In light of the latest direction and guidance from the Prime Minister, Government adviser's and British Cycling regarding COVOID-19, Berkhamsted Cycling Club have suspended all club cycling and social activities until 3rd December 2020.
For information on each individual event please see the event organisers website listed below.
Listed below are the race events that the club will be racing or supporting. These will be updated as the season progresses with dates and locations.
For more information on the BCC Academy, racing or how to get involved click here to send an email to our Performance Coordinator Paul Gardner.
DATES FOR 2021 WILL BE ADDED WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE
BCC Hill Climb date 18th October 2020 Click here for photos and results. The clubs own hill climb at Toms Hill in Aldbury. Right at the end of the hill climb season and a great way to demonstrate all that power you've gained over the summer! The climb is a full-on 2.5 to 3.5 min burst but be careful to pace yourself as the steepest part is near the end. HQ and refreshments at Musette Cafe. Covoid-19 restrictions are being adhered to.
Central Cyclo Cross League 14th Sept 2019 to 26th Jan 2020 Click here for online entry. BCC fall under the Central Region in British Cycling and CCXL is our cyclo-cross race league. These are great fun local off-road races also suitable for MTB's. The races are usually 1 hour in duration and are categorised by age group/men/women. Online entry is via the British Cycling link above. They are a great way of staying in shape over the winter and a very good excuse to get covered in mud! The events are very friendly and spectators are welcome, cowbells are optional! Click here for photos of some of the BCC CX racers in 2019.
Hemel Hempstead Time Trials 23rd April to 20th August 2020 (Click here for info). Time trials are a great way to get into racing especially if you're not comfortable riding at close proximity in a bunch. Hemel Hempstead Cycling Club host weekly 10 mile TT's on a Thursday evening (usually 7pm start but get there 30 mins before for sign-on) on an out and back course along the Leighton Buzzard Rd. Sign-on is at Great Gaddesden Parish Hall. Since BCC's inception club riders have been taking part and helping marshall this TT. HHCC also run the Sid Latchford Hilly TT around the end of March. A great season opener on a 21.5 mile course that takes in Bison Hill, Whipsnade Hill and Ivinghoe Beacon.
Hillingdon Summer Series 25th May 2019 to 9th November 2019. A great way to start racing with all categories of men's and women's closed road criterium racing. The first purpose-built cycle circuit in the UK is ideal for all levels of racers. Keep an eye on the British Cycling website for details and online entry.
Lee Valley VeloPark Winter Series 2019/2020 Click here for information and online entry. This series of racing at Lee Valley VeloPark is hosted by Full Gas Cycling over the winter and spring months. The races start on 6th October 2019 through to 24th March 2020. The series runs in conjunction with Hillingdon crit racing.
Abingdon Race Team Crit Series 8th Feb to 29th Feb 2020 Click here for details and online entry. Closed road criterium races held at Abingdon Airfield, Oxfordshire, OX13 6JQ. The races cater for men and women of all categories with cash prizes for the top 3 and trophies for overall points winners.
Milton Keynes Spring/Summer Series 7th March 2020 to August 2020. Click here for more details and online entry. Another local crit circuit at MK Bowl with all categories of men's and women's racing hosted. The circuit is less technical than Hillingdon and races are either Saturday during the day or Wednesday evenings.
Road Races March to October 2020 Click here for more details and online entry The club will be running it's own road race on Sunday 26th July 2020. Come along and race, spectate or help out. There are many races organised by local clubs in our area. These are road races on open roads run by British Cycling with a race convoy (Commissaires, Judges etc) to protect riders from traffic. Note that vehicles are still on the opposite side of the road! These races are usually 1.5 to 2 hours in duration. The races cater for most categories of rider. Online entry is via the British Cycling link above. We will be putting on a picnic for BCC members and supporters at the BCC road race so come along and cheer the team on! Click here for the BCC 2019 road race pictures, results and more.
Hillingdon Parentini West Thames Series 14th April 2020 to 18th August 2020 Click here for information and online entry This series of racing at Hillingdon over the Summer months is on Tuesday evenings or Saturday during the day. BCC welcome any members that would like to have a go at racing and our seasoned cat 3 and 4 racers are here to help. Further details about the league and racing points can be found in the information link above.
VC10 Cycling Antelope 3-up Team Time Trial date TBC April 2020 Online entry open soon. Hosted by VC10 Cycling Club with HQ at The Picnic Hamper Cafe, Monument Park, Chalgrove, Oxford OX44 7RW Categories for road and TT bikes over a 50km course. A favourite of the club as it's local with a great atmosphere. To view the route on Ride with GPS click here.
Bovingdon Bomber Criterium 6th May to 5th August 2020. The clubs closest closed road criterium track is the Bovingdon Bomber hosted by Hemel Hempstead Cycling Club and located close to the A41 service area. The track was new in 2016 and has been a great success with riders from BCC and surrounding clubs. Races are in the evening so you can cycle there, race, cycle back and be home before 9pm! Men's and women's race duration is approx 50 mins and pace average is 24 mph. Sign-on is from 6pm, men's race starts at 7pm and women's 7:55pm More info and online entry here
Silverstone 9-up Team Time Trial provisional date 12th June 2020 TBC Hosted by Bicester Millennium Cycle Club at the iconic Silverstone Motor Racing Circuit the team time trial is on the full Formula 1 Grand Prix Circuit 3.7 miles x 3 laps = 11 miles. In previous years BCC has entered two men's teams and a women's team. All did incredibly well. Riders need to be comfortable riding in close quarters and be able to hold 20 to 25 mph for short periods on the flat at the front of the team. Come along and support the club! Photos from 2018 can be found here.