Hitchin Nomads CC – Cyclo-Cross Race & Event – Sunday 18 Jan 2015

When is it?

Nomads will be hosting the final round of the 2014-15 Central Cyclo-Cross League fixtures on Sunday January 18th 2015 at Standalone Farm, Letchworth.

What is it?

Cyclo-Cross is an off-road bike race around a marked out course, generally on grass which can get very muddy!  Adult courses are approximately 3km long and there are normally at least two points in a lap when riders need to dismount and run over low barriers or up short slopes with bikes.  Children race on shorter courses with less dismounting.

A number of races take place throughout the day from 10.15am until 3pm.  Males and females are split into various age categories but often race on the course at the same time.   Ages range from Under 10s (racing for 10 minutes), to over 50s (racing for 40 minutes) to senior men racing for 1 hour.

Racers are allocated individual race numbers and laps are timed.  The winner is the first rider to complete the most laps within the time allowed and there is prize money for the lead riders in each category.

Where is it?

The racing will take place at Standalone Farm in Letchworth.  Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation has kindly offered the venue for free, there will be plenty of parking and the café will be open!

How do I join in?

Nomads are encouraged to join in the racing!  Children’s races are a mixture of boys and girls using both Cyclo-Cross bikes and Mountain bikes.  Adults tend to use mainly Cyclo-Cross bikes but Mountain Bikes are allowed.

There is a Novice race category for adults.   This allows anyone to try ‘Cross out for the first time in a friendly, less pressured race format.

Race entry and other details can be found at the link below.  Online entry is available on the day but is cheaper online.  Online entry closes at 11.55pm on the Monday before the race.  Holders of British Cycling racing licences will need to take their licence along on the day.  Non-licence holders will need to buy a £3 day licence on the day.


There will also be a need for helpers as follows:

  • On the Saturday before the race to help mark the course out; and
  • On the race day to assist with rider registration, race timing and marshalling.

Please come and join in, help out or just come and spectate to make the event a great success.

If you have any queries or would like to help out on the day please contact event organiser:

Simon Young (hitchinnomadscaptain@gmail.com) Tel: 07584 674009