The Wessex Cyclo-Cross League is a series of races organised by various cycling clubs within the Wessex Region.

The league is open to any cyclist irrespective of ability and caters for all ages from 7 to 70.

The cyclo-cross season runs from September to January and the Wessex League competition usually consists of 12 races with each race counting towards the overall league positions for individuals and clubs.

At the end of the season there is a presentation evening and awards are made in the various age categories for individual and team performances.

The Wessex region covers the area including  Hampshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire and Wiltshire with races in Oxford, Reading, Swindon, Southampton and places in between.

Whilst anyone can take part (entry is on the day at the event) only clubs and riders who affiliate to the league can score points in the league tables.  (This rule is waived for riders Under 16).  See the affiliation page for further details.

The Wessex Cyclo-Cross League is a friendly, grass-roots branch of cycle sport and riders of all abilities are welcome to take part.  At each event there are usually separate races for Under 12s,  Under 16s, Senior Men and a combined Junior/Veteran/Women race.

If you are new to cyclo-cross then read our beginners guide for some helpful advice and explanation about the sport.

We also recommend anyone interested in cyclo-cross, and cycling in general, joins British Cycling. Membership costs from £20 and gives you various benefits and also reduces the cost of entering the Wessex League cyclo-cross races.

If you have any questions about the Wessex League then please email one of the committee members (see contacts page) and they will be happy to help.

An Under 12s race gets underway