We are pleased to confirm details of the opening round of the ORRL, which will be a 25 mile "Road rules" Team Time Trial (TTT) at the Weston on the Green closed circuit, hosted by Bicester Millenium Cycling Club. This will include a 9-man Men's event and 5-woman Women's event, both over 25 miles.
Each of the affiliated clubs can enter as many teams as they can muster.
If any clubs are struggling to find 9 men or 5 women, please contact the organiser for guidance, as we would still like you to race!
Who can race?
This round is only open to the 7 clubs of the league, with no "individual" league points or British Cycling Points available. Points will be awarded towards the overall "Team prize" (more details to follow on the points system).
Mens event - 7 of the 9 riders will need to be full BC race licence holders, up to 2 can have day licences, all at 3rd or 4th category, registered to the named club.
Womens event - 3 of the 5 riders will need to be full BC race licence holders, up to 2 can have day licences at any category, registered to the named club.
What are the "road rules" for the event?
No Time Trial specific bikes or kit
No wheels over 50mm deep,
No tri-bars, clip-ons or similar, and
No Aero helmets! Skin suits are allowed, though.
Teams will start without riders if they do not comply - so don't let your team mates down by trying to bend the rules
If riders are dropped from the team they need to exit the track at the end of the lap - This is a safety requirement - If a rider stays out then the team will be disqualified.
Men - Teams of 9 riders with the time being taken on the 5th Rider
Womens - Teams of 5 with the time being taken on the 3rd Rider
There will be a briefing on the evening about safety and any issues with the course.
How much does the event cost?
The cost is £10 per rider, payable at sign on.
Where is it held?
Weston on the Green air base between Oxford and Bicester. It has a short perimeter road around the edge which will be used for this event.
On the Day
Sign on Opens 1815 All riders from each team to present to sign on. Don't forget your BC race licence!. No helmet, no ride.
Venue Notes - Sign will take place at the patio area opposite the main entrance to the site
Sign on Closes 1845 we will not accept entries after this time.
First team off 1900
How do we enter teams?
Can we bring spectators?
Yes! it would be great to have people cheering the teams on.
For any further inquiries