The Eastern Cyclo Cross League runs from September to February, covering the counties Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.

Joining the League is great value, though you don't have to join to ride the events. The cost for the 2017-18 season remains at £15 for seniors, £11 for juniors, £8 for youths, and £2 for under-12s, plus a £1 admin charge to British Cycling for on-line entry. As a league member you get the opportunity for a discount on the entry fee for each league race if you enter in advance, news updates, and of course, you're eligible for league points.

The league offers prizes for the top riders at the end of the season in various categories: senior, veteran, junior, women, youth and under 12, 10 and 8. League placings are determined by your best finishing positions in about two thirds of the league races. The league honours its old friend, the late Ivan Jeckell by awarding the Ivan Jeckell Trophy each year to the best club or team.

Cyclo cross is suitable for experienced racers and novices alike. New faces are always welcome. If you're a beginner, take a look at our guide for people who are new to cyclo-cross. For league races just bring your bike and helmet and sign on - mountain bikes are allowed. For other events different rules may apply - if in doubt, check with the race organiser.

You can join us at our EasternCross Facebook group. It's open to league members and friends only, so you'll be told you need to "Ask to join" when you follow that link. If you think it's likely that we won't recognise you from your Facebook account, please email facebook@easterncross.org.uk.

12 Dec 17: Proposals are invited for the Association AGM, which will take place after the final league round at Milton Country Park on Sunday 28th January 2018. Proposals must be received by Paul Moss (Association Secretary) by 14th January 2018. Those making proposals must attend the meeting to present their proposal or nominate someone to present the proposal on their behalf. Click here for the 2017 AGM minutes. The final agenda will appear here in the week commencing Monday 22nd January 2018.

10 Dec 17: Results are being posted for today's league round 12 at Chantry Park. U10 and U12 are there now; others will appear as they finish.

9 Dec 17: The Veteran 40-49 race at league round 12 at Chantry Park is full, the Women/Veteran 50+ race has 2 spare places, and the Senior race has 6 spare places. Normal reserve list procedure will be in operation.

24 Nov 17: Updated the list of registered riders. These are the riders who are eligible for league points at league round 12 at Chantry Park.

6 Dec 17: The previously provisional league round 16 at Milton Country Park is now confirmed.

3 Dec 17: Results are being posted for today's Regional Championships at Welwyn. U10 and U12 are there now; others will appear as they finish.

25 Nov 17: Results are being posted for today's league round 11 at Redgrave. U10 and U12 are there now; others will appear as they finish.

24 Nov 17: The Women/Veteran 50+ race at league round 11 at Redgrave is full, and the Veteran 40-49 race has 2 spare places. There are plenty of spare places in the Senior/Junior and Youth races.

24 Nov 17: Updated the list of registered riders. These are the riders who are eligible for league points at league round 11 at Redgrave.

19 Nov 17: Results are being posted for today's league round 10 at Hillyfields. U10 are there now; others will appear as they finish.

18 Nov 17: Riders are reminded that to discourage “No Shows” taking valuable event places, the Eastern Cyclo Cross League operates a strict "No refund" policy for all entries that are withdrawn after the event's Closing Date. Refunds for withdrawals made before the event's closing date are at the sole discretion of the Race Organiser. Riders are reminded that due to the high demand for places in Eastern league Events, entries should not be made without a full commitment to attend. Riders consistently failing to start events without notifying the Organisers in advance by email of their withdrawal, may face restrictions on entering future events. Riders are reminded that a withdrawal can only be made via direct confirmed contact with the organiser; Social Media posts are not considered as legitimate withdrawal from an event.

17 Nov 17: The Senior/Junior, Veteran 40-49, and Women/Veteran 50+ races at league round 10 at Hillyfields are all full. There are 13 spare places in the Youth race. Please contact the organiser to enquire about reserve places, and do not travel unless you're prepared to accept the possibility that your race may be full.

17 Nov 17: Updated the list of registered riders. These are the riders who are eligible for league points at league round 10 at Hillyfields.

12 Nov 17: Results are posted for today's league round 9 at Hempton.

11 Nov 17: The Veteran 40-49 and Women/Veteran 50+ races at league round 9 at Hempton are full. There are 3 spare places in the Senior race and 49 in the Youth race. It's likely that there will be some no-shows in the women's and veteran races, and this will free up places in the senior/junior race, but this cannot be guaranteed. Please do not travel unless you're prepared to accept the possibility that your race may be full.

11 Nov 17: Updated the list of registered riders. These are the riders who are eligible for league points at league round 9 at Hempton.

10 Nov 17: Apparently there is some confusion about the date of league round 9 at Hempton. It's on Sunday 12th November 2017.

7 Nov 17: A note from our commissaire team: do not cut or fold your race numbers when you pin them to your kit. As well as making it much harder for the judges to see, it's against British Cycling regulations, and you're risking a penalty up to and including disqualification. You have been warned.

4 Nov 17: Results are being posted for today's league round 8 at Bury. All except senior/junior are there now; that will appear when it finishes.

2 Nov 17: Updated the list of registered riders. These are the riders who are eligible for league points at league round 8 at Bury.

29 Oct 17: Results are being posted for today's league round 7 at Grafham. All except senior/junior are there now; that will appear when it finishes.

27 Oct 17: The Senior/Junior, Veteran 40-49, and Women/Veteran 50+ races at league round 7 at Grafham are all full. There are 12 spare places in the Youth race. It's likely that there will be some no-shows in the women's and veteran races, and this will free up places in the senior/junior race, but this cannot be guaranteed. Please do not travel unless you're prepared to accept the possibility that your race may be full.

27 Oct 17: Updated the list of registered riders. These are the riders who are eligible for league points at league round 7 at Grafham.

27 Oct 17: Please be aware that entries for the Regional Championships close earlier than normal, on Monday 27th November 2017. There will be a maximum of 100 riders in each of the adult races. Also, unlike Eastern League races, this one is set to "organiser selects entries" so your name won't appear on the list of entrants immediately.

22 Oct 17: Results are being posted for today's league round 6 at Mistley. U10, U12, Youth, and Women/Vet 50+ are there now; others will appear as they finish.

21 Oct 17: The Senior/Junior, Veteran 40-49, and Women/Veteran 50+ races at league round 6 at Mistley are all full. There are 5 spare places in the Youth race. It's likely that there will be some no-shows in the women's and veteran races, and this will free up places in the senior/junior race, but this cannot be guaranteed. Please do not travel unless you're prepared to accept the possibility that your race may be full.

20 Oct 17: Updated the list of registered riders. These are the riders who are eligible for league points at league round 6 at Mistley.

8 Oct 17: Results are being posted for today's league round 5 at Preston. U10, U12, Youth, and Women/Vet 50+ are there now; others will appear as they finish.

6 Oct 17: The Veteran 40-49 and Women/Veteran 50+ races at league round 5 at Preston are full. There are 13 spare places in the Senior race and 24 in the Youth race. Please do not travel unless you're prepared to accept the possibility that your race may be full.

6 Oct 17: The Ruff Stuff 25 returns: This event is back on the calendar, after a few years off, and this time being run by Woodbridge Rotary in aid of Bike Active at Alton Water. HQ is Butley Village Hall, Butley nr Woodbridge. 15th October, with riders setting off from 9:30am to 10:00am. Doors open at 8am. Refreshments available. Certificates for all riders (gold < 2hrs, silver 2 - 2 1/2hr, bronze > 2 1/2hr). £5 entry, just turn up on the day, but you can save time and print and fill in an entry form before. The route uses a mix of forest tracks, bridleway and sections of road, and varied terrain that suits a CX or MTB well. If it's wet, then the sandy sections ride easily, so don't let the weather put you off, it will be a good training ride.

5 Oct 17: Updated the list of registered riders. These are the riders who are eligible for league points at league round 5 at Preston.

1 Oct 17: Results are being posted for today's league round 4 at Hillyfields. U10, U12, Youth, and Women/Vet 50+ are there now; others will appear as they finish. Due to a technical problem, we don't have accurate timings for the Youth race, but positions are correct as far as we know.

30 Sep 17: The Senior/Junior, Veteran 40-49, and Women/Veteran 50+ races at league round 4 at Hillyfields are all full. There are 11 spare places in the Youth race. It's likely that there will be some no-shows in the women's and veteran races, and this will free up places in the senior/junior race, but this cannot be guaranteed. Please do not travel unless you're prepared to accept the possibility that your race may be full.

30 Sep 17: Updated the list of registered riders. These are the riders who are eligible for league points at league round 4 at Hillyfields.

24 Sep 17: Results are being posted for today's league round 3 at Northlands Park. U10 and U12 are there now; others will appear as they finish.

23 Sep 17: The Women/Veteran 50+ race at league round 3 at Northlands Park is full. The normal reserve list procedure will be in operation, and there is a maximum of 80 riders per race. There are 66 pre-entries in the Youth race, 67 in the Veteran 40-49 race, and 74 in the Senior/Junior race. Some of the senior entries are likely to transfer to the Women/Veteran 50+ race if and when places become available. Please do not travel unless you're prepared to accept the possibility that your race may be full.

23 Sep 17: Updated the list of registered riders. These are the riders who are eligible for league points at league round 3 at Northlands Park.

18 Sep 17: Parking information for league round 3 at Northlands Park: Don’t park in the car park on the left. Continue straight on, past the no entry sign and follow the drive down to the end and park on the field adjacent to the course.

16 Jan 17: Results are posted for today's league round 2 at Langdon Hills.

14 Sep 17: Updated the list of registered riders. These are the riders who are eligible for league points at league round 2 at Langdon Hills.

14 Sep 17: Please be aware that the Veteran 40-49, and Women/Veteran 50+ races at league round 2 at Langdon Hills are full. The normal reserve list procedure will be in operation. There are 9 spare places in the Youth race, and 17 in the Senior/Junior race. Please do not travel unless you're prepared to accept the possibility that your race may be full.

10 Sep 17: Results are being posted for today's league round 1 at Springfield. U10, U12, Youth, and Women/Vet 50+ are there now; others will appear as they finish.

9 Sep 17: Please be aware that the Senior/Junior, Veteran 40-49, and Women/Veteran 50+ races at league round 1 at Springfield are all full. The normal reserve list procedure will be in operation. It's likely that there will be some no-shows in the women's and veteran races, and this will free up places in the senior/junior race, but this cannot be guaranteed. Please do not travel unless you're prepared to accept the possibility that your race may be full.

8 Sep 17: Updated the list of registered riders. These are the riders who are eligible for league points at league round 1 at Springfield.

4 Sep 17: Date change: league round 9 at Hempton is back to its original date of 12th November 2017.

2 Sep 17: The first batch of registered riders are now posted on the site. If you think you've registered for the league, take a look to make sure we've got you. If your club is incorrect, you need to update your details with British Cycling - that's where we get our data from.

2 Sep 17: If you're a junior or veteran (either male or female), there was a check box on your league entry asking whether you want to compete as a senior instead of your normal category. According to the data I've received from BC, a huge number of you ticked that box. I doubt that's really the case, so if you do want to compete as a senior please email me to confirm. If you want to compete in your normal category, there's no need to get in touch.

6 Aug 17: The league is now open for entries for the 2017-18 season. Please carefully read the information on how to enter, particularly to ensure you enter the correct age category. If you're a junior or veteran (either male or female) and you want to compete as a senior, please tick the box on the entry page when you join.

6 Aug 17: Venue change: league round 13 will now be at Phoenix Cycleworks, Bury Road, Kentford, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 7PZ.

20 Jul 17: Date change: league round 9 at Hempton is now scheduled for Saturday 11th November 2017.

12 Jul 17: Calling would-be commissaires: Hutton Community Centre is now confirmed for a joint Cyclo Cross course with Ian Poole taking the course, on Saturday 5th August. (Here’s the website for the venue.) The room is booked from 9am to 5pm with a 10am start. If anyone wishes to take the course please follow this link and register your interest. We will be in contact with the final details about a week prior.

22 Jun 17: The fixture list for the coming season is now announced. Subscribe to the on-line calendar on Apple devices, Android devices, Google Calendar, Outlook 2010+ (and possibly other systems) to have your personal calendar automatically updated.

1 Feb 17: The 2017 AGM minutes are now posted.

22 Jan 17: Results are posted for today's final league round 17 at Snetterton.

20 Jan 17: The U10 and U12 League prize presentation will take place at 11:45 (immediately after the Youth race) at Snetterton. All other categories will be as previously announced, at 4pm. This will be followed by the Association AGM at 4:30.

19 Jan 17: The AGM agenda is now on-line. Please take a look so that you know what's up for discussion when you come to the AGM. You can read last year's minutes here.

4 Jan 17: Proposals are invited for the Association AGM, which will take place after the final league round at Snetterton on Sunday 22nd January 2017. Proposals must be received by Ian Poole (Association Chairman) by 11th January 2017. Click here for the 2016 AGM minutes. The final agenda will appear here in the week commencing Monday 16th January 2017.

2 Jan 17: Results are posted for today's league round 16 at Trinity Park.

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