We know that there's probably a lot of things that you want to ask, so we've compiled a list of things that we're asked the most often. If your query isn't answered in the below info then just drop us a line.
Racing & The Course Can I have a go? Of course! Everyone is welcome at SouthernXC. It doesn't matter whether this is your first race or you're a seasoned pro. Head over to the Categories page for some guidance about which race to enter.
How long is the course? This is dependent upon the venue, but we aim for the average rider to be able to complete a lap in around 20 minutes. The Categories & Race Info page will give you some more info about the duration of each race.
Can I practice the course before the race? Yes, and we encourage you to do so as it means you're ready to take on all of the different features that each venue offers. Please be aware that the course will be closed to practice between 12:30 - 13:30 to allow the Youth races to complete as safely as possible.
How will the start of the race work? Each race will be gridded before the start time shown on the Categories & Race Info page. Each category will be gridded separately within each race. The BC Commissaire will start each category individually.
How does the gridding work? To ensure the safest possible start off the line, all races will be gridded. For round 1 this will be based on last year's results and the BC Commissaire's judgement. From round 2 onwards gridding will be based on your average result so far in the series. Make sure you're at the start line 15mins before the race to allow enough time to be gridded.
What happens if I'm lapped by the leaders? We will not stop you if you are lapped, but there is a time limit on each batch of races, and you won't be able to start a new lap after this limit has expired. More info is on the Categories & Race Info page.
The Series Do I have to race in all 5 rounds to compete in the series? No. Your series position is calculated using your 4 highest scoring rounds.
What happens if there is a tie? If there is a tie for one of the top 3 positions when we get to the final round of the series we will use Count Back to award the placings. This means that we will look to the the lats time that the tied competitors rode against each other, and the winner of that 'battle' will be awarded the higher position.
Anything Else Can I cancel my entry? A full refund will be offered on a pre-entry up to 2 weeks before race day. Within 2 weeks of the race we are more than happy to transfer your entry to another round of this year's series.
Where can I find more information on the rules? The British Cycling website has plenty of information. Take a look at the Rules & Regs page.