There will be a restriction of 160 entries in each race (across all the categories, not in each category). With the exception of Sherwood, this figure would accommodate the participation level at all previous rounds, but given the special interest there is likely to be in the Olympic venue, it is advised not to leave entry to the last minute. There will be a small number of places reserved for overseas entrants in the Elite races, as per UCI requirements, but otherwise, when it's full, it's full.
Saturday: There are no timetable changes, but please note that the Open and Fun races will be pre-entry only via the BC web site. There will be no entries on the day.
Sunday: The Youth & Juvenile categories will now run as a separate race, and therefore the following slightly amended timetable will operate:
Sign-on open: 7:45 am - 1:30pm
Course open for training: 7:45 am
Course closed for training: 8:50 am
Race 1 9:00am Youth and Juvenile Male and Female
Presentations Race 1 - 10:20 am
Course open for training 10:05 - 10:35 approx.
Race 2 10:45 am Elite, Expert, Sport, Junior, Master, Vet, Grand Vet Female
Presentations Race 2 - 12:30pm
Race 3 12.45 pm 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
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: full details on your entry confirmation e-mail.
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