It gives us great pleasure to return to Lee Valley VeloPark again for the 2018 edition of the March Hare Classic. The event will take place on Saturday March 24th, with racing starting from 10.00am.
There will be a full programme of races again, including Youth A/B/C/D, Regional B 3rd & 4th Cat Men, E1234 Women Only and our headline National B E12 Mens' race.
Entries will open on 2nd January 2018 and will remain open until 10th March IF SPACES ARE STILL AVAILABLE.
Pre-entry for all Senior races is ESSENTIAL.
Draft Programme (timings are approximate):-
10.00am – Youth C/D (20 mins)
10.30am – Youth B (30 mins)
11.15am – Youth A (40 mins)
12.40pm – 3rd/4th Cat Men (50 Mins)
13.45pm – E1234 Women (50 Mins)
14.50pm – E12 Men (90 mins)
Please read all of the event information before submitting an entry. Fees are non-refundable for any entries withdrawn AFTER 17th March.
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.
With the exception of Youth A/B/C/D riders, ALL participants are required to have a FULL RACING LICENCE and gold/silver British Cycling membership. Provisional and/or Day Licences will not be accepted. Licences must be up-to-date and should include a photo and emergency contact details. Separate photo ID will be requested if the picture is missing from your licence.
Riders compete at their own risk. These are competitive events ridden at high speed and are not suitable for beginners. We expect our Junior and Senior riders to have sufficient previous experience prior to entering – either from other races or through race-specific skills training sessions.
All equipment – including clothing – must be fully compliant with current British Cycling Technical Regulations and riders are solely responsible for the condition and set-up of their bikes and all associated items. Use of hire bikes is NOT permitted.
Numbers and transponders (if used) must be returned as soon as possible at the end of your race.
Use of on-board video or photographic recording equipment of any kind is prohibited during competitive events. There are no exceptions to this.
To comply with the Risk Assessment for Lee Valley VeloPark, there are restrictions in place for spectators, especially around the start/finish area and timing hut. There are, however, extremely good views of the circuit from upstairs on the external concourse of the building.
In the event of an incident please do not cross the circuit or obstruct the Race Officials or appointed staff in any way. If you are a medical professional please notify the event staff.
Please note that NO DOGS are permitted.
Lee Valley VeloPark is in Abercrombie Road, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London E20 3AB.
If travelling to the venue by car, please ensure that you have read and understood the Parking Tarrifs. Traffic in the area is likely to be busy on Saturdays. Plan your journey carefully.
For details of football matches taking place at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium (which may affect your journey) please visit the West Ham United website West Ham Fixtures.
Special arrangements will be in place for riders participating in the March Hare Classic who require extended parking (longer than 4 hours). Riders will be able to park for an unlimited time at a cost of £2. This can be arranged and paid for on the day, not in advance.
Alternatively, to claim just the free 4 hours parking, please register your details in the terminal located in the Road Circuit entrance tunnel.