Racing

Grades

Below is a guide to the grades that compete in club races:

 

Grade Approx. Speed Crit. Duration Crit. Approx. Road Race
A 40+ km/h 50 min + 1 lap 33 km 75 km
B 38 km/h 45 min + 1 lap 28 km 65 km
C 36 km/h 40 min + 1 lap 24 km 55 km
D 34 km/h 35 min + 1 lap 20 km 45 km
E 32 km/h 20 min + 1 lap 11 km 20/35 km

Points Scoring

Championship points are awarded to A, B, C, and D grades only, as E is a development grade and receives no championship points.

Criterium & Road Race

No of Riders 8+ 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Place

Award Points

1st 12 10 8 6 4 3 3 3
2nd 8 7 6 5 3 2 2
3rd 5 4 3 3 2 2
4th 3 3 2 2 2
5th 2 2 2 2
6th 2 2 2
7th 2 2
8th + 2
     DNF  1

Handicap Race

12,11,10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,2,2, etc and 1 for DNF plus 3, 2, 1 for the fastest 3

Time Trials

10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 2, 2, etc and 1 for DNF plus 3, 2, 1 for the fastest 3

The points earned in weekly races are accumulated in the Rider of the Year competition for each particular series.

Promotion between Grades

  • Grades E – D, D – C, C – B and B – A
    The club is aiming to keep each participant in each grade competitive with their peer riders. This means that riders who consistently win or place 2nd or 3rd in their grade will be promoted to the next grade.
  • Grades A – B, B – C, C – D and D – E
    Similarly riders who consistently come in the last three places will if they agree be relegated to a lower grade.

 

What this means is that there will be a constant promotion and demotion in the grades.

The handicappers reserve the right to override this scheme in the following circumstances

  • Riders who prove to be in the wrong grade in the 3 races immediately following promotion/demotion
  • Riders returning from prolonged ill health may ride in a lower grade but will earn 2 points in the Rider of the Year competition even if they win or place in the race. The next rider will earn the returning rider’s points.
  • New Start Riders will generally be placed no lower than C Grade subject to apparent level of fitness or known ability from other riders. They will be immediately regraded if their performance in the first race they attend identifies an incorrect initial grade.

Handicap Races

Each rider will be handicapped according to their ability as shown in the regular race series. The Handicapper’s decision as to each individual rider will be final.

I Want to Race

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Schedule

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Results

Current Results Detailed timings can be viewed on the MyLaps website TT Results 2017-18 (Last updated: ) Past Results 2017 Road Results (Last updated: ) Hilly TT Results 2017 State Junior Road Championships 2017 Peel Junior & Womens Tour 2017 Results Time Keepers TT 2017 2016-7 Time Trial Results (Last updated: ) 2016 Hilly TT 2016 Road Results (Last …

Courses

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Marshals

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