Frequently Asked Questions
Find out everything you need to know about the Southampton Sporterium taking place in 2020. The inaugural event is shaping up to be a great day to celebrate both the fantastic sport of Cycling and the beautiful city of Southampton.
Cooperate Criterium FAQ’S
Q: How many laps/time?
A: For the corporate Criterium it will be as many laps in 30 minutes as possible then after 30 minutes horns will go to signify 5 laps remaining and its a sprint to the finish!
Q: How many team members? min & max?
A: You can enter a Team from 2 up to 25 riders in one team
Q: Is it a relay-style or everyone in a team is riding the whole time?
A: Everyone rides at the same time, this way you work as a pack and a team like the professionals!
Q: Do all team members need a racing licence?
A: Not for the Corporate/Sports or Charity Events as they are for fun, but if you wish to enter Mens 3/4 or Elite 1/2/3/ you will need a BC licence.
Q: Do we all need a matching kit?
A: You don’t need matching kit, but would be cool if you are all kitted out the same for the photos!
Q: How long is the Sportive
A: We have a 60km and a 100km Sportive
Q: Do I need my own bike?
A: Yes, you do need your own bike and we advise that you have it serviced.
Q: Is the route marshaled and signed?
A: Yes , The route will be fully signed and marshalled – so you will be guided round. But please make yourself familiar with the route beforehand.
Q: What is a Sporterium?
Q: How many events are there and what are they?
Q: Do you need volunteers?
Q: Can I volunteer as a group?
Q: What volunteer roles are there?
Q: How long will you need volunteers for?
Q: Will volunteer groups be receiving donations?
Q: When is the event?
Q: Has this event ever happened before?
Q: Is my bike suitable?
Q: Who can take part in the Southampton Sporterium?
Race Day Questions
Q: Where do I go on race day?
Q: What shall I wear?
Q: What do I get for finishing?
Q: Can I skip red-lights and stop signs?
Q: Do I need to wear a helmet?
Q: What is the route?
Q: Are there refreshments around the route?
Q: Are there toilets on the route?
Q: Can I get to the race on public transport?
Q: Will there be photographers?
Q: What can my family do whilst I cycle?
2020 Event Registration
Q: Can I sign up to the 2020 Southampton Sporterium?
Q: When do registrations close?
Q: Is there a minimum age restriction?
Q: Can I cycle for charity?
Q: I’m injured what can I do?
Q: Do I need to be a British Cycling Member to take part?
Q: I’ve signed up, what happens next?