results after round 3

Thanks to Lovelo Cinelli RT for hosting round 3 yesterday. The return of the Soulbury Circuit for the Regional B race saw a watchful bunch snuff out any attempts to escape.

Attacks off the front at the top of the rise out of Soulbury by Hemel Hempstead CC, CC Luton and TMG Horizon CT seemed to part of a plan, but the pace was high with very little respite which meant that around 20 riders were DNF.

In the end, it came down a bunch print, with Neil Wass of TMG taking the honours from Ben Stowe of Hemel Hempstead 2nd by half a wheel.

finish first

Lovelo – Cinelli Road Race Finish Line Camera Shot

the big points return in two weeks with the Thames Velo Road Race on the Great Milton Circuit which should change the Rider Rankings dramatically.

Screenshot 2016-04-11 13.51.42

for full rankings, see the ‘Results’ drop down

Accredited Marshals

new local courses have been announced as below from British Cycling

British Cycling is looking for volunteers to become Accredited Marshals at road cycling events.

Accredited Marshals are playing a huge role in securing the future of road racing in this country by making staging road races easier, more professional and, most importantly of all, safer for everyone involved. 

Volunteering as an Accredited Marshal is a fantastic way to get involved with the sport of cycling and protect the future of road racing in this country. You’ll be playing an important role in ensuring we can provide our next generation of cycling talent with the opportunity to race safely and regularly on Britain’s roads.  And by making sure that cycle racing on the roads is safer for riders and road users you’ll be helping to keep these great events happening in your local community too.

A thank you from British Cycling

As a thank you for your time, support and hard work we’ll be giving all Accredited Marshals who attend the training course a FREE British Cycling Bronze membership which will give you exclusive benefits such as discounts at cycling stores, pre-sale and discounted tickets for major UK cycling events.

British Cycling will provide you with the FREE training you need to become an Accredited Marshal.  You will be asked to complete an online learning module before attending a practical training session in your region that will last about four hours. Then you will be ready to start marshalling at races where you will be provided with an approved sign, high-vis jacket and log book to complete after each race as the final phase of your training. You will also be awarded a certificate and an Accredited Marshal, polo shirt for your first event with a waterproof jacket on completion of your first five races and submission of the logbook.  Each marshal is expected to commit to a minimum of five races per year

https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/course/details/2661

https://wwwbritishcycling.org.uk/events/course/details/2660

additional NEG support for 2016

We have news from Central Region that there will be 6 new NEG trainee riders in circulation through 2016. This is very good news for race safety – there is often a squeeze on resources to get these kind of facilities into every race. Riders can be booked booked through the usual NEG regional channels and we would recommend a significant contribution from the race budget to support these new marshals.

Application Form Now Live

After a few delays getting the bank account set up, we’re now able to accept applications for affiliation. The form and rules should be self explanatory; deadline is Jan 31st for affiliation. In order to affiliate, you need to have a live event formally registered and accepepted with BC. The form is available as a Word Document CRRL App Form or as a PDF file CRRL App Form. Payment is by bank transfer if possible, otherwise post to: Neil Wass, TMG Horizon Ltd, 8 Porters Wood, Valley Rd Ind Est, St Albans AL3 6PZ

Beginnings

The Central Road Race League is a group of clubs in British Cycling’s Central Region who share a wish to hold a season long points competition for the 2016 season. Allied to that, we intend to implement a simple system which gives preferential entry to member clubs who stage an annual Road Race.

Our intention is to produce a draft document governing the League by mid November 2015 so that interested clubs have visibility and time to affiliate by the end of 2015.

We’ll update this homepage with news as it happens.