SE Notice Board

Riders: Hands on Handlebars Please

Many riders will be watching the Pro/Senior races either via the internet or television, but we would like to remind all riders to keep both hands on the bars.

Regretfully there are a number of riders who frequently compete in bunch races using positions where their hands were not in contact with the handlebars.

All riders are reminded that this practice can be deemed unsafe and any rider seen competing in such a manner in any road/track event in the UK may be subject to some form of disciplinary action under the powers of the Chief Commissaire.


Training Races

It has been brought to our attention that some clubs within the Region are using training sessions as mock races.

Unfortunately, due to the nature of racing, it is extremely important to note that such events will NOT be covered under BC insurance, and the "organiser" of such could find themselves in court with a hefty bill should something go wrong.

Whilst there is nothing wrong with training groups etc, having any facilities such as a lap board, finish flag, bell etc and providing a "result" will all be likely deemed a race. If in doubt, please contact BC.

 

Regional News.

It is our aim, and others, to help promote the sport of cycling by placing up (on this page) regional news about events, be it racing or non racing, on our website for others to read.

 

Have you got what it takes to become a Regional Road Commissaire!

South East Region is now looking for volunteers to become Regional Road commissaires.

The growth of road and circuit racing in the Region over the last 2 years has stretched our existing pool of commissaires to the limit. It is essential that the Region starts to recruit new blood now to ensure that in the coming years our race programme is not adversely affected. Those of you who have raced for a number of years have a wealth of knowledge and experience which can be passed on.

Why become a commissaire?

" Put something back into the sport we all love
" A rewarding job seeing the best rider win
" Meet people with the same passion for the sport Enjoyment of being outdoors
" Be in the company of people who all want to enjoy themselves in a good atmosphere
" Your club needs more people to officiate so you can all race in a series

Getting Involved
To become an Assistant Commissaire you will need to complete an online module. This will be followed by a one day course and pass a home learning assessment.

You will then receive a "logbook in which to record your practical experience. Candidates will then be expected to attend events working in a verity of roles after which the event's Chief Commissaire will either sign-off the module or make further recommendations. Once all of the modules have been completed the logbook can be submitted with a view to the candidate being upgraded to Regional Commissaire. It normally takes 6 events to reach this stage.
Interested in becoming a commissaire?
Please fill in the application form and return it to the Regional Events Officer (REO). (see details below)

Being a Commissaire will entitle you to:
" Free bronze membership for Regional Commissaires
" Member discounts
" Free clothing for Regional Commissaires and above
" Quarterly Commissaire Matters Newsletter
" Attend annual Inter-regional Commissaire Conferences
" Support from Cycle Sport Education Team and Regional Events Officers

For more information and to register your interest in volunteering please contact:
Eric Lejeune, British Cycling South East Regional Events Officer on 07940 302253 or email

Accredited Marshal Scheme

Support cycling in the South East: volunteer as an British Cycling Accredited Marshal!

British Cycling is now looking for volunteers in the South East to become Accredited Marshals at road cycling events.

An Accredited Marshal is a trained road cycling marshal who is legally empowered to stop and hold traffic during a race using a new Stop Cycle Race Sign approved by the Department for Transport.

Why volunteer?
By volunteering as an Accredited Marshal you will be playing an important role in
securing the future of road racing in this country by helping us to make staging road
races easier, more professional and, most importantly of all, safer for riders and other road users.

You'll also be helping to make sure that these great events continue happening in your local community and helping British Cycling to provide our next generation of cycling talent with the opportunity to race safely and regularly on Britain's roads.

Getting Involved
British Cycling will provide you with the training you need including an online module and a practical training session. After this you will be ready to start marshalling! Each marshal is expected to commit to a minimum of five races.

A thank you from British Cycling
As a thank you for your time, support and hard work we'll be giving all Accredited Marshals who attend the training course a free British Cycling Bronze Membership. Volunteers will also be awarded with a certificate and receive free Accredited Marshal clothing.

For more information and to register your interest in volunteering please contact Eric Lejeune, British Cycling Regional Events Officer for the South East on 07940 302 253 or Eric Lejeune

 

For additional information britishcycling.org.uk/accreditedmarshal

 

• Race Radio's

BC have decided to use a system of personal communication for races that will supersede the older CB radios that are in use at many events. It is likely that there will be an opportunity for clubs to purchase such units from BC at a substantial discount to retail prices.

The in car units will cost around £300 and will come ready programmed with BC frequencies and their use covered by the BC licence. If your club is likely to be interested, then please reply to this email with your intentions.

The hand held radios offer good coverage and can be equipped to be used in a car with external aerial, microphone and 12v adapter. These units are approximately £75-£100 and can be purchased from retail outlets such as Maplins - (Mitex General for example).

South East News

• Cycle Racing on the Public Highway

Cycle racing on the public roads is permitted under the Road Traffic Act (Cycle Racing on Highways Regulations 1960 (amended 1980 & 1995)) provided that certain conditions are fulfilled.

More information

South East News

• Breeze - Cycle Rides for Women

Breeze is South East Region Women only bike ride programme. Its aim is to have fun, free and informal bike rides. Please click on the link below for further information as regards dates etc.

More information

South East News

• Surrey League & South East Road Racing League
Online Race/Membership Entries

Online entry is available to the SCRL and SERRL 2014 events and a reminder that applications for 2014 for membership to both leagues is also now being taken online. The leagues have a large healthy calendar of events catering for all abilities.

Website

Surrey League News

• Sky Ride

We will be training sixty Sky Ride leaders and thirty Breeze champions in Surrey this Summer to support the delivery of our ride programmes in partnership with Surrey County Council.

More information

South East News

• South East Regional Road Race Championships 2012

Click the link below for further information regarding our Road Race Championships. The women's event will be held the day before the men's event.

More information

Mens Racing

Womens News

 

 

• South East Women's Regional Road Race Championship Results 2010

Thirty five riders lined up under a hot Surrey sun for the 2010 edition of the Women’s South East Road Race championships on Saturday, 22nd May. Roads were quiet and the pace of the race began at a fairly low tempo as riders had been advised of ....

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Womens News

• South East Men's Regional Road Race Championship Results 2009

The winner of the regional title was Steve Calland riding for Norwood Paragon CC, outsprinting Gary Dodd, 2008 winner, and also Gareth McCullogh from the Medway Velo cycling club.

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Mens Racing

• South East Women's Regional Road Race Championship Results 2009

The South East Women's Road Race Championships was won by Natalie Creswick riding for Twickenham CC and covered the 36 miles in 1:38:48 at Ellens Green. 2nd was Charlotte Blackman with Gabriella Coates finishing 3rd.

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Womens News

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