Youth Racing

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Forthcoming Events

Final youth event of the season, all-categories handicap race. Tuesday 5th September, starting at 18.45. Then followed by the best race of the year, The Mini Bike World Championship. Then our annual prize presentation. #fullonnight

Current League Standings

LeagueStandingsLatest
Jewson Team LeagueView Result in BrowserView pdf result15/08/2017
Raleigh Youth LeagueView Result in BrowserView pdf result22/08/2017

 

Latest Results

No results posted in the last 24 days

News

  • Youth Competition Grant Awards
    April 20, 2017
    We’re please to announce that the riders being awarded Youth Competition Grants for 2017 are James ...
  • Youth Competition Grants
    January 25, 2017
    We are pleased to announce that for 2017 we will be making available £1000 in ...
  • 2017 Youth Calendar
    January 12, 2017
    Below is the 2017 Youth calendar at Mallory Park RR League. Click on the image ...
  • 2016 AGM Minutes
    December 30, 2016
    Minutes of the 2016 AGM are available by clicking here A brief summary of the main ...
  • Raleigh bikes for U14 and U16 winners
    April 11, 2016
    Raleigh, sponsors of the Mallory Park Youth Road Race League which starts in April, are ...
  • AGM
    March 15, 2016
    With family, work and other commitments getting in the way, we have been unable to ...

Events

Events

Youth events at Mallory Park Road Race League are run on Tuesday evenings from mid-April to mid-August.There are races for 3 age groups each evening, U8, U10/U12 and U14/U16 age groups.

For 2017 we are retaining the 2016 points system

  • Scratch Race, our basic race with 5,4,3,2 and 1 points for the first 5 riders at the finish
  • Points race – sprints every lap on the finish line for 5,4,3,2,1 points, the winner being the rider with most points
  • Golden Lap – Our version of the Enneco Tour Golden KM, a normal distance race but with 3 or 4 sprints for points on the last lap of the race, equally spaced around the circuit. The winner will be the rider with most points
  • Stage Race – For U10/12 and U14/16 age groups, a Time Trial and a Scratch Race. Stages are worth half points, the overall full points.
  • Double League points for 3 events
  • Bonus sprints qualifying for league points in 2 events. A single sprint with 3,2 and 1 points for the first 3 riders

Note that BC points are only available for U14 and U16 riders, in line with BC policy, and for stage races its the overall that counts for BC

  • Golden Lap – Our version of the Enneco Tour Golden KM, a normal distance race but with 3 or 4 sprints for points on the last lap of the race, equally spaced around the circuit. The winner will be the rider with most points

All events, with the exception of the last event, are run under British Cycling rules and may be seen on the BC website by clicking on the link in the sidebar.

Note that we only do entry on the line.

 

Downloadable Programme

The 2017 programme of events, which contains details of all start times and the different events, can downloaded from the sidebar. Note that occasionally we may need to change the circuit. Joining our Facebook Group, signing up for our Twitter feed or joining our Mailing List is a great way of keeping up to date

Youth Programme
(SR=Scratch Race, BS=Bonus Sprint, DP=Double Points, GL=Golden Lap, PR=Points Race, ST=Stage Race)
Click on a start time to get full event and circuit details

Mini Stage Race Events

  • For U10/12 and U14/16 riders there will be 2 mini stage races, comprising 2 stages and an overall. Both stages and the overall will qualify for league points, but only overall will qualify for BC points
  • The overall winner will be the rider with the lowest aggregate score from both events (1 for 1st, 2 for 2nd, 3 for 3rd etc). In the event of a tie the result of the Scratch Race will decide the winner
  • Where the first stage is a Time Trial, standard road bikes will be used (no discs wheels and no tri-bars)
  • Riders do not have to ride both events on the evening, but only those finishing both stages will be eligible for the overall
  • Riders must register in advance for the TT, either at signing on the previous week of by contacting us. Registration closes on the Sunday evening before the race

Competitions

Raleigh Youth League

Riders gain points in their age category (boy and girl) as follows

  • Top 5 riders in each event score 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1 points (half points for stage race stages)
  • For 3 selected events the top 5 riders get double points
  • For 2 selected events there is a bonus sprint in the race, top 3 riders gaining 3, 2 and 1 points

The best 14 race results from the 17 events are added up to determine the age category winner.

Prizes are awarded to the top 3 riders in each category

 

Jewson Team League

Each rider starting an event scores 0.5 points for their team. Additionally, a riders individual points (including Bonus Sprints and Double Points) are included. The teams total points score is added up over the course of the season to determine the Team winner. All league events countPrizes are awarded for the top 3 teams

 

Cycledivision.com Rider of the Year

Riders may be nominated by Coaches, Parents or Supporters for Rider of the Year. Its a free format nomination, but the nomination must state why the particular rider should be considered.A boy and a girl will be selected from the U8-U12 and U14-U16 age groups making a total of 4 awards

Eligability

Licenses

All events will be run under BC rules. Riders require a British Cycling race license in order to compete. If you aren’t a member of British Cycling then day licenses can be purchased for £1.50 at signing on

 

Youth Age Categories

Age categories are summarised below
CategoryAge GroupYear Born
AU162001 and 2002
BU142003 and 2004
CU122005 and 2006
DU102007 and 2008
EU82009 or later

Dispensation

  • B category (U14) riders with BC dispensation will be allowed to ride A category (U16) events
  • A category (U16) riders with BC dispensation will be allowed to ride Senior 2/3 or 3/4 category events

In all cases the rider must present their dispensation license. If this is not available BC have instructed organisers that riders should not be allowed to ride in the higher category. Riders competing with dispensation are also reminded that the gear restriction applying to their natural category is the one they should be using

Entry Fees

Entry Fees

We have had to increase entry fees by £1/rider for the 2017 season

Class of Rider Age Group Entry Fee
Member of a supporting club U8 £6
Member of a supporting club U10/12 £7
Member of a supporting club U14/16 £8
Member of other clubs U8 £7
Member of other clubs U10/12 £8
Member of other clubs U14/16 £9

A supporting club is one which assists for one night or more with race organisation. Contact Us if you would like to support the RR League in this way and get the race entry discount

 

Day Licenses

All races are run under BC rules. If the rider is not a member of British Cycling then a Day License is required, charged at £1.50. Details of British Cycling membership can be obtained by clicking here

Gears

The Technical Regulations

British Cycling Technical Regulations require that Youth and Junior riders compete on restricted gears. For road racing, and hence applicable to the Mallory Park RR League events, the restrictions are as shown below

Category Development
Junior U18 7.93m
Youth A (U16) 6.93m
Youth B (U14) 6.45m
Youth C (U12) 6.05m
Youth D (U10) 5.4m
Youth E (U8) 5.1m

A full guide to gear restrictions is available in the downloads section of the sidebar, or by clicking here

What does it mean?

The development value defines the distance the bike will travel with one full revolution of the pedals in top gear. Depending on the size of wheel, type of tyre used, chainring and rear sprocket, gears may need to be restricted for racing by using the screw adjusters on either the front or rear gear changers.

What do I need to do?

Bike should be presented to gear checking before the start in their biggest gear. If the bike fails the gear check some adjustment may be needed, don’t worry if you don’t know what to do, someone will be available to help you.
We generally ask all riders to present for gear check after the event as well.

Any riders riding in higher categories with dispensation are reminded that the gear restriction applying to their natural category is the one they should be using

Circuits

2015 circuits

The Mallory circuit can be configured in a number of different ways to give some variety to race nights. Full details are below. Circuits for each race night are indicated in the seasons race programme
CircuitDescription
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Full Anti Clockwise

Full circuit, anti-clockwise but with the finish on the main straight just after the bridge. Makes for a classic battle between the sprinters and those riders who need to get clear before the finish line. Used occasionally for the older Youth riders (U14/16) giving them a chance to race on the full circuit including the climb to the Bus Stop chicane and Mallory's iconic Shaw's Hairpin
hilltop

Hilltop Finish

The Hilltop Finish circuit is one of the favourites, racing taking place on the flat circuit anti-clockwise before pealing off on the last lap to finish at the top of the hill by the famous Bus Stop chicane
hilly-crit

Hilly Crit

The Hilly Crit circuit is just that, a tough hilly, twisty course. Its a circuit you either love or hate but it always produces a worthy winner!
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Lower Anti-Clockwise

Arguably the hardest of the two flat circuit variations, when run anti-clockwise we have a 400m uphill drag from the last bend to the finish
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Lower Clockwise

Using the flat lower circuit and finishing on the main straight, this circuit features a slightly downhill finish making for fast, exciting sprints

Participation

A summary of Youth Participation at Mallory RR League, updated monthly. Click here or on the image to download the pdf file

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