Full Gas Cycling are proud to be hosting The Archer Spring Criterium again in 2022.

One of the longest-standing races on the UK Domestic Calendar, this will be the 64th edition under the ownership of the Archer RC, now in partnership with Full Gas.

The Archer Spring Criterium for the Stuart Benstead trophy will be held on the July 10th covering some of the same iconic climbs of the Chiltern Hills. 



Before entering any races please ensure that you have read and understood ALL of the event information.

  • 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 participate 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.

  • Once accepted, entry fees cannot be refunded if you withdraw AFTER the closing date.

Membership and Licencing Requirements

Silver or gold British Cycling Membership is required and riders must have a FULL RACING LICENCE, valid until 31st December 2019.  We will not be accepting Provisional or Day Licences for this event. Racing licences need to include your signature and emergency contact details on the back.  If your photograph isn’t printed on the licence you must bring alternative photo ID with you. Failure to do this may result in entry withdrawal. In the event that you misplace your licence, a print-out of your membership and licence details (from your BC Dashboard) can be used.

Disciplinary Procedures

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.  These are amateur events and for most riders this is a hobby. Participants are fully responsible for their own actions and are expected to show consideration for the safety of everyone taking part.  Please do not attempt moves you neither have the skills or experience to execute correctly.

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.