Preview: Ulverston/Vattenfall Cyclocross, 17 November

A preview for the Ulverston/Vattenfall CX from Graham and the Barrow Central Wheelers team who are looking forward to welcoming you all to the most northerly leg of the league!

As usual, it will be well worth the trip with a unique and varied course, with something for everyone – in all age groups.

The event is again at Glaxo Sports Club, Ulverston- LA12 9DR (direction signs will be in place from A590 in Ulverston)

We are looking forward to welcoming you to Glaxo for the third running of the Ulverston CX which is again sponsored this year by the windfarm companies- Vattenfall and Windcat. Their kind donation means we can offer a £2000 prize fund.


Please respect them as much as possible. Please do not ride bikes or walk on any of the sports pitches in front of the club house. The course is on the bankings away from the pitches so there is no need to be on them.  


We are permitted to park in GSK’s main car park and are asking for a donation of £1. Please reverse park in to spaces. The entrance bollards will be up and there should be plenty of space for vans, kit, turbo’s etc. Please be careful making your way to the course, which is very close, but across a road.


I’ve moved the pits this year to make them more central and to help make the course more workable for all races. There is a separate entrance which can be accessed by car off the first roundabout, third exit. There is space for a few cars or you can park on the road leading up to it. Failing that you can easily get to the pits when on site.


This will be in the club house, please bring correct change where possible. 

  • Youths- 10.30  (Register 09.30- 10.10am)
  • U8’s- -11.20 (Register 10.00-11.00)
  • U10’s/U12’s-11.45 (Register 10.00- 11.20)
  • Vet 50’s and Women- 12.30 (Register- 11.00- 12.10)
  • Vet 40’s- 13.30 (Register- 11.45-13.10)
  • Senior/Juniors/U23- 14:30 (Register- 12.30-14.00)


Last year we managed to give out all prizes on the day and we’d like to do the same again!

With the 1 in 5 rule in place please come to HQ if you finish in the top of your section.

This could be up to 20th in seniors, V40’s and V50’s

Prize giving will be at the following times

  • Youths- 11:30
  • U8/10/12- 12:15
  • Women and V50 (includes V60/70)- 13:30
  • V40- 14:30
  • Seniors/U23/Juniors- 15:50


There are changing rooms which can be accessed from a separate door to the main club house door. Please be aware of this, especially if full of mud. They do appreciate there will be muddy people around but we can do our best to minimise this! Hot/cold drinks and sweets etc will be sold in the club house and Tom Leivers will be providing the catering, alongside an ice cream van (we are by the seaside!!)


Ride Bike and Velo will have trade stands and mechanics available if you have any issues.


The NWCCA first aid team be around the course if required.


The course is a mixture of grassy banks with a solid base, muddy grass and around the back of the clubhouse there is a more technical section through some trees. Basically the course should have something for everyone. Youths will be riding the full course with U8/10/12 starting from near the pits to just use the clubhouse loop.

A changed course this year with the double pits located more evenly around the course.