A Criterium is a short-distance race, where riders compete around a lapped circuit to complete the most laps possible in a short amount of time.
Sunday 24th July 2022
The Course

If you are considering taking on the 100km ride on 4th September, here are a few things that you might like to know!

  • A quick, fast paced, short circuit which takes place around East Park and Palmerston Park. Please seethe diagram on the right for an exact route.
  • The Race will all take place on tarmac ground so will be a smooth surface to ride on.
  • All riders will get a practice/sight lap prior to the race. This will be ¾ of the circuit starting from CivicCentre Road.
  • Please note Youth groups E, D and C will not complete the full circuit. They will complete laps of Above Bar Street and back again.
Map of Criterium route Southampton
What do I get in my entry?
  • Awesome Finishers medal
  • Feed stations around the course
  • Fully Signed Route
  • Chip timing
  • Medical support
  • Mechanical support - both stationary and roving
  • City centre start and finish (easier access and facilities, with great views for your friends and family)
  • Online results
Essential kit
  • Helmet (you must have a helmet or you will not be allowed to participate)
  • Drinks bottle
  • Mobile phone (in case of emergencies)
  • Basic tools / repair kit
  • Spare inner tubes
  • Bike pump
  • Basic first aid kit
  • Appropriate clothing for weather that day (think about temperature, covering up from the sun, or even high visibility clothes and lights for if foggy / rainy)
  • Face mask for arrival at the venue and navigating round feed stations
Criterium Categories

The Southampton Criterium has 10 different waves that you can enter depending on your age and experience with the first horn getting the Primary School Ride underway at 11am and the final finish flag coming down just after 9pm with the Men’s E/1/2/3 race and so much in between!