wheelers CC 46
5 PEATE, Albert Bigfoot Youth Cycle Club Ltd 28
6 OWEN, Harry 26
7 SELLA, Alessandro Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club 23
8 MCGEE, Sam 23
9 WILLIAMS, Conor Hillingdon Slipstreamers 19
10 POTTS, Max Team Darenth 17
11 YULE, James Preston Park Youth CC (PPYCC) 17
12 DAVIES, Thomas Sutton Cycling Club/ C & N Cycles 13
13 KIRBY, Daniel 13

U16F (Women)
Rank Name Team Points
1 LINES, Emily 29
2 BOLTON, Eleanor 29
3 FISHPOOL, Bryony Southborough & District Whls 29

U14M (Men)
Rank Name Team Points
1 AMEY, Alfie DB Racing 174
2 REUTER, Clement Herne Hill Youth CC 109
3 BARLOW, Frederick Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club 77
4 GIBSON, Luke 4T+ Cyclopark 59
5 LLOYD, Daniel VC Londres 46
6 SMITH, Elliot Sutton Cycling Club/ C & N Cycles 45
7 LEAR, Patrick Southborough & District Whls 42
8 HIGGINSON, Piers Team Darenth 36
9 PURCHAS, Todd Southborough & District Whls 30
10 WILLIAMS, Owain Hillingdon Slipstreamers 26
11 BISSON, Ben 23
12 SELLA, Serafino Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club 19
14 MUNDAY, William 4T+ Cyclopark 17
15 MARSHALL, Charlie 11
16 MEDLYN, Aaron Bigfoot CC 5

U14F (Women)
Rank Name Team Points
1 WOLLASTON, Lucy VC Londres 87
2 MINNS, Lucy Benezet Penge Cycle Club 71
3 LLOYD, Carys VC Londres 58
4 WILEY, Esme 23

U12M (Men)
Rank Name Team Points
1 AMEY, Oscar DB Racing 174
2 LARKIN, Mak Rotor RT 115
3 DYER, Lochlan Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club 107
4 BARLOW, William Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club 77
5 SANDELL, Theo Southborough & District Whls 55
6 MITCHELL, William Team Darenth 47
7 SHEARS, Ollie 19
8 OATES, James Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club 19
9 HOLMES, Max 19
10 GITNIK, Mikhail 17
11 KOVALOV, Tigran 17
12 BROGAN, Oliver 13
13 TYSOE, Joe Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club 13
14 TREDRAY, Toby 11
15 MEDLYN, connor 7

U12F (Women)
Rank Name Team Points
1 LLOYD, Anna Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club 87
2 JONES, Molly Sutton Cycling Club/ C & N Cycles 46
3 BAKOVIC, Ciara 29

U10M (Men)
Rank Name Team Points
1 LARKIN, Beau ROTOR Race Team 58
2 COOK, James Bigfoot CC 46
3 CLAYTON, Woody ROTOR Race Team 46
4 OATES, Hayden Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club 42
5 BASSETT, Samuel Wigmore CC 40
6 BROGAN, Eddie Herne Hill Youth CC 38
7 BOARDMAN, Harry Velo Club Londres 30
8 COLINS, George 29
9 TYSOE, Louis Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club 29
10 SMITH, Noah Team Darenth 29
11 CARPENTER, Joe Sutton Cycling Club/ C & N Cycles 29
12 TOMLINSON, Billy Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club 29
13 TOMLINSON, Cedric Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club 23
14 GITNIK, Timofey 19
15 BARLOW, Edward Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club 19
16 GOODMAN, Oliver 19
17 HANKS, Dylan 17
18 PEACOCK, Elliot 17
19 MURPHY, Rowan 17
20 TREZISE, Finn 17
21 PIERCY, Harry 13
22 MEDLYN, Eoin 13
23 HIGGINS, Barney 7

U10F (Women)
Rank Name Team Points
1 GIBSON, Eva Club Cyclopark 87
2 SONES, Annie Crawley Wheelers 46
3 PIERCY, Clover VC Londres 29
4 VANCE, Lucy 29
5 VANCE, Sophie 23



– Note: Prizes are only available to those actually present at the prizegiving ceremonies.

Please email us beastway’at’ if you have any issue with any of the above information


Rules and info about the series in 2019

This year Summer Cross will be run as One Bike events. No pits. No bike changes so travel is simpler and our sport is more accessible to new riders. We have a significant prize pot once again (aiming to beat last year’s £1000…) and series rankings with your best SIX results to count.
We use a group on Facebook to keep in touch. It’s here

2019 Entry Fees
Category Advance/EoL or series
Senior & Vet M £15/£20 series £90
Jun M & F £9/£15 series £63
Senior & Vet F £15/£20 series £90
Youth £7/£10 series £42
u12 £3/£5 series £18
Full series entry HERE
Please note a £10 series joining fee is payable one time by each rider. Select ‘rider without number’ if this is your first Summer Cross this year.

To cover up-front costs and provide a suitably large prize fund Junior, Senior and all Vet category riders will be required to pay a one-off Summer Cross joining fee of £10 to cover chipped number, dossard and data entry into the timing system/results/rankings.
For round 1 and full series pre-entry a £10 charge has therefore been added to the relevant entry fee. In later rounds you can select the ‘first time rider’ option to pre-pay the £10 which helps get you signed-on more quickly.
This charge applies once to each rider – including those intending to race only the final round – as a consistent contribution to series costs and the prize fund.
Any lost, damaged or forgotten numbers can be replaced for £10, so look after your numbers – seatpin and dossard – to bring them every time you want to race.
All youth and u12 riders will receive one chipped number free of charge. Any subsequent Youth or u12 number will be charged at £10, so please remember to bring your numbers to every round.

Race categories and rules
All races are run under the regulations of British Cycling. These are Non-Ranking races, with the new ONE BIKE classification where NO PITS area is needed and riders shall only ride one bike* throughout any single race. This simplifies an evening course set-up, travel by bike and makes it easier for new riders to get into the sport.
There will be no gridding. This saves a lot of time in a tight race schedule. Please be reasonable about your race ambitions when it’s time to line up in your category for the start.
Age categories will be grouped at each start and may not be in a consistent order to allow for variation in courses so follow instructions.
You do not need to be a member of British Cycling in order to race and there is no extra charge for those without a licence. All are welcome, although if you are new to cyclocross please note there are rules about allowable equipment and personal kit. MTBs are welcome. Ask if you want reassurance on something.
All races are for men and women alike, with separate placings and awards being made by gender and age category.
Age categories are based on the usual groupings, which remain the same as your 2018/2019 winter season. Read the category definitions below and you will see that if you turned, say, 12 on 1 Jan 2019 you are still in the u12 category – and so on for those aged 14, 16, 18, 40, 50 & 60. There is to be no ‘racing up’ in any age category and series points will not be awarded to ineligible riders.

Race 1 UNDER 12 18:10 15mins
Under 12 Up to 31st August in the year of 12th birthday (it’s most likely you will already be 12yrs old)

Race 2 YOUTH u16 & u14 18:30 29mins
Youth from 1st September in the year of 12th birthday to 31st August in the year of 16th birthday, including;-
Youth – U14 from 1st September in the year of 12th birthday to 31st August in the year of 14th birthday

Junior from 1st September in the year of 16th birthday to 31st August in the year of 18th birthday
Senior from 1st September in the year of 18th birthday
Veteran from 1st September in the year of 40th birthday, including;-
Vet 40from 1st September in the year of 40th birthday to 31st August in the year of 50th birthday
Vet 50 from 1st September in the year of 50th birthday 31st August in the year of 60th birthday
Vet 60+ from 1st September in the year of 60th birthday to 31st August

The courses
Each event is organised and run by a different organisation or supporting club so they vary within the rules at a range of venues. We are very grateful to all volunteers who have made the series possible and it’s nice to say thank you.

Under-12 riders compete on a short course that is suitable to their age. No hurdles. This is usually a section of the full adult course with short-cuts to keep a lap with the same start and finish lines.
Youths and all senior categories have a course which can include hurdles to 40cm regulation height, steps up and technical features such as adverse or steeply sloping banks. Some asphalt sections or dirt tracks may be included but most Summer Cross courses are on amenity grass and the course must be at least 2m wide all the way round to allow for overtaking throughout. We aim to give a lap around 2.5 – 3.5km in length making a lap 6 or 7 minutes’ duration to allow riders plenty of space to race at their own speed but some courses can run very fast in dry conditions. You should arrive in time to make an inspection lap and get a warm up.
Please do not warm up on the course when another race is in progress!
Please do not hang around near the line with a chipped number as it pings the timing system.

Series points and prizes
Riders will be ranked according to their points scored at each round.
The points winners in each category will receive a cash prize (£TBC dependent on entries in each age group). Women and men category winners will receive equal amounts of prize money in each age group.
The best SIX points-paying races shall count towards a rider’s total points for ranking purposes.
Each race shall have points awarded according to absolute placing in the relevant category. The points will be 1st place: 29 points, 2nd: 23, 3rd: 19, 4th: 17, 5th: 13, 6th: 11, 7th: 7, 8th: 5, 9th: 3, 10th: 2 points.
The running rankings and each race result will be posted on the results server at

In 2018 we awarded a prize pot of £1000 and we hope to at least match this amount for 2019.

Youth riders will receive cash prizes on the day of each race to the value of £4.25 per rider entered and racing that round. (£7 per rider entered, less £1.50 national levy X 0.75 as per reg. 14.1) Parity of prize monies by gender will apply to the first three places in u14 and u16 split 60:30:10. Where fewer than 3 riders enter in any category/gender the unallotted prize money shall be distributed to riders placed fourth and lower in any category with more than three taking part.
Organisers will seek to make the youth podium as soon after the completion of the youth race as possible, but this could be after the last senior has finished racing. Riders not present at the podium ceremony shall be deemed to have donated their prize to the promotion and no later claim for prize money can be recognised.
Under 12 riders may receive awards as soon after their race as possible and this is at the discretion of the organisers each round.

*ONE BIKE rule 10.2 introduced in 2019 see page 185.

Here is the info on OneBike direct from BCHQ:
Q:Are riders allowed to lay down spare wheels anywhere (since there is no pits)?
A:No, because equipment change can only happen in a pits and as there are no pits, there are no equipment changes.
Q:Are riders allowed any outside assistance and if so, where?
A:No, not outside of a pits.
Q:Are riders allowed to stop and make repairs at the side of the course?
A: Yes, as long as they are carrying their tools or whatever with them and don’t receive any outside assistance.
This is very clear, so let’s keep to it. – Basically if you were to ride to the event and carry on around with your usual repair kit, this will be fine. If there’s anything you need to lay on the ground or leave with AN Other and not carry with you during the race, this is ruled out so there’s no point in doing it.

There’s probably some mercy rule about hand-ups of drinks during races on hot days, so let’s leave that up to the comm.


ROUND 1 REPORT: 4 July – Jubilee Park Leyton Seymour Road, London E10 7BL map

Big thanks to Mike Mooney and our good friends at HubVelo and LVYCC for their help. This round is always a popular opener for the series. The short steep banks in the flat amenity grass made for fun sections and the famous Marsh Lane crossing did catch a few who were really flying. We’re sorry if this meant you had a get-down as Megan our first aider was kept properly busy there for a while.
Results in brief. Lots more on our server

1. Oscar Amey
2. Mak Larkin
3. William Barlow

1. Daniel Hall
2. Alfie Amey
3. Dominic Bell

Junior Men:
1. Max Bolton
2. Thomas Knowler

Senior Men:
1. Freddie Checketts
2. Dean Hill
3. William Linton

V40 Men:
1. Matthew Webber
2. James Malone
3. Andy Watson-Smith

V50 Men:
1. Russ Jones
2. Graham Pentney
3. Graham Freer

V60 Men:
1. David J Tyler
2. Terry Whalley

Senior Women:
1. Elizabeth Hughes
2. Katherine Dennis
3. Kath O’Reilly

V40 Women:
1. Caroline Reuter

V50 Women:
1. Tracy Wilkinson Begg
2. Marjo Van Velzen


Sign on and refreshments in the pavilion was run by Lee Valley Youth CC volunteers with their club getting the benefit.
More about One-Bike:-
New for the 2019-2020 season this rule 10.2 introduced in 2019 see page 185.
Enter this round and the full series here
– We really prefer you to make advance entry for the full series because it will save us time at sign on AND it will save you money.

ROUND 2: 11 July – Frylands Scout Camp, Featherbed Ln, Croydon CR0 9AA map

Organised by Stuart McGhee and the Sutton CC/C&N Cycles with help fromEvans Cycles Race Team this round at Frylands Scout Camp offers a long lap with woodland tracks that always bring a fair number of punctures. Several riders including two round 1 winners did not finish the full race duration.

Frylands plan

Brief results here. Full results and analysis on our server here

1. Oscar Amey
2. Mak Larkin
3. Ciara Bakovic

1. Daniel Hall
2. Sam McGee
3. Dominic Bell

Junior Men:
1. Jack Lear (winner of main race @56’14”)
2. Thomas Knowler

Senior Men:
1. Stuart Lynn 59’33”
2. Nathaniel Cooke
3. Owen Jowett

V40 Men:
1. Bill Bell 56’38”
2. Ryan Harris
3. Rob Purcell

V50 Men:
1. Graham Pentney 1h02’52”
2. Simon Scarsbrook
3. Paul Horta-Hopkins

V60 Men:
1. David J Tyler
2. Terry Whalley

Senior Women:
1. Hayley Down

V40 Women:
1. Emma Porter
2. Charmaine Pullen
3. Caroline Mulligan

V50 Women:
1. Kate Dixon
2. Tracy Wilkinson Begg
3. Marjo Van Velzen


ROUND 3: 18 July – Cyclopark The Tollgate, Watling St, Gravesend DA11 7NP map

Organised by Cyclopark with the help of Team Darenth.  Anthony Muir and the Cyclopark Team came up with a wonderful course for all, including the u12s.

Jack Lear of Southborough Dist Wheelers took a great win after some close racing with a welcome visitor Matt Holmes who raced on after a mechanical and outside assistance.  Matt’s Arctic RT team mate James Flury came in second. All the races all evening were really great to watch and well contested. Thanks to all who raced.

Full results for all categories are here


ROUND 4: 25 July – Hog Hill Redbridge Cycling Centre Forest Road, London IG6 3HP map

Organised by The Beastway Crew and LVYCC this round’s course featured some elevation change and some nice infield sections in the setting of one of the country’s best purpose-made cycle sport facilities with its cafe, changing, showers, lockers, wifi and car parking facilities.
Oh, and it was on the hottest day of the year. Certainly went above 36degC and was at least 30 when the races were on with a passing rain shower falling during the youth race.

More pics on the FB Group here

Results from round 4 here


ROUND 5: 1 Aug – Bethlem Hospital Monks Orchard Rd, Beckenham BR3 3BX map

This round kindly organised by Penge CC, a community club founded in 2008 to provide coaching for kids in the local community.  It’s grown to over 500 members and welcomes riders of all abilities.  Penge isn’t much known for racing yet, but more and more members are getting involved in the local scene.

The course is in a surprisingly rural part of S London and will circle some fields and woodland edges on a gentle slope. The densest part of the woodland makes it sensible to bring a bright front light (not rears as these are not allowed). Sign on will be along a woodland track from the section of roadway on the map , but park in the main car park and ride the rest of the way.

Penge CC is supported by SE20 Cycles on Penge High Street.  Club rides begin and end at the shop and its recently opened café, Rule 19 Coffee.  SE20 Cycles has kindly provided the podium prizes for this race.

Results from round 5 here

ROUND 6: 8 Aug – Hog Hill Redbridge Cycling Centre Forest Road, London IG6 3HP map

A second time this series on a different course run once again by The Beastway Crew and LVYCC at this prestigious venue.

Results from round 6 here


ROUND 7: 15 Aug – Hillingdon House Farm North Way, Uxbridge UB10 9NG map
NB: NOT Hillingdon Cycle circuit!
The seventh round is organised by West Drayton Mountain Bike Club and it’s at a brand new venue which used to be a dry ski slope…!

The event was held at the Hillingdon House Farm, with the course taking in the grassed area of the grounds and the elevations of the old ski slope based at the venue so this was a challenging course
Prizes came from club sponsor the Specialized Concept Store Ruislip.

Results from round 7 here


ROUND 8 22 Aug – FINALE & SERIES AWARDS at Herne Hill 104 Burbage Rd, Dulwich, London SE24 9HE map

Herne Hill is always a great place to end the series. The course is first class, especially after the rough ground had last year’s visit from the Beastway big mower, but it’s the hecklers that make this event! Dulwich Paragon has kindly taken on the role of organising club so their take on the course possibilities should be a good one. The pavilion bar will be open for hospitality as we make the series awards so please do bring lights and stick around to make it an evening.

After a lovely season of racing we have a considerable cash prize table over £1200 to hand out. Each top 3 placing in all categories will also receive a specially-made trophy.

Results from round 8 here


SUMMER CROSS 2018 archive \/  \/  \/  \/


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

Detailed results are posted on our results server

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

Round 1  Thursday 5 July Leyton Jubilee Park

A very warm day with scorched dry grass that was surprisingly slippy, no matter what tyre choice you made.

We delayed the u12 start as long as we could, with heavy traffic for those being brought by car and then got our other races away on time. There were over 100 starters in the senior race. Instead of the seven or eight minutes expected for the full lap, the leaders produced times well under four minutes, but with a wide course all the way round it was only the pinch points at embankments and the steps where anyone had to hold back.

Our full results, including lap times and detailed placing analysis can be seen at .

Here are the series standings after Round 1
see we told you we would separate the results from a single start

Summer Series CX Points after Round 1
Rank Name Team Points Gap
Senior M
1 MADGWICK, James Bloodwise QSW 17
2 CHECKETTS, Freddie Rapha Cycling Club 13 4
3 MOESLI, Edward 10 7
5 NOBLE, Matthew OCTAVE 6 11
7 PAYNE, Matthew 4 13
8 BAINES, Jesse 3 14
9 ARMENTA BUTT, Leo Hub Velo 2 15
10 LEACH, James Imperial Racing Team 1 16

Junior M
1 BLAKE, Max Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club 17
2 SALES, George Maison du Velo 13 4
3 WARD, Micheal VC Londres 10 7

Senior W
1 MOREAU, Adeline The 5th Floor Cycle Club 17
2 DUFFY, Jessica Bianchi Dama 13 4
3 WOZNICKA, Agata Sunday Echappee 10 7
4 SADLER, Jessica Hub Velo 8 9

Junior W
1 HAYES, Connie LIV AWOL 17

Veteran 40 M
1 MOONEY, Mike Hub Velo 17
2 LEWIS, Benjamin Forest Side Riders 13 4
3 PURCELL, Robert Neon-Velo Cycling Team 10 7
4 DEAR, James Crawley Wheelers 8 9
5 GAONI, Enrico Rapha Cycling Club 6 11
6 CALVERT, Mark Team Trident 5 12
7 BRAID, Dan Sigma 4 13
8 BEXLEY, Dylan Dulwich Paragon CC 3 14
9 WILLARD, Jolyon PB Cycle Coaching Racing Team 2 15
10 POWERS, Andrew CS Grupetto 1 16

Veteran 50 M
1 COULSON, Steve 17
2 PENTNEY, Graham Greenwich Tritons 13 4
3 CORBY, Dan London Phoenix CC 10 7
4 PHILLIPS, Sam Rapha Cycling Club 8 9
5 CODRINGTON, Charlie Dulwich Paragon CC 6 11
6 FREER, Graham Hackney GT 5 12
7 HAYES, Patrick Hub Velo 4 13
8 CROWE, Russell Abellio – SFA Racing Team 3 14
9 DALE, Rob Woolwich CC 2 15
10 LEWEY, Richard Crystal Palace Triathletes 1 16

Veteran 60 M
1 WHALLEY, Terry Ford Cycling Club 17

Veteran 40 F
1 MULLIGAN, Caroline Greenwich Tritons 17
2 LAWSON, Laura Romford CC 13 4
3 REED, Lucy Kent Velo Girls CC 10 7

Veteran 50 F
1 ORR, Elizabeth Kent Velo Girls CC 17

Under 16 M
1 BOLTON, Max Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club 17
2 BROWN, Caleb Team Darenth 13 4

Under 14 M
1 SMITH, Elliot Sutton Cycling Club/ C & N Cycles 17
2 STEER, Robin Cycling Club Hackney 13 4
3 COUZINS, Conrad Cycling Club Hackney 10 7
4 BOULTON, Raphael VC Londres 8 9

Under 14 F
1 MINALE, Anoushka Hub Velo 17
2 BOLTON, Eleanor Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club 13 4

Under 12 M
1 HACK-LAZZARI, Milo Cycling Club Hackney 17
2 BLAEN, Ethan Peebles CC 13 4

Under 12 F
1 WILLIS, Skye Panagua CC 17

Full results and series standings at .

Over to Stuart McGhee and the Sutton CC for round 2 at Frylands

This round will be run with conventional pinned-on race numbers and manual timings. Check back after the race for the updated series standings, once we have swallowed the results from Stuart.

Under 12s    £5    
Youth           £8
Junior          £15
Senior          £20
Veteran        £20

We encourage you to make pre-entry through the links for each round below. This will save you time and the uncertainty of races being full. Entry on the Day with payment by cash or card is possible, but please be patient and help us get your details correct.


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

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. – Note map. No prizes for going to the mansion by mistake.

Enter round 3 here

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


Points mean prizes

Each round will have a podium for categories within each Youth and under 12 race. These are sponsored by businesses and supporting clubs. Please honour the podium ceremonies which we endeavour to make as soon as possible after each race. Sometimes we have to get on with the race programme and keep events running to time, so please be patient.
Any rider not present to collect an award will be deemed to have donated their prize to the promotion for it to dispose of at its own discretion*.

There is a significant cash prize pot across a broad range of senior categories, with awards being made at the ceremony 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


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 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 inside and we ask you not to fold it in any way, nor to use zip-ties. We won’t be sympathetic if your result is missing because you’ve mucked up the chip.

Your race number is to be attached to your saddle and seatpin using only the velcro tabs we supply. A chip is concealed inside and this must be mounted on the rear of your saddle so we can see the number from both sides. Do not fold or puncture the card in any way. No zipties, no sticky tape, no ‘creative’ positioning.


Riders who are only doing one round are requested to hand back their race number at the end and there will be a drop bin for this. Otherwise, please keep your number safe and bring it along to the next round. If your forget to bring it, or if you want a second race number for any reason we will charge you £5.

Round 2 of the series is being promoted by Stuart McGhee who has opted to use conventional pinned numbers and manual timing. Anyone who raced round 1 will be on Stuart’s sign-on sheets with their r1 race number in a reference column. You will be issued with a one-off number for r2, but your series number will operate again for r3 and r4.

Special note on “Riding Up”:- We have been asked about this and followed on with a request to BCHQ. The answer came back as a very firm; “Riding up is NOT allowed”.
Our age bands are the same as for last cross season because they don’t change until 1st of September. – If you were an u12 last winter, that’s what you will be now. If you turned Vet in the last few months, you could still be a senior …and so on.
Under 10 riders are also u12. Sorry but there is not enough time to give them a separate race.  BC regulations allow for this**
Please don’t try to enter a race that is not for your age category***. Our sign-on system will not allow any entries that are out-of-category and if any such entry is discovered later on it will be removed from the series and you will get no points. BCHQ sanctions riders separately as well.

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.
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.
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.
Second bikes and The Pits.
We prompted a debate on the Facebook group about bike changes because many riders get to the races by bike and because there is very limited parking at most venues. This revealed that most would prefer bike changes NOT to be allowed, but of course those who want to race with a spare bike are more vociferous. Fair enough.
Bike changes will be allowed and we will have to cater for this in our numbering scheme. If you want to change bikes, please let us know at sign-on and we will provide a second number board which comes at a cost of £5 for the whole series.
The Pits will be designated by yellow flags in the usual way and divided into two parts to keep ‘supported’ riders with helpers and equipment separated from the stacks of equipment that are left there by unsupported riders. We ask you inform your supporters of this and ensure they leave the gangways clear. Please remember that The Pits are not the ideal place for a social gathering.
We cannot guarantee that there will be more than one opportunity to pit per lap owing to the nature of some venues and the need to eliminate an obvious short-cut.
And please note: You will not be charged for using the pits…

Our gravel ride:-


Once again we are delighted to bring you the TOUR of the CORNFIELDS on Sunday 2 September. This is our off-road sportive and pre-season cyclocross shakedown for all 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 time for cake at our lovely refreshments stop. The start and finish are at the prestigious National Trust’s Wimpole Hall estate.

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

**5.10 Under 12s shall compete only amongst themselves. Event organisers may choose to sub-divide the Under 12 category into separate races or starts for different age groups (e.g.U10s, U8s etc). Where such races are held, riders may only compete in the youngest age group to which they are eligible.

We have opted not to provide a separate race for u10s because the u12 event can include them and will be the better for it.

***Age categories for Summer Cross

Please make sure you know which category you are in for this series.
    Cat Year of Birth
18:00 – 12 minutes race
    [U10 2008-2018]
     U12 2006-2007
18:30 – 25 minutes race
    [U14 2004-2005]
     U16 2002-2003
19:15 – 60 minutes race
    [Junior         2000-2001]
     Senior         1978-1999
     V40 1968-1977
    [V50 1958-1967]

[V60 1900-1957]

[Age subcategories which we will separate in the results and will try to make on-the-day podium awards in Youth and U12 races]

And here are the relevant regulations on age groups;-

5.9 The following age categories and sub-categories may be recognised in Federation cyclo-cross events;-
Under 12: Up to 31st August in the year of 12th birthday (Note ‘up to’:- There is no definition of an u10 or u8 in the regs)
Youth: from 1st September in the year of 12th birthday to 31st August in the year of 16th birthday
[Youth – U14: from 1st September in the year of 12th birthday to 31st August in the year of 14th birthday]
Junior: from 1st September in the year of 16th birthday to 31st August in the year of 18th birthday
Senior: from 1st September in the year of 18th birthday
Veteran: from 1st September in the year of 40th birthday
[Vet 40: from 1st September in the year of 40th birthday to 31st August in the year of 50th birthday
Vet 50: from 1st September in the year of 50th birthday to 31st August in the year of 60th birthday
Vet 60: from 1st September in the year of 60th birthday to 31st August in the year of 70th birthday
Vet 70+ from 1st September in the year of 70th birthday]

Full info (opens as PDF, in new window) at: