Spectator Guide

This event is a superb family day out with it being possible to walk and spectate around the entire course for free. Races take place throughout the day with hot food and drink being available from the Event Hub and Henshaws Cafe. Spectators are advised to wear footwear and clothing suitable for winter weather. 


Please can we respectfully ask that where possible spectators make use of car parking other than at Conynham Hall. Please walk into the venue. There are public car parks as follows:

Chapel Street, HG5 8AN

Fisher Street, HG5 8BT

Castle Yard, HG5 8AR

York Place, HG5 0AD

Waterside, HG5 8DF

Parking for Blue Badge holders at Henshaws Arts & Craft Centre HG5 9AY


0900 – Course inspection

1000 – Youth A/B Start

1002 – GoCross / Single Speed (SSCX) start

1100 – Official Practice – main circuit

1100 – Children’s Races – event hub

1150 – Prize Presentation 1 – Podium

1200 – V40 Men (40mins) start

1202 – V50 Men & Veteran Women Nat A (40mins) start

1300 – UCI Women & Nat A Junior women (40mins) start

1302 – Nat A Junior Men (40mins)

1400 – UCI Men (60mins)

1515hrs – Prize Presentation 2 – Podium

Where to watch?

Key features where we anticipate spectators will see the best action

  • Race Starts 10am. 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm
  • Woodland Steps
  • Tricky descent into Horseshoe Field
  • The Sandpit (Horseshoe Field)
  • Off camber banking to rear of Event Hub
  • Acute turn prior to the finish