Western/ Covey club cycling League Kicks on March 20th

Rules and points system

 The Western/ Covey Club League will consist of 1 Time Trial, 6 handicap Road Races, 1 Team Time Trial and finish with a Hill Climb. 9 races total.

Round one sign on at the Skate park, West rd, Westport from 5.30pm, first rider of 6.15pm sharp. Time and refreshments at Tommy Burke’s bar afterwards.

League dates

Wed  Mar 20th         16k TT Westport                      Sign on from 5.30pm

Thurs Apr 18th       40k Road Race Ballinrobe         Sign on from 6pm

Thurs May 16th      45k Road Race Westport          Sign on from 6.30pm

Thurs June 20th     55k Road Race Ballinrobe         Sign on from 6.30pm

Thurs July 11th      50K Road Race Tully Cross      Sign on from 6.30pm

Thurs 8th Aug        50k Road race Westport            Sign on from 6.30pm

Thurs 29th Aug      50k Team Time Trial B’robe      Sign on from 6.30pm

Thurs 12th Sep       40k Road Race Ballinrobe         Sign on from 6.30pm

Thurs 19th Sept      5k Hill Climb Westport              Sign on from 6.30pm

 

Points Scoring System for Time Trial & Hill Climb:

Scoring System 
50 pts    1st
47 pts    2nd
45 pts    3rd
43 pts    4th
42 pts    5th
41 pts    6th
40 pts    7th
39 pts    8th
38 pts    9th
37 pts    10th

30pts     11th

29pts     12th and so on until everyone who participates receives a minimum of 10 points.

Road races
A handicap system will be in place at all the road races, the aim of the H/cap is for cyclists to work together so their group hold of the scratch groups for as long as possible. Handicaps will be at the discretion of the handicapper who will apply a seeding to all the riders participating where possible.

Points Scoring for Road Races
In the road races the top 10 will receive points, with everyone else outside of that receiving 10pts for participation.

Scoring System 

50 pts    1st
47 pts    2nd
45 pts    3rd
43 pts    4th
42 pts    5th
41 pts    6th
40 pts    7th
39 pts    8th
38 pts    9th
37 pts    10th

10 pts     for everyone who participates in each individual Road Race.

Bonus points

We are also going to apply a bonus points system in the RR for participants who are 1st, 2nd and 3rd over the finishing line from their respective groups of 15,10, and 5pts. The aim here is that racing will happen within each group regardless of their finishing position. Only riders who are outside the top ten can go for the bonus points.

 Team Time Trial

Clubs can enter as many teams as they wish however a maximum of 3 teams from any one club will contribute towards points in the team classification. Teams can have up to 7 riders with the time of the 5th rider over the finish line to count as the overall team time. Team Time Trial points will be allocated to individual riders scores also. E.g. if your team is 2nd fastest on the day then your Team will receive 47pts and your individual score will receive 47pts also.

50 pts    1st – Fastest Team
47 pts    2nd
45 pts    3rd
43 pts    4th
42 pts    5th
41 pts    6th
40 pts    7th
39 pts    8th
38 pts    9th
37 pts    10th

10 pts   for every other team.

Regulations
1. Every participant must help officiate with the League. There are a number of roles or ways in which to help:- Main organisers, League committee member, sign on, time keepers, assistants/helpers/holders, lead cars, marshals, score keepers, Public Relations Officers i.e. articles in papers/media/facebook/websites. You must indicate at 1st Sign On which role you propose to take and which race. This is to ensure the long term viability of the League and to spread the workload of organising such events. It is upto each Club to look after the Race in their area.
2. The league points overall will be open to cyclists who are members of  Western Lakes CC and Covey Wheelers only.

3. Cyclists from outside these clubs may race at the discretion of the Club league Committee, will not be counted in the results.

4. Fair play is considered a must at all events.

 

Categories, Fee’s & Licensing:  
1 Cyclists must have one of the following categories of License: Ladies, U16, Juniors, Club Competition, A4, A3, A2 & A1.

2 Leisure License holders cannot participate.

3 Cyclists must have their License at each race.

4 All racers must wear a race number

5 Cost is €50 to race in the league which must be paid at round 1

6 A most improved rider prize will be given as selected by organisers.

Rules of the Competition 

1    Helmets are compulsory.

2    Sign on for individual races will close 15 minutes before the start. Riders   who fail to sign on will be refused race entry.

3    Every rider must wear a number pinned to the back of their jersey at      every race, this number must not be covered by a rain jacket or clothing.
4    Rules of Cycling Ireland apply.

5    Riders must wear their own club or team racing jersey or a plain jersey. Pro team jerseys are not permitted under Cycling Ireland rules
6    No tri bars allowed in the Road Races.
7    No drafting in the Time Trials.
   Handicap committee decision is final, no debating on the start line.
   Obey the Marshalls.
10    €50 Entry fee for the 9 races paid before competition starts
Or €10 Entry fee per race.

11    All race expenses must be paid for on the night.

12   2/3 of the entries after expenses go towards Prize Fund

13   The league will be held on open roads and all competitors must obey the rules of the road. Riders found to be breaking these rules or riding in a dangerous manner will be subject to penalty, which may include disqualification from an individual race or from the entire series.  Decisions made on this matter will be made by the organisers and are final. Riders must obey marshalls instructions

14   Earphones, Ipods, MP3 players etc. Are strictly forbidden in all events. Riders found to be using these are subject to automatic disqualification.
Team Competition

The points awarded to riders finishing in the top ten in each race will be used for the calculation of the Team points competition. Additionally the points from a maximum of 3 TT Teams will be added to the overall club score. Also a ladies only TT team. The team/club with the highest winning points total at the end of the league wins the League Club ‘Team Cup’.

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