Sherwood Cycling Club Racing Rules

Published
25 Feb 2016

Please find listed below, Sherwood CC's Club Racing Rules


1. RACING PROGRAMME

A programme of Club Time Trials will be drawn up by the Committee at the beginning of each year, the programme to include an Evening Ten Mile Series and other Club Time Trials ("Acorn Events") as determined from time to time.

2. ENTRIES

  1. All competitors (including private trials) must sign a Declaration as detailed on a standard C.T.T. entry form or signing on form before taking part in any Club Time Trial.
  2. Entries to the Evening Ten mile Series to be made without the need for an entry form by paying the appropriate fee prior to starting the event.
  3. Entries to the Acorn Events to be made by paying the appropriate fee prior to starting the event. Handicaps will be allocated to riders submitting a properly completed entry form.
  4. Entry fees will be determined at the A.G.M.


3. HANDICAPS

Events counting for handicap awards will be handicapped by an approved handicapper.


4. JUNIORS

For the purpose of awards Juniors and Juveniles are defined in accordance with prevailing C.T.T. Regulations.


5. SPECIFIC AWARDS

Private trials do not count for any Club award or record.

a) Evening Ten Mile Series Awards

The evening ten-mile series will be run as a Senior League and a Junior League. Points to be awarded for positions on actual and handicap times in each League on the basis of 6 points for first, 5 points for second down to 2 points for fifth and 1 point for all other finishers.

Handicap points will not be awarded for a competitor's first ride in a series.

The overall winner of each section will be the rider with the highest total of points in that section from the ten highest scoring rides during the series.

The winners of the Junior Handicap Section and the Senior Fastest Section will be awarded a trophy and plaque. Winners of the other Sections will receive a plaque. A rider may take awards for both fastest and handicap Sections.

Where there is a tie for a place in an event the points will be awarded equally.

b) Medals In Acorn Events

Medals will be awarded for the fastest rider and the fastest rider on handicap. Where the fastest rider is also fastest on handicap the handicap medal will go to the second fastest on handicap.

c) Acorn Trophy

All Acorn Events, with the exception of any team time trials or events after 30 September, will count towards the Acorn Trophy.

Designated Open or association events will count as qualifying events using the handicaps given in these events. Points will be awarded on the basis of 4 points for fastest and 1st handicap, 3 points for 2nd fastest and 2nd handicap and 2 points for 3rd fastest and 3rd handicap. All other finishers will be awarded 1 point.

The rider with the highest total of points will be awarded the Acorn Trophy and a plaque.

d) Club Championships

Club Championships, over 25, 50 and 100 miles, will be held in events nominated by the Committee.

The Albert Sharp Memorial Shield & a plaque will be awarded to the winner of the 25-mile Championships.

The Judge Trophy and a plaque will be awarded to the winner of the 50-mile Championships.

The 100-mile Shield and a plaque will be awarded to the winner of the 100-mile Championships.

e) Club Records

Plaques will be awarded to a rider breaking a Club Record at 10, 25, 50, 100 miles, 12 hours and 24 hours in any Club or Open Event. Separate records are awarded for men and women at these distances. Event Records also exist for the Carlton - Newark - Southwell and the Nottingham - Skegness events and plaques will be awarded.

f) Halford Trophy

The Halford Trophy and a plaque will be awarded to the handicap winner in the 25-mile event designated.

To qualify for this award the rider must have completed at least two solo time trials in any Club or Open Event during the season. Where the event designated is also the Club Championship 25 and the fastest rider is also fastest on handicap the handicap trophy will be awarded to the second fastest on handicap.

g) Jack Ferguson Trophy

The Jack Ferguson Trophy and a plaque will be awarded to the handicap winner of the Nottingham - Skegness Race. To qualify for this award the rider must have completed at least two solo time trials in any Club or Open Event during the season. Where the fastest rider is also fastest on handicap the handicap trophy will be awarded to the second fastest on handicap.

h) D. H. Brooks Trophy

The D. H. Brooks Trophy and plaque will be awarded to the winner of the Nottingham to Skegness Race.

i) The Juvenile Trophy

The Juvenile Trophy and plaque will be awarded to either boy or girl. The rider must ride at least three Club Evening Ten Mile Time Trials. The winner of the Trophy will be the rider with the fastest time relative to the appropriate standard time for the age and sex of rider. Ages refer to age on 1 January. The standard times are set as follows: Under 14 yrs Under 15 yrs Under 16 yrs Boys 27 mins 26 mins 25 mins Girls 30 mins 29 mins 28 mins

j) New World Trophy

The New World Trophy and plaque will be awarded to the most promising junior for the year. A sub-committee appointed by the Committee will decide on the recipient.

k) Corona Shield

The Corona Shield and plaque shall be awarded to the winning team on standard in the Grand Prix des Gents team time trial.

l) Best All Rounder Awards

Various best all rounder competitions have awards and the winners are decided on the eligible rider having the highest average speed over the relevant distances in qualifying events. The average speed is calculated by taking the average of the average speeds of each qualifying ride working to the nearest 0.001 mph. All qualifying rides must be completed by 30 September.

The following BAR Awards are made:

  • Long Distance BAR; The Roberts Bowl and plaque will be awarded to the rider having the highest average speed over 50, 100 miles and 12 hours in any Open or Club Event.
  • Club BAR; The Bavin Trophy and plaque will be awarded to the rider with the highest average speed over 25, 50 and 100 miles. The rides must be completed in Club Events or Open 50 and 100 mile events on A, K or O courses only.
  • Short Distance BAR; The Bert Morris Trophy and plaque will be awarded to the rider with the highest average speed in Club Events over 10, 20 (Circuit TT) and 25 miles. The Committee may amend the qualifying events if these designated events are not held.
  • Junior BAR; The Patchett Bowl and plaque will be awarded to the Junior rider with the highest average speed over 10 and 25 mile in any Club or Open time trials. 
  • Veterans BAR; The Gino Brown Trophy and plaque will be awarded to the Veteran rider having the highest average "plus" speed based on Veterans' Standard Times over 10, 25 and 50 times in any Club or Open Event. A plaque will also be awarded to the veteran having the highest actual average speed over 10, 25 and 50 miles in any Club or Open Event.
  • Ladies' Bar; The Ladies' Plate and plaque will be awarded to the lady having the highest average speed over 10, 25, and 50 miles in any Club or Open Event.
  • Road Race Champion; The Jack Henstock Trophy and plaque will be awarded to the Road Race Champion determined by the rider placed highest in the rankings, on 30 September, in accordance with British Cycling rules.


6. CLAIMING AWARDS

Where an award involves performances in Open Events a claim must be made to the Club Racing Secretary with evidence of the performances.


7. PROCEDURE WHEN THERE IS A TIE FOR AN AWARD

Where there is a tie for an award the riders will be declared joint winners and a plaque or medal, as appropriate, will be awarded to each rider. Trophies will be shared with the joint winners holding the trophies for equal parts of the year.

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