Sheffield Urban CX round 1 - KICX -

A fast paced race incorporating features, twists and turns in an urban settting

Cyclocross Cyclocross
Date 05 May 2018 09:00
Category Moto Qualifying Rounds - Ju...
Length 1km laps / 30min motos - (J...
HQ Kelham Island Industrial Museum Off Alma St Sheffield S3 8RY S3 8RY map
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Series: 2018 Sheffield Urban CX Series

Kelham Island CX is the first Race of the 2018 Sheffield Urban CX series. This amazing venue has played a key roll in Sheffield’s steel industry. It has allowed us to design a course that will take steely reserve to race, that takes riders round the museum grounds as well as inside.

The moto format will see riders set off in groups, battle it out on the twists and turns of the course, first half go through to the final round. The day will be fast paced and intense racing, set against the backdrop of one of Sheffield's hidden gems.

The race is open to CX bikes, MTB's, Single speed (Not Fixed Gear), commuter hacks and hybrids. Sections will be on cobbles, inside, down steps and down the streets of the Kelham Island Museum. There is also a stairs section to be carried down. MTB SPD type cleats are advised if riding clipless pedals. Not suitable for shoes with studs fitted or road type clipless pedals


A summary of the categories are

Amateur Men: Aimed at riders who have either started racing or want to get started with a good level of fitness. The Sheffield Urban CX series offers newer riders an exciting and alternative format to test their skills,

Sport Men: Good level of fitness and experience of racing. Good bike handling skills and tactics up your sleeve!

Veteran Men: 40+ in age but good fitness and bike handling skills, could be your first race or one of the many you have planned for your season.

Women: Aimed at riders with a good level of fitness and a range of abilities, either new racer or experienced this category will give you a chance to test your skills on this exciting course  

Junior - 6-11years: Aimed at young riders who want to try out their first race or those who have been racing for a few years. The course will take in some of the elements used in the adult course, it will still be a good test of skill for young riders ready to take on the challenge. Race duration 15mins

Junior - 12-16years: Aimed at young riders who are keen to try out racing or those who have raced for a while. The course features exciting riding and features obsticles to negotiate. A cahnce to inspire young riders to keep cycling the course will take in some of the elements used in the adult course, it will still be a good test of skill for young riders ready to take on the challenge. Race duration 25mins

Suitable bikes for the junior races are: CX bikes, MTB, Hybrid bikes - BMX or single speed bikes are not reccomended due to the nature of the course

Balance Bike Race: A chance for even the smallest and youngest riders to get their 'Race Face' on! age up to 5 years. This 10 minute race is a chance to inspire the future generation of rider. We are expecting to see some grit and determination from these young riders! Race duration 10mins