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Elite Racing and Visitors 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.
- 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.

- The Elite Racing Group starts at 06h00 or 06h30, dependant on month of year. This is 2 minutes BEFORE the Masters and Ladies A group.

The Visitors Racing Group consists of the following category riders:
- Junior, U23 and Elite age category riders who cannot maintain a average speed of 37km/h or who regularly finish in a time that is more than 5% of the winning Elite Racing Group time.
- U17 and U15 Boys who enter the full series of races.
- Any day visitor that does not qualify for the Elite Racing Group.

- The Visitors Racing Group starts 2 minutes AFTER the Masters and Ladies G group (18 minutes after Elite Group or depending on race start gaps between groups)

Races Excluded from Elite Racing and Visitors Series
The following Masters and Ladies races are EXCLUDED:
- Gravel Road Race (closed to only M&L club members)
- Time Trial (age group competition for M&L club members)
- Hill Climb (age group competition for M&L club members)

Races that can be participated in but not part of Series Entry Fee
The following races can be participated in but the event entry fee needs to be paid in addition to the series entry fee.
- Stage Race (TT, HC and Road Race)

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 and Visitors 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.

 

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