|1. Entry to the road race league events is subject to affiliated clubs riders assisting at one of the events over series. This will be their club organised event. The rider may ride in their club’s race if they or their club can provide a marshall to replace them.
|2. BC points will be awarded to the first 10 finishers. 10 points to the winner, 2nd 8, 3rd 7, 4th 6, 5th 5, 6th 4, 7th 3, 8th 2, 9th 1, 10th 1.
|3. Transponders and cable ties will be issued at races to all riders in exchange for a valid BC racing licence. Riders should fit and remove the transponder themselves.
Riders should fit the transponder to their front fork as near to the axle/hub as possible no other position will be allowed.
After the race cut the cable tie and return transponder to the signing on desk, whereby your licence will be given in return, failure to do this will incur a £80 cost and your licence withheld.
Bear in mind that these transponders are used at Aldersley track every week and must be returned on the night .
To aid the quick return of the transponders it would pay riders to bring a suitable tool to cut /trim the cable tie.
|4. All jerseys must be worn by the holders.
|4a. Rule are subject to the handicappers mood on the night.
|4b. League registered riders will gain points using the scale below. Only affiliated clubs riders can gain league points.
1st – 100 points
2nd – 97 points
3rd – 95 points
4th – 94 points
5th – 93 points
6th – 92 points
7th – 91 points
8th – 90 points
9th – 89 points
10th – 88 points
continuing in 1 point increments.
|5. The SSSCCRRL registered rider’s aggregate points in 7 out of 9 League events will decide their league position.
|6. In the event of a tie the following tiebreakers are used.
a) The highest place in the final event.
b) Riders average points in South Staffordshire & Shropshire Cycling Road Race League.
|7. Any objections or queries arising from any League Event, a) Must be submitted to the Event Commisaire on the day of event. b) If the results are not available on the race day, to the League co-ordinator within 2 days.
|8. Riders selection process for oversubscribed events
|9. Handicapping is based on the results from the previous season and this seasons performances in BC events. After the each weeks race league event groups will be adjusted based on riders performances.
Sean Byatt is the chief handicapper supported by John Ireson. After each league race only they will decide which riders will be moving groups. They will normally be available at the sign on desk. On race night a riders grouping will be displayed on the signing on sheet. If you feel that you in the wrong group please discuss this will the handicapper before signing on.
At the start of the race groups will be called to the start line. It has been known for some riders to move unauthorized to another group. This is subject to disqualification.
|10. SSSCCRRL – Complaints Procedure
The SSSCCRRL was designed as a training league, but we know that different riders use it for different purposes – from the hardened racer who is using it for training, through to the beginner who is trying to get some experience. Bearing this mixed standard of rider in mind it is essential that everyone:
·Obey the rules of the road
·Don’t cross the white lines
·Remember that we share the road with others who are bigger than us
·Don’t panic riders who are trying to learn the art of bunched racing
·Remember in the sprint at the end that it’s not the world championship and therefore it is not worth risking injury through risk taking.
·Recognise that the commissaire is the highest authority at the event
·Remember that you are representing CYCLING to the public
·ENJOY THE RACING
The league has no infrastructure behind it other than the committee and therefore relies on the participation of its riders to make it work. Participating clubs nominate a member to attend the AGM and organise their event, riders & members of the affiliated club are expected to marshal – drive and help where they can on their race (riders unavailable during their own club race must offer to support another club when they are available).
The club nominated organiser is doing the riders a favor by representing his / her club, having done this job many times I recognise the stress that this person is under, most of which comes from not knowing what club support they will have on the day. Can I therefore request that all riders find out who is organising their event and pledge their support to their event organiser at the earliest possible opportunity.
A rider is affiliated to the league by being a 1st claim member of a club who are organising a race (and marshalling at their clubs event) – this entitles them to series entry. Non affiliated riders are welcome to enter on the night, but can only be accepted once riders from affiliated clubs have been catered for.
Lastly, we are bound by the rules of British Cycling, thus – if you do not have a current license and crash helmet, you will not be allowed to ride.