Weekly from Thursday 18th April 2024 to Thursday 20th June 2024 then

Thursday 1st August 2024 to Thursday 22nd August 2024

(no events on the 27th June and all July)

In line with current British Cycling and Government guidelines

Racing under the Technical Regulations of British Cycling

Best 11 of 14 event results to count in the league table


Race Program (as 2023)

18:45 – Category 3/4 race Men and Category 2/3/4 Women – 45 minutes

19:40 – Category E/1/2/3 race – 55 minutes

Both races are open to all gender classifications, as a BC “Open” race.

Entry on the BC website, search for: “CDPP Sport Crit Series 2024”

Closing Dates

All entry is online using the British Cycling Entry System, with a close for entries 12noon on the Wednesday (day before the event).

Click here for links on the BC website for entry. (link to be added shortly)

Please don’t email or call Paul the organiser, unless absolutely necessary such as a failed payment. There will be no late entries and no entries added outside of the online entry system. Please respect the time the organising team put into each event, we aim to keep costs and entry fees as low as we can. We need sufficient online entries in advance to ensure that the event and series is viable.

Pre-entry notes:

  1. All races will be strictly pre-entry using the British Cycling event entry system. No entry on the night
  2. Entries will close 36 hours before each event.
  3. The Category 3/4 race will be limited to approximately 40 riders.
  4. If oversubscribed, the organising team will give preference to regular CDPP series riders.
  5. The series will run as a league.
  6. The event on the 24th August includes the league prize presentation. This will be after the E123 race when final league results are compiled.
  7. Youth A riders with dispensation may enter the Category 3/4 race only, not the E123 race.

Arrival and Sign On:

  1. The HQ is the Cycle Sport Pendle clubroom, see below for directions.
  2. Race numbers and transponders must be collected from the HQ at least 15 minutes before your race.  You will be checked off against the pre-entry list. Juniors and youth riders will be gear checked.
  3. After the race, race numbers and transponders MUST be returned to the HQ.

COVID Notes:

  1. If you know you are Covid positive, please don’t come – this STILL applies in 2024!!

League Structure

For the 2024 league series the following applies:

  • League Prize presentation will be at the last event on the 22nd August 2024
  • Points for the best 11 events from 14 events (all events) will count towards the league in 2024
  • Points from 50 down to 1 will be applied for all finishing riders in each race.
  • There will be a separate league for each senior race, and for Open and female only.
  • Senior Riders progressing to the E123 race will retain points in the lower race league, and start with zero points in the E123 league
  • Ties for positions will be decided on a countback of highest positions, then the most recent highest position
  • League prizes will be awarded at the end of the series, with prizes for men and women in each race.


This year prizes will be awarded at the last event, the number of prizes will be confirmed later.

Results and final updates to the league tables will be done on the night of 22nd August 2024.

Prize money will be paid by bank transfer, please email bank details to events@cdpp.org.uk


Please contact the organising team using: events@cdpp.org.uk if you have a question about results, or an issue with payment.

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.

Volunteer Helpers – Wanted Please

The CDPP crit series relies on volunteers to make it happen.

We need marshals every week around the circuit and are always looking for volunteers. If you or someone you know are able to help, please contact the organising team using events@cdpp.org.uk or speak with one of the officials on the night. Marshals are important for the safe and efficient running of the event.

The race officials are all un-paid volunteers, qualified as race officials with British Cycling. If you are interested in getting involved as an official, you are more than welcome to help to find out more about what’s involved. Please ask to speak with one of the officials at an event.

HQ and circuit 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 is 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.

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