HQ (Open from 07:30)
Cranfield University Sport Hall
There are full changing rooms with showers & toilets available
upstairs above the entrance hall.
How to get to the HQ:
Cranfield is 3 to 4 miles from the M1.
From the north take J14 and turn left then right towards Moulsoe.
Continue through towards Cranfield and turn left to Wharley End &
University. The Sports Hall is at the end of the road on the left.
It's a big white box. Don't panic if you miss the left to
Wharley End - continue on until the roundabout and turn left
From the south take J13 and turn right over the M1 and at the roundabout
turn right, under the A421 to Salford. Just as you enter Salford turn
right to Cranfield, following the signs for the University (ignore other
signs to Cranfield village). Go over the first roundabout and continue
right and left through the Technology Centre. When you get to the mini
roundabout next to the Murco station you will see the Sports hall on the
left. It's a big white box.
For those coming north or south on the A1 when you get to the Black Cat
roundabout turn onto the A421 bypassing Bedford and continue towards
Milton Keynes taking the exit sliproad signposted to the M1 south. At
the bottom of the sliproad turn right towards Salford and continue as
There is a brand new car park for the Sports Hall (the big white box
below). Please enter via Lanchester Road and where there are also spaces in
Lanchester Hall car parks nearby to the west and on the road away from
the mini roundabout south of the Sports Hall. Do not park in College
Road or University Way and do not block anyone in. Do not park on the
grass area directly outside the Sports Hall, nor on the pathways leading
Numbers and Signing-On
Please sign on and collect your numbers from the hall.
Both body and arm numbers will be used.
In accordance with Championship Conditions only numbers provided by the
organiser should be used. Body numbers should be fitted in accordance
with Regulation 16 and Arm Numbers should be fitted to the upper arm
with the number facing forwards (not inwards).
Please fix with pins and not tape.
Please remember to come back to the HQ with your numbers to sign out after you have ridden.
To the start
From the Sports Hall turn left north through the University grounds
along College Road. After approx. 1.1 mile you will get to the course.
Turn right and after 100 yards turn left to go past the finish to the
start. Please indicate to the timekeeper that you are simply riding to
the start. The start less than a quarter of a mile from the junction.
Allow up to 10 minutes to get to the start (at a decent 20mph average
pace it would take under 5 mins, but it does drag a little for some of
Once you have finished please do NOT do a U-turn in the road, but
continue past the start and on until just before the bend through Bourne
End to turn Right to Cranfield (take care not to impede other riders
still racing) and once in Cranfield turn Right back to the circuit
passing the turn into Astwood Road to turn left back to the HQ.
LOCAL REGULATION No. 1
No U turns should be made in sight of the start or finish areas while
riding on the public highway.
LOCAL REGULATION No. 2
Competitors, their helpers and event officials must use the toilet
facilities provided at event headquarters as required. Fields and
hedgerows must NOT be used for toilet purposes. Failure to observe this
regulation may result in disciplinary action against those concerned.
LOCAL REGULATION No. 3
No cars other than that of the timekeeper(s) and other event officials
are to be parked in the vicinity of the start or finish points.
Spectators can view the event at various points along the course. Please
do not disturb or block other road users, residents, etc. whilst
supporting the riders. There are good viewing points just after Bourne
End, about a mile after the start (conveniently there is a cyclist
Café - the BikeBus - situated there, so please pop in to see
them), up the hill into Astwood, at a couple of laybys on the A422 and
up the drag to North Crawley.
Please be aware that you should not follow riders on the course. If
riding a bike or driving then please travel in the opposite direction.
Do not spectate close to the start or finish points. Do not approach the
timekeepers or marshals as they have to concentrate on the job at hand.
The presentation of all awards will be made at around 2pm, once all
results have been checked.
(note that the timings may change closer to the event). Please ensure you stay to collect your awards at that time, and to cheer
on your fellow competitors and award winners. The proper medals and any
trophy won will be awarded at Champions Night.
Champions Night is the annual gala presentation and dinner to celebrate
all the award winners of all the competitions run by CTT during the
year. All winners, including age group winners, will receive an official
invitation to the evening.
Champions Night will be held at the magnificent Heythrop Park hotel in
Oxfordshire on Saturday 13 January 2018 (provisional date, to be confirmed).