Preview – Horwich CC 4 Season Cycles Humdinger Cyclocross no. 2 – 18th Dec 2011

Humdinger 2 2010 in the frost

The second of two Humdingers takes place in Leverhulme Park, week before Christmas… but there will be no presents. The Category B class of the senior race will ensure that there is a stocking full of good riders there.


  • Under 16’s 12pm,
  • Under 12’s 1pm,
  • Senior, women, vets, juniors 2pm.


– Entry on the day only, under 16’s £5, under 12’s free, Sen/Women/Vets/Jun £10


– Generous cash prizes for the top winners
– More prizes for women to encourage more female entrants, including veteran women.


– Power League Building, hot showers, modern changing rooms, carpeted lounge with tables and chairs to eat your butties and warm up, available throughout the day from 10am to 5pm.


– Tarmac car park next to the chainging rooms.


  • this is a new version of the course, never been run before, but taking in many familiar routes as well as the odd surprize!!
  • Fully taped off course – like the world champs! Lol.
  • all tree branches cut back as usual
  • no puncture hazards, so tyres and tubular tyres can be ridden with few worries.
  • wide long grass start,
  • very wide course to permit easy over taking
  • mixture of grass, fast tracks, two exciting woodland descents, firm track climb, one set of steps, one hill run dependant upon weather
  • banks and fast competitive cornering sequence.


  • new fast woodland descent
  • two new climbs
  • probable log obstacles

WEATHER LAST YEAR was a 100% frozen course, snow would be good this time, whatever the weather the HUMDINGER goes on!!