We run cross-country mountain bike races from late spring/early summer to early autumn. There’s usually four or more races, all (at present) around the grounds of Hunmanby Hall, where there’s a singletrack circuit through the woods. You can take part on cyclocross bike if you want, but a mountain bike is quicker. The course is all rollable and there are ‘chicken runs’ around the more technical bits. All riders aged 12+ are welcome to join in. While we do get some quick XC racers, it’s not elbows-out racing – it’s more relaxed than that, although it might not feel it at the finish.
We run road time trials at least weekly from April to August. Riders set off at minute intervals and compete against the clock, aiming to get the best time they can. These events take place on local roads, in the evenings after the commuter traffic has eased, and on some Sunday mornings. You need to be 12+ to take part and can use any roadworthy bike, except for an e-bike or a recumbent. There are essentially two competitions: one for the fastest rider overall (categories for men, women, and juniors); one a handicap competition, where you get a bigger time bonus the slower you are. The handicap competition is won by the rider who improves most consistently over the season, and it tends to be won by a beginner.
RCC members also compete in regional mountain bike races, cyclocross races, and some closed-circuit races (e.g. at York).
Here’s a list of time trials for 2019:
18 Apr Thu 18:45 Snainton 5 Come & Try It
25 Apr Thu 19:00 Snainton 10
02 May Thu 19:15 Burton Fleming 10
09 May Thu 19:15 Hackness Hilly 10
16 May Thu 19:30 Malton 10
23 May Thu 19:15 Snainton 10
30 May Thu 19:15 Snainton 5 Come & Try It
06 Jun Thu 19:15 Burton Fleming 10
16 Jun Sun 08:00 Irton 25
20 Jun Thu 19:15 Snainton 10
27 Jun Thu 19:15 Hackness Hilly 10
04 Jul Thu 19:30 Malton 10
11 Jul Thu 19:15 Irton 25
18 Jul Thu 19:15 Burton Fleming 10
25 Jul Thu 19:15 Snainton 10
01 Aug Thu 19:30 Malton 10
08 Aug Thu 19:00 Snainton 10
11 Aug Sun 08:00 Irton 25