The Nowra Velo Club?s 2016 Teams Series will be run over 10 events spread from February to November and has a selection of handicap races on Braidwood Road (MR92), an individual time trial on Braidwood Road, graded scratch races on the Flinders Estate circuit and criteriums on the Albatross Aviation Tech Park circuit.
Riders are graded into A, B, C, C and D grades. Newcomers will usually start in B or C grades to access their grade and then if necessary they will be moved to their suitable grade. They will also be added to a suitable team to keep the team balance as even as possible. (Probably best to race the first race outside the series to get correctly graded).
Teams are sponsored units with five teams of 10 to 12 riders. Each team will have a mix of riders from all grades. Riders gain points for their teams in all events with the first 30 placed riders in handicaps and the first 7 in each grade of the scratch races.
Individual points are allocated in a similar fashion for a separate classification .These points accumulate throughout the 10 races.
Each team will have a selection of traffic controllers and commissiares to cover the necessities of event they are rostered to cover. Other team members are also required as lead and follow vehicles, judges, timekeepers etc.
There is prize money paid to teams from all events and prize money is paid to individual top placings and fastest time in the handicap events.
Each team is rostered to marshal two of the 10 events, which means all team members race 8 and marshal 2 in the 2016 series. All members of Nowra Velo can also race any other event on the programme. The full programme can be viewed on the club website, nowravelo.com . Best results are achieved from frequent racing.
The best individual and team results are achieved from racing all the TC events but most riders will miss one or two due to other personal commitments but we urge all members to be available for marshalling duties. Should a member not be available for a rostered marshal duty is desirable that they organise a suitable replacement for that allocated duty.
The team sponsors for the 2016 series are: Optus Nowra, Bomaderry Vet Hospital/Coffee?liscious, Hanlon Window?s, The Watts Factory/FTP Training and BaiMed Physio. The Team Sponsors will provide each team members with a team race jersey to be used in all the 2016. Access Storage Points series (and anywhere else the team member desires).
The series sponsor for 2016 is.Access Storage.They provide the prizemoney.
Any further information can be obtained from:
Doug Holland, firstname.lastname@example.org 0413 836759 44215597