WE ARE BACK, CX in the City III is back on Sept 25th
You can enter the race via the British Cycling website here: CCXL Round 3 – CX in the City III Events – British Cycling
Following the $hitstorm that was 2020 we are looking to be back with the
turd third version CX In The City for 2021 CX Season
Voted CCXL Event Of The Year 2018 & 2019
Keep it dialled-in to VB socials to learn how this will again be your best CX race day experience of 2021.
British Cycling ‘s biggest event of 2019 is back with a day of CX racing as part of Central Cyclo-Cross League at the home of the UK’s 2014 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup venue in partnership & huge thanks to The Parks Trust
For beginners to ex-pros, league members & guest riders. Lock it in to find out why over 850 riders chose to be part of our 2019 event – including a mere 165 in the women’s race.
VOLUNTEERS – if giving back is your thing or even if you’re only doing it because you need some DoE volunteering hours – we are always looking for helping hands so please message us or email us at email@example.com
Event FAQ list below from 2019…we will be adding any new details of the need to know and stuff that only nerdy types ask about CX events as we build up to race day 2020
2021 Race day timetable:
09:00 – Course open for training
09:30 – U10’s (10 mins)
09:32 – U8’s (10 mins)
09:50 – U12’s (15 mins)
10:15 – Youth (30 mins)
11:00 – Course open for training
11:30 – Vet 50+ Men (40 mins) / Singlespeed
12:30 – Women – All age groups from Junior – V50+
13:25 – Course open for training
13:45 – Junior Men and V40+ Men (40 mins)
14:45 – Seniors Men (60 mins)
Q. Have a question that isn’t listed below?
A. Then submit it to us via our Facebook event page or any other VB social media and we’ll do our best to address and share the question & answer
All the A’s to those FAQ’s (and some not-so-FAQs)
All pre-entered riders will be emailed a race pack a few days in advance of the event which will contain all you need to know about the day, including maps and detailed directions.
Campbell Park is run by The Parks Trust, if you would like to know more about them - go here
2. You can enter in advance via British Cycling's website: CX In The City Entry @ British Cycling
3. You can enter on the day (but note this will cost you slightly more). On the day entry is also open to guest AND league affiliated riders.
4. If you are not a British Cycling member then you can still enter on the day, paying £3 for a day membership but we recommended signing up and riding CX for the rest of the season!
All pre-entered riders will be emailed a race pack a few days in advance of the event which will contain all you need to know about the day, including maps, public transport options and the detailed directions below.
Directions from M1 (NORTH & SOUTH):
From South - take the slip to left and stay left.
From North – take the slip to left then at the lights take either of 2 right hand lanes and take 3rd exit for Milton Keynes.
On approach to the first roundabout once you are off the Motorway take 2nd exit (H6 Childs Way) and follow BROWN signs for the Xscape Snowdome - go straight on over 2 more roundabouts as you cross V11 Tongwelll St, V10 Brickhill St. After this take the 3rd exit on the next roundabout on to Overgate (signposted for Xscape snodome and Campbell Park). Take first left at the min roundabout, over 1 mini roundabout and Campbell Park entrance will be on your right, opposite Budgens.
Directions from THE WEST (A421):
Stay on the A421 / H8 Standing Way all the way in to MK until you hit the rounadbout with the B4034 / V7 Saxon Street, taking first left along H7 Saxon St, straight over the next roundabout and cross H7 Chaffron Way, take a right (3rd exit) at the next roundabout on to H6 Childs Way, straight on at next roundabout (crossing V8 Malborough Street), then left at next roundabout on to Enmore Gate. Left at the min roundabout and Campbell Park entrance will be on your right, past Budgens and opposite a Taylor Wimpey development.
Directions from A5 (NORTH):
Exit for CMK, H5 Portway / A509, at the massive roundabout (Trek store one), take 3rd exit on to V6 Grafton St, over 1 roundabout then left at the next on to H6 Childs Way, straight over 4 rounabouts then left at next roundabout on to Enmore Gate. Left at the min roundabout and Campbell Park entrance will be on your right, past Budgens and opposite a Taylor Wimpey development.
Directions from A5 (SOUTH):
Exit at Grandby (MK Dons Stadium / Oden) and take 3rd exit at roundabout on to v6 Grafton St, right (3rd exit) at next roundabout on to H8 Standing Way, left at the next roundabout on to H7 Saxon St, straight over the next roundabout and cross H7 Chaffron Way, take a right (3rd exit) at the next roundabout on to H6 Childs Way, straight on at next roundabout (crossing V8 Malborough Street), then left at next roundabout on to Enmore Gate. Left at the min roundabout and Campbell Park entrance will be on your right, past Budgens and opposite a Taylor Wimpey development.
Directions from THE EAST (A421):
Stay on the A421 as you approach MK, over the (BP) roundabout as cross Newport Road, then at the Kingston Roundabout take the 3rd exit on to V11 Tongwell Street, straight over next roundabout as cross H7 Chaffron Way, then left at the next roundabout on to H6 Grafton St, over 2 roundabouts as you cross V10 Brickhill St & Overgate. After this take the 3rd exit on the next roundabout on to Enmore Gate. Left at the min roundabout and Campbell Park entrance will be on your right, past Budgens and opposite a Taylor Wimpey development.
There will be a £2 charge for parking.
If you know Velobants then you know our blogs always cover the quality (or otherwise) of the toilet facilities at other events.
So from the outset of our planning we decided we want to deliver you more than just a "portaloo" or "toilet can", which means the proceeds from parking are being directly used to fund the cost of some above-the-norm toilets with separate male & female facilities....there might even been lollipops.
Payment can be in cash or via card chip&pin or contactless or phone payment app or watch payment app. We think we have most bases covered here to make this seemless for all.
All pre-entered riders will be emailed a race pack a few days in advance of the event which will contain all you need to know about the day, including maps, public transport options and the detailed directions by road.
Campbell Park is less than 2 miles from Milton Keynes Central station, so a short and easy ride for anyone arriving by train.
You can even get a reserved space in a separate section, away from those piddly car vehicles, for you party / race wagon.
Please contact us in advance to get "on the list" either via social media or firstname.lastname@example.org
Free race-entry is offered to anyone arriving by helicopter - just contact us at email@example.com
Live online timing is provided in all CCXL races.
In our event village you will find the following available; super nice coffee from Barista of the Year, Belgian Frites, Belgian Waffles and other hot stuff that tastes nice
So forget the packed lunch, just pack some extra cash monies!!
If you can't convince them to take part or set up camp in our event village, then Willen Lake, the Xscape Snowdome, Cineworld and one of UK's largest shopping centres are all just a short walk away from Campbell Park.
Alternatively, spice things up and hit the course with no sighter lap 🙂
1. Ensure you take only memories AND ALL YOUR RUBBISH and leave only tyre tracks .
2. Please rave about the race, cyclocross in general and Central League via all social media channels.
3. Contact The Parks Trust to give them direct thanks for allowing us to race and ask that we can come back again in 2019 (we will provide details after the event).
We have designed a course that we hope everyone will find fun to ride, albeit once you've got the "start loop" out of the way ;-o
We have also had a few riders hit up the course and feedback has all been thumbs up. Fingers crossed you all enjoy it!
Hot food, coffee, cake and ice cream will also be on offer in our event village as well as some cool head gear on sale from Big Bobble Hats and some shiny things from Trek.
If so then please get hold of us via social media or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll do our best to help you out.
- Your bike (or the bike you are borrowing)
- Your pocket money to spend on Trek stuff, Big Bobble Hats, snacks, coffee, beer
- Your old inner tubes: drop them in the recycling bin at sign-on and we will ship them on to Cycle of Good (https://www.cycleofgood.com/recycle-your-tubes/ ) - Your unicorns / unicorn themed gear / inflatables for #unicorner
- Your bants
- TO PUT ALL YOUR LITTER IN THE BINS / BAGS PROVIDED OR TAKE IT HOME WITH YOU. #dontbethatperson
- Collapsible chair for pitching up before / after you race to support your fellow riders in other races #cheers4peers; EVERYONE GOES FASTER WHEN THEY ARE CHEERED ON. FACT.