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 2017-18 season remains at £15 for seniors, £11 for juniors, £8 for youths, and £2 for under-12s, 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 if you enter in advance, 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 facebook@easterncross.org.uk.

6 Aug 17: The league is now open for entries for the 2017-18 season. Please carefully read the information on how to enter, particularly to ensure you enter the correct age category. If you're a junior or veteran (either male or female) and you want to compete as a senior, please tick the box on the entry page when you join.

6 Aug 17: Venue change: league round 13 will now be at Phoenix Cycleworks, Bury Road, Kentford, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 7PZ.

20 Jul 17: Date change: league round 9 at Hempton is now scheduled for Saturday 11th November 2017.

12 Jul 17: Calling would-be commissaires: Hutton Community Centre is now confirmed for a joint Cyclo Cross course with Ian Poole taking the course, on Saturday 5th August. (Here’s the website for the venue.) The room is booked from 9am to 5pm with a 10am start. If anyone wishes to take the course please follow this link and register your interest. We will be in contact with the final details about a week prior.

22 Jun 17: 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.

1 Feb 17: The 2017 AGM minutes are now posted.

22 Jan 17: Results are posted for today's final league round 17 at Snetterton.

20 Jan 17: The U10 and U12 League prize presentation will take place at 11:45 (immediately after the Youth race) at Snetterton. All other categories will be as previously announced, at 4pm. This will be followed by the Association AGM at 4:30.

19 Jan 17: The AGM agenda is now on-line. Please take a look so that you know what's up for discussion when you come to the AGM. You can read last year's minutes here.

4 Jan 17: Proposals are invited for the Association AGM, which will take place after the final league round at Snetterton on Sunday 22nd January 2017. Proposals must be received by Ian Poole (Association Chairman) by 11th January 2017. Click here for the 2016 AGM minutes. The final agenda will appear here in the week commencing Monday 16th January 2016.

2 Jan 17: Results are posted for today's league round 16 at Trinity Park.

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