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There are many disciplines to race bikes in, at Stratford Cycling club we concentrate mainly on cyclo-cross racing in the winter (See list of WMCCL Events here) and racing road bikes in the summer. Youth (age 16 and younger) are not allowed to race on public roads but there are plenty of races on closed circuits. The club will endeavor to produce a list of local races for each season.
At races you may be asked if you have a racing license, you can get a day license at most events or a year long license by becoming a member of British Cycling. A racing license is just proof that you are in the British Cycling computer system to keep a track of your points you gain for finishing well in races and to help them keep track of who is racing. Membership of British Cycling gives you lots of benefits and a racing license is one of these!
Stratford Cycling Club also promotes a series of club time trials. These are mainly senior events but they open to youths over the age of 12 years old. The time trials are on open roads and your should seek the advice of a coach before racing in a club time trial.
There are some club competitions for Youth and Junior riders in the club time trial series, they are described below.
Youth and Junior Time Trial Trophies
Youth Under 16 Rules:
1. The competition is open to all youths as defined by British Cycling
2. The competition will comprise of 6 events each year, all on the 'Quiet courses' and the Hill climb.
3. Points will be awarded for each event with 1 point for 1st place, 2 for 2nd, 3 for 3rd and so on. (Placing will be for eligible riders only).
4. The riders best 4 performances will count, the rider with the lowest total from 4 events being the winner. In the event of a tie the riders 4th highest placing will be used to determine the winner.
Junior Under 18 Rules:
1. The Competition is open to all Juniors as defined by the CTT.
2. The competition comprises of four qualifying club events each year, a 10, a 25 mile, a circuit time trial and hill climb.
3. To be eligible for this competition a minimum of three out of the 4 events must be completed
4. Points will be awarded for placing in each event with 1 point for 1st place, 2 for 2nd, 3 for 3rd and so on. All competitors in each event will receive points.
5. The rider’s best 3 performances will count, the rider with the lowest total from the 3 events being declared the winner. In the event of a tie the riders 3rd highest placing will be used to determine the winner
For a list of Waldrons West Midlands Cyclo-Cross League Events CLICK HERE.