Welsh Cycling confirms 2018 North Wales Go Race Circuit Series dates

Welsh Cycling confirms 2018 North Wales Go Race Circuit Series dates

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The series, which consists of 7 circuit races, will begin on the 14th April at Marsh Tracks in Rhyl and will continue through the summer until September later this year.

Providing a brilliant opportunity for youngsters, the circuit series includes Time Trials and Mass Start Races. Competitors will have the opportunity to attempt a skills test at anytime during the day whilst the Time Trial or Mass start racing is in progress.
HSBC UK Go-Ride Coach Tim Matthews said "The Go Race MTB Series has run for the last 8 or 9 years and has produced some very successful MTB riders.
"It has been used as a training ground for riders who have gone on to win Welsh Championship Jerseys in MTB XC, runner up in British MTB XC Championships, and riders who have moved on to both Welsh and British Talent programmes.

"I am hoping that this new series will provide us with some more top class riders and help in Welsh Cycling’s goal to perform on the International stage at Commonwealth Games in years to come.”


Round 1: 14/04/18 - Marsh Tracks, Rhyl. LL18 2AD

Round 2: 11/05/18 - Glasfryn Parc, Pwllheli. LL53 6PG

Round 3: 08/06/18 - Glan y Gors, Cerrigydrudion LL21 0RU

Round 4: 14/06/18  - Shrewsbury Sports Village. SY1 4RQ

Round 5: 12/07/18  - Trac Mon, Ynys Mon. LL63 5TF

Round 6: TBC      -   Wrexham Area

Round 7: 22/09/18 - Marsh Tracks, Rhyl. LL18 2AD

*Followed by a Presentation at Round 7 Venue

NB: Venues and dates may be subject to change

Round 1, 6 & 7 will start at 10am and Rounds 2-5 will start at 6pm.

Entry fee per race: £4.00 for BC Members, £6.00 for non BC
Members. You can join British Cycling on the day if you wish.

Classes for under 16's down to the under 6's with separate classes for both boys and girls. Classes will be determined by the age of the Competitor on the 1st January 2018 and will race in that age Category throughout the Series – see below

Under 6   – Born in 2012 or younger
Under 8   – Born in 2010 or 2011
Under 10 – Born in 2008 or 2009
Under 12 – Born in 2006 or 2007
Under 14 – Born in 2004 or 2005
Under 16 – Born in 2002 or 2003

Points scored from both events will go to your overall tally for the day and towards your Series standings.

Points will be awarded as follows:

Position               TT & Mass Start Race Pts          Skills Test Points

   1                                    20                                          10

   2                                    16                                           9

   3                                    12                                           8

   4                                     9                                            7

   5                                     7                                            6

   6                                     6                                            5

   7                                     5                                            4

   8                                     4                                            3

   9                                     3                                            2

  10                                    2                                            1

Your 4 best race day results counting towards your overall series total (for both your Age Group). In the event of a tie your 4th score will be used to decide the winner or best Skills Course result.

You must compete in at least 4 races to qualify for the overall class and series awards.

Certificates will be awarded to the class winners at each race day and trophies for the Series Age Group winners. The presentation of the trophies will take place after the final race.

For more information contact:                                                                                       

Tim Matthews: tim.matthews@welshcycling.co.uk  or 07718 578433