Oxonian Cyclocross 2019 at Standlake
Oxonian CC is pleased to be promoting round 10 of the 2019 Parentini Wessex Cyclocross League on Sunday 24th November. This year we will be returning to Standlake, a few miles west of Oxford. This was a new venue for 2018 which proved extremely popular.
We’re very grateful to a number of local businesses that have made significant contributions to support the event.
Blanchford Hire Direct have provided equipment to help clear and prepare the course and venue, Worx Bikes provide storage of our race equipment, Beeline Cycles provide children’s and other prizes, and Sam of Lemur Trees brought his time, expertise and equipment to fell trees and help clear the ground for this year’s course.
We are also grateful to James French for his encouragement over the use of his land on which to hold this event. Also to Keith Hook for the use of hard standing car park facilities adjacent to the venue.
Online entries have now closed, but we will be accepting on-the-day entries in all categories. Prices can be found on the British Cycling Website.
The venue offers interesting and challenging courses for all age groups. The full course mixes a number of wooded sections with a fast, open field. The wooded sections include technical single track, wider fast flowing tracks, a few “ride it if you can” ramps and a proper run up. The open sections are spiced up by a number of motocross/enduro features, including berms and “the whoops”.
The Youth/Novice course will follow the same route, but missing out the run-up in the woods. The U12 course will be shorter, but still taking in one of the wooded sections. The U10 course will bypass the woods, but will include some of the features in the main field.
Please note the different first lap for the U12 race – see below. The race will do a lap of the U10 course, before turning right at the end of the start straight to hit the woods for the 2nd and subsequent laps.
Food and drink
Toilets and water
There is a toilet block in the car park, and there will also be portaloos near the start area. Please use these rather than anywhere else – the land owner is very supportive of our event, and we really want to keep it that way!
Drinking water is available from taps in the car park.
Access & parking
The venue is very easy to get to, situated on the A415 midway between the A40 (Witney) and the A420. The course is on land adjacent to Standlake Arena, and we have secured the use of the arena’s ample car park (hard standing). The arena is accessed via a layby off the A415 just north of Standlake – please see map below.
We have limited space for club and team gazebos close to the start/finish area. If you wish to bring one you must contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can make sure that there is enough room.
The access road to the arena is also the pedestrian/cycle route from the car park to the course, so please be very careful when entering and leaving the venue.
Please note that the postcode for the arena (OX29 7PR) will take you to the industrial estate on the other side of the A415. The correct location is shown by the pin on the map above.