There are 3 races each week. 4th Category is an 8 lap 16.8 mile race lasting usually around 45 minutes at Croft. Though the racing is fast and exciting it’s a great place to “cut your teeth” in the competitive side of cycling and learn the craft of riding in a bunch at speed. We have lots of riders who have ridden our Sportives or are brand new to organised cycling events and want to have a go at racing or riders coming from other sports such as triathlon and running. Typically 60 – 80 riders take part, all riders set off together.
We are again running the popular Female race. It’s a 7 lap 22km and usually gets up to 30 Female racers.
Riders use a timing chip with a super accurate system built in the track. You will get a lap time for each lap as well as an overall time and position, so you can track your progress each week.
The 3rd race is for E/1/2/3/4/J/ riders, this means that 4th cat riders can ride the second race for only the cost of the British Cycling Levies which is £5.
Starting at 12:15 it’s a different format with riders setting off in category groups at approximately 1 minute intervals, known as handicap racing. The race is 15 laps (31.5 miles) usually lasting around 80 minutes, depending on the wind speed. Around 60 – 80 riders take part in this event.
There are 5 races in this year’s Winter Series, we have series points for teams and individuals, lots of you enter large teams which is great.
The biggest Winter Series in the UK and continuing to grow!
Drinks and snacks are available in the heated Paddock area.
First Aid present at every round/ Free Parking/ Toilets/ Storage For Those Riding To The Circuit/ Enter In Advance Or On The Day/ Prize Presentation/ Drinks And Snacks/ Free Spectator Viewing.