SE London Club or training group

fthughes
fthughes Posts: 14
edited August 2019 in Cyclocross
I have just moved to London living between Greenwich Park and Woolwich Common. I have been cycling for a while on the road but would like to start cyclocross racing. Any ideas on which clubs would be best to join. Thinking of ones that have a cx training night or practice races would be best.

Or if there are groups not affiliated to any one club that have cx training nights.

Also, if wanting to practice skills on my own I could just go to one of the parks and find a grassy area with an embankment but are they maybe some cx trails or even moderate mtb trails that could be used ?

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  • Pooter
    Pooter Posts: 68
    Eltham Common and Oxleas Meadows are ok for trails
  • fthughes
    fthughes Posts: 14
    Pooter wrote:
    Eltham Common and Oxleas Meadows are ok for trails

    thanks for the tips, will have to get over and check them out

    would also like to join others if there is a group or club that have cx rides anywhere in the south London area
  • sam_anon
    sam_anon Posts: 153
    fthughes wrote:
    Pooter wrote:
    Eltham Common and Oxleas Meadows are ok for trails

    thanks for the tips, will have to get over and check them out

    would also like to join others if there is a group or club that have cx rides anywhere in the south London area

    Herne Hill velodrome have a cx route around their track but I know no more than that.

    I sometimes cycle with Peckham CC, a friendly bunch and am sure some ride cx too.
  • Dulwich have a very active off-road section. Weekly off-road chaingangs, weekend rides and plenty of us race.
  • imposter2.0
    imposter2.0 Posts: 12,028
    Get yourself onto the London and SE Cyclocross League Facebook page - should give you all the info and advice you need..

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/414695848657419/
  • fthughes
    fthughes Posts: 14
    Imposter wrote:
    Get yourself onto the London and SE Cyclocross League Facebook page - should give you all the info and advice you need..

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/414695848657419/

    Thanks, good source of info. Been posted away with work so back this weekend hope to try out a venue for some good cx practice.
  • andyp
    andyp Posts: 10,097
    Herne Hill host weekly training sessions on a Tuesday evening;

    http://www.hernehillvelodrome.com/cyclocross/