Super Cross Series UK

Round Three Information

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  • Saturday 14th November
  • Racing in Granary Square
  • Unique urban course
  • Central Saint Martins designed course features

Entry is FREE for spectators and it is only a short walk from King’s Cross station. Riders will find themselves racing on a completely mud-free course.

The urban course will wind through the whole Kings Cross area, passing through the fountains of Granary Square and diving inside the iconic Granary Square building of Central Saint Martins, UAL. The course will include obstacles and features designed by Central Saint Martin’s Architecture BA students in conjunction with cyclocross experts.

In the event village we’ll be keeping the crowd moving with a live DJ and offering a variety of delicious heart-warming food and drink including: Anna Mae’s Mac’n’Cheese, The Beefsteaks who will be running a triple cooked Belgian Frite special, pizza from Made of Dough, The Grilling Greek, Karma Cola soft drinks, Notes coffee, Orbit Beers London and a special edition Super Cross beer served by Canopy Beer Co in the Rapha pop-up beer tent and shop. For the racers, Frame Studios are offering free pre- and post-race stretching sessions, and for the kids Islabikes will have a demo fleet. And in the elite teams area you can watch the pros warming up for their race – will Hope be able to defend their lead and take the series title once again?

Supervised bike parking will be available however riders must bring their own lock.


10:30 – U8 See result »
10:45 – U10 See result »
11:00 – U12 See result »
11:30 – Youth/Junior See result »
12:15 – Women (including youth/junior)
13:00 – 50+ men
13:45 – 45-49 men
14:30 – 40-44 men
15:15 – 35-39 men
16:00 – 30-34 men
16:45 – U23-29
17:30 – Elite
18:15 – Fun
19:00 – Final podium presentations

Sign on for each category will open 2 hours before the race and close 30 minutes before the start.

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Will there be any mud?
No. This race will take place over a number of different urban surfaces but will not include grass or mud.

What tyres should I use? Can I use a non-CX bike?
We recommend a file tread style tyre that will provide ample grip through the turns and in wet conditions and fast straight line speed.

Whilst there is no need to have a CX bike for Round Three in London, it is a requirement to have two brakes, a helmet and shoes that will not slip when dismounting for obstacles. Road cleats will be too slippery, especially if it rains.

What are the obstacles like?
We have enlisted the talented students of Central Saint Martins’ Architecture BA course to design and build a number of unique obstacles based on cyclocross themes. They will be designed to test the skills and strength of each rider.

Is there parking available?
We advise against parking near by unless absolutely essential. There is no free parking near the venue and local pay and display parking is extremely limited. The closest paid car park is NCP St Pancras, which has a 2m height restriction.

How far is Granary Square from Kings Cross station?
It is a 5 minute walk from the tube/train station and 10 minute walk from the bus stops outside Kings Cross.


17th and 18th October and 14th November

  • Rounds one and two at Shibden Hall on the 17th and 18th October
  • Round three at Granary Square, King’s Cross, London on the 14th November
  • Racing for all levels from Under 10s to novice and elite
  • Cross skills sessions
  • War of the Roses trophy and floodlit night race
  • Live music, food and drink, retail stalls, cowbells
  • Free for spectators

The fifth Rapha Super Cross Series sees a change of format and locations, whilst still offering racing from Under 10s to novice and elite riders. The series starts in the picturesque grounds of Shibden Hall Estate, West Yorkshire, on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th October for rounds one and two. Then on the 14th November, the third and final round will be in the heart of London, in King’s Cross, an area known for its renowned art college, Central St Martins. The campus opened in 2011 and its famous Granary Square building and fountains will provide a stunning city center backdrop whilst the racing will pass through the university.

From September, Rapha Cycle Clubs in London and Manchester will be running cross rides and screening key races. If you’ve never tried cyclocross before, skills sessions will be available to help get you started. Follow @raphacycleclub and @rapha_uk for updates. You can also join the Rapha Super Cross Event pages on Facebook here:
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Rounds One And Two Information
  • Racing all weekend
  • War of the Roses Trophy
  • Floodlit night race and after-party

Saturday’s races will see the re-launch of The War of the Roses Trophy as Yorkshire and the North West leagues battle it out for the first time with a separate mens and women race, before the Elites take the stage. New for 2015 is the floodlit fun night race before the after-party with DJ’s and a late bar. Sunday sees another full day’s racing so go easy on the Belgian Beer.

Entry for spectators is FREE and includes FREE entry to Shibden Hall itself. Racers will pass through the classical gardens and past Lister’s Lion before racing through the event village.  We’ll have beer tents serving Belgium’s finest brews, wood fired pizza, frites and other suitably heartwarming fare, and the Rapha H-van will be on hand with a selection of the latest Rapha clothing and accessories. Additional entertainment will come from guest DJs, while our very own race commentators will battle to make themselves heard over the clamor of cowbells, the cross supporter’s weapon of choice.

Round One Saturday 17th October
War of the Roses Trophy races are open to everyone but you must be registered with either NWCCA or YCCA for your position to count.

Round Two Sunday 18th October