Go-Ride Cycle Racing Series - Round 4

Cyclo-Cross , LUTON – Saturday, 31 Jan 2015

Event Summary

Event Overview

Go-Ride races are open to everyone, up to 16 years old, who is not an experienced racer.

The Skills sessions will be on tarmac.

Our Go-Ride Races are taking place on grass, so Mountain Bike style cycles are preferred.

Registration on a Go-Ride Race day is between 9.45 and 10am. Riders arriving after 10 may not be able to race. Entry Fee is £3 for everybody whether a British Cycling member or not. Plus you need to get your parents to complete a consent form.

The format is typically three events:-

Skills Test

Riders negotiate their way around an obstacle course (eg slalom, limbo, circle of doom). The fastest and cleanest (penalty per cone hit/obstacle failed) rider around the course wins.

Individual Time Trial

Riders do a single timed lap around a marked out technical track. Fastest rider wins

Handicap Scratch Race

Riders are graded from the Individual Time Trial, lined up and started at suitable time gaps to aim to have a close finish across the line on the last lap. First rider to cross the line wins.

Riders are split into four groups depending on their age and ability. The Riders are continually assessed and their Group may be adjusted. For visiting riders a simple guide to the Groups are as follows

Group D
Can cycle and perform basic cycling techniques. Typical age guide 4 to 8.

Group C
Capable cyclist showing skills in basic cycling techniques and beginning intermediate techniques. Typical age guide 9 to 10.

Group B
Competent cyclist skilled at basic and intermediate techniques. Typical age guide 11 and over.

Group A
Older and more skilled riders who may have competed at British Cycling events. They take part for fun at Go-Ride Races to inspire and encourage the younger riders. Typical age guide 14 and over.

Racing is generally competed by 12 noon, at which time the presentations and awards are given out.

There will be some waiting around so please can you ensure that your child has suitable clothing and plenty of layers including layers that can be easily take off/put on while waiting or racing. They will also need plenty to drink and snacks.
This is a fun event and parents/family are very welcome to stay and cheer all the children on.

We look forward to seeing you

Registration opens at 09:45.

Event Details

Event URN:

366616

Start Date:

Sat, 31st Jan 2015

Event Type:

Cyclo-Cross (Competitive)

Venue:

Stopsley High School, St. Thomas' Road, Luton, LU2 7UX
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Cheques payable to:

Icknield Road Club

Event promoted by:

Icknield Road Club (website)

Event Website:

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About the Event

Info for Riders

Saturday 31st January - Open to under 16 novice riders only. Bikes MUST be in good working order. i.e. good working brakes, properly inflated tyres. A Helmet MUST be worn during the event. Parents need to complete a consent form and are welcome to stay. Bikes may be available to borrow.

The Races

Various Go-Ride Races Race
Date Start Classification Band Rider Cat Duration
Sat 31/01/15 10:00 Go-Ride Racing Cyclo-Cross Category B ---
Entry: Postal: (£3.00), On Day: (£3.00)
Sat 31/01/15 – 10:00
Go-Ride Racing, Cyclo-Cross Category B

Event Summary

Event Overview

Go-Ride races are open to everyone, up to 16 years old, who is not an experienced racer.

The Skills sessions will be on tarmac.

Our Go-Ride Races are taking place on grass, so Mountain Bike style cycles are preferred.

Registration on a Go-Ride Race day is between 9.45 and 10am. Riders arriving after 10 may not be able to race. Entry Fee is £3 for everybody whether a British Cycling member or not. Plus you need to get your parents to complete a consent form.

The format is typically three events:-

Skills Test

Riders negotiate their way around an obstacle course (eg slalom, limbo, circle of doom). The fastest and cleanest (penalty per cone hit/obstacle failed) rider around the course wins.

Individual Time Trial

Riders do a single timed lap around a marked out technical track. Fastest rider wins

Handicap Scratch Race

Riders are graded from the Individual Time Trial, lined up and started at suitable time gaps to aim to have a close finish across the line on the last lap. First rider to cross the line wins.

Riders are split into four groups depending on their age and ability. The Riders are continually assessed and their Group may be adjusted. For visiting riders a simple guide to the Groups are as follows

Group D
Can cycle and perform basic cycling techniques. Typical age guide 4 to 8.

Group C
Capable cyclist showing skills in basic cycling techniques and beginning intermediate techniques. Typical age guide 9 to 10.

Group B
Competent cyclist skilled at basic and intermediate techniques. Typical age guide 11 and over.

Group A
Older and more skilled riders who may have competed at British Cycling events. They take part for fun at Go-Ride Races to inspire and encourage the younger riders. Typical age guide 14 and over.

Racing is generally competed by 12 noon, at which time the presentations and awards are given out.

There will be some waiting around so please can you ensure that your child has suitable clothing and plenty of layers including layers that can be easily take off/put on while waiting or racing. They will also need plenty to drink and snacks.
This is a fun event and parents/family are very welcome to stay and cheer all the children on.

We look forward to seeing you

Registration opens at 09:45.

Event Details

Event URN:

366616

Start Date:

Sat, 31st Jan 2015

Event Type:

Cyclo-Cross (Competitive)

Venue:

Stopsley High School, St. Thomas' Road, Luton, LU2 7UX
View map

Cheques payable to:

Icknield Road Club

Event promoted by:

Icknield Road Club (website)

Event Website:

Visit Website

Other Events:

View other events promoted by this organisation

About the Event

Info for Riders

Saturday 31st January - Open to under 16 novice riders only. Bikes MUST be in good working order. i.e. good working brakes, properly inflated tyres. A Helmet MUST be worn during the event. Parents need to complete a consent form and are welcome to stay. Bikes may be available to borrow.

The Races

Various Go-Ride Races Race
Date Start Classification Band Rider Cat Duration
Sat 31/01/15 10:00 Go-Ride Racing Cyclo-Cross Category B ---
Entry: Postal: (£3.00), On Day: (£3.00)
Sat 31/01/15 – 10:00
Go-Ride Racing, Cyclo-Cross Category B

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