Sotonia Wessex Cyclocross League Round 6
Date: Sunday 27 Oct 2019
Sotonia CC is pleased to promote round 6 of the 2019 Wessex Cyclocross League on Sunday 27 October at Southampton Sports Centre.
Thanks to GA Cycles for their support.
Southampton Sports Centre, Thornhill Road, Bassett, Southampton, SO16 7AX
10:37 Novice 16+
11:20 Vet Men 40-49 / Junior Men
12:20 Women (Junior, Senior, Vet)
13:45 Vet Men 50+
14:45 Senior Men
Will be a variation on the classic layout 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.
Sign-on will open at 8:00am for U10s and U12s only. Registration for all other riders will open at 9:30am. Sign-on for each race will close 20 minutes beforehand. Please make sure you sign on and receive your timing chip from the timing crew in good time.
- For all riders who are unregistered, please return your numbers back to sign on!
- No bikes in the sign-on queue please.
- Times are estimates and sometimes there are circumstances that means we cannot keep to them exactly.
- We have a back marker marshal on bike with a high-vis. Please ensure that you cycle behind the marshal at the end of the previous race if riding the course in practice.
TOP 5 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.
DIRECTIONS AND PARKING
Due to recent wet weather, we are unable to offer parking on the cricket pitch grass this year. Parking is available in the places listed below:
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 and street parking): 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.
Road side 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 with street parking on the left.
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.
Thanks all and happy racing!