15 Jun

2018 Week #2 Key Information

Please note the following

  • Please enter Week 2 by 11.45pm on Sunday 17th June at the latest. The Cat 3/4 race and the E123 race for men were almost full in Week 1, entry is on a first come first serve, so please do not leave it until the last minute. We would also encourage you to ask your clubs to enter their Youth and Women riders. Enter HERE.
  • As with week 1, please allow extra travelling time due to traffic works on the A1156 West of Trinity Park between the St Augustine’s Roundabout and Sainsbury’s Warren Heath. Traffic has been very slow when exiting junction 57 of the A14 after 4.30pm, road works are due to continue until October.
  • It is best to use junction 58 and pass the Seven Hills Crematorium and on to Trinity Park from the East on the A1156. See Map bottom right of this post.
  • The Racing Circuit Plan for Wednesday 20th June can be seen bottom of this post.
  • The week 1 Results and Leagues can be found HERE and HERE.
  • Sign-On will be in the two marquees near to the start finish area next to the tea and coffee stand. Sign-On closes 10 mins before your race start.
  • We have increased the area for Sign-On to help reduce the queues, please queue at the table relevant to your category. Cat 3/4 Sign-On will be split into two or three sections alphabetically depending on the number of entrants.
  • We will no longer require a £20 deposit for the transponder hire, please pay a hire fee of £5 for senior or £3 for youth and leave your licence at Sign-On, which will be returned when you hand back your transponder and race numbers.
  • Day licence fees of £10 or £5, depending on category, are payable for riders entering through British Cycling without a full licence. If you forget your licence or it is out of date, a day licence will also be payable.
  • Parking – please park behind the marquees as directed.
  • No riding down or warming up on Main Avenue before 5.30pm please.
  • Please do not use the crossing painted on the start finish straight, this will fenced-off for the duration of the race.
12 Jun

2018 League Points

League points:

3rd/4th Cat points as follows: 60 points for the win, 50 points for second and 45 points for third and then it decreases by 1 point for each place thereafter down to 1 point. Fastest lap: 20 points (and if the fastest lap time is achieved by more than 1 rider, both receive 20 points), Prime win: 20 points (Plus £10.00), 10 points and 5 points for riders placing 1, 2,3 on the prime lap. Riders who have moved from 3rd to 2nd Cat and go onto race in E123 race will have their points carried over to the E123 league (Points for 3rd Cat riders are not transferable between leagues).

Riders competing in 2 events per night can accumulate league points in both events.

E123 points as follows: 80 points for the win, 70 points for second and 65 points for third and then it decreases by 1 point for each place thereafter down to 1 point. Fastest lap: 30 points (and if the fastest lap time is achieved by more than 1 rider, both receive 30 points), Prime win: 30 points (Plus £10.00), 20 points and 10 points for riders placing 1, 2,3 on the prime lap.

Women Points as follows: 20 points for the win, 15 points for second, 12 points for third and 10 points for fourth and then decreases by 1 point for each place thereafter. Fastest lap 5 points (and if the fastest lap time is achieved by more than rider, both receive 5 points) Prime win: 5 points (Plus £10.00), 3 points and 1 points for riders placing 1, 2,3 on the prime lap.

Youth points as follows: 15 points for the win, 12 points for second and 10 points for third. It the decreases by 1 point for each place thereafter. Fastest lap 10 points (and if the fastest lap time is achieved by more than 1 rider, both receive 10 points).

League points do not equal cash sums. Cash prizes for winning a league are dependent on the number of entrants and cost of organising the Series, payable once the Series has finished.

Primes laps are marked by a whistle for the men and a horn for the women one lap before the prime is to be contested. Riders must finish their race to claim a Prime cash prize at the end of the Series.

12 Jun

2018 Week #1 Key Information

Please note the following:

  • Allow extra travelling time due to traffic works on the A1156 West of Trinity Park between the St Augustine’s Roundabout and Sainsbury’s Warren Heath. Traffic has been very slow when exiting junction 57 of the A14.  It would be best to use junction 58 and pass the Seven Hills Crematorium and on to Trinity Park from the East on the A1156. See Map image below.
  • The Racing Circuit Plan for Wednesday 13th June can be seen in the image below
  • Sign-On will be in the marquee near to the start finish area next to the tea and coffee stand.
  • Sign-On closes 10 mins before your race start.
  • A £5, or £3 for Youth, transponder hire fee (if required) and £20 refundable transponder deposit are payable on the night, cash only please. Transponders can be collected from the Sign-On marquee.
  • Day Licence fees, if applicable, of £10 or £5 depending on your category are payable on the night at Sign-On, again cash only please.
  • Parking – please park behind the marquees as directed.
  • No riding down or warming up on Main Avenue before 5.30pm please.
  • Please do not use the crossing painted on the start finish straight, this will fenced-off for the duration of the race.
11 Jun

OVO Energy Tour Ride sportive 1st July 2018

The OVO Energy Tour Ride sportive supporting Breast Cancer Care will take place on Sunday 1st July, with 30 mile and 80 mile routes on offer, both starting in Southwold.

The route has been inspired by Stage One of the 2018 OVO Energy The Women's Tour in Suffolk, giving riders the chance to ride along some of the same roads as world champions and top professionals.

Participants of all levels of experience can enjoy a great day of cycling on an iconic route, and have the option to fundraise on behalf of Breast Cancer Care.

Enter by clicking HERE

08 Jun

Do you fancy having a go at racing?

Racing on a closed circuit is the easiest way to get into racing. Trinity Park is private facility, closed to public traffic, therefore there are no cars to worry about.

The British Cycling video below takes you through the key points in terms of getting into racing.

Contrary to the information in the video, you do not need to take a full British Cycling membership out to have a go at your first race, all you need to do is take a Day Membership out, click the link left.

Still not convinced? Come down to one of the race evenings, run every Wednesday night from the 13th June to the 18th July 2018, and watch what goes on. It will give you a firm grasp of what to expect.  We would particularly like to encourage take up take in the youth categories and from women.

Then all you need to do is enter a round here. There is no need to enter the whole series if you are testing the water.

If you have any questions please contact us or go to our Facebook page.

07 Jun

A plea for help!

Each week SCRS relies on voluntary support to stage the races.
 
Please can you help with any of the following during any of the 2018 events?
 
- Course prep and set up from 5pm
- Marshaling from 6pm (we need a minimum of 6)
- Course pack up from 8.30pm
 
Other support roles include Finish line Camera operators, Web Editors, Sign On Admin and First Aid support for our lead medics.
 
Please contact us if you can help to make it happen, we are very grateful for each and every bit of support.
 
adam.keer@ipswich.gov.uk 07880 601396
patrick.crew@btopenworld.com 07711 956526
07 Jun

Getting to Trinity Park and avoiding the roadworks

In terms of getting to Trinity Park next week, click on the image below for a map and directions, particularly if you are coming off the A14 as there are road works on Felixstowe Road to the left of the Sainsburys roundabout until October, which are causing traffic problems. Rather than leaving at junction 57 (going east) off the A14, signed posted for Ipswich and the hospital, leave at the next junction, number 58, for the A12 and A1156 and come under the A14 and then turn back towards Ipswich on the A1156 going west, passing the crematorium on your right and approaching Trinity Park from the opposite end.  
04 Jun

Trinity Park Circuit Preparation 5th and 6th June from 6 pm

The series relies heavily on voluntary support to stage the weekly races. Our first plea this year is for help with course preparation on Tuesday 5th and or Wednesday 6th June from 6pm - 8pm. Duties are to blow/sweep loose shingle off the edges of the racing circuit. The more helpers we have the quicker we well get the job done. Equipment will be provided, we just need you - a little bit of your time and enthusiasm which is very much appreciated. Please share through your networks and friends.
04 Jun

2018 Series

Yes folks, we're back, 6 weeks of criterium racing on the closed roads of Trinity Park, Ipswich, kicking off on the 13th June 2018.
 
Entries for the six week series open on the 1st June 2018, and close for week one on Sunday 10th June. Entries for week two, three, four and onwards will close the Sunday before the Wednesday race date. Click HERE to enter week one and all subsequent weeks 
 
We have introduced a 3/4 category race, as well as a Youth C girls and boys race, with open races for E123 and Women. As with last year there will also be Youth B and A races.
 
At with last year, points mean prizes, courtesy of headline sponsors, Salice Eyewear UK, the league points winner will receive a helmet from their range and hard cash, with runners up and category prizes of sunglasses and tool carriers.
 
For the senior races we will have the Maglia Rosso  cash primes, 2 per race, and points for the Striptees fastest lap.
 
03 Jul

2017 – Week 2 Results

Click the link here for all the results from Week 2. Congratulations to Will Mapus-Smith taking his first win of the year in the E123's, to Thomas Long and Rebecca Thomas, taking back to back wins in Cat 4's and Womens and to Freddie Grover, Lewis Brinkhoff, Jodie Taylor and Mollie Cutmore for their wins in the Youth A and B categories. Image Richard Smith