Elite Racing Series
The Elite Racing Group consists of the
following category riders:
- Masters and Ladies members who
have an average speed from previous season of
37km/h or more.
- UCI category riders Junior, U23 and
Elite i.e. age 17 to 29 who cannot be members of Masters and
Ladies because of age criteria.
- Youth Category riders Boys
U15 i.e. age 14 and 15 may enter but have to manage the distances
they allowed to ride themselves as this is a open series and not done
according to age groups.
- Any Masters and
Ladies member who does not have an average speed of 37km/h or more
but wishes to ride in the Elite Racing group.
Elite Racing Group starts
at 06h00 or 06h30, dependant on month of year. This is 2 minutes BEFORE the Masters
and Ladies A group.
Races Excluded from Elite Racing Series
The following Masters and Ladies races are EXCLUDED:
- Gravel Road Race (can be entered as a visitor)
- Stage Race
(can be entered as a visitor)
- Time Trial (age group competition for M&L club members)
- Hill Climb (age group competition for M&L club members)
Club Racing Rules and
General Rules that is non-negotiable
The club has racing rules in place which are applicable to
Masters and Ladies racing and some general rules that MUST be
adhered to by all participants. These
are non negotiable rules and not adhering to these rules will result in
disqualification and discontinuing you participation in the
series or as a visitor in future races.
1. Elite Racing Group must start
within their designated start group. You may NOT start in the
Masters and Ladies other seeded groups.
2. If you are caught by any of the Masters
and Ladies seeded groups you MUST sit at the back of that group
and may not participate in the group by means of pace making,
sprinting at the finish or assist the group in any manner. You
are a "passenger" in that group and must remain behind
all riders of that group for the duration of the race or until
you are dropped again by the group.
3. If you catch any
Masters and Ladies seeded group you may not participate in the
group by means of pace making, sprinting at the finish or assist
the group in any manner. The Masters and Ladies seeded group
riders also has a responsibility not to use you in the group
either. If you are strong and fast enough you must pass the group
and continue with your own race.
3. The rule of the road applies i.e. keep to the left, and no
crossing of a solid barrier line.
4. No following vehicles are allowed to follow you. Spectators
may go to strategic points along the route and wait for you to pass
and then proceed safely avoiding going on the same route as far
as possible to the next advantage point and wait for you there
again until you pass.