Womens Team Series

WOMEN’S TEAM RACE SERIES RULES

​WOMEN’S TEAM RACE SERIES RULES

There shall be a maximum of 9 events in the Team Series.  Each Team’s 8 highest scoring events will combine to make the Teams final total, allowing the lowest scoring event to be discounted.

 Team’s can field a maximum number of 6 riders in each event.  The first 4 riders in each team will count for Team Series points.

4th category licence holders are excluded from the Team Series

Where teams wish to enter more than 6 riders in a race then they can enter 2 teams of 4 riders (Team A and Team B) who will need to compete in different designed jerseys; in the event that this is used only occasionally during the season the Team A points will be counted for the overall Team Points Total.

A guest rider/s will be allowed for teams that are unable to field the full complement of riders but all teams will only be allowed 2 guest riders in any 2 races throughout the year.

Individual riders can become part of the Composite Team on the day of a race.  Composite Team jerseys will be available for their use – these jerseys must be worn during the race and returned to Jon Miles once the race has finished.  Individual riders competing in the Series, who choose not to be in the Composite Team, will NOT be eligible for any prize money offered for the race. 

Any normal accepted method of entry accepted by race organisers. The organiser will send a copy of the completed race programme to the nominated team manager/organiser by e-mail for onward distribution by that person to all members of their team.

All teams are requested to register on the Team Series website  www.womensteamseries.com before 1 April each year.  All teams shall pay a registration fee of £30, the cheque (made payable to Women’s Team Race Series), shall be sent to Jon Miles, 73 Bunyans Mead. Elstow, Bedford MK42 9XZ

At the end of each race, the first 6 riders shall be presented with prize money, the team prize money for the first 3 teams will be sent by the organiser to Jon Miles.  The accrued prize money shall be paid out after the final race of the Team Series.  There shall be no overall ‘Individual Classification’ as this is a Team Series.

Riders may change teams at any time during the year, but any points they have gained will stay with the team they have won them for. A newly named team can enter the Team Series at any time, subject to paying their registration fee to Jon Miles.

Calculation of the team award shall be based upon the finishing position of the riders in each race with the first 4 riders in a team being awarded points

If a rider is unable to ride in a race after having been accepted another team member make take that place however the race organiser must be informed at the soonest occasion. The new rider must sign on at the first vacant place on the signing on sheet…usually in first reserve number and must delete the name of the rider she is replacing. DO NOT OVER WRITE THE NEW NAME OVER THAT OF THE DELETED NAME.

1st placed rider shall receive 150 points    2nd placed rider shall receive 130 points

3rd placed rider shall receive 115 points          4th placed rider shall receive 100 points

5th placed rider shall receive  90 points           6th placed rider shall receive 80 points

7th placed rider shall receive 70 points           8th placed rider shall receive 65 points

9th placed rider shall receive 60 points          10th placed rider shall receive 55 points

11th placed rider shall receive 52 points        12th placed rider shall receive 49 points

13th placed rider shall receive 47 points         14th place rider shall receive  45 points

15th placed rider shall receive 43 points         16th placed rider shall receive 41 points

17th placed rider shall receive 39 points         18th placed rider shall receive 37 points

19th placed rider shall receive 35 points         20th placed rider shall receive 33 points   

From 21st onwards in one point gaps up to 49th place (who gets 4 points) - then from 50th onwards each rider to finish gets one point.

IT IS VERY LIKELY THAT RIDERS FROM THE SAME TEAM, OVER AND ABOVE THE REQUIRED 4 COUNTING RIDERS, WILL FINISH IN HIGH PLACES BUT THESE WILL BE DISCOUNTED (AS WILL BE THE POINTS) UNTIL THE COUNTING RIDERS OF ALL TEAMS HAVE FINISHED.  

Foreign teams will not gain Team Series points; however for the purpose of stage races it will be agreed that for final General Classification placings normal Team Series points system will be used but when calculating the overall Team Series position at the end of the season, these points will be discounted.

Jon Miles   Coordinator

Note 1: Individual riders who are not riding for large Clubs or Teams are encouraged to approach their British Cycling Regional Board to discuss the opportunity to establish a Regional Women’s Team.

Note 2: Team Entry forms should clearly indicate the details of riders nominated for that event.  The form can also include details of riders who may be used as a substitute in the event of illness or injury prior to the event.  The race organiser should be informed of any substitutions by the Team Manager or Captain at signing on.