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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. Membership is steadily increasing and for this year each member will receive a Membership Pack, which will be handed to you at your first event, full of product which our sponsors have kindly donated.
Last Sunday (17/03/19)
Last weekend saw Brighton Mitre hosting their 2 events on the Kirdford circuit. The race report regarding these events went out yesterday so you should be able to read what happened during the events from my eyes. You can also read the race report, including the full results, on our website.
Next Weekend Event
The next weekend road race is next Sunday (31st March) on the Lingfield circuit with Dulwich Paragon promoting their 2nd/3rd cat event. Entries are still available for this event so if you do want to ride then click the link below. When you arrive could riders, who do not have their Surrey League license, either find Glyn or me so we can give you this and your membership pack.
Weekend events in March/April/May
7th April – Farnborough & Camberley promote two events on the Seale Circuit. A 3rd cat event (now SOLD OUT) 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). Only the afternoon event is available for you to enter.
28th April – VC Meudon promote their events on the Milland circuit with a morning 60 miles race for 3rd cat riders. This is followed with their afternoon race for 2nd/3rd cat riders which blesses the riders with 71 miles to cover. Both events are available on RiderHQ and are open.
4th May – The Surrey League 3-Day stage race is now SOLD OUT.
The race calendars are live on our website and are continually changing, but we must stress that the Handicap and Weekend events are still provisional only.
The Road Book
The Road Book have kindly allowed members a 10% discount code (SURREY2018) when purchasing from their website (www.theroadbook.co.uk).
Launched in November 2018, the world’s most compelling sport finally gets the chronicle it deserves. The Road Book is a landmark publication, containing a comprehensive review of last years (2018) racing, from the first World Tour race of the year (the Tour Down Under) to the last (the Tour of Guangxi).
The three Grand Tours, five Monuments and the World Championships all receive lavish attention, across one thousand original pages of reports and statistics, as do the UCI Women’s Tour events. Other major races are also covered with an impressive array of data.
High-quality images and more information can be found on our website.
Novice Race Preparation Training Sessions (updated)
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;
Membership Pack (updated)
Membership Packs are now being distributed via the weekend events. Both Glyn and I are present before sign-on and after the racing to give members their license cards and packs. Please come and find us at the HQ during the day.
More information regarding the Membership Pack can be found on our website and its thanks to our sponsors for providing the product/discounts you’ll receive.
As well as stolen goat (sponsoring Women’s racing and overall rankings) and Precise Performance (sponsoring 4th cat series), we also have Chimney Fire Coffee, Rouleur, Wilkinson Sword, MOA, Assos (Care Products), and Pelotan all supplying product as regards our Membership Packs.