The club has formed a beginners race league with our colleagues at Bigfoot go-ride. These races are designed to give anyone the chance to have a go at racing in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. You don’t need to be a member or have a license and you can ride any bike. In association with British Cycling’s Go Ride Racing concept these races are designed to encourage more young people into entry-level bike racing – a stepping-stone between school or club cycle coaching sessions and regional level cycling competitions.
Types of racing have included:-
- cyclo cross
- road race
- mountain bike
- grass track
The league now has eight events per season with individual time trials and mass races for girls and boys and we have an overall league competition with different age group winners again for girls and boys.
For more info and latest dates go to South London Go-Ride Racing League Facebook page found here.
A report from Jeremy at Bigfoot:
Now everyone is back from their summer holidays it seems like a good time to update you on this seasons South London Go Ride Race league.
There are a couple minor changes from last year but overall things are running pretty much as was.
There are 8 scheduled rounds again this year with four being held before Christmas, then a short break over the coldest darkest months, before resuming with the last four in the spring/summer. The winter rounds races are more Cyclocross focused and the spring/summer more circuit race based.
The four clubs running league races this year has a slight change from last year with the addition of Herne Hill Youth CC. Bigfoot go-ride, Penge CC and Limited Edition Cycling are also hosting rounds as per last year. Any rider from any club not hosting a race is still more than welcome to take part. And also if a rider doesn’t belong to a club then this is still perfect for them to get into competitive cycle racing.
Provisional dates as below but I can pretty much guarantee this will change.
Hosting clubs each have an admin on this page and will update you with any information to do with their specific event.
30th September – Herne Hill – Cyclocross – HHYCC
15th October – Eltham Park – Cyclocross – LEC
26th November – Beckenham Place Park – Cyclocross – Bigfoot Go-Ride
17th December – Croydon Arena – Circuit Race – Bigfoot Go-Ride
18th March – Avery Hill – Circuit Race – LEC
22nd April – Cyclopark – Circuit Race – Bigfoot Go-Ride
12th May – Crystal Palace – Circuit Race – Penge CC
23rd June – Herne Hill – MTB XC/Cyclocross – HHYCC
7th July – Non scoring bonus round – Herne Hill Velodrome – Track – Bigfoot Go-Ride
If you have any further questions please contact your club coaches as they should be the main source of information to you about how, when and where to race.