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NWCX League Round 6: Llanfwrog Centre Ruthin 17 Nov 2019 (sponsored by The Bike Factory, Chester)
17th November 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Llanfwrog Centre, Mwrog St, Ruthin, Denbighshire LL15 1LE
(sponsored by The Bike Factory, Chester)
Sunday 17 November 2019
Ruthin Cycling Club invites North Wales Cyclocross riders to Round 6 of the 2019 League. Our thanks to hosts Llanfwrog Community Centre and the people of Ruthin.
This splendid modern community centre is situated in 100 acres of playing fields and acts as a sporting hub for Ruthin Youth FC, Ruthin Rovers FC, Ruthin Lawn Tennis Club, Dyffryn Clwyd Footgolf Centre and Ruthin Cycling Club. The Centre hosts training facilities for nearby Ruthin RFC, a golf teeing range and many local fitness trainers. It is also a thriving community centre throughout the week and has a splendid cafe for all comers.
The Centre is located amidst hilly ground and looks out towards the Clwydian Range. The basis of the course is a 1.3km grassland loop circumventing football pitches. This includes gravel, grass, dirt track and even a splash of tarmac as the course weaves past the Centre. Once in open ground competitors ascend a steep path to the top of a grassy slope more usually used for golf driving. Competitors enter challenging hillside copse in stark contrast to the grassland around it: the ascent requires a dismount and the descent is a cautious battle for traction.
Llanwrog Centre will serve teas, coffees and bacon baps
WCs are located within the Centre. Please treat facilities with respect. We are guests of the Centre.
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 )
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.
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