This year the Surrey League will be holding their AGM and Prize Presentation jointly with the SERRL at the Cranleigh Arts Centre (1 High Street, Cranleigh, Surrey, GU6 8AS) on 27th January. Hopefully, you have received an email from Glyn as to the reason why this is a joint adventure for both league’s and if you would like to attend, please register via RiderHQ so we can gauge numbers.
Also, we have some prizes to award that have been kindly donated by various brands we have spoken to. One such brand, The Road Book, has kindly donated a single 880-page copy of “The Road Book 2018 Cycling Almanack” (edited by Ned Boulting) plus a 10% discount code for members to redeem when they purchase a copy via their website (www.theroadbook.co.uk).
High-quality images and more information can be found on our website
Surrey League Club/Team/Rider 2019 Affiliation
Club/Team affiliation has now opened. Hopefully, your teams/clubs have received a copy of the relevant form from Glyn, but if not then you can download it from our website. From this page, you can renew your individual rider affiliation membership also. Please note that rider affiliation will only be possible once your club/team has affiliated to the league.
Weekend events in March
2019 hopefully will start better than 2018, but March tends to bring with it unexpected weather conditions so who knows what will happen. One thing is for sure, racing is planned for early March with planned events on the Dunsfold 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 on RiderHQ and the entries open on the 7th January.
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 on RiderHQ and the entries open on the 17th January.
The race calendars are live on our website, but we must stress that these are provisional only;
Novice Race Preparation Training Sessions
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. Once novice riders have attended two of these sessions, the Surrey League will grant them permission to ride any 4th cat Surrey League event.
These training sessions will be 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
Next 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.
New for 2019
For 2019 all members will receive a Membership pack with their Surrey League license. During 2018 we have been talking to various brands in the quest for sponsorship either as product, event or series sponsorship or as a whole.
This is an ongoing task but so far we are proud to announce that all members will receive a selection of small product items from brands (Rouleur, Wilkinson Sword, stolen goat, MOA, ASSOS, and Pelotan), some local to Surrey. You can view these on our updated Sponsors page on our website. You will receive your pack, with your license, at your first event.
More information regarding the Membership Pack can be found on our website
The Surrey League and Social Media
The Surrey League has become more aware of various social channels. Currently, you can now follow the league via: