Hoghton Tower Cyclocross Race 2019

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Hoghton Tower, Preston

Red Rose Olympic Cycling Club will be delivering the second round of this year’s North West Cyclo-Cross season again at Hoghton Tower, Preston on 7th September.

For those not familiar with cyclo-cross it's skinny tyres, mud, short, sharp off-road races, with hurdles, obstacles and intense action - a form of off-road racing that predates mountain biking by decades. Cyclo-cross is also one of the most accessible forms of cycle sport with racing for everyone from young kids to grandparents. Throughout the autumn and winter, races take place across the North West with Red Rose Olympic event being one of the biggest based at Hoghton Tower.

This event, now in its fifth year will feature the indoor barn section - doubling up as sign on with the course going through the barn following a short cobbled climb. The course will be similar to last year but will be extended to increase lap times. See the diagram for the locations of the starts for the different races.

There is a novice race for those who would like to try out a bit of competitive riding for the first time. Have a look at some photos of last year's race, and check out the movie from 2016.

Rider Info

The course will be built on Friday the 6th of September. If you would like to help out with the build and get the chance to check out the course the venue will be open for course building from 2.00pm.

Sign on is in the barn along with registration for the league. For those who have registered for the league don’t forget you also have to sign on for the race as well as collect your transponder pack.


Car parking will be £3 per vehicle which has been set by the venue.

There will be extra parking this year on the right hand side as you enter the venue in the adjoining field.  Please do not park on the grassed area either side of the main drive up to the house.  The drive will also be closed beyond the entrances to the car park areas.  The usual hard standing parking will be available but please park as close to one another as possible to maximise the space available.  The venue roads are too small for motor homes but vans are welcome.  If you are using rollers to warm up please set these up away from the carpark again to maximise parking space.


There will be the food stalls selling sausage/bacon barms, hot dogs and hot drinks, cold drinks and snacks.

Spectators and Cycling Clubs

Spectators are welcome and the action is easily accessible, please cross the course using the crossing points. Marshals will be available to direct you.

Race Times

10.30 Youth & Novice, 30 mins

11.20 U8, 10 mins

11.45 U12, 15 mins

11.46 U10, 15 mins

12.30 Veteran 50+ men, 40 mins

12.31 Senior, Veteran, U23 and Junior Women, 40 mins

13.30 Veteran 40 / Veteran 45 Men, 40 mins

14.15 Junior, Senior & U23 Men, 50 mins

See the NWCCA Race Categories & Entry Fees page for more details.