The league will be staged over multiple off-road circuits, promoted in Somerset, Devon and Cornwall. All South West League events are sanctioned and held under British Cycling regulations unless otherwise stated.

For further details on the rules governing such events, please refer to the British Cycling Handbook Cyclo-Cross Regulations.




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Many consider cyclo-cross to be a steeplechase with modified road bikes on a 2.5km to 3.5km course over hill and dale, others consider it muddy hell.  Its roots can be traced to the early 1900s, when French army private Daniel Gousseau would ride his bicycle

So you want to give cyclo-cross a go?  Brilliant!  First things first; you'll need to find an event.  Cyclo-cross races are usually run via local leagues, and the South West League with its roots starting back on 2002 covers the three counties’ of Somerset, Devon and Cornwall.

Enter online 

  •  All events now benefit from online entry via the British Cycling website. Click on the Events tab and follow the link to British cycling.


For the 2019-2020 season the following age categories will apply in British Cyclocross sanctioned cyclo-cross events (effective from 1st September 2019)

This information is derived from the following British Cycling document

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10:30 hrs - Under 8's (Duration 10 - 15 minutes):

Under 8's compete over a shortened course that allows parents/guardians to encourage and support their children safely.


If you are wishing to compete & qualify for overall league standings, please take a moment to read the following information.

Just how is Cyclo-Cross Scored?

The short answer:

First we need a definition – Race Leader – this is the lead rider on the course, regardless of which category they’re racing.  Scoring is based on the:

1) Number of laps completed


2) Finish order of the last lap.

Everyone finishes on the same lap as the race leader, which causes some funny things to happen, so here’s an FAQ that might answer your questions before the lengthy explanation:


At the end of the season, league awards are presented to the various race categories. Everyone is welcome to attend and invited to bring something along with them to eat and share.

The event is free to all.


Please note. Riders are only eligible for awards if they are league registered.


End of season awards to:-


Women's V60+ season champion

Womens V50-59 season champion

Women's V40-49 season champion

Women's Senior season champion

Women's Junior season champion


Men's V60+ season champion

Mens V50-59 season champion

Men's V40-49 season champion

Men's Senior season champion

Men's Junior season champion


Youth Under 16 Male season champion

Youth Under 16 Female season champion

Youth Under 14 Male season champion

Youth Under 14 Female season champion


Under 12 Male season champion

Under 12 Female season champion

Under 10 Male season champion

Under 10 Female season champion

Under 8 Male season champion

Under 8 Female season champion


Youth League Participation Awards

  • Recognising young riders who have raced at every league event this season without a regular podium finish.


Mallen Trophy

  • Most improved ADULT (S/J/V/W) rider in the SWCX League during the 2018/19 season?
  • Most improved CHILD (U8/U10/U12/U14/U16) rider in the SWCX League during the 2018/19 season?


Royston Chandler Trophy

  • Most significant contribution to the SWCX League


For past and current holders see Hall of Fame