2014 Welsh League events ...

Round 1 Calf-burner 'Cross
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Round 2 Amman Valley 'Cross
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Round 3 Foxley 'Cross
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Round 4 Showground 'Cross
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Round 5 Beacons 'Cross
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Round 6 Melin Mynach 'Cross
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Round 7 Hafren CC 'Cross
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Round 8 'Cross by the Sea
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Round 9 Gilwern 'Cross
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Final Christmas 'Cross
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2010/11 National Trophy Series Final ...



2011 National Cyclo-Cross Championships ...

Event date: 8th - 9th January 2011
Venue: Moorways Leisure Centre, Moor Lane, Allenton, Derby, DE24 9HY



Saturday 8th January
Vet 50: Donald Gray (Cardiff JIF) Vet 55: Graham Edwards (Abergavenny RC), Ian Evans (Club Rasio Mona)
U14 Boy: Ben Beckingsale, Teifion Best, Alister Williams (all Abergavenny RC) U14 Girl: Ffion James (Abergavenny RC), Emily Haycox (Maindy Flyers)
U16 Boy: Sam Beckingsale (Abergavenny RC), Adam King (Cardiff JIF), Dylan Kerfoot-Robson (Rhos on Sea) U16 Girl: Ellie Coster, Amy Hill, Rebecca Hunt (all Newport Velo)
Vet 40: Guy Stevens (Abergavenny RC), Mark James (MI Racing) Vet 45: Phil Roach (Rugby Velo)
Sunday 9th January
U23: Ben Roach (Cult Racing)
Women: Amy Roberts (Cardiff Ajax), Ruby Miller (Horizon Fitness)
Junior: Matthew Thompson (Cardiff JIF), William Worrall (Towy Riders)
Senior: Ben Simmons, Lee Williams (both Team Wiggle)

Good luck to all!

Welsh League Overall Standings ...



Due to the cancellation of the Christmas 'Cross/League Final Overall Standings have been taken from the best 6 results compiled after Round 9 at Pembrey. Individual trophies will be posted out to the first three in each category. Perpetual trophies will be engraved and held at the Welsh Cycling Office for collection; trophy winners will be acknowledged at the first event next season.

Many thanks to all who have supported the Welsh League this season. I am sorry for the unsatisfactory end to it but hope you have found it enjoyable and rewarding and look forward to seeing you all again in 2011.

Wishing you a Happy Christmas and a healthy and successful New Year.

Liz Slater
Welsh Cycling Cyclo-cross Co-ordinator

2010 Welsh Cyclo-Cross Championships ...



The Glanusk Estate near Crickhowell (NP8 1LP) proved a popular addition to last season's calendar and has been chosen as the venue for the 2010 Welsh Cyclo-Cross Championships to be held on 5th December. The course will again be designed by veteran 'cross rider Lynn Lines who provided an excellent event at the nearby Cwrt y Gollen Training Camp last year.

U10/U8 10.30 for 10 minutes
U12 10.45 for 15 minutes
Youth 11.15 for 30 minutes
J/V/W 12.15 for 40 minutes
Seniors 13.30 for 60 minutes

Except for those in the U12/U10/U8 categories, riders must have a valid BC membership card. A Welsh Champion’s jersey will be awarded to the winner in all categories except U10 and U8, subject to a minimum of 3 riders starting the race. Medals will be awarded to the first three in all categories and to the winning Senior team of 3 riders.

The closing date for entries is Monday 22nd November. There will be no entries on the day in any category.

The Welsh Championships are open to riders who:
i) were born in Wales OR
ii) are the son/daughter of a person born in Wales OR
iii) have had their main place of residence in Wales for at least 5 years prior to 1st January 2010 OR
iv) are 1st claim members of clubs/racing teams/trade teams affiliated to WCU and have been so for not less than 3 months immediately prior to this event.

Download the official entry form here >>

2010/11 National Trophy Series Round 3 ...


Read Lee William's blog here >>

Rugby Velo host Round 3 of the National Trophy Series on Sunday (14th November) at Mallory Park in Leicestershire. Welsh riders on the start list are:
Veterans 40+ Guy Stevens (Abergavenny RC)
Veterans 50+ Graham Edwards (Abergavenny RC), Ian Evans (Clwb Rasio Mona)
Juniors William Worrall (Towy Riders)
Women Amy Roberts (Cardiff Ajax), Ruby Miller (Forza Cycles)
Youth U16 Boys Sam Beckingsale (Abergavenny RC), Dylan Kerfoot-Robson (Rhos on Sea CC)
Youth U16 Girls Amy Hill (Newport Velo), Rebecca Hunt (Newport Velo)
Youth U14 Girls Ffion James (Abergavenny RC)
Seniors Lee Williams (Team Wiggle)



2010 Inter-Area Team Championships ...

Two Youth teams and one Senior team returned to Beaumont Park on the outskirts of Leicester to represent Wales in the 2010 Inter-Area Team Cyclo-Cross Championships. MORE >>

2010/11 National Trophy Series Round 2 ...


The National Trophy Series heads east on Sunday (31st October) to Chantry Park in Ipswich. Making the long journey from Wales will be:
Veterans 50+ Graham Edwards (Abergavenny RC), Donald Gray (Cardiff JIF), Ian Evans (Clwb Rasio Mona)
Juniors William Worrall (Towy Riders)
Women Amy Roberts (Cardiff Ajax), Ruby Miller (Forza Cycles)
Youth U16 Boys Sam Beckingsale (Abergavenny RC), Dylan Kerfoot-Robson (Rhos on Sea CC)
Youth U14 Boys Ben Beckingsale (Abergavenny RC)
Youth U16 Girls Amy Hill (Newport Velo), Rebecca Hunt (Newport Velo)
Youth U14 Girls Ffion James (Abergavenny RC)
Seniors Lee Williams (Team Wiggle)
Good luck to all.


2010 BSCA Welsh Schools Cyclo-Cross Championships ...



Entry has now closed.

The 2010 BSCA Welsh Schools Cyclo-Cross Championships will take place at the Penlan Sports Fields, Brecon on Saturday 16th October.

The race categories are: Yr 3 & below/Yr 4 & Yr 5/ Yr 6 & Yr 7/ Yr 8 & Yr 9/ Yr 10 & Yr 11/ Yr 12 & above. The entry fee is: Yr 7 & below £2/Yr 8 & above £4 (plus £1 surcharge if not a BSCA member). Medals and certificates will be awarded to the first three boys and girls in each race.

For further information and an entry form contact Clive Powell (phone: 01597 811343, e-mail: clive@clivepowell-mtb.co.uk) or download an entry form (bsca_entry_form.pdf). Please download a poster too (bsca_poster.pdf)and take it into school.

2010/11 National Trophy Series Round 1 ...


The 2010/11 British Cycling National Trophy Series kicks off on Sunday 10th October, returning after a year's absence to the popular Abergavenny Leisure Centre venue (NP7 6EP). The event will again be hosted by Abergavenny RC and organiser Ian Jenkins is hoping for some good weather in the coming days so that the course is at its best. Come along to see the country's best 'cross riders in action ... and support our Welsh riders.

Entry to the National Trophy races has closed but there is entry on the day for the Under 10s and Under 12s races (start times 12.30 and 12.45 respectively and entry fee £1).



48th Three Peaks Cyclo-Cross ...

FULL RESULTS >>. Congratulations to everyone who rode!

The FINAL ENTRY LIST >> (published 14.9.10) includes the following Welsh riders:

Senior Women
Ruth Metcalfe (Rhos on Sea CC)
Veteran Women 40 - 49
Hanneke van der Werf (Cardiff Ajax CC)
Under 23 Men
Ben Butler (Energy Cycles)
Senior Men
Owen Davies (Abergavenny RC), Mark Davies (Cardiff JIF), Adrian Peall (Forza Cycles), Gethin Howells (Swansea Wheelers)
Veteran Men 40 - 49
Paul Millar (Cardiff JIF), Simon Nurse (Cardiff JIF), Craig Standage (Cardiff JIF), Mark Baker (Deeside Olympic), Peter Windsor (Llyn CC), Peter O'Brien (Rhos on Sea CC)
Veteran Men 50 - 59
Lynn Lines (Abergavenny RC), Paul Bennett (Cardiff JIF), Donald Gray (Cardiff JIF)

Good luck to all!

Find out all about the event at www.3peakscyclocross.org.uk and read top Three Peaks rider Nick Craig's on the day top tips here >>

Changes to Cyclo-Cross regulations ...

There have been some changes to the cyclo-cross regulations which will be implemented in this season's domestic events. Follow the link to find out more >> Cyclo-Cross Rule Changes

2010 Welsh Cyclo-Cross calendar now available ...

Click on the Calendar button above

The 2010 Welsh League will start on 26 September so that riders can get a couple of races in their legs before the first round of the National Trophy Series, which returns to Abergavenny on 10 October.

The season kicks off on the popular Crickhowell High School course and sees a return to Risca Leisure Centre following drainage work last year. There are also two new venues for 2010: the all-new Carmarthen Park and a return to a favourite from way-back on the Foxley Estate near Hereford. Also new in 2010 is a separate race for the Under 10s, starting at 10.30am.

Regrettably it has finally been necesssary to increase the race entry fees (with the exception of the Pembrey Country Park 'cross where a £2/car charge is payable on entry) to ensure that organisers/promoting clubs are not out of pocket and to cover the cost of purchasing the individual League awards. Please see the event information for details.