Preview: Manchester Wheelers ‘Cross – Sunday 14th October 2018, Heaton Park Manchester

Round 5 of the North West League is a visit to Heaton Park, Manchester promoted by Manchester Wheelers and friends.

Car parking

Competitors’ car parking at Bury Old Road entrance, M25 1JH, for a small fee or at the Lake car park on Sheepfoot Lane, M25 0DL, also a small fee. Please do not drive down through the park to the pit area.

Race times & course map

The course

We’re using the familiar course with the pits at the bottom of the hill, and a long, wide starting loop. The course runs mainly over short grass, with plenty of tight turns on grass and around trees, three short hilly efforts per lap, plus one set of steps to get you off the bike and on yer feet! Pits – please do your bike washing on the hard core area opposite the pits, not in the pits.

And of course separate courses for under 8/10/12’s similar to last year.

Sign-on at the cafe

Sign-on opens at 9am and is at the Pavilion Lakeside cafe, but please leave any muddy shoes outside, and please take care riding slowly through the park – it can get busy in good weather so please respect other park users. Sign-on closes 20m before each race start time. All entries on the day.  Remember to take care of your bike in public areas, we don’t want any thefts.


Do not ride on the course when another race is in progress and please respect fellow competitors, organisers, commissaires, judges and marshals at all times – massive thanks to all the volunteers, we couldn’t do this without you!


There will be toilets at the start/finish area, the same excellent refreshments tent as at Westmorland and Scruffy Dog will be there with hats and smiles.

Thank you…

To Trek bike store in Wilmslow for providing course tape and an expo with some bikes, parts and accessories.


Have a great day’s racing, ride hard, ride safe and most of all enjoy!

Mick Style
Manchester Wheelers