The 2018 Circuit Series will run as a league from

Thursday the 19th April for 14 weeks to 19th July

At the Steven Burke Sports Hub, Nelson, 

  • The series will include a youth race for Youth ABC riders, a race suitable for newer racing cyclists and a race for serious racers.
  • Entry is ON THE DAY only, no advance entry
  • Signing on will close 15 minutes before the advertised start time of each race
  • Youth and Juniors are subject to BC gear and bike restrictions

The series will be run under BC rules. 

Race Format

18:30 Youth A and B, Band 5 for A and B. 25 minutes, 14-16 laps for the leader. £7

19:00 Youth C and D 15 minutes, approx 6 laps for the leader. £4

19:15  Cat 3/4 Men, Cat 2/3/4 Women  C+ Band 5 for Junior and Seniors. 35 minutes, 20-22 laps for the leader.  The maximum field size will be 40. £11

20:00 E123  Men and Women, C+ Band 5 for Junior and Seniors.  55 minutes. The maximum field size will be 50. £11

All races are equally open to male and female participants.


Race distances are subject to change on the night due to weather, light conditions or any other limiting circumstances.

Age Categories for 2018:

Youth A:  born in 2003 or 2002. Gears 6.93m

Youth B:  born in 2005 or 2004. Gears 6.45m

Youth C: born in 2007 or 2006. Gears 6.05m

Any change to the regular program will be published here and on the BC website.

Result Queries

Please contact the organising team using: if you have a question about results.

When using transponders, issues with results are usually due to transponder chips being swapped between riders, or the transponder not fixed to your bike. PLEASE look after the race number and transponder issued to you as you are getting ready.

Can you please check that the number and crucially the transponder issued to you if the number on the sign on sheet. Doing this will be a huge help to the sign on team and help reduce mix-ups.

League Structure

For 2018 league series the following applies:

  • Points for the best 12 events from events 1 to 13 will count towards the league
  • Points from 10 down to 2 for the top 9 then all other finishers will get 1 point
  • There will be a separate league for each senior race
  • Senior Riders progressing to the E123 race will retain points in the lower race league, and start with zero points in the E123 league
  • Youth race points will be awarded to the 6 combinations of A,B,C boys and girls.
  • League prizes will be awarded at the end of the series, with prizes for men and women and youth categories
  • Youth riders competing free in the Cat34 race will not be eligible for Cat34 prize money.
  • The 14th event will be a non-counting event with individual prizes
  • League Prize presentation will be at the 14th event on the 19th July 2018

Access and Parking

Please see the map showing directions (pdf) to The Steven Burke Hub from junctions 13 and 14 off the M65. Parking is restricted so please adhere to the following information.

Event HQ, sign on, refreshments and toilet facilities will be at the CSP club room off Cravendale Ave. Nelson BB98SJ

  • Race officials, volunteers and if space available riders please park at car park C on the map, event HQ CSP club room, off Cravendale Ave. Nelson BB98SJ.
  • In the event that car park C becomes full  please use car park B via Barrowford Wilton Street access, BB9 8PU
  • Visiting riders please use car park B adjacent to the circuit gates via Barrowford Wilton Street access 

Please park responsibly and do not upset our neighbours by blocking drives around the local area