Without the help of all the following organisations we simply could not run the series. A huge thank you both to the clubs and teams who lend their support each evening to help with the marshalling and to the various enterprises who contribute in other ways. Please take a look through and see how each of them helps. Do your best to reciprocate by using the services they provide.
||Cadence provide the CP Crits series with a convivial place to sign on and sign off, along with toilets, bag drop and a café.
Cadence started as a cycling hub in Crystal Palace, South London in 2013. Following the success of the first Cycle Hub we have now expanded to three other locations – Radlett (Hertfordshire), Twickenham and Shoreham by Sea (West Sussex) and have a thriving ecommerce platform.
We have become the largest bike fitting group in the country, offer full coaching and fitness testing for cyclists. We also have a bustling Watt Bike studio and fitness suite that has classes for Yoga, Pilates and Strength & Conditioning. In addition to all the great bikes and kit we sell we also organise cycle events, trips, talks & maintenance workshops, ride outs, corporate team days and cycling experiences….oh, and not forgetting our award winning barista and his café!
||Sam and his team at LMNH! have supported the series right from the start both my taking part in the races themselves and by providing highly contested burgers and pies as intermediate prizes for each race, every Tuesday. If you hear a whistle being blown part-way through your race, then sprint to the line on the next lap and if you are first across it the burger is yours! Claim it at sign off.
The LMNH! team also very generously provide beers for the first 10 marshals to turn up each Tuesday, as a thank you for them giving up their time. Don’t be late or someone else gets the beer…
||If your bike is in need of a quick fettle before the start of the race or you have one of those annoying last-minute right-on-the-line punctures, Panagua Bikes gazebo is the place to head to get a quick fix or a spare wheel to get you around.
In addition to the pits service the Panagua guys put out all the safety padding you will see covering lamp posts, bollards, bins and the like – and take it all down again at the end of the night’s racing.
||Mono Cycling are a new premium cycle clothing brand. Their team’s riders have been racing at Palace for a few years now with some success.
This year Mono’s Olie will be offering the winner of each race a specially-commissioned CP Crits cap to take away and wear. The caps are designed to celebrate this year’s 150th anniversary of cycle racing at Crystal Palace
||Tom and Ed of Four Boroughs first raced CP crits in 2016 and immediately knew it was special and something they were keen to support once they opened their coffee shop on the Crystal Palace triangle in 2017. They are proud to be able to offer the winners of each race a bag of coffee beans roasted by the awesome roastery that is Assembly in Brixton, and a free drink to celebrate with.
Four Boroughs is open 7am – 7pm, 7 days a week but opens up again on a Tuesday after each race (once Tom and Ed have handed their numbers back in) for a post-race party selling beers from local breweries and kombucha to ensure recovery starts immediately and in the right way. All are welcome.
||Without the unstinting support of our team of club helpers and of race officials from within the Region, Tuesday nights’ racing simply wouldn’t happen. A massive thank you therefore to:
||Our regular commissaire
||Our regular race judge
||Lap board & bell
|Dave Joss Buckley
||BC & Rider HQ admin
||DP liaisons coordinator
||Our medic from Medical Despatch
||… pulling it together!
G!RO Race Team
Les Filles RT
VC de Londres