Steven Grimwood – Race Director

Welcome to the 2021 World Masters Cyclo-Cross Championships.

In what has been a very difficult time for the entire world under the backdrop of a global pandemic we have been unsure, right up to the last moments if, and how, this years event would be able to go ahead.

As the Global situation has gradually improved and thanks to the Covid Vaccine rollout we are now thankfully in a position to proceed with some level of certainty and just enough, to allow us to bring you an event that we can all be proud of. An opportunity for friendships to be made, and old friends reunited.

Many of us will not have seen our Cyclo-Cross Family for over 2 years now so to be able to bring this event to Suffolk and allow us all to get together again to enjoy our Cycling and to experience the enjoyment of Cyclo-Cross racing for all ages will be truly fantastic. We have an amazing team here all waiting to welcome you to what we hope will surely be the Worlds Friendliest Championships.

Ian Poole – Chairman – Eastern Cyclo Cross

The Riders and Members of Eastern Cyclo-Cross are looking forward to welcoming you all to what will be one of the crowning events of our long history. From National Series Events, National Championships and European Championships we can be very proud to have supported events that not only showcase existing talent but also welcome and introduce young riders and train new officials.

As an association, we are most proud to organise a regional league of 15- 20 events per season encouraging hundreds of riders to try out cyclo-cross and to make friendships that will last a lifetime. From under 5’s to over 70’s we welcome all and we look forward to welcoming our friends and visitors to the World Masters Cyclo Cross 2021

www.easterncross.org.uk

Sarah Shinnie – Active Communities Officer – East Suffolk Council

East Suffolk Council is proud to be the Lead Partner for the 2021 World Masters Championships. The Council wants to encourage greater leisure, activity & health opportunities for East Suffolk, including becoming a Cycle Friendly District. We are proud to add the World Masters Cyclo-Cross to our list of Cycling Events which also include the UCI Women’s Tour of Britain in 2014,15,16 & 2021 and the UCI Men’s Tour of Britain in 2017.

As a Council, we see the Community and Tourism benefits of events such as these and look forward to welcoming riders and visitors from around the world.

www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/leisure/cycling/

Phillip Ainsworth, Chief Executive – Suffolk Agricultural Association

The Suffolk Agricultural Association is a registered Charity founded in 1831, Trinity Park Events operates alongside the Charity and hosts many events including the Annual Suffolk Show attended by up to 90,000 visitors a year over 2 days.

Trinity Park is delighted to be the host venue for the 2021 UCI World Masters Cyclo-Cross and we look forward to working alongside the organising team to a bring true World Class Cyclo-Cross event to Suffolk.

www.trinityparkevents.co.uk