Cyclo-cross (often called CX, Cyclo-X or ‘cross’) racing typically takes place in autumn and winter months, and consists of laps of a short (2.5-3.5km) course featuring pavement, dirt trails, grass, steep shorter climbs and obstacles requiring the rider to quickly dismount, carry the bike while navigating the obstacle and remount.
Cyclo-cross bikes closely resemble road bikes but have more clearance for knobbly tyres up to 33mm wide. Mountain bikes are welcome at most Australian cyclo-cross races in non-UCI category races.
CX bike or mountain bike.
AusCycling membership (4 Week Free Trial).
Approved helmet (Australian/New Zealand standard).
Comfortable and loose fitting clothing.
Closed in shoes.