About Cyclo-Cross

Cyclo-Cross is traditionally a winter form of cycle sport. It usually takes place on grass playing fields or parks but will often take in tracks and trails of all conditions.

You will normally ride a Cyclo-Cross on a specific bike which will look like a road bike with drop handlebars but will have knobbly tyres and extra clearance for the wheels. Brakes will either be cantilever or disc brakes. You can normally also ride Cyclo-Cross on a mountain bike (e.g. a 29er is good).

The season normally runs from about September to January.

This season there is also a summer series in Plymouth.

Club Committee member Steve Toze is a particularly keen Cyclo Cross racer and his company (Spike Events) also organises an off road cycle cross sportive called ‘The Hell of the West’.

For more details please check out the local South West Cyclo-Cross website: http://www.cyclo-cross.org.uk and also on British Cycling: https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/cyclocross