Is in Moreton village hall from 5.45 pm to 6.45pm - please sign on in plenty of time to allow the race to start on time.
Race start: 7.00pm
Usual finish time: 8.10pm (8.40 for championship race).
Number of laps: The race runs for 1 hour + 1 lap (1.5 hours + 1 lap for championship race). The Scratch group sets off first with a 1 lap handycap, followed by the rest of the groups.
Entering the race costs just £5 if you're a TLI member, £9 if you're not. The entry fee for Juniors (16-18) is just £3.
Riders can join the TLI on the night or visit the TLI website to complete the TLI application form online.
TLI membership prices for 2012 are:
Youths/Juniors (18 years and younger on date of joining) £5.00
Seniors (19 and over and less than 60 on date of joining) £15.00
Senior Citizens (60 years old and over on date of joining) £10.00
Family (maximum of two adults plus children under 16 at one address) £25.00
The race is run under TLI rules which encourages handicapped groups designed to create a sprint for the line.
The riders can choose which group they start in according to their ability. At Moreton we have five handicap groups, each group having different coloured numbers.
The race organiser has discretion to vary the groups, the handicap timings, and who rides in which group, depending on the size of the groups, and rider ability. If a group is too small it may be merged with another group off the start line.
Riders are advised to join the group which best matches their ability. It is better for you as a rider, and for the race, if you're in a group that stretches you. Riders are allowed to move groups at any time during the series, to allow them to find the correct group.
If a rider wins a race or places highly then they will be encouraged to move up a group, when appropriate. Any rider that is deemed to be taking an unfair advantage from being in a group that doesn't tax them and wins the race, they will be required to start in the scratch group for the remainer of the series!
The usual starting order is as follows:
Our scratch group is made up of the fittest riders and this group goes off first.
The orange group is made up of novice racers.
The orange group sets off roughly 30 seconds after the red group.
Next to go are the yellow group, they set off 30 seconds after the orange group.
Next are the green group, who follow 30 seconds after the yellow group.
Finally the Blue group who follow on 30 seconds after the green group.
When groups catch each other
It is possible for riders in the orange, yellow, green and blue groups to work together and stay away, but if the red/scratch group catches your group they have earned the right to pass unimpeded and riders must keep in, resisting the temptation to spread out and/or try to get into red group as they come through. Once the whole red group has passed, riders from the other groups may join on the back of this group and now the race is on ;-)
Points will be awarded to the top 10 riders (if possible), with the winner gaining 10 points though to 1 point for 10th place.
Championship races carry double points for the top 10.
All riders attending the race (even when marshalling) will also be awarded an additional 2 points, to recognize consistency throughout the series.
Each rider is required to provide marshalling at least one week and are able to pre-book their preferred date(s) via the marshalling system.
Riders are also be able to nominate a person to marshall on their behalf and to ensure that no advantages can be gained from doing this, all rides will only score their best 10 race results for the season points total. As mentioned previously, riders wil even gain entry points when marshalling!
If we don't have enough marshalls on the day of the race then it will, unfortunately, be cancelled.
Riders who have not provided marshalling by the end of the season will loose their series points.