RGCX VI | HWFG!
We are back, back at the Colosseum of Cross for the SIXTH edition of ROUKEN GLEN CYCLOCROSS (RGCX)! Albannach are honoured to once again host the close of the Super Quaich Series at Rouken Glen Park, Sunday the 16th of February 2020.
For the RACERS
Entry to RGCX opens at 1900 on Friday the 29th of November via British Cycling. Entry will be open for nine weeks up until Sunday the 2nd of February closing that evening at 2355. This page will be updated once the entry has closed with further details.
For the FANS
Just to clarify, it is absolutely FREE to come along and spectate at RGCX. Cyclocross races live on energy and spectacle, so we would really encourage the local community to come along on the day and ring a cowbell, bang a drum, in fact get the whole family involved and bring anything to make as much noise as possible.
HOW DO I GET TO RGCX?
The race is at ROUKEN GLEN PARK, Rouken Glen Road, Giffnock, East Renfrewshire G46 7UG (post code to the main car park at RGCX).
Stick “G46 7UG” into the navigator and follow the machine. Full address is:
Rouken Glen Park, Rouken Glen Rd, Giffnock, East Renfrewshire, G46 7UG
There are two free car parks in Rouken Glen Park; the main one at the garden centre and a second one at the east lodge (veterinary surgery).
For the Main Car Park – From junction 3 off the M77 head east along Nitshill Rd (A727), straight over the round about and then your first right will take you to the garden centre car park. It is signposted “Rouken Glen Park Main Entrance”. Post Code – G46 7UG
Failing that, continue east along Nitshill Rd (A727) for 500m take another right into the east lodge car park signposted “Rouken Glen Park East Lodge”. Post Code – G46 7JZ
Failing that, there is also free on-street parking along Davieland Road which runs along the eastern edge of the park. Please take extra care if you choose to park on Davieland Road. Post Code – G46 7LL
RGCX has it’s very own train station, Whitecraigs which has trains travelling into Glasgow Central. Trains typically take 20 minutes to get to Whitecraigs from Glasgow Central.
HOW DO I SIGN ON?
Once you’ve arrived at RGP please make signing on to receive your timing chip and race number your priority. Everything after that will fall gloriously into place. There will be magenta (pink) arrows guiding you to the RGCX arena from all directions. Can I ask kindly that the A racers wait until 10.30 to go to sign on to allow the B racers to sign on first. The sign on will be in the race arena just near the waterfall in the south of the park. It will be under a gazebo.
The timings for the day are as follows :
|Sign on opens||09.30|
|Course opens for practise||10.00||(Open to A & B racers for 45 mins)|
|Sign on to B race closes||10.30||(1 hr for B race sign on.)|
|Course closes for practise||10.45||(B racers to now assemble at start line)|
|B Race Start||11.00|
|B Race Ends||11.50||(50 mins race + 1 lap)|
|Last B Rider Expected||12.00|
|Course opens for practise||12.00||(Open to A racers for an additional 45 mins)|
|Sign on to A race closes||12.30||(2 hrs for A race sign on)|
|Course closes for practise||12.45|
|A Race Starts||13.00|
|A Race Ends||13.50||(50 mins race + 1 lap)|
|Last A Rider Expected||14.00|
|Prize giving for A & B race||14.15|
Please make the most of the open course for practice and respect other competitors by leaving the course once it is closed. Announcements will be made to confirm when the course is open and closed.
WHAT RACE AM I IN?
As the final round of the Super Quaich we have reviewed your performance this season to allocate you to a race. The full rider allocation listing is shown at the bottom of this post.
WHERE IS THE START?
In an attempt to get a good spread of the field at the start and to mitigate bunching at the first turn we’ve an uphill ‘tarmac’ start chute. Think Spa-Francorchamps, just a bit less glamorous. This will be the only time you come all the way up this hill.
Getting there is easy. From the sign on area you will notice a gravel track heading west, away from the waterfall. Head along that; it takes you along to the golf course. Continue along the track and it will disappear down the hill quite quickly. If you are lost and confused ask a marshal (anyone wearing a pink hi-vis vest).
There’s a slight opening at the bottom where it starts to level out. You will be corralled and ushered into a fenced off muster area downhill of the start grid. You may notice the start lines painted on the ground – DO NOT SIT ON THE START LINE. Everyone must wait in the muster area to be gridded. Please wait there until you are called up to the start line. Please make your way there 15mins before the start of the race. Marshals will be on hand with big on-theme buckets to take jackets, hats, gloves, zip-offs etc. which you can collect at the sign on tent post race at your convenience.
WHAT IS THE COURSE LIKE?
Grassy, gravelly, muddy, rooty, hilly, rad, SIIIKK, repeat. Maybe even snowy…have a look at the COURSE MAP below.
I’M PRO AF, WHERE DO I PUT MY SPARE BIKES?
The pits are marked on the map on COURSE MAP below.
WHERE ARE THE TOILETS?
There are public toilets at the back (Davieland Road-side) of the Boathouse Café situated on the eastern side of the boating lake. Ask a marshal if in doubt.
WHERE CAN I GET SOMETHING TO EAT?
This year we will have an onsite food van serving hot & cold drinks and CHIPS.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I WIN?
YOU GET PRIZES! Cash prizes (topped up with some Albannach goods) will be given for the top 3 male and female riders in both the A and B races. The prize giving will take place for both the A & B races straight after the A race.
CAN MY FANS COME TOO?
Yes of course, please bring as many fans, friends, personal photographers, past lovers, colleagues as you like. Please encourage them to bring instruments of all ilk to make a racket and encourage you and your fellow racers.
ARE PHOTOGRAPHERS ALLOWED?
Yes of course, please bring encourage all you photographer pals to come along. Cyclocross is definitely the best form of cyclesport for photographers, loads of weird and wonderful stuff goes down and you see riders again and again throughout the race.
If you are happy for RGCX to use your photos to promote future editions of the race please feel free to add them to the RGCX Flickr Group
WHAT IF I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?
If there’s anything I’ve not covered please get in touch with Jim Cameron –
email@example.com (before the race)
07711220191 (on the day of the race)
If you’re heavy into the social medias make sure you drop in #RGCX for anything relating to the event.