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Not much to report as things are ticking along nicely now with racing in full swing, but if you are new to the Surrey League you can now race at least twice a week for the next couple of months.
You can either race on Wednesday evenings in the Vets series, Thursday evenings at the Handicap series or, and if a 4th cat, Friday evenings at the Precise Performance 4th cat series. Also on Friday evening, the Surrey League hosts the stolen goat Women’s series which follows the 4th cat events covering 1 lap less.
Whatever you decided to do, racing is available so please support these events where possible. Please note that women riders can ride any of the events named above, not just at the stolen goat Women’s series.
No Handicap Event this Thursday (06/06/19)
Unfortunately, there will be no evening Handicap event this Thursday due to the unavailability of a club/team to promote.
Barcombe racing this Weekend
3rd category riders! We still have a number of spaces left for this Sunday’s Surrey League event at Barcombe. Online entry is open until midday on Saturday and you can enter via RiderHQ. Racing starts at 9.30 am with the race distance being approx. 57 miles.
Weekend Road Events
23rd June – VC Godalming & Haslemere promote two events on the Cutmill circuit. A morning 60-mile road race for 3rds is then duly followed by the 2nd/3rd cat race in the afternoon. You can enter these events now via RiderHQ.
14th July – Southdowns Bikes promote 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 now 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 now via RiderHQ.
11th August – Redhill CC promote a single event for 3rd cat riders on the Norwood Hill circuit. Entry is via RiderHQ but not until 11th June
Thursday Evening Handicap Racing
The evening Handicap series is now in full swing with races planned up to 25th July. You can enter these events via RiderHQ by following the links below. Or you can pay on the night when you sign-on.
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.
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;
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 sessions are;