The Archer Spring Criterium is one of the longest-standing races on the UK Domestic Calendar (beaten only by the Lincoln GP). 2018 sees the 62nd edition of the race under the leadership of the Archer RC, but this year - for the first time - they are partnering with Full Gas Cycling, organisers of the 2017-2018 Winter Series at Hillingdon and Lee Valley VeloPark.
The 2018 race will take place on Saturday 7th April, beginning at 12.45pm.
One of the features which makes the Archer unique is that it allows 1st & 2nd Category riders to compete in their peer group without Elite opposition. Coupled with a combined prize list of over £1,000, this means there is a high demand for spaces so pre-entry is ESSENTIAL.
Previous winners include Tony Gibb, Sir Bradley Wiggins, Roger Hammond, Matt Stephens, Steve Heffernan and Graham Webb, to name just a few.
The programme for the day includes a Youth A/B Race, a Regional B 1hr supporting 3rd/4th Category Mens’ race and the headline National B 50 mile 1st/2nd Category Archer Spring Criterium.
12.45pm – Youth A/B (30mins)
1.45pm – National B 1st/2nd Category Archer Spring Criterium (50 miles)
4.00pm – 3rd/4th Category Regional B support race (1hr approx.)
Entries will be open from 1st January 2018 and will remain open until 24th March if spaces are still available. Applications will be accepted automatically on a first come, first served basis. Please read all of the event information before submitting an entry. Fees are non-refundable if you withdraw after 31st March.
With the exception of Youth A/B competitors, ALL riders are required to have British Cycling Gold or Silver membership and hold a full racing licence. We will not be accepting Provisional Licences or selling Day Licences (except for Youth races).
When signing-on on race day, please ensure that your racing licence is fully up to date and includes your photograph, signature and emergency contact details. If you haven’t uploaded your photograph onto the BC website please ensure that you can provide alternative photo ID.
Numbers and transponders (if used) must be returned after your race.
All venue Terms & Conditions (including car parking) must be adhered to at all times.
Our events are run under British Cycling Technical Regulations and overseen by a team of British Cycling commissaires.
Riders compete at their own risk. These are competitive events ridden at high speed and are not suitable for beginners. We expect our riders to have some previous experience in the relevant discipline prior to entering – either from other races or through race-specific skills training sessions.
All equipment – including clothing – must be fully compliant and riders are solely responsible for the condition and set-up of their bikes and all associated items.
Use of on-board video or photographic recording equipment of any kind is prohibited during competitive events. There are no exceptions to this.
Supporters and helpers
We encourage friends and family to come to our events to support and spectate, but all visitors and helpers are expected to act in a responsible and appropriate manner. Aggressive, abusive or obstructive behaviour on any level will not be tolerated and may result in disciplinary action against the rider or riders involved. Certain areas of the competitive arena may ONLY be accessed by authorised officials.
We operate a ZERO TOLERANCE policy when it comes to dangerous riding and disciplinary procedures will be taken if necessary including; relegation, disqualification and/or financial penalties.