The Eastern Cyclo Cross League runs from September to February, covering the counties Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.
Joining the League is great value, though you don't have to join to ride the events. The cost for the 2015-16 season remains at £15 for seniors, £11 for juniors and £8 for youths, plus a £1 admin charge to British Cycling for on-line entry. As a league member you get the opportunity for a discount on the entry fee for each league race, news updates, and of course, you're eligible for league points.
The league offers prizes for the top riders at the end of the season in various categories: senior, veteran, junior, women, youth and under 12, 10 and 8. League placings are determined by your best finishing positions in about two thirds of the league races. The league honours its old friend, the late Ivan Jeckell by awarding the Ivan Jeckell Trophy each year to the best club or team.
Cyclo cross is suitable for experienced racers and novices alike. New faces are always welcome. If you're a beginner, take a look at our guide for people who are new to cyclo-cross. For league races just bring your bike and helmet and sign on - mountain bikes are allowed. For other events different rules may apply - if in doubt, check with the race organiser.
|You can join us at our EasternCross Facebook group. It's open to league members and friends only, so you'll be told you need to "Ask to join" when you follow that link. If you think it's likely that we won't recognise you from your Facebook account, please email email@example.com.|
17 Aug 15: The first batch of registered riders are now posted on the site. If you've already entered, please check that you're listed in the category you expect. If you haven't, why not enter now. If you're a veteran but you'd prefer to ride in the Open (senior) race, you'll need to let me know in good time before your first league race.
9 Aug 15: The league is now open for entries for the 2015-16 season. Please carefully read the information on how to enter, particularly to ensure you enter the correct age category.
19 Jul 15: The 2015 AGM minutes are now posted. Apologies for the delay.
8 Jun 15: The fixture list for the coming season is now announced. Subscribe to the on-line calendar on Apple devices, Android devices, Google Calendar, Outlook 2010+ (and possibly other systems) to have your personal calendar automatically updated.
10 Feb 15: League secretary Keely Bunton would like to confirm those that were unable to collect their medals at last weeks prize presentation, so she can get them sent out. She has medals to post to: Caelan Miller, Holly Hoy, Sarah Brunton, Simon Hime, Rebecca Hammond, Clover Murray. If you were a prize winner and unable to collect your medal but your name isn't on the above list then someone else from your club picked up your medal so please talk to your fellow club members. For under 14 Boys and Girls, we are awaiting your medals from British Cycling and will post them out when they arrive. Thank you to all those that stayed for the Prize Presentation, it created a great atmosphere. Any queries on this please email Keely.
1 Feb 15: Results are posted for today's End of Season Team Event.
27 Jan 15: The league tables for U12s, U10s and U8s now show medal winners for both boys and girls. Also, they now reflect the fact that you don't have to complete 11 events to qualify.
25 Jan 15: Results are posted for today's final league round 18 at Trinity Park.
25 Jan 15: Please be aware that there will be no cash prizes for overall league positions this year. This is primarily due to the League not having a sponsor. The usual medals and trophies will be awarded.
20 Jan 15: Added details for the End of Season Team Event. Please get your entries in and support this event that takes the pressure off and puts the emphasis on fun.
18 Jan 15: Results are posted for today's league round 17 at Trinity Park.
13 Jan 15: If you currently have a league trophy, please return it at the Trinity Park race on Sunday 18th January, 2015 so that we have time to get it engraved ready for this season's winner. If you're not going to Trinity Park, please give it to someone who will be there. Alternatively, drop it in to Elmy Cycles in Ipswich. Please direct any questions to Steve Grimwood.
7 Jan 15: Proposals are invited for the Association AGM, which will take place after the end-of-season event at Mistley on Sunday 1st February 2015. Proposals must be received by Keely Bunton (Association Secretary) by 21st January 2015. Click here for the 2014 AGM minutes. The final agenda will appear here in the week commencing Monday 26th January 2015.