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If you are new to the Surrey League you can now race at least twice a week throughout the rest of June and all of July. You can either race on Wednesday evenings in the Vets Series, Thursday evenings at the Handicap series or, and if a 4th cat, Friday evenings at the Precise Performance 4th cat series.
Also on Friday evening, the Surrey League hosts the stolen goat Women’s series which follows the 4th cat events covering 1 lap less. Whatever you decided to do, racing is available so please support these events where possible. Please note that women riders can ride any of the events named above, not just at the stolen goat Women’s series.
Ever fancied being a Road Commissaire?
British Cycling South East region is hosting a Road Commissaire course on Sunday, July 14th in Crawley. The event will start at 10 am and finish at around 5 pm and cover the things you’ll need to know. Formal booking is essential so if interested, please register. More details can be found on the South East Facebook page.
During the week off from Dunsfold, Glyn has updated the rankings for both the Dunsfold Park Vets series and the Thursday night Handicap events. These are now on our website and will be updated in a few months time.
1st Cooper Aberdour, Preston Park Youth CC, YE, 51
Racing resumes at Dunsfold Park
After a week’s break from Dunsfold Park, racing will resume tonight for the Vets and Friday (21st) for the 4ths/Women. After this racing will continue for the next 5 weeks up until the 24th/26th of July.
Handicap Event this Thursday
The next round of the Surrey League Handicap series is this Thursday (20th) with riders tackling the 3-mile flat circuit of Newchapel. Online entry is still available, see below, and open until midday tomorrow. You can still enter on the day if you wish.
Below are the next available handicap events;
If you are new to Handicap racing, this is how it works. Each of the events is held on a Thursday evening starting at approx. 19:15 pm. They are open to all ability categories including Vets, Juniors and Women. The slowest riders, usually category driven, are set off first with faster riders starting after in various ability groups (equally spaced in time) with the E/1 last to leave. Surrey League bonus points are available for the first 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Vet, Junior and Women riders and will count towards the overall rankings.
Cutmill racing this Weekend
This Sunday sees VC Godalming & Haslemere promote their events on the Cutmill circuit. The 3rd cat race is now sold out and a full field is expected to start the race in the morning. 13 riders from Paceline RT will converge on the start line as well as 9 from Kingston Wheelers and 5 from London Dynamo.
The afternoon 2nd/3rd cat still has spaces left, if you want to ride, and features a good mix of riders from various clubs. Cutmill is a tough, but popular circuit and course details can be found on our website.
Dunsfold Park Racing
Racing is held twice weekly (Wednesday and Friday evening) up until 24th July for Vets and 26th July for Women and 4th cats with racing commencing at 7 pm. If you are new to the Surrey League and have not raced around the circuit or know of its location, our website page will hopefully explain where the venue is located, which gate to enter (and leave), plus the evenings sign-on and car parking areas.
Below are links which explain the three series which are held at Dunsfold Park;
Weekend Road Events
14th July – Southdowns Bikes promote two events on the Chiddingfold circuit. The morning event catering for 3rd cat riders whilst the afternoon event caters for 2nd/3rd cat riders. You can enter these events now via RiderHQ.
21st July – London Dynamo promotes two events on the Dunsfold circuit. The morning event catering for 3rd cat riders whilst the afternoon event caters for 2nd/3rd cat riders. You can enter these events now via RiderHQ.
11th August – Redhill CC promote a single event for 3rd cat riders on the Norwood Hill circuit. Entry is via RiderHQ but not until 11th June
Novice Race Preparation Training Sessions
Please remember that if you are new to the Surrey League, and a 4th cat male/female rider, you will need to complete 2 Novice Race Preparation Training Sessions before being allowed to race with us. Once passed, you’ll be given an accreditation card which you must bring with you to your events as well as your Surrey League and BC race licenses.
They are run by qualified British Cycling coaches, with the help of a number of experienced riders, on various traffic-free circuits in the Surrey area. More details are available on our website and you can enter the sessions via RiderHQ.
The next available sessions are;