Club Race League

Overview

With the success of 2016 and a huge rise in participation, the club race league for 2017  has saw only minor tweaks and changes. Events this year again see variety, with a mix of challenges for those competing,  inclusive of Team and Individual Time Trial formats, Road Racing, a Hill Climb and an Australian Pursuit Hopefully something for everyone. The season will see us host 10 race events, although our league will run over 9 events excluding our Aussie Pursuit results.

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In order to be eligible to compete, club members and visitors must hold at minimum, a CI Limited Competition License. For the Club League members must be a fully subscribed club member for 2017. Events will take place on Thursdays, from early April through to early September. The dates and events are listed in the club calendar.

Our aim

Is to provide a race league series that encompasses competitiveness, friendship, challenging formats and all within as  safe an environment as we can provide. Our goal within this, is to identify a club and visitors champion for 2017.

Previous winners

Club

2014 Neil Seffen        2015 Ronnie Massey          2016 Gordon Brown

Visitors

2016 Davey McKnight TVR

Rules

Club

1.  All events within the club league (less event 11) will be handicapped in order to offset experience/inexperience/ability thus increasing healthy competition for all. Riders will be given individual target times,which may/will be adjusted to reflect rider performances during the season and in the interests of competitiveness for all.

2.   All 9 events will be used to provide scoring in the Club Race League, with points scored in accordance with rider placings. Only 7 point scores (includes points awarded for marshal roles) will be used for each rider, thus allowing for 2 events to be missed owing to other commitments or injury.

3.  Points will be awarded as follows; 1st – 20 points, 2nd – 19 points,3rd -18 points and so on. Additionally, 20 points are awarded to all those assisting in event support roles, inclusive of Time Keepers, Admin and Marshaling. (20 points will be awarded for a maximum 2 supporting roles with only 5 points for any subsequent roles).

4. Handicaps are set using a riders 10 mile ITT, as a baseline. For those events shorter or longer, handicaps will be proportionate. Road Races and Australian pursuits will see riders grouped in accordance with ability. All events will be handicapped except for event 11 which will be non handicapped.

5. Competitors are reminded that all events will take place on Open Roads (Open to other Road Users). Marshals are there to assist and warn both rider and other road user, but have no authority. Riders must accept full responsibility for their own actions.

6. Time Trial participants are to follow UCI 20m rule principles, ie Riders may not draft riders whom have passed them and must allow a gap of 20m  (includes 2 Up events, were teams are not to draft other teams). Any infringements may cause disqualification.

7. All competitors must wear helmets and are strongly advised to wear eye protection and some form of hand protection. Rear lights are desirable.

8. Further rules (specific to individual race), may be published preceding an event.

9. A league table will be published weekly, to display rider positions and event scores.

10.  Club members will not be charged this year for participation, in accordance with membership benefits.

11. Sign on is compulsory and will be available a minimum 30 mins prior to event starting

12. Club kit must be worn otherwise members will be excluded from being given an event placing and corresponding points.

13. Club members are required to assist with marshaling. Marshals and all other official roles will be awarded 20 points for a maximum 2 events. Any further assistance will gain 5 points

Visitors

1. The visitor league will be run as a non-handicapped competition.

2. All 9 events will count towards the visitor league, with riders under no obligations, however, although not compulsory we ask riders to wear respective club kits.

3. Points scored in all 9 events will be used to determine the league winner.

4. All competitors are reminded that events will take place on Open Roads (Open to other Road Users). Marshals are there to assist, but have no authority. Riders must accept full responsibility for their own actions.

5. Time Trial participants are to follow UCI 20m rule principles, ie Riders may not draft riders whom have passed them and must allow a gap of 20m  (includes 2 Up events, were teams are not to draft other teams). Any infringements may cause disqualification.

6. All competitors must wear helmets and are strongly advised to wear eye protection and some form of hand protection. Rear lights are desirable).

7. Further rules (specific to individual race), may be published preceding an event.

8. A league table will be published weekly, to display rider positions and event scores.

9.  An Entry fee of £1.00, will be payable at sign on.

10. Sign on is compulsory and will be available a minimum 30 mins prior to event starting..

 

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