Rider Instructions – Round 6

Welcome to round 6 of the Yorkshire Cyclo-Cross winter 2022 series.

Below are the things you need to know ahead of Round 6 of the Yorkshire Cyclo-Cross Championships at Graves Park, Sheffield on Sunday 13 November 2022.


  • PLAN YOUR PARKING – see below. Allow extra time to get parked and walk/ride to sign-on
  • Pressure Washing – this is still not allowed. Buckets, water & sponges only, please!
  • Please don’t use the public toilets as changing rooms (i.e. please keep them clean and avoid wearing muddy boots in there)
  • Please help clear the course after the last race.



Race Day Schedule:

09.00 – 09.30 Practice for all Under-12 categories

09.45 UNDER-9 RACE (10 mins)

10.00 UNDER-12 RACE (15 MINS)

10.30 – 11.00 Practice for Youth (Under-14, Under-16) and Women categories

11.15 YOUTH RACE (30 mins)

12.00 WOMEN RACE (40 mins)

13.00 – 13.30 Practice for Men (Junior, Senior & all Vet) categories

13.45 VETERAN-50, VETERAN-60 MEN (40 mins)


Event HQ Location

Sat Nav address: 159 Cobnar Road, Norton Lees, Sheffield, S8 8QE – the race HQ is the park pavilion on your left immediately after turning into Cobnar Road.

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PARKING – parking at this venue’s HQ is very limited. Please give yourself extra time to find somewhere to park. Please depart promptly to free us parking spaces once your race is finished.

There are several small car parks (some are pay and display) around Graves Park. There is also a very small car park at the event HQ (which you can use to drop off equipment). However, you may well find that parking on residential streets and then walking/cycling to the event HQ is your best option. As ever, please park with consideration – we would love to come back to this excellent venue!

Nearby streets in which you may be able to park include Derbyshire Lane, Hemsworth Road, Norton Lane, Charles Ashmore Road & Matthews Lane, but there are options all round this (very large) park.

NO PRESSURE WASHERS: No pressure washers on any kind are allowed on site (petrol, electric/battery, hand pressurised). This policy will remain in place until the hosepipe ban has been lifted in Yorkshire. Buckets, sponges, water are all welcome. Please help enforce this rule and remind any fellow competitors you see trying to use pressure washers.


1/ Sign-On – as usual simply pop to our sign-on table and collect your envelope that will contain your riders number and pins (left shoulder) and your timing ankle chip. Please sign on BEFORE you practice.

2/ Practice – All riders must sign on before practicing on the course. Please wear your chip and number if practicing. Your chip should be visible (i.e. worn over the sock) if you are practicing with clothing over your number. No one else is permitted to ride on the course with the exception of coaches with the appropriate qualification: British Cycling Level 2 Cyclo-Cross Award. This qualification will be displayed on your race licence and coaches wishing to ride the course should present their licence to the sign on team who will provide them with a temporary race number to display on their bike.

3/ Podiums – we will run podiums immediately after each race (except the under-9 podium, which is after the U12 race) in the vicinity of the finish area. Please listen for announcements and attend the podium if you think you finished top three in your category. There will be podiums for Under-9, Under-12, Youth Under-14, Youth Under-16, Juniors, Seniors, Vet-40, Vet-50 and Vet-60.

4/ Gridding for Youth and Adult Races (there is no gridding for Under-12/9 races) – your shoulder number is your grid number. Numbers one to ten will be on row one. Eleven to twenty on row two and so on. All Youth 14/16 and adult races are gridded based on results from the latest Championships standings. If you think you are inappropriately gridded, please approach the start commissaire to discuss. Please accept their decisions.

5/ Results will be posted here – http://results.smartiming.co.uk/ – Results queries – please email louise@smartiming.co.uk within 48 hours of the race. “Final” results and series standings will be posted later on our website https://yorkshirecyclocross.com/ along with series standings.

We hope you have a great day of racing. Thank you for supporting our series.