- League events will be agreed before the season begins and only points obtained at these events will count towards the League. A new event may be added to the calendar during the season and may count towards League points only if sanctioned by the Committee.
- Riders must register for the League before the start of each season to gain League points.
- At each race ridden a rider pays the race day entry fee at sign on. (or online if an organiser decides to offer that).
- At the first round that a rider competes at they will be given a number that should be kept for the season.
- At each race a rider will be given a timing chip in return for a BC licence or £10 cash deposit. The chip must be returned after the race.
- When registering for the League, riders will be allocated a category according to British Cycling category rules. Riders cannot, under any circumstances, ride out of category.
- Any League registered rider who helps on the day at an event in any way, i.e. gives up their ride for the benefit of others, will be awarded points in that round equating to an average of their total points for that season.
- League points will be awarded in the following categories: U8, U10, U12, U14 Girls, U14 Boys, U16 Girls, U16 Boys, Junior Men, Women, Senior, Vets 40+ and Vets 50+.
- U10 and U12 fun races will be part of each organised event and each rider will receive a non-monetary prize.
- All races will be gridded by League category in rows, with number of riders per row decided by the Commissaires on the day. Gridding position will be allocated by League average points. Non-League riders who consider they should be placed high on the grid should contact the Commissaires a minimum of 1 hour before race start and may be asked to provide supporting evidence for grid position (Other League table, National ranking or recent results).
- Commissaires on the day may choose not to grid the whole field but to grid only the first few rows, with the remaining riders being called to form at the back of the gridded riders.
- Riders who fail to take up their gridding position when called will be placed at the back.
- Points will be awarded to the first 100 finishers in each category based on 1st 100, 2nd 99, 3rd 98, 4th 97, 5th 96, 6th 95, 7th 94, 8th 93, 9th 92, 10th 91, descending by 1 point intervals to 100th place.
- Veteran results will be categorised as two separate results when sent to BC for ranking points, i.e. 40+ and 50+.
- 80% of the seasons rounds will count for a rider’s final league placing (including average points awarded for helping at events and riding the regional Championships). For clarity, if there are 10 rounds in the season then 8 results will count and then, 8 results if 11 rounds. 9 results if 12 rounds. 10 results if 13 rounds. 11 results if 14 rounds. 12 results if 15 rounds.
- There will be a team competition encompassing the under 12, under 10, under 8 and under 6 riders. The six highest scoring riders from within these age categories will count towards their team’s total.
- There will be a separate team competition for the other categories (under 14, under 16, junior, senior & veteran). The six highest scoring riders from within these age categories will count towards their team’s total.
- In the event of a tie at the end of the season, the final league and team positions will be based first on the highest finishing place in the final event of the season and then the average points accrued during the season.
- Any objections or queries arising from any League event must be raised with the Commissaires on the day. Any result queries must be raised with the chip timing provider, Blacksheep sports timing before the end of the Tuesday following the event. Any League table queries should be raised with the League Table Contact at email@example.com
- Any issues or queries arising during the season that are not covered by these rules will be referred to the committee for a final decision.
- The use in competition of cameras attached to riders, cycles or helmets is prohibited, unless previously authorised in writing by the BC Board. This includes such items as helmet mountings.
Code of conduct for spectators and families
We all have a responsibility to promote high standards of behaviour and ensure the Ridley Lazer WMCCL is an enjoyable, safe and positive environment.
Events in the League are voluntarily organised to develop riders’ technical, physical, tactical and social skills. Winning isn’t everything!
Please play your part and observe our Code of Conduct at all times by agreeing to:
- Encourage and applaud effort as well as success
- Respect the organisers’ commissaires’ and committee’s decisions
- Stay off the course during each race
- Avoid criticism of a rider for any mistakes or errors
- Never engage in, or tolerate, offensive, insulting or abusive behaviour or language
Where event organisers, their helpers, commissaires or committee members observe anyone not following the above, they reserve the right to take any or all of the following actions:
- Issue a verbal warning
- Require a meeting with the individual and/or their Club Welfare Officer
- Require a meeting with a Committee member
- Request the individual leaves the event
- Request the individual does not attend future events
- Suspend the rider(s) associated with the individual from the League
- Remove the rider(s) associated with the individual from the League
- Suspend the rider(s) associated with the individual and all their other team/club members from the League
- Remove the rider(s) associated with the individual and all their other team/club members from the League
- Impose a fine
One Bike ‘Cross
Islabikes and the West Midlands Cyclo Cross League (WMCCL) are excited to announce the introduction of One Bike ‘Cross. A subcategory within the league for those riding just one bike during races.
- Ride one bike for the duration of the race
- No washing of the bike during the race
- No technical assistance for the duration of the race