Races are held durring Autumn and Winter over off road terrain. Bikes used are similar to standard road bikes but with slight modifications to allow them to be used on variable terrain.
The South West Cyclo Cross League http://www.cyclo-cross.org.uk/ organise events in conjuction with local clubs. These are excellent events and welcome participants of all ages and abillities.
Cycle Sport South Hams has previously organised one of the rounds at Plympton Farm, Malborough.
There are races for all age and ability of rider.
- Under 12's: Race over a shortened course that allows parents to watch their children participate safely. Under 12's compete over three laps, parents are permitted to follow behind to encourage and support competitors.
- Youth: Generally race over the full circuit, but sometimes with difficult obstacles removed. Duration of race 30 minutes.
- Senior, Junior, Veteran and Ladies: Compete on the full circuit for a duration of 60 minutes. All competitors finish on the same lap as the winner. The lap score judges will count down the last five laps, lap number boards will be displayed at the finish line.