Night Time Cyclo Cross

Cyclo Cross lends itself to the introduction of whimsy and cycle racing like many other sports can be enhanced in look and feel by racing in the dark under lights, an added nuance is that beer and food can add to a great evening out. For many, cyclo cross races at night offer a carnival atmosphere and an opportunity to immerse your-self in ‘Euro Pop’ in well supplied beer tents.

There are a number of much known ‘dark’ cross races such as Cross Vegas in the USA, Diegem in Belgium and Nacht van Woerden in the Netherlands. A newer promotion is the end of season cross at Waregem in Belgium that draws many of the top international stars.

Across the cyclo cross calendar there are many other night cross races and one event we sorely miss was the Rollapaluza Halloween ‘Muddy Hell’ organised by Casper Hughes and Paul Churchill and held at Herne Hill Velodrome, London in 2010, 2011 and 2012, it was great fun! Although the racing was hard fought the temperament of the riders and spectators was relaxed especially from those who dressed appropriately for this Halloween cross.

All pictures are from Muddy Hell (2010/11/12 editions) – Click here for more. The main picture is of the beer tent at Muddy Hell.

See also Cyclo Cross at and abandoned Velodromes

Phillip Glowinski plays to the crowd

The youth race starts as dusk begins

Video Links
Below are video links to a number of promotions and it’s not complete as you have to stop somewhere. This list was compiled in 2017 and I hope all links are still live.

Muddy Hell
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oW2aCirFmvQ
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8a2cZ3O1h2A
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJH-whbYg-Y

Hansgrohe superprestige Diegem 2017 Women
Video: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6cfwf8

Hansgrohe superprestige Diegem 2016 MEN
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQpj72CYGmU

Diegem ambience tent 2012
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOL_NHjpq70

Cyclocross Masters Waregem – 2017
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLb9JH9C_RI

Nacht van Woerden
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ipjar96rrg
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZmkOYTv_L4
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmoAwB993dk
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZ6yNKlHMwE
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgdIYpWMetU
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KV98JOIdKHY

CrossVegas (USA)
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZHdpNGEW4w
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98_U2Nwa_EQ
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoHE7FcJ9tc
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4y4Cpeftmc

Dallas Cyclocross – Wednesday Night Cross
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPgaQjzpNjM

Japan night race
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84nlQzdhhvo
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1BMj5n4hUk
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2UMx9b6xXM

Ogden CX p/b TRP Cycling
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G66jOLBFlXw

Cyclocross Munson Park Night Race
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6l0mgox023Q
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tc1Pg12rhUE

Dallas Tuesday Night Cyclocross
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPz0RDEHx3Y

Pilarcitos Cyclocross Night Race
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42MsBDDjcFQ

SoCalCross Spooky Cross
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EuxcGJSrho

Jingle Cross 2017
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekKmg7ut1Vw

The Dark Knight Cyclocross
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mCY-CMBH0Y

Wednesday Night USA
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWL1_2A_JXc

Kelso Cyclocross
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwtC-FAS0_Y

Lou Fest 2012
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-gJcPQ3eUI

Links

See also Cyclo Cross at and abandoned Velodromes

All pictures are from Muddy Hell (2010/11/12 editions) – Click here for more. (the main picture is of Phillip Glowinski playing to the crowd)

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