CX In The City 2

UPDATE: 2019 RACE PACK : CXITC2 Sept 28th 2019 Riders Race Pack

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 CXITCII. More Bants, More Fun, More Partners, More Content and just…well, More!

CLICK HERE TO ENTER CX IN THE CITY 2019

Keep the date free – Saturday 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 CXITCII 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

2019 Race day timetable:

  • 09:00 Course open for training
  • 09:30 U10’s (Duration 10 mins)
  • 09:32 U8’s (Duration 10 mins)
  • 09:50 U12’s (Duration 15 mins)
  • 10:15 Youth (Duration 30 mins)
  • 10:50 Course open for training
  • 11:30 Vet 50+ Men (Duration 40 mins)
  • 12:30 Women – All age groups from Junior – V50+ (Duration 40 mins)
  • 13:15 Course open for training
  • 13:45 Junior Men and V40+ Men (Duration 40 mins)
  • 14:45 Seniors Men (Duration 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)

28th September 2019 at Campbell Park in Milton Keynes

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
1. This event is open to guest riders as well as those affiliated to the League. To find out more and affiliate to the league click: CCXL League Info & Afflication

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.
Our venue has dedicated parking for participants & spectators for c300 vehicles at any one time and with racing over day we're confident we can accommodate everyone.

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.
There sure is!
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 velobants.cc@gmail.com
Of course! A helipad is available at the venue. If you plan to arrive by helicopter (you can actually get one on Uber) please contact us in advance as the flight pattern is currently block booked for Michael Pattinson. Uber Helicopter is available in the local area.....

Free race-entry is offered to anyone arriving by helicopter - just contact us at velobants.cc@gmail.com
Of course, it may not be as dramatic an entrance as stepping off a chopper but the Grand Union canal does pass Campbell Park with barge parking available. If barging is your thing then you'll know better than us who to contact for the barge pay-and-display details....
Draft race day schedule for 2018/19 Season:

When What Duration
0745 Car Park Open - Until 1800
0800 Sign-on open - Until 1415
09:00 Course open for training 09:30 U10's (Duration 10 mins) 09:32 U8's (Duration 10 mins) 09:50 U12's (Duration 15 mins) 10:15 Youth (Duration 30 mins) 10:50 Course open for training 11:30 Vet 50+ Men (Duration 40 mins) 12:30 Women - All age groups from Junior - V50+ (Duration 40 mins) 13:15 Course open for training 13:45 Junior Men and V40+ Men (Duration 40 mins) 14:45 Seniors Men (Duration 60 mins) 1545 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.
Rider sign-on will be on stage in the amphitheatre, which is just a couple of minutes walk from the car park.

If this is your first CCXL race please bring £5 for your timing chip

Live online timing is provided in all CCXL races.
No need!

In our event village you will find the following available; super nice coffee, awesome cakes, hot food, candy floss & popcorn.

So forget the packed lunch, just pack some extra cash monies!!
They actually won't want to leave our Event Village, we will have coffee, cake, hot food, ice cream, beer, Trek bikes and Big Bobble Hats all present on the day to keep our fans happy while you race and for everyone to chill out post-race.

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.
Plenty! Campbell is not flat....there are some great high spots to be able to take in a lot of course without having to move too much - we have designed the course to be as viewable as possible from the "Pyramid Pointy Thing" at the top of the hill where you will be able to see over half of the course.
Kids / Junior event podiumers (we've made that word up) are rewarded in actual prizes. If you happen to be a super racer type then there are cash prizes in all other age category races. And maybe an ice-cream.

Velobants plan to be the first club to ensure equal prize money in all categories.
Unfortunately not (at least this year) however the 2018 summer would suggest we will be looking at a dry and dusty race not a muddy one!
WE HOPE SO......fingers crossed! British Cycling hope to be running the GoRide scheme for kids. If so then bikes & helmets are available to use on the day for this too.
Yes, if you arrive in plenty of time for your race there are dedicated free practice slots to reccy the course before your race starts.

Alternatively, spice things up and hit the course with no sighter lap 🙂
You bet.
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!
Central League thrives on it's great camaradee among riders, organisers, spectators and venues alike. We are all embassadors for our sport and Central League so when you're done with your day at our race please do the following:

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).
Unfortunately no showers (jetwash?) or indoor changing facilities at the venue. We are providing changing tents for use before and after races for both male & female participants. These will not be secured but will be patrolled by our volunteer army.
We have been working with The Parks Trust since Nov 2017 to plan for this event, the only animals you need worry about on the day will be Unicorns at Unicorner (see course map).
Absolutely! We have a dedicated zone where we are encouraging people to bring their unicorns and inflatables - it's called Unicorner - check it out on our course map and on Google maps!
Absolutely! We have a dedicated zone where we are encouraging people to bring their unicorns and inflatables - it's called Unicorner - check it out on our course map
Our club mantra is; Beer, Bikes, Bants. So obviously we have organised have a local brewery present at race day to serve up beers to spectators and riders (post-race). Note: If you are driving - please be sensible and avoid the beer.

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.
Yes! There a 50+ 3 phase power sources at our disposal for exactly this. We will be placing vendors close to these sources. The Parks Trust prefers this over the use of generators.
While we've tried to think of everything there is bound to have been something we have missed.
If so then please get hold of us via social media or email us at velobants.cc@gmail.com and we'll do our best to help you out.
- Your helmet
- 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.
We have all our partners for 2018 lined up but please contact us via email on velobants.cc@gmail.com if you would like to be considered for 2019.....