FAQ

Wessex Cyclo-Cross League information

If you are new to cyclo-cross then you may like to read our beginners introduction which hopefully explains what is cyclo-cross racing and how you can take part. We also have some advice for Entering Your First Race

 

Q) What license do I need to enter Wessex Cyclocross races?

A) The short answer is none! For a more detailed answer see below:

Under 12’s……No licence required. If you have a licence then it means the parents/guardians have given permission to race. If you don’t have a licence a parent/guardian has to sign “Signing on sheet” on race day.

Youth (age 12-16)….. No licence required. If you have a licence then it means the parents/guardians have given permission to race. If you don’t have a licence a parent/guardian has to sign “Signing on sheet” on race day.
For Regional Championships you must have at least a British Cycling Bronze membership, this because it is a British Cycling event and so BC members only, no day membership available.
National Trophy’s and National Champs you must have Silver or Gold membership and must have a Racing Licence.

Over-16’s..Seniors, Juniors, Vets……Minimum British Cycling Bronze membership for local Wessex races or pay £3 for a day membership for each race.

For Regional Championships you must have at least a Bronze membership, this because it is a British Cycling event and so BC members only, no day membership available.

National Trophy’s and National Champs they must have Silver or Gold membership and must have a Racing Licence. No day membership available.

For more information and to apply for a British Cycling licence see: https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/membership/race

 

Age group categories

Cyclo-Cross races are divided into age group categories.  If you are unsure what category you are in then check the age category page.

 

League points

If you wish to know how points are scored in the Wessex League this is explained here.

The league rules and prize lists for events is in the latest Rules document here.

 

Code of conduct

The Wessex League publishes a code of conduct which we expect all participants, spectators, supporters and parents to abide by.  Please take a moment to read this.

We would like to stress that the Under 12’s race is run for fun and enjoyment and is not to be taken too seriously.  We hope that through these events young riders can develop and enjoy participating in sport and in particular the sport of cyclocross.   If you are a parent or supporter please give your positive encouragement and support to all the participating Under 12’s.

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