WARWICK TOWN RACES - RIDER INFO
The event organiser is Richard Poynter
The event is run entirely by volunteers from Warwick Lanterne Rouge Cycle Club, with the support of British Cycling West Midlands and people from the surrounding area.
Entrant, volunteer & spectator parking is available at Barrack Street Multi Storey (what3words sulk.plants.tame), entrance and exit by Theatre Street only or Cape Road Car Park (what3words woes.holly.sofa).
Note height restrictions in place for Barrack Street and certain sections of Cape Road car park with roughly 200 spaces available in each car park subject to availability. Pay & Display car parks also available in Warwick.
Please be aware roads will be closed on the day (as per circuit map) so please plan your route in and parking accordingly.
The Event HQ and registration tent are in the Market Square (what3words ruled.beast.successes) as per the detailed circuit map. We advise entrants to arrive in Warwick with plenty of time to spare.
There are no changing facilities and only limited toilet facilities with public toilets located next to the Rose & Crown pub.
The race will be held under the Technical and National Circuit Series regulations of British Cycling, and the specific regulations set out in the current Handbook which is also published on the British Cycling website
All riders are required to sign on. Riders must produce a valid 2023 British Cycling racing license if required. Please ensure that the license is signed and an up-to-date photo is displayed.
Please then sign the entry start sheet, at which point you will be provided with your race number. This will consist of 1 large number (to be positioned at the lower back/pocket area of your jersey/skin suit). This should not be folded, cut, or damaged so they allow the judges the best chance of seeing the number.
You will also be given a timing chip. Please bring your own scissors/snips to cut the zip ties you will also receive. Your race license will not be returned until you return your timing chip, so be very careful with them.
Please sign in no earlier than 60 minutes (except Go Race 45 mins) before your race & signing in closes 20 minutes before your race begins. At this time, any reserves will be allocated a space. If you are late, then there may be a chance you have lost your place.
There will be no warming up on the course, either immediately before your race, or during the non-competitive aspects of the event
Before the race
5-10 minutes before the race starts, you will be asked to gather outside the front of Shire Hall in a holding pen and allowed access to the circuit following a briefing by the BC officials.
It is requested that you follow the instructions of all race officials, event organisers, and volunteer marshals. If, in the view of the officials and the organisers you fail to do this, you may be disqualified.
The circuit is flat and technical and has multiple surfaces to tackle, including paving stones, and cobblestones. Please use sensible caution on the circuit, as there are slight lips where the road changes between the variety of surfaces.
Two lead-out pedal bike riders from Warwick Lanterne Rouge will lead the pack on an initial sighter lap to the start line, where shortly before you will be asked to come to a stop. This won’t be long, and the start of the race will be once the commentators lead a countdown.
Pre-race Holding Pen
Your race will be held on the following basis:
We will sound a bell to signify the start of the last lap.
Laps out & Lapped Riders
There are no laps out in this event. Please make sure that your gears and wheels are adjusted or tightened properly. If you have a mechanical problem then you can receive service from the pits. This will be on the left-hand side of the circuit and at the end of the finishing straight
All riders when retiring from the race, whether individually or as a part of a group, must retire via the Pit Area, and in no circumstances cross the finish line again, riders who insist on doing this will be penalised (unless instructed differently).
Lapped riders must not impede the progress of the lapping riders, nor must they manipulate the outcome of the race. Riders found to be deliberately flouting this regulation will be penalised. Riders that are lapped and do not heed instructions from the Chief Commissaire or Commissaire Panel to withdraw, will be disqualified.
A rider(s) will be considered lapped when the leading rider(s) make the junction with the rear of the group that they are within.
After the Race
Once you have finished your race you must leave the circuit at the bottom of the Start/Finish road as soon as possible in order to enable a smooth transition to the next event and hand your timing transponder to the awaiting designated marshals or return to Event Registration. The timetable of races is tight so we need you to exit the course as soon as your race has finished.
Under no circumstances should you do a U-turn.
Prize presentations will be at the following times.
Giant Leamington Go Race 1035am
Charles Ward 3/4 1150-1155am
Dynamic Rides u12s 1150-1155am
Velo Atelier u14s/u16s 1230-1235am
CGK Womens 2/3/4 1445-1450pm
CGK Men Elite 1/2/3 1605-1610pm
~Please note times are subject to change~
If you are 1st, 2nd, or 3rd then you need to be available at the Podium for the prize presentation 5 minutes before the times above.
All placements will be final once confirmed by the chief judge
Under 12s are not permitted to receive a cash prize, and will therefore receive a gift award arranged by the organiser.
If for any reason you have a complaint to lodge, these will only be reviewed after the event.
All complaints must be made in writing and sent to the organiser requesting the address from email@example.com