Team Champs

LCCA London and SE Team Cyclo Cross Champs 2020

The traditional end to the Cyclo Cross Season in the South East, the Crawley Wheelers once again host the popular Team Champs at the South of England Showground at Ardingly in Sussex. The fantastic course is based around the huge under cover sandy area of the “Abergavenny” building and visits to two outside sand schools. There is also a large tarmac section where good drafting will be an advantage.

How to enter?

*Important! Please read rules on eligibility of teams below for each race. Each rider is to enter as an individual on the BC website and then each team manager/captain is to email Doug Fox on dougt595@gmail.com with the name of the team and the riders in that team. (Please note that if you do not have team to race in, we advise that you still enter as we can assist with making up composite teams and everyone will get to race even if on your own – this option is not available for the Open Team Champs race where you must be in team of 1st claim members).

Where do I enter? British Cycling Website (Click Here)

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Race schedule and format

Teams will be made up of 4 riders numbered 1 to 4. Each rider will line up in corresponding start bays. Each rider will have a different start time 30  seconds apart.

Under 12 race – 11am – 15 mins.

Youth race – 11.45am – 30 mins.

“Support” Team Champs race – 12.45am.

“Open” Team Champs race – 14.15pm.

Prize Presentation and Series Prize Presentation 15.45pm 60mins

Where do I enter? British Cycling Website (Click Here)

 

U12 Rules

4 Riders per team

All team members to be first claim members of that team/club to qualify for the Team Champs.

Composite teams can be created – these will not count towards the Team Champs but there is a trophy and medals for the 1st composite team.

Teams can be made up of any category (U10/12 Boys or Girls)

Places allocated on first come first served basis – limited to 40 teams – 160 riders

15-minute race

Start line set up – Each team to number team riders 1 to 4 and to line up in corresponding start line gridding bay numbered 1 to 4. You will be given helmet stickers at sign on to make this easy to remember.

First place receives 160 points down to 1 point for 160th place.

Best 3 riders to count – the team with highest score wins.

In the event of a tie on points the highest position of 3rd placed rider to decide the winner.

U12 Prizes

Under 12 Team Trophy and set of 4 medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed teams.

Under 12 Composite Team Trophy and a set of 4 medals for 1st placed Team.

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Youth Rules

4 Riders per team

All team members to be first claim members of that team/club to qualify for the Team Champs.

Composite teams can be created – these will not count towards the Team Champs but there is a trophy and medals for the 1st composite team.

Teams can be made up of any category (U14/16 Boy or Girl).

Places allocated on first come first served basis – limited to 40 teams – 160 riders.

30-minute race.

Start line set up – Each team to number team riders 1 to 4 and to line up in corresponding start line gridding bay numbered 1 to 4. You will be given helmet stickers at sign on to make this easy to remember.

First place receives 160 points down to 1 point for 160th place.

Best 3 riders to count – the team with the highest score wins.

In the event of a tie on points the highest position of 3rd placed rider to decide the winner.

Youth Prizes

Youth Team Trophy and set of 4 medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Teams.

Youth Composite Team Trophy and a set of 4 medals for 1st Team.

 

“Support” Team Champs

For riders that wish to enter on their own or who can not make up a full team from first claim members, creating composite teams.

“Interesting” team names are encouraged!

4 Riders per team.

Team can be made of any category from any club (Men/Women/Jun/Sen/Vet 40/50/60+).

3 riders to count towards team result.

Places first come first served and field size will be limited to 160 riders.

50-minute race.

Start line set up – Each team to number team riders 1 to 4 and to line up in corresponding start line gridding bay numbered 1 to 4. You will be given helmet stickers at sign on to make this easy to remember.

First place receives 160 points down to 1 point for 160th place.

Best 3 riders to count – the team with highest score wins.

In the event of a tie on points the highest position of 3rd placed rider to decide the winner.

“Support” Team Prizes

Prizes for first 3 teams

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“Open” Team Champs

4 Riders per team

All team members to be First claim members of that team/club.

Team can be made up of any category (Men/Women/Jun/Sen/Vet 40/50/60+).

Places allocated on first come first served and will be limited to 160 riders.

50-minute race.

Start line set up – Each team to number team riders 1 to 4 and to line up in corresponding start line gridding bay numbered 1 to 4. You will be given helmet stickers at sign on to make this easy to remember.

First place receives 160 points down to 1 point for 160th place.

Best 3 riders to count – the team with highest score wins.

In the event of a tie on points the highest position of 3rd placed rider to decide winner

“Open” Prizes

Senior Open Team Trophy* and set of 4 medals for 1st , 2nd and 3rd Teams.

Veteran (all male or female Veterans) Team Trophy and set 4 medals for 1st place.

Women (all female any Category) Team Trophy and set of 4 medals for 1st place.

*Any team can potentially win the Senior Open Trophy – Example; a Veteran Team can win both the Senior Open Title and the Veterans Team Title.

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FAQ

Where do I enter? British Cycling Website (Click Here)

How to enter? Please read rules on eligibility of teams below for each race. Each rider is to enter as an individual on the BC website and then each team manager/captain is to email Doug Fox on dougt595@gmail.com with the name of the team and the riders in that team. Please note that if you do not have team to race in, we advise that you still enter as we can assist with making up composite teams and everyone will get to race even if on your own. Please Note – this option is not available for the Open Team champs. You must be in team of 1st claim members.

Is there entry on the day? Yes, only if each maximum field size not reached, however we do strongly encourage pre-entry to avoid disappointment as this is a very popular event. We expect on under 12 and Youth race will have ability to enter on the day.

Do I use the number I have used at previous London and South East League races? Yes

I have not raced in the London and South East league this season and it will be my first cross race this year? You can enter but will need to collect a number and timing chip at sign on so arrive in plenty of time.

When is the closing date to enter online? 18.00 hours Friday 7 th February 2020.

I have a team of 3, can I enter? Teams of 3 can enter any of the races, however to win the Team Champs all riders need to be first claim members of their club. However, there are prizes for composite teams in the Under 12 and Youth races and a separate support champs team race.

I only have 2 riders; can I enter the Senior Open Team champs? No, but you can enter the adult non-team champs’ race.

What if I’m lapped in race? Carry on until you see the finish line chequered flag.

How do I return my number after the race? Leave it at sign on.

We have more than one team to enter, what do I call them? For clubs/Teams, simply call A, B etc. For composite teams use your imagination (Within reason of course)

Reserves? What happens if one of my riders cannot race on the day, can I enter someone else? Yes, this can be done at sign on.

Can we have multiple teams entered in the open team champs’ race? Yes, however, only one per category.

I have a number and tag that I have used for the year, can I return at this race? Yes please, all numbers and tags from the whole season are welcomed to be returned, please leave at sign on.

Where can I find results or further info? Here! www.londonxleague.co.uk or on Facebook www.facebook.com/groups/ldnandsecyclocross

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