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Well, the racing season has been ticking along nicely throughout these last couple of months, but we are now entering the final phase of the Wednesday and Friday evening racing at Dunsfold Park, as well as the Handicap series. By the end of this week, only 3 events remain for the 3 series mentioned above.

The weekend racing though still has plenty of events available, 6 if not including the 4up TTT and Handicap Championships, and entry into these events can be done via the links listed below.

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.

Handicap Events

The next round of the Surrey League Handicap series, apart from tonight that is, is next Thursday (11th) with riders tackling Paceline’s promotion on the Newdigate circuit. Online entry is available via RiderHQ, but you can still enter on the day if you wish.

Below are the next available handicap events;

  1. Enter event #12 – 11th July (Paceline RT) on the Newdigate circuit
  2. Enter event #13 – 18th July (Sussex Revolution VC) on the Wivelsfield circuit
  3. Enter event #14 – 25th July (Charlotteville CC) on the Kitsmead Lane circuit

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.

Weekend Road Racing

The next set of road events will be held on July 14th thanks to Southdowns Bikes CASCO Pet. They are promoting 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 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 via RiderHQ.

11th August – Redhill CC promote a single event for 3rd cat riders on the Norwood Hill circuit. Entry is via RiderHQ.

18th August – Crawley Wheelers promote 2 events on the Sharpthorne circuit. The morning event catering for 3rd cat riders whilst the afternoon event caters for 2nd/3rd cat riders. You can enter these events via RiderHQ.

31st August – Addiscombe CC promote the annual 4-up Team Time Trial Championships. The event will be held on the Alford/Kirdford circuit, but this might change nearer the time. Enter via RiderHQ.

8th September – Sussex Revolution will be promoting a single event for 2nd/3rd cat riders on the Barcombe circuit. Entry opens 8th July via RiderHQ.

15th September – Norwood Paragon will be promoting the annual Handicap Championships on the traditional circuit of Kirdford. Entry will open on the 15th July via RiderHQ.

6th October – Meudon-Pedal Heaven LeCol will be promoting a single event for 2nd/3rd cat riders on the Seale circuit. Entry does not open until 6th August, via RiderHQ, but you can join a waiting list if you wish.

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;

  1. Vets Series
  2. stolen goat Women’s Series
  3. Precise Performance 4th cat Series

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 session is;


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Richard Pearman