Cyclocross is a form of off-road racing done on laps of a parkland circuit that usually includes a mixture of terrain and obstacles, both man made and natural. Cyclocross racing is very accessible, and local events can be ridden on any bike with no previous experience. Cyclocross is open to all ages, with categories ranging from under 8s through to over 70s.
The traditional cyclocross season runs from September to January, but there’s also a number of local series that run on weekday evenings in the summer.
Oxonian is affiliated to Wessex Cyclocross and organises a round of this league in early November. Club members also race in some Western CX and Central CX league events, as well as the Banjo Cycles (Newbury) and Take 3 Tri (Abingdon) summer series.
We believe that cyclocross is a great way to introduce riders of all ages to the sport of cycling. The races are open to all, from the more serious rider down to the inexperienced novice, who will always find someone of a similar level to ride against, even if you are several laps down! You can ride on any bike and no previous experience is required to join in the fun, although a MTB or ‘cross bike with knobbly tyres is best. Junior races are organised in age groups with many prize awards. Why not turn up and give it a try? For more information about cyclocross see: here