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’.