British Cycling Mountain Bike Cross-Country Series Round 5 – Hadleigh Farm

British Cycling Mountain Bike Cross-Country Series Round 5 – Hadleigh Farm

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Due to the nature of the former Olympic venue and restrictions on access entrants need to be aware of the following special arrangements for this event.



Sign-on open: 12:00 noon - 6:00 pm
Course open for training: 12:00 noon
Course closed for training: 2:30 pm

Support Race 3:00pm: Open & Fun Male & Female

Course open for training 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Managers meeting 5:30pm

Please note that the Open and Fun races are pre-entry only.  There will be no entries on the day.


The Youth & Juvenile categories will now run as a separate race, and therefore the following slightly amended timetable will operate:

Sign-on open: 7:45am - 1:30pm
Course open for training: 7:45am
Course closed for training: 8:50am

Race 1 9:00am: Youth and Juvenile Male and Female

Presentations Race 1 - 10:20 am

Course open for training 10:05am - 10:35am approx.

Race 2 10:45am: Elite, Expert, Sport, Junior, Master, Vet, Grand Vet Female 

Presentations Race 2 - 12:30pm

Race 3 12.45pm: Elite, Expert, Sport and Junior Male

Presentations Race 3 - 2:40 pm

Race 4 3:00pm: Master, Veteran, Grand Vet and Super Vet Male

Presentations Race 4- 4:45pm

Competitor camping
Camping is available on the Saturday night only, with access from mid morning on the Saturday.  There is no camping on the Friday night.  Camping must be pre-registered.

Competitor Parking

Competitors will be allocated to either Red or Yellow parking areas. Please follow the appropriate signage.  From the yellow parking area the venue is a short 5 minute walk. Riders competing in the earlier races will be allocated a red parking permit.

Car park opening times:
There will be no access to the car parks on Friday 16th August.

•    11:00 to 20:00 (anyone requiring later access for camping please notify us when requesting your camping permit)

•    07:30 to 18:00

Red parking – Hadleigh Country Park, Chapel Lane, SS7 2PP
Yellow parking – The King John School, Benfleet Rd (B1014) 

Spectator Parking
There will be free parking available for spectators on Sunday 18th August along with a free park and ride service to the venue. The park and ride bus will leave the spectator car park every 15 minutes and operate between these times:

School Lane car park, School Lane, South Benfleet, off of Essex Way (B1014).
•    08:30 – 12:30
•    13:15 – 17:15
•    Buses leave School Lane at 08:30 then every 15 mins until 12:15 and then from 13:15 every 15 mins until 17:00
•    Return journeys leave King John School bus stop 08:38 then every 15 mins until 12:23 then 13:23 and every 15 mins until 17:08.

Should spectators choose to walk or cycle from the spectators car park to the venue then a sign posted route through Hadleigh Country Park will be available. Expect the walk to take 40 minutes and the cycle 20 minutes.

N.B You will need you competitor parking permit to gain access to the relevant parking area. Please use the parking areas provided only.

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