There are 13 events in the 2017 League with your best 8 to score.
You do not need to be a member of the league to race in Central CXL events. All races have online entry which closes at 23:55 on the Tuesday prior to each race. Pre entry is cheaper and all entries are gridded irrespective of whether you are a league member.
All races have unlimited entry on the day in all categories but there is no on the day gridding – unless you are a National Champion or similar. Being top 10 in another League will count for nothing with on the day requests and so please do not bother asking!
You need to compete in at least 4 events to qualify for the league standings, but if you complete more than 8 your best 8 will be selected for your ranking and updated after each subsequent race.
Entry to all races is via the British Cycling site at RACE ENTRY
The League is open to the following categories
Male Veteran 40-49
Male Veteran 50+
How do I join?
This year all affiliation is on an individual rider basis via the British Cycling website. See the affiliation page for full details and a link to the Central CXL Affiliation page on the BC site. AFFILIATION PAGE
There is no club affiliation – every rider must register individually to be included in the league.
There is no paper or postal affiliation and you cannot affiliate on the day, Registration is online and in advance only.
What are the benefits of joining?
Online race entry is cheaper for registered riders.
Registered riders will be preferentially gridded in advance after online entries close.
Only registered riders score Central CXL League points
All registered riders automatically qualify for entry into the end of season prize draw for a £1000 Ridley Bike voucher.
What if my club is based outside Central Region?
It doesn’t matter where you live, any rider can take part in any event, and can also affiliate to the league.
What are the categories?
EFFECTIVE FROM September 1st 2017
Under 8 – born 2010 or later
Under 10 – born in 2008 or 2009
Under 12 – born in 2006 or 2007
Youth – U14 – born in 2004 or 2005
Youth – U16 – born in 2002 or 2003
Junior – born in 2000 or 2001
Senior – born 1999 or earlier
Veteran 40 – born 1968- 1977
V50+ – born 1967 or earlier
Women – all race together but are classified as junior, senior and veteran as per the above
How much does it cost?
NON AFFILIATED RIDERS
We recognize that non affiliated riders or riders from other leagues will want to ride Central on an occasional basis and so online entry will be available at a premium
U12 and younger £4
These riders will be required to rent a chip on the day for £5 adult/junior and £5 youth/U12/U10/U8 which will be refunded on the day on return of the chip or at any subsequent Central CXL race in the 2017/18 season. This chip can be swapped for a new one free of charge at any future race in 2017 season.
Mountain bikes allowed MTB bikes may be ridden in League events
Race Day Timetable
The points system for the league is based on category. For veterans who elect to race in the the senior 1 hour race, you will all be scored as seniors and no category points will be awarded. To score category points, you need to race in that category.
There are currently 13 counting events in the 2017 League, with your best 8 scores to count for the overall. You need to race a minimum of 4 events to qualify for overall rankings
If you ride more than 4 but less than 8, your cumulative points for those races completed will be used for your ranking
At the end of the season if there is a tie in an award position, a countback system will determine the placing order – the most recent race in which the riders competed together will determine the order.
How Does Gridding Work?
Pre gridding will apply to all those who have entered online and will favour CXL members.
Online entry will close at 23:55 on the Tuesday prior to race day for all CXL events.
This means that if you are not a member of the CXL or did not enter online and in advance, you will be positioned at the back of the pre gridded riders.
There will off course be an element of discretion for riders of demonstrable national ranking who will be accommodated in a position on the grid appropriate to their level.