Sotonia Wessex Cyclocross League Round 6
Date: Sunday 21 Oct 2018
Sotonia CC is pleased to promote round 6 of the 2018 Wessex Cyclocross League on Sunday 21st October at Southampton Sports Centre.
Southampton Sports Centre, Thornhill Road, Bassett, Southampton, SO16 7AX
On the day, Under 12s £3.00, Youth/Novice £10.00, Juniors £13.00, Seniors/Veterans £18.00. Entry is possible on the day for all races.
Will be a variation on the classic layout with one big change being the start area and finish areas being closer together this year to improve the spectating and riding experience of rolling, hillside parkland within the grounds of Southampton Sports Centre. Featuring treats like wooded single track, banks, climbs, off cambers and fast descents.
There will be an area for gazebos by the sign on area.
PRACTICE / WARM UP
The increased number of races means that practice time between races is limited. In order to make best use of the time, we will start opening the course for practice as soon as the leader of the previous race has finished. A marshal wearing a hi-vis vest will cycle the course following the last rider of the previous race. You may start using the course as soon as this marshal has passed, but you must stay behind the marshal.
You may also use the adult parts of the course for practice during the U10/U12 races.
Signing on will open at 8:30am for U10s and U12s. Registration for all other riders will open at 9:30am. Sign-on for each race will close 15 minutes beforehand. Please make sure you sign on and receive your timing chip from the timing crew in good time.
PODIUMS AND PRIZE PRESENTATIONS
There will be U8, U10 and U12 podiums for BOYS and GIRLS separately and it will be STRAIGHT AFTER the respective races please. So U8 and U10 will be together ASAP after that race. We will be as quick as possible so you can get to watch the start of the U12. And then the U12 will be after that race. Please head straight to the podium area after your race. Hope that makes sense!
FOOD AND DRINK
TOILETS AND WATER
There are toilets at the main sports centre building. Please use these rather than anywhere else. Water is available from taps at the main sports centre building.
The Centre is open to the public so please keep an eye on bikes and personal belongings.
ACCESS & PARKING
There is free parking available on site and the Sports Centre has agreed to let us us one of their cricket pitches for parking. Access will be via a gate on Dunkirk Road (SO16 6LX – see map) and should be signposted. There will be parking marshals to help you park – please drive carefully on the pitch itself. Sorry for the late message!
Directions (for main car park): From M3 junction 14: follow A33 direction Southampton Docks. Continue straight on at first roundabout, then at second roundabout take second exit onto Winchester Road, signed A35 General Hospital. At the next roundabout take the third exit into Hill Lane. Turn right into Sports Centre car park.
Directions (for Dunkirk Road car park): From M3 junction 14: follow A33 direction Southampton Docks. Continue straight on at first roundabout, then at second roundabout take second exit onto Winchester Road, signed A35 General Hospital. At the next roundabout take the third exit into Hill Lane. Turn left at mini roundabout onto Lordswood Road and at the bottom of the hill turn right onto Dunkirk Road – the car park is on your right.
Roadside parking is also available in Coxford Road. As above, continue past Dunkirk Road car park, follow road up the hill. Turn right at the top and right again onto Coxford Road. The pedestrian park entrance is 400m on the right.
Please DO NOT park on the grass verge on the hillside on Dunkirk Road as we have received complaints from residents in the past.
Thanks all and happy racing!