Cestria CC Club Mini Series TT

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Lesley Goodrum gives it a bit of welly on a wet evening (all pictures courtesy Keith Thompson)

Cestria CC is delighted to announce our club mini-series time trials for 2016.
The series is based on two laps of the M9 Leamside circuit. Link to the route https://ridewithgps.com/routes/6811132
It is open to all club members and you do not need to be an experienced Time Trial competitor to enter as all abilities are very welcome;
If you’re not a member it will be possible to join for the rest of the year and membership forms will be available at each event. Cyclists already a member of a CTT-affiliated club can take second membership with Cestria CC for a charge of £4. The entry fee to race is £2 per evening, which is the fee we have to pay to the CTT.

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Richard Barnett keeps a low profile on a standard bike

The series of eight races will run on every Thursday starting 12th May 2016 at 7pm with the first rider off at 7.01, and the final event will be on Thursday 30th June.
There will be three men’s age-related leagues, and a ladies’ league. The final results will be based on your best five races, plus there will be points awarded if you marshal on one of the evenings. You can of course opt to race all eight events but lose out on gaining extra points for marshalling.

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Michael Openshaw, wearing a tri suit, sizes up a corner

Dates for all events
12th May 19th May 26th May 2nd June 9th June 16th June 23rd June 30th June

This is the Important bit. This series can only run with volunteers to carry out marshalling duties on each of the event nights. The safety and success of these events completely depends on the input of individual club members, whether competing or not – please volunteer to help, no previous experience necessary. All marshals will be briefed on each event night and will need to be at the start for 6.30pm
The request for Marshals will soon be posted via the Cestria CC face book page. As with all events there are a few do’s and don’ts which will be posted each week leading up to the event.

We hope you will support this by entering and/or marshalling this circuit. Details of the age-related leagues and points system are below:

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Dave Marshall give his all

Points system; league overall results based on your best five timed results and, if you choose, to marshal you get 50 points added. That is to say, if you ride 5 events and marshal once, the 5 are totalled and your 50 marshalling points added (maximum 300). If you ride 7 events and marshal, your top 5 results are totalled plus your 50 marshalling points. Needless to say, you’re welcome to ride fewer than 5 events and they will still be counted.

You can ride all eight events and not marshal, but only your best five results are counted and will miss out on the 50 points for marshalling (in this instance your maximum total would be 250 points)

1st rider = 50 points
2nd rider = 49
3rd rider = 48
4th rider = 47
5th rider = 46
6th rider = 45
7th rider = 44
8th rider = 43
9th rider = 42
10th rider = 41
and so on ….

Marshall = 50 points
[you can marshal more than once, but only get 50 points once in the series]
Thanks in advance and enjoy the Event series
Stuart