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Not a great week for the League’s planned events this week as three races have had to be cancelled.
The first event cancelled was the Thursday evening Handicap at Newdigate. Due to emergency waterworks, with an open trench halfway across the road controlled by traffic lights, on the course, we had to cancel the event at short notice (email sent yesterday). Anyone who has pre-entered will be able to transfer their entry to another event or get a refund.
The second and third events that are cancelled concerns the racing at Dunsfold Park as regards the Precise Performance 4th cat series and the stolen goat women’s series tonight. These events had to be cancelled due to a large film shoot taking place which requires the track during our racing time. Luckily though, both these events have been rescheduled for August 2nd.
This weekend sees Southdowns Bikes CASCO Pet promoting two events on the Chiddingfold circuit. Two races will take place with a 3rd cat race in the morning followed by the 2nd/3rd cat race in the afternoon. 36 riders are planned to arrive for the morning event with 6 riders coming from Kingston Wheelers. Places are available if anyone wants to enter on the day.
The afternoon event sees 33 riders taking to the start line with no club having more than 3 riders. Again places are available if anybody wants to tackle the course and enter on the day.
The next round of the Surrey League Handicap series will be held on Thursday 18th July on the Wivelsfield circuit and thanks to Sussex Revolution VC. Online entry is available via RiderHQ, but 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.
Weekend Road Racing
The last remaining road race events are listed below;
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. You can enter this event 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 2nd August (revised date) 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;
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;