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NWCX League Round 3: Parc Eirias Bae Colwyn/ Eirias Park Colwyn Bay- 13th October 2019
13th October 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Round 3 of the 2018/19 North Wales Cyclocross League: Parc Eirias
Sunday 13 October 2019
Rhos on Sea Cycling Club welcomes competitors to Parc Eirias (Erias Park) in Colwyn Bay. Eirias Park was built in the 1920s and retains its quintessential charm a century later. Originally called “The Park by the Sea,” it nowadays hosts rugby internationals, championship athletics, rock concerts and, recently, BBC Proms in the Park. It is home to a thriving community leisure centre and the RGC North Wales Rugby Team and Academy. In its recent past Eirias Park hosted the Welsh Cyclocross Championships
This predominantly grassy course takes in rolling parkland, mature woodland and even a small brook. In wet conditions, Eirias can be amongst the muddiest of venues. Even in the dry it presents a non-stop sequence of tight turns and negative cambers.
Parking instructions: Follow “Cycle Event” signs and park in the car park in front of the stadium.
Children & Seniors must enter on Nifty Online
As in previous seasons NWCX is requiring online entries with Nifty for all senior and children categories except for the novice childrens’s race and the novice adults’ race. This ruling is to provide HQ adequate time to issue timing chips and reduce administration burdens.
Children & Seniors Novice (beginners) race – enter on the day
To encourage beginners NWCX offers “one the day entries” for the childrens novice race (usually at 11am for 10mins duration) and the adults novice race (usually at 12midday for 30mins duration). These beginners’ races can be entered on the day.
10:00 -11:30 Registration. There will be no registration after 1130.
11:00 Novice Children -( 10mins ) £2 (entry on the day)
11.20 Race#1:U8s, U10s, U12s ( 20mins ) £3 (£2+£1 admin fee) Nifty Online Only
12:00 Race#2: U14s, U16s, ( 30mins ) £6 (£5+£1 admin fee) Nifty Online Only + Adult Novice ( beginners) £7 cash (enter on the day)
12:45 Senior & Junior practice & warm-up (25min)
13.15 Race #3: Senior race (M/F, Vets, U18s) 60mins U18 £6 (£5+£1 admin fee) Nifty Online Only, All Seniors £11 (£10 + £1 admin fee) Nifty Online Only
(Vets will be classified V40, V50, V60+ subject to participant numbers )
Warning: The first races of the year are busy so please arrive early to collect your number.
Newcomers regardless of age, gender or ability are welcome. You can race on a cyclocross bike or a mountain bike. You can try the beginners race for 30mins.
Parents: children enjoy cyclocross. If unsure don’t be afraid to ask at HQ. This series prioritises racing for children and newcomers. Most beginners make rapid progress.
Single frameset rule: NWCX operates a single frameset rule. You must use the bike you start with. No spare bikes permitted once race underway.
Knobbly tyres: cyclocross takes place on grass, mud and trail surfaces. It is essential for competitor safety that you fit knobbly tyres for cyclocross. Riders with smooth tyres will be asked to discontinue.
Competitors retain numbers. This stays with you for all season so keep it safe between races. Replacement numbers will be charged at £3 per set.
Competitors are to hand back their race chips at the finish. Each chip cost £30+vat. You will be billed if failing to hand back your chip
Venue address: Eirias Park, Colwyn Bay, LL29 7SP