North of England Update

North of England entries are open now for all categories including U8 up.

While Under 8/10/12 can enter on the day, youths and upwards must pre enter and there will be no entry on the day.

Entries close on Monday 26th November 2018.

This is your chance to ride the iconic Peel Park course.


If you would like to help set up or marshal please email ASAP

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Cancellation of Yorkshire Cyclo-Cross Winter Series 2020/21

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the cancellation of the 2020/21 Yorkshire Cyclo-Cross winter series, as a result of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. 

We remain committed to bringing you racing for the 2020/21 season, although it is unclear as yet what format this may take. If the situation eases, we hope there may be some ‘pop up’ racing organised at club level.  If BC lift their suspension of events, which are in place up to August 1st, YCCA will meet and examine what level of events may be possible, taking into accounts any restrictions which may be imposed.

We know this will be disappointing news for many. However, in these challenging and uncertain times, health and safety must come first. The committee has made this decision in the interest of our organisers, volunteers, competitors and spectators, whilst also being mindful of the planning that goes into the series, and of safeguarding race venues for the future. We are hopeful for some progress later in the year, allowing us to run the 2021 summer series.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the winter series for the 2021/22 season.

The Yorkshire Cyclo-Cross Committee.
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John Rawnsley – Land Art Tribute

THREE Peaks cyclo-cross race founder John Rawnsley is to be honoured during this year’s Tour de Yorkshire.
The 82-year-old from Bingley, who died on Christmas Day last year, will have a piece of land art in his memory at Horton-in-Ribblesdale during stage two of the tour from Skipton to Leyburn on Friday, May 1 (stage one for the women).​
The land art will be ‘sculpted’ by award-winning Bradford artist Tim Curtis, who is a member of Pennine Cycles.​
The village of Horton-in-Ribblesdale is the competitive starting point of the famous Three Peaks race (the riders are escorted there from Helwith Bridge 5½ kilometres away) and is close to the three peaks themselves – Ingleborough, Pen-y-Ghent and Whernside.​
Rawnsley not only organised 50 Three Peaks races and competed in 45 but was the first winner of the race in 1961.​
The news of the tribute to Rawnsley, who was also a former president of the Yorkshire Cyclo-Cross Association, was announced by Tony Wild at the association’s prize presentation dinner at Otley Golf Club.​
Wild, who organised the dinner, said: “My friend John Dennis suggested that a tribute be made to John Rawnsley in the form of a land art installation as the Tour riders pass up the valley. ​
“With approval from the Rawnsley family, Tim Curtis – an established Bradford artist and winner of previous land art competitions (for example at Baildon, where Tim lives, during the UCI World Championships) – was approached and committed enthusiastically.”​
Wild, who had been awarded Otley Cycle Club’s Rider of the Year 24 hours previously, added: “John Dennis approached the various regional bodies – Craven District Council, North Yorkshire County Council, National Parks UK and Welcome to Yorkshire – and all responded enthusiastically.​
“Welcome to Yorkshire also suggested a piece on John could be provided for live commentary during the race.  ​
“Tim is currently scoping the design, which will be revealed in due course! ​
“It is hoped to include volunteer cyclists and their bikes – a chance perhaps for Three Peaks competitors, past and present, friends of John Rawnsley and supporters of cyclo-cross in general to take an active part in paying tribute to him.”​
Watch this space for further news! 
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YCCA Number Crunch 2019-20 – A brief analysis by Ted Sarmiento 

What I’ve done here

•I’ve taken the total riders per Yorkshire points race from results
•Shown average riders per race over the season 19-20
•Shown average riders per ‘race’ where categories are combined
•Shown maximum riders per category this season
•The  %change in participation vs last season
•Shownhow YCCA and other neighbouring regions operate their race day schedules (I’ve raced each of these last season)
•Overlaid YCCA participation averages onto other regions race schedules
•Made a few observations along the way


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Trek Fox Valley: ‘Fueling Your Ride’ Event

If you are looking to ‘fuel up’ for the coming ‘warm weather riding’…
Then TREK FOX VALLEY should be the place to head for on 12th March.
Should be a good evening, and an opportunity to pay a visit to one of our Yorkshire Cyclo-Cross sponsors.

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To be held at Bradley Wood Scout Camp, Brighouse on Sunday 8th March, 1.00pm.

A little later than usual, we had planned an earlier date but had problems with securing a venue. Looking at the positives….should be able to announce the summer series dates and venues, and maybe quite a lot of the winter events. Also this later date helps our treasurer Peter Sutton present a more complete set of accounts.

Basic summer series info: Round 1 will be Wednesday 22nd April and every other week there after, finishing on Wednesday 29th July (8 rounds).

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YCCA Awards Dinner – 29th February 2020

Saturday 29th February. 6.30pm. for 7.00pm
Otley Golf Club, West Busk Lane, Otley, LS21 3NG

Choice of 2 course menu:

Chicken breast wrapped in pancetta, baby onions & mushroom sauce.

or – Fish pie…smoked haddock, salmon, cod & prawns with a mustard mash

or –  Mediterranean vegetable tart

Dessert – Sticky toffee pudding with vanilla ice cream & butterscotch sauce
or Creme brûlée

And Coffee/tea.

£17 per adult, £12 for under 16 (youth cat.and below). There is a room limit of 105 so please book ASAP.

Please email TonyWild at or use Facebook messenger to book your places and your choice of menu.
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John Rawnsley’s Funeral Arrangements

We now have John Rawnsleys funeral arrangements, Johns family have asked us to post this information.
The funeral will take place on Wednesday 15th January, 12.15pm at St Mary and St Monica’s, in Cottingley.
The family and close friends will be going onto the crematorium for the service of committal. All other friends are welcome to go straight onto the Bradford and Bingley Rugby Club where we can all remember John over refreshments and drinks.

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John Rawnsley, YCCA President

We are very sad to announce the passing, on Christmas Day, of Yorkshire Cyclo Cross president, ‘Mr 3  Peaks’ John Rawnsley.

John had been fighting cancer for the  past few months, but still managed to attend the recent Myrtle Park event, where he was able to meet up with many old friends.

The family have requested no personal contact at this present time, other than cards of condolence. We will post funeral arrangements as soon as they are available. Our thoughts and deepest condolences go out to Brigitte and family.

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Marshals Wanted for York National Trophy

A small, dedicated team of marshals is needed to help run the York National Trophy Cyclo-Cross on the weekend of 14-15 December 2019.

You’ll work in pairs, looking after crossing points and making sure that the event generally goes smoothly for riders and spectators alike.

Hours will be:

  • Saturday 14 Dec: 8am onwards (briefing at 8, course open for practice 8.30)
  • Sunday 15 Dec: 9am onwards (briefing at 9, course open for practice 9.30)

It’s a great way to see the event and contribute to the successful running of YCCA’s biggest event of the season. All volunteer marshals will also get a delicious hot meal and drink during the day.

If you can help, please fill in the form below, which will be forwarded to the organising team.

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Registration Info – 2019-20 Winter Series

Instructions for registering/signing on for your first 2019/20 series race:
Note – everyone will be issued with a new number. Please return any old, vinyl numbers to sign on.

1. Go to registration table to collect number – COSTS £2/pp (please have change).

  • IF PRE REGISTERED – you will collect your allocated number
  • IF NOT PRE REGISTERED – you will be allocated a new number

2.  If you have pre-registered:

  • Go to your age cat sign on sheet at your sign on time, find your name and fill in any missing info
  • Amend any incorrect info – ESPECIALLY EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBER.
  • Pay fee/and day licence if due (day licence is £3 Junior and Older)

3. If you have not pre-registered:

  • Go to the age cat sign on sheet and fill in all the information required.
  • Pay fee/and day licence if due (day licence is £3 Junior and Older)
  • Following weeks – go straight to sign-on, unless you have lost your number or it is too damaged to use.

If you lose/damage your number, please go to the registration table to collect a replacement. Every rider has been allocated 5 identical numbers for the season – once they are all gone, there is a £5 charge to order a new set of numbers.

Remember – no chip number = no result!


You have 48 hours after publishing to query an incorrect race result – queries to
You have 48 hours after publishing to query standings – queries to
No queries will be considered if sent via facebook messenger, or to a committee member.

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