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Thank you to all who have renewed their membership for 2019 so far and welcome to all new members of the Surrey League. Your racing license and membership pack (see below) should be ready early March and we plan to hand these out at your first event.
Also, thank you to all who took a few moments to complete our online survey which will be discussed at our Prize Presentation/AGM this coming Sunday at Cranleigh Arts Centre.
We are pleased to announce that Precise Performance, a company delivering bike fitting & coaching services, is sponsoring the Friday night 4th cat series at Dunsfold Park. Precise Performance will be donating 12 prizes to each race winner and is in the form of a voucher for a Fitness Test at their studio in Herriard, near Basingstoke.
Prize Presentation and AGM
Our Prize Presentation/AGM, which is run in conjunction with the SERRL, will be held this Sunday at Cranleigh Arts Centre. If you are attending you can arrive around 11.30 am, make a cuppa and then get settled in ready for a midday start.
Surrey League Club/Team/Rider 2019 Affiliation
Club/team/rider affiliation is open but please remember that if you, the rider, wants to affiliate then your club/team must be affiliated first. Rider affiliation is done via RiderHQ, but clubs/teams can download the form from our website and send to Glyn.
Weekend events in March
The Surrey League season kicks off on the 2nd March with Kingston Wheelers promoting two events on the Dunsfold circuit. Entry is open and spaces are filling up fairly quickly so if you intend to enter, please make sure your club/team, and yourself, are affiliated to the league (see above).
Then a few weeks later, Brighton Mitre promotes a further 2 more events this time on the Kirdford circuit and catering for 3rd cats and 2nd/3rd cats. The end of March sees Dulwich Paragon promote a single event (2nd/3rd cats) on the Lingfield circuit.
2nd March – Kingston Wheelers promote two events on the popular Dunsfold circuit. A 3rd cat event is planned for the morning (09:30 am), which will cover approx 51 miles, followed by a 2nd/3rd cat event in the afternoon (1:30 pm). Both events are open to enter via RiderHQ.
17th March – Brighton Mitre promote two events on the Kirdford circuit with a 3rd cat event planned for the morning with riders covering approx 50miles. It is then followed by a 2nd/3rd cat event in the afternoon with these riders tackling 60 miles. Both events are open to enter via RiderHQ.
Weekend events in April
7th April – Farnborough & Camberley promote two events on the Seale Circuit. A 3rd cat event is planned for the morning (09:30 am), which will cover approx 50 miles, followed by a 2nd/3rd cat event in the afternoon (1:30 pm). Both events are on RiderHQ and the entries open on the 7th February.
The race calendars are live on our website, but we must stress that these are provisional only;
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.
A few years ago, the Surrey League introduced ‘Race Preparation Training Sessions’. These have the aim of introducing basic and advanced group riding skills to all novice 4th cat riders (men and women) so they are more prepared for competitive racing. 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 sessions available are;
Amendments for 2019
This year we are making a couple of changes to two of our series. The changes are needed to help aid the riders and also race promoters.
Firstly, the Vets series. In the past, the format has always been one race two age groups (40+ and the 50+). Well in 2019 this will change to three age groups (40+, 50+, and 60+). This is to aid and encourage others to race and be rewarded with league positions and points. The same system applies, everybody races together, but the results will be split into the new age groups rather than 2 age groups as in previous years.
Secondly, the Handicap events will now be on RiderHQ. This will help riders, as well as promoters, regards cash on the night. You can still enter ‘on-the-day’ mind you if you prefer.
All members will receive a Membership Pack with their Surrey League license. These will be handed out from early March and contain various small product items donated by our sponsors.
More information regarding the Membership Pack can be found on our website
As well as Precise Performance, who are sponsoring the 4th cat series at Dunsfold Park, we also have Rouleur, Wilkinson Sword, stolen goat, MOA, Assos (Care Products), and Pelotan all supplying product as regards our Membership Packs.
You can view these on our updated Sponsors page on our website.
More are planned, but we will update you later on.
The Road Book
The Road Book have kindly donated one copy of their “The Road Book 2018 Cycling Almanack” as a prize for the Prize Presentation/AGM this coming Sunday. They have also agreed that members would be entitled to a 10% discount code when purchasing from their website (www.theroadbook.co.uk).
High-quality images and more information can be found on our website