Preview: Geoff Bewley Memorial Cross centerpiece of Liverpool Cycling Festival


Event: 12 November 2011
Location: Otterspool Park, Aigburth, Liverpool
Part of:
Event Preview: Rob Pugh

Saturday 12th November sees the North West Cyclo Cross League return to Otterspool Park for the 2nd time in a fortnight.

Organised by the Liverpool Century Road Club, the Youth event will start the racing off at 11am with the main event starting at 1pm.

Liverpool Cycling Festival

The Geoff Bewley Memorial races will be just one of many cycling events taking place on the day as part of the Liverpool Cycling Festival. Cycling Projects and Cycle Aigburth will be organising various cycling activities on the day such as Dr bike, Wheels for All demonstration, Social Rides and a Children’s cycling skills course.

Check out the website for further information:


11am – Youth Race, 30 minutes, £5 entry fee
12pm – Under 12′s, 15 minutes, No entry fee
1pm – Sen/Vet/W/Jun, 1 hour, £10 entry fee

The Course

The course will be similar to last year’s event due to the sheer amount of positive comments organisers got back from the riders. Again Century will be using the feared ‘Ottersberg’ and ‘Muro Di Otterspool’ climbs. Otterspool Park offers something for everyone and we have designed a challenging yet fun course, because organisers think Cross is really about having fun in the mud!

The course consists of tarmac paths, grass fields, descents, run-ups, off camber turns, hairpins, planks and much, much more.

The organising club has again made videos of the under 12’s and Senior/Youth courses for the race, these can be found at the Liverpool Cycling Festival website:

Signing On

Riders will be able to sign on at the fantastic Otters Café. Otters Café will be serving hot food and drinks throughout the day. The café is allowing us to use their toilets on the day, no changing is allowed in the toilets. Please do not enter the café wearing muddy footwear, the café opened 1 month ago and organisers want to continue using it in the future.


BioRacer have provided Winners Jersey’s for the Winner of the Main Event and the 1st Woman.

The Top 3 finishers in each category in the Under 12’s event will receive a medal and certificate.