NWCX League Round 5 Alyn Waters Country Park Wrexham
Sunday 10th November 2019
Wrexham Roads Club welcomes the Leaugue to Alyn Waters Country Park for Round 5 of the League. Alyn Waters is a 400 acre country park in the County Borough of Wrexham. It is located between the villages of Gwersyllt and Llay and takes its name from the Afon Alyn flowing through. There’s plenty to challenge competitors. If it’s dry Alyn Waters will be fast and free flowing. If wet this race has long slippery stretches of woodland track. The course features some long grassy descents and is a tale of two halves: the Country Park section is woodland
Sign-on will take place on the school playing field.
Competitors and families please leave your dogs at home if possible.
Parking. There is ample parking in the School Car Park.
Public Male & Female WCs are located at the adjoining Cricket Club and also at Alyn Waters Visitor Centre. As usual please treat facilities with respect.
Children & Seniors must enter on Nifty Online
As in previous seasons NWCX is requiring online entries with Nifty for all senior and children categories except for the novice childrens’s race and the novice adults’ race. This ruling is to provide HQ adequate time to issue timing chips and reduce administration burdens.
Children & Seniors Novice (beginners) race – enter on the day
To encourage beginners NWCX offers “one the day entries” for the childrens novice race (usually at 11am for 10mins duration) and the adults novice race (usually at 12midday for 30mins duration). These beginners’ races can be entered on the day.
10:00 -11:30 Registration. There will be no registration after 1130.
11:00 Novice Children -( 10mins ) £2 (entry on the day)
11.20 Race#1:U8s, U10s, U12s ( 20mins ) £3 (£2+£1 admin fee) Nifty Online Only
12:00 Race#2: U14s, U16s, ( 30mins ) £6 (£5+£1 admin fee) Nifty Online Only + Adult Novice ( beginners) £7 cash (enter on the day)
12:45 Senior & Junior practice & warm-up (25min)
13.15 Race #3: Senior race (M/F, Vets, U18s) 60mins U18 £6 (£5+£1 admin fee) Nifty Online Only, All Seniors £11 (£10 + £1 admin fee) Nifty Online Only
(Vets will be classified V40, V50, V60+ subject to participant numbers )
Warning: The first races of the year are busy so please arrive early to collect your number.
Wrexham RC welcomes newcomers regardless of age, gender or ability. You can race on a cyclocross bike or a mountain bike. You can try the beginners race for 30mins.
Parents: children enjoy cyclocross. If unsure don’t be afraid to ask at HQ. This series prioritises racing for children and newcomers. Most beginners make rapid progress.
Single frameset rule: NWCX operates a single frameset rule. You must use the bike you start with. No spare bikes permitted once race underway.
Competitors retain numbers. This stays with you for all season so keep it safe between races. Replacement numbers will be charged at £3 per set.
Competitors are to hand back their race chips at the finish. Each chip cost £30+vat. You will be billed if failing to hand back your chip
Fibrax Wrexham RC welcomes newcomers. You can race on cyclo-X, MTB or hybrid bike but please ensure your bike is fitted with knobbly tyres because there is Alyn Waters is as slippery as an eel if it rains.
Please ensure bikes are fitted with knobbly tyres for traction & safety. Smooth tyres are no good for off-road cycling.
Venue address: Ysgol Bro Alun
Delamere Avenue, Gwersyllt, LL11 4NG Wrexham
Full refunds will be offered to applicants who withdraw before 23.55 on the Tuesday before a race. An administration fee of £1 will however be charged. Unfortunately after this date no refund will be available. We will be running a reserve list up until midnight on Tuesday, so if you can't make it withdraw your place can be offered to another rider.