X-Press “Bumps” Head

Now Saturday 12th June 2021 – 12:30pm and 2pm

A head race for eights and coxed fours on the River Cam; timed from upstream of the A14 bridge to Peter’s Post (approximately 2,100m). Divisions provisionally starting at 12:30pm and at 2pm.

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A club which enters at least one Men’s and one Women’s crew will be eligible to compete for the John Dent Trophy, awarded to the club with the best two-boat combined time.

  • Row the bumps course without interruption.
  • Medals for category winners and best line around Grassy Corner.
  • Complimentary racing photos.
  • Eights and coxed fours, in the following categories: College Men’s and Women’s crews – Mays 1st, 2nd, 3rd and lower; CRA Masters categories (may be combined with handicap, depending on entries). We will prioritise entries for eights, with consideration given to clubs which only train in fours.
  • Results announced virtually, and prizes distributed the following day by arrangement.

Virtual Bumps – With no May Bumps this year the X-Press Head will be a chance for college crews to measure speed against their nearest rivals.  Where practical we will set college crews off in bumps starting order, and we will calculate a “virtual” bumps chart based on the average speed of each crew; but you will have to wait until 2022 to do it for real!

Entry fee £64 for eights and £32 for coxed fours if paid in advance (£72/ £36 on the day).

Contact us for enquiries:   [email protected]

Caius W1 and M1 – current holders of the John Dent Trophy