Wednesday Evening Race Programme
We do not normally specify in advance what races will be scheduled for the Wednesday evening league, however there will be an exciting mix of time trials, circuit races, hill climbs, MTB cross country races and handicap races. We normally put on two races every Wednesday for each of the categories which means we can run as many of 14 races in the course of the 1 hour meeting.
Race Categories: The riders in all categories, other than the Open Category, will race in age bands based on their school year i.e. Under 8 School Rec/Year 1, U8, School years, 2 and 3 (these years may be split into two groups if numbers are high), U10, years 4 and 5, U12, years 6 & 7 and a newly created Open category for riders who are aged between 12 and 15, riders in school year 7 can chose to race in either the U12 category or the Open category.
Championship points will be awarded as follows: 1st place 20 points, 2nd 19, 3rd 18, 4th 17 etc down to 20th place 1 point. If there are more than 20 finishers in a race anybody placed 20th or below will get 1 point.
There are 16 scheduled race meetings throughout the summer; 14 of these will count towards the Summer Championship (28 races) we will count the points you get in your best 22 races, this means you can miss up to 6 races or discount your 6 worst results. At the end of the season we will add up all the points you get in your 24 best races to see who is the champion for each of the age categories, this will include individual boy and girl championships.
The race calendar may also include an event spread over 2 consecutive weeks, the Omnium Championship, where riders accumulate points over a series of four races to determine the overall champion. GB’s Laura Trott is the reigning Olympic Track Champion for this event.