Cyclo-cross comes to Bramley – get on your bikes!


By Lou Cunningham

On the evening of Wednesday 5 July, Bramley Fall Park is the place to be. Cyclo-cross is an exciting form of bicycle racing which consists of short course laps usually in off road terrain.

Organised by the Bramley Wheelers Cycling Club and backed by the Yorkshire Cyclocross Association (YCCA), this is the 5th round in the YCCA’s Summer Season of races.

The event will cater for all ages with the under 12 race at 7pm, the under 14 and 16 at 7.20pm and the adult race at 8pm. 

All you need to enter is:

  • an off-road bike with knobbly tyres (mountain bike or gravel bike are perfect)
  • a bike helmet

The length of time depends on your race:

  • Under 12s race for 12 minutes
  • Under 16s race for 25 minutes
  • Seniors race for 45 minutes

To take part you will just need to ensure that you sign up before 2 July to secure your place in the race.

For further details of entrance fees and the sign up form see the website or scan the barcode on the poster.

The event is free for spectators and there will be refreshments and toilet facilities on site.

One of the organisers, Doug Jopling, of the Bramley Wheelers Cycling Club is excited to be able to bring the event to Bramley and demonstrate Cyclo-cross to people from all walks of life. 

“Cyclo-cross is a sport that is accessible for all ages and abilities,” said Doug. “We hope that by hosting this event in Bramley Fall Park, it will encourage local residents to come along and get involved by either taking part in the races, or spectating and cheering on their friends, families and other competitors.”

Everyone is welcome. For more details, e-mail


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