Western Lakes Cycling League & Club Championship
The objective of this league is to offer ALL members the opportunity to try out racing in a controlled environment. The league will cater for all abilities in the club by assigning cyclists to appropriate groups. The handicaps will allow each group to compete against stronger groups by working together to stay away for as long as possible. For cyclists who mainly take part in leisure events and inter club leagues and who would like to participate in a local club race, this is the ideal format for you. You can pitt your skills against the more experienced racers by gaining advantage of a generous handicap system. You will be able to improve your bike handling skills and practice cycling in a group at a faster pace than your normal leisure spins.
League & Championship Format
Three handicapped road races over three different locations which reflects the make-up of the club membership. There will be a league round held in Hollymount, Partry and Kilmaine with the Club Championship held in Ballinrobe.
The Club Championship will take place at the end of the league. There will be prizes for each category in the Championship. The categories will be based on the results of the league races.
Western Lakes League Dates 2015
|Wed||5 Aug||40k||7.15pm Hollymount||Race Coordinator Dave Connolly|
|Wed||12 Aug||40k||7.15pm-Partry||Race Coordinator Michael Kelly|
|Wed||19 Aug||40K||7.15pm – Kilmaine||Race Coordinator Gerry Sheridan|
|Sat||5 Sept||55K||7.00pm - Ballinrobe (Club Champs)||Race Coordinator Padraig Marrey|
League Co-ordinator – Martin Joyce
Routes will be announced shortly.
1. A handicap system will be in place at all 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 or catch the group in front depending on what group you are in, Handicaps will be at the discretion of the handicapper who will apply a seeding to all the riders participating where possible. Points for the top 10 in each handicapped road races. Handicapping is at the discretion of the organisers
Points Scoring System for Road Races.
Handicapped Races (top 10)
1st 30 pts
2nd 23 pts
3rd 20 pts
4th 18 pts
5th 17 pts
6th 16 pts
7th 15 pts
8th 14 pts
9th 13 pts
10th 12 pts
Top 5 ladies score the following in each race: 10,8,6,4 and 2 points respectively.
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 Rules of Cycling Ireland apply.
4 Handicap committee decision is final, no debating on the start line.
5 Obey the Marshalls.
6 €5 Entry fee per race
7 The league will be held on open roads and all competitors must obey the rules of the road
8 Earphones, Ipods, MP3 players etc. Are strictly forbidden in all events.
9 Must be WLCC and Cycling Ireland members
Help on the Night
We would urge members to help out on the night ie sign on, marshalls, finish etc. You will get 10 points for marshalling.
Prizes presented at Presentation night
- Overall Winner
- Ladies Winner
- 2nd & 3rd Overall
- 2nd & 3rd Overall Ladies
- Club Champion
- Club Champions Categories & 1st Unplaced in category
Watch this guy he has a title to defend!!!