After our inaugural year of organising a round of the best Cyclocross league in the country, we were over the moon to be voted the event of the season. The highlight being 67 women taking to the start line!
But, not happy to just do the same again, we have grand plans for CITC2. More Bants, More Fun, More Partners, More Content and just…well, More!
Entry details and a whole lot more (did I mention ‘more’?) to come soon, but for now here are some pics of the day last year.
Keep the date free – 28th September 2019 – and make sure everyone knows you are going by adding the Event to your FB profile HERE
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Special plea to our Female racers – there is nothing like a crowd to attract a crowd, so why not tell everyone you are coming to CITC2 as part of our #100WMN target to get over 100 women on the start line on 28th September!
Event FAQ list from 2018…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 2019
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, link to follow soon.
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 email@example.com
Free race-entry is offered to anyone arriving by helicopter - just contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
When What Duration
0745 Car Park Open Until 1800
0800 Sign-on open Until 1415
0900 Course open for sighting/practice 30 mins
0930 Under 10s 10 mins
0932 Under 8s 10 mins
0950 Under 12s 15 mins
1015 Youth (Under 14 & Under 16) 30 mins
1045 Course open for sighting/practice 30 mins
1115 Vet 40+ (men) 40 mins
1155 Course open for sighting/practice 10 mins
1215 Vet 50+ (men) 40 mins
1255 Course open for sighting/practice 30 mins
1330 Junior Men & all Women 40 mins
1415 Course open for sighting/practice 10 mins
1430 Senior (men) 60 mins
1530 The great course take down!
If you can stay and help that would be mostly lovely, thanks.
Race day timetable is subject to weather and local conditions, the commissaries will have the final say.
If this is your first CCXL race please bring £5 for your timing chip
Live online timing is provided in all CCXL races.
In our event village you will find the following available; super nice coffee, awesome cakes, hot food, ice cream van AND a beer tent!
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.
Velobants plan to be the first club to ensure equal prize money in all categories.
Alternatively, spice things up and hit the course with no sighter lap 🙂
If you did round 1 at the Bowl, it was quite tekkers (off camber ups and downs) not to mention punchy with some short sharp climbs.
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!
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).
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 email@example.com and we'll do our best to help you out.
- Your bike (or the bike you are borrowing)
- If you were are Round 1: Your Race Timing tag
- If you weren’t at Round 1: £5 for your Race Timing tag
- 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.