Dear All

Now the 2018 club championship has wrapped up, we can move quickly on to the 2019 events!

The first event is the club cyclocross championship, which this year is on Sunday 16th December, 2018  at Newbury Racecourse. Yes, that is right the 2019 event is happening in 2018. This is because the Wessex events happening after Christmas either clash with National Trophy or are a distance away. To make entry as accessible as possible for all members, we have chosen to make use of the round at Newbury, which is also being run by PPV (helpers are needed!). Having the event in 2018 does not effect a riders age category, as in CX riders move up at the end of the year before anyway.

As in previous years we are making use of a round of the Wessex CX league to host the event.

Entry is via the British Cycling website:

https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/182373/Palmer-Park-Velo-/-Newbury-Road-Club-Wessex-League

All entries are to be submitted via the BC website, or on the day as with any other Wessex CX race (though you save money by entering in advance), and NOT through PPV.

Please make sure you enter your details correctly when signing up, including your age category, as we will be using the results sheet to extract the PPV riders and produce the club championship results. If you are the first PPV rider in the results for your age and gender you will be crowned club champion, no matter where you finish in the overall results. If you have any questions regarding how the race will run, please get in touch.

For those of you new to Cyclocross, or are wondering if you should take part or not (you should, it is great fun!), we have linked an updated version of the guide Fiona put together in previous years, explaining how the club cyclocross championship works. Also see the cyclocross guide on the club website for further information https://palmerparkvelo.net/members/for-riders/cyclocross/

https://palmerparkvelo.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/palmer-park-velo-cyclocross-guide-2019.pdf

Also, parents/coaches are more than welcome to come along and race!

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible for some fun, fast and hard racing!

Thanks
Matt & Fiona