The West Midlands Cyclo-Cross League (WMCCL) returns tomorrow with its opening session at the Shrewsbury Sports Village.
What is Cyclo-Cross?
A cold weather bicycle race, cyclo-cross consists of several laps around a course that includes multiple terrains and obstacles. Participants need to be able to dismount and carry their bike around certain obstacles, then quickly get back in the saddle and continue riding.
Who can take part?
Anyone can get involved. You don’t need any special kit particularly, besides a bike that is roadworthy and light enough for you to easily carry up and over steep slopes, banks, steps or barriers. Riders usually wear cold weather cycling gear too as the season runs in the Autumn and winter.
The first round in Shrewsbury will feature races for a range of age brackets, starting with the Under 6’s. Registration for this year’s League has now closed, but anyone can turn up on the day to race for a small surcharge.
Sounds like hard work
It does a bit, doesn’t it? But fun. Anyway, if you’d rather leave the hard work to others, you can just head along to cheer the competitors on. There is a deli cafe at the Sports Village to keep you fueled and dogs on leads are welcome.