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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.
Saturday 22nd April 2023
The Course

If you are considering taking on Criterium Racing on Saturday 22nd April here are a few things to note...

  • 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.
Map of Criterium route Southampton
What do I get in my entry?
  • Awesome Finishers medal
  • 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)
Criterium Categories

Please note - categories will be announced early 2023.