We’re back cyclocross fans! Sunday 28th November sees us return to the Colosseum of Cross for the SEVENTH edition of ROUKEN GLEN CYCLOCROSS (RGCX)!
EVENT TEAM DETAILS
RGCX is brought to you by Albannach.
- Chief Organiser – Jim Cameron
- Chief Marshal – Euan Lindsay
RGCX will be run under Scottish Cycling Technical Regulations and we welcome our Scottish Cycling Commissaire Team to keep everything good and proper:
- Chief Commissaire: Hendrik Nahler
- 2nd Commissaire : Blake Davies
- Trainee Commissaire: Ian Cockburn
Timing will be provided by:
- Pedal Motion (Martin Harris)
Announcements will be made by:
- Alan Anderson
First Aid will be provided by:
- Safe Hands Medical Services (Robert McCutcheon)
- N.B. The nearest A&E Services are at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, G51 4TF
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.
For the RACERS
This is your race pack, get comfy and soak up the information.
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 Rouken Glen Park please make signing on to receive your race pack your priority. Everything after that will fall gloriously into place. There will be magenta (pink) arrows on the ground guiding you to the RGCX arena from all directions.
The sign on will be in the race arena just near the waterfall in the south of the park. See the course map below for the rough location within the RGCX arena.
Please be ready to show identification (BC membership card or other photo identification) and confirm your name and category. Please respect the physical distancing of the registration team and others waiting to collect their race packs. Your race pack will include an arm number (for your right arm), a larger back number, eight pins and a timing strap for either ankle.
Before leaving the course at the end of the race please remove your timing strap and leave in the pink bins provided.
The timings for the day are as follows :
|Sign on opens
|Course opens for practise (45 mins)
|Course closes // Open B to start area
|Open B START (50 mins)
|Course open for practise (15mins)
|Open Women to start area
|Open Women START (40 mins)
|Course open for practise (15mins)
|Open A to start
|Open A START (60 mins)
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.
WHERE IS THE START?
We’re dropping the traditional uphill start chute this year. Over the years it became a bit apparent that the race gets decided pretty quickly by the first corner due to the killer start. We’re going to develop this with Scottish Cycling on Saturday before the race but the general location is shown on the COURSE MAP below.
Everyone must wait in the start area awaiting their call up by the race commissaires. Please make your way there 15mins before the start of the race. Wear plenty of layers to keep warm for gridding. There will be a 2min and 1 min announcement by whistle giving you enough time and warning you when to take off extra layers. Marshals will be on hand with big pink 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.
When you finish your race please move off the course as directed by the marshals (in hi-vis pink vests) as far as possible. The finishing area is quite compact so please keep moving away from the course.
I’M PRO AF, WHERE DO I PUT MY SPARE BIKES?
This year we have DOUBLE pit, as 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?
Unfortunately we haven’t been able to get a food van in the RGCX arena therefore the Boathouse Café is your friend.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I WIN?
YOU GET PRIZES! Cash prizes (topped up with some Albannach goods) will be given for the top 3 riders in all races. The prize giving will take place straight after the Open 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.
WHAT IF I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?
If there’s anything I’ve not covered please get in touch with Jim Cameron –
firstname.lastname@example.org (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.