The 2019 Circuit Series will run as a league from

Thursday the 25th April for 12 weeks to 11th July

At the Steven Burke Sports Hub, Nelson, 

  • The series will include a youth race for Youth A and B riders, a race suitable for newer racing cyclists and a race for higher category racers.
  • There will be a shorter race for Youth C and D riders, not part of the league series.
  • Entry is ON THE DAY only, no advance entry
  • Signing on closes 15 minutes before the advertised start time of each race
  • Youth and Juniors are subject to BC gear and bike restrictions
  • Transponders will be used. Riders must return transponders to sign on immediately after their race, as they are re-used for later races.

The series will be run under BC rules and regulations 

For 2019 the first Thursday in April immediately follows the Easter weekend. The last date is the week before the Colne Grand Prix (which is Tuesday 16th July 2019).

Race Format

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

18:55 Youth C and D 15 minutes, approx 6-8 laps for the leader. £3 (reduced from last year)

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.

If there are too few riders for any one race, the organisers may review the programme.

There will be a reduced single entry fee for riders participating in more than one race.

Please check that the number and crucially the transponder issued to you is the number on the sign on sheet. Doing this will be a huge help to the sign on team and help reduce result errors.

Youth riders must comply with gear restrictions above, see the British Cycling Guide Here

Age Categories for 2019:

Youth A:  born in 2004 or 2003. Gears 6.93m

Youth B:  born in 2006 or 2005. Gears 6.45m

Youth C: born in 2008 or 2007. Gears 6.05m

Youth D: born in 2010 or 2009. Gears 5.40m

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

The BC website has incorrect race distance and duration for the Youth U12 race!!

League Structure

For 2019 league series the following applies:

  • The 12th (last) event will be a non-counting event with individual prizes
  • League Prize presentation will be at the 12th event on the 11th July 2019
  • Points for the best 10 events from events 1 to 11 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 4 combinations of A and B boys and girls.
  • Ties for positions will be decided on a countback of highest positions
  • League prizes will be awarded at the end of the series, with prizes for men and women and youth categories
  • Youth riders competing in the Cat34 race will not be eligible for Cat34 prize money.

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.


These events only happen with the help of volunteers. The organising team, officials and sign on team and marshals are all volunteers. Volunteers are always welcome to help, in particular with sign on and marshalling.

For each event we need 4 marshals on the circuit. More marshals in our volunteer pool means less for each to do. So please come forward if you are available.

Transponders are now used for all races. To do this we need help getting back the Youth AB transponders for re-use in the later senior race.

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