Welcome to the LVRC Website

Welcome to the LVRC Website

The League of Veteran Racing Cyclists provides racing for cyclists who are veterans. To be eligible to join you must be 40 years of age or more; the League is open equally to male and female bike racers. Don't worry if you think you aren't fit enough to race - in the LVRC you are always allowed (encouraged, in fact) to compete in an older age group than your calendar age indicates. The only exception to this is National Championship and Percy Stallard Series races. This is deliberately designed to help people get back into racing, and move up the groups as fitness starts to return.

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PROPOSALS FOR AGM, NAPTON, WARWICKSHIRE SEPT 28th

 

PROPOSALS FOR DISCUSSION BY MEMBERS AT 2014 AGM AT NAPTON, SEPT 28th

 

  1. New Rule of Racing 16. Proposer Mike Cross.

 

Race Controller.

 

 

Where local conditions of roads, traffic density, population centres or public perception of road racing exist to an extent that increased control of events is deemed necessary by a Region Committee, the Region Race Coordinator may insist that a Race Controller be appointed to be present at a race to ensure that rider behaviour does not exceed acceptable norms.  This Official is to be provided with the authority to disqualify riders acting in a manner that is contrary to required safe and acceptable practice and to make such disqualification known to the Region Race Coordinator who may decide that the occurrence requires further investigation and action to that undertaken by the Official.  In the case of severe and repetitive breaches of such safe and acceptable practices, the Official may suspend the event in order to issue corrective instructions or, at his sole initiative, cancel the event in its entirety.

 

The race organiser must provide suitable transport with driver for the use of the Official before and during the race.  The Official is strongly dissuaded from offering to drive himself so as not to divert himself from observing the behaviour of the riders.

 

Where more than one race is being held on the same course simultaneously, each race shall be provided with its own Official.

 

The Official should not be a member of the race promoter’s club and must be a member of the LVRC.

 

The following Proposals 2, 3,and 4 will be taken as choices to be decided by the membership at the AGM. The attendees will be asked to vote of one of these options and the majority vote will be adopted for 2015.

 

 

  1. Delete Rules of Racing 21 and 22.  Proposer Mike Cross. This means that race entry fees will be decided by the organiser. OR

 

 

  1. Race Entry Fees. The standard entry fee for all one day events will be £15.00. The only variation to this will be where third party owned facilities need to be hired and then the race entry fee will reflect the cost of hire of the facilities. OR

 

  1. Retain the current Race entry fee rules, ie no change.

 

Proposed by Barrie Mitchell.

 

Rationale for fee increase. Organisers need the financial head room in race income to allow the hiring of closed circuits, high quality First Aid support and provide expenses for all drivers. 

(Note for Exec. This means for example at the MK Bowl we could retain £10 entry fee as cost of hire is low).

 

 

  1. New Rule 23. (Delete rule 23b). The closing date for all entries shall be three weeks before the day of the event. Entries for all events will be accepted at the discretion of the organiser. Until further notice all rider entries for G, H and I categories, received by the closing date, must be accepted.

 

Proposed Don Parry.

 

Rationale. Current Rule 23 which attempted to be protective of race entries for older age groups is not working and is in disrepute. We must however retain protection for the older age groups which have materially lower numbers of members. Based on 2014 National Championships the maximum number this is likely to be is 16 but in practice for non-championship races numbers will be lower.

 

 

  1. Rule 28. Adopted as a trial for 2014. To be ratified as it stands. Proposed Don Parry. Rationale. This has worked and been useful during 2014.  

PROVISIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP DATES FOR 2015 & CLASSIC RACES

May 10  LVRC EFGH RR Champs
May 24  LVRC AB RR Champs
June 21 LVRC CD RR Champs
Sept 27 LVRC TT Champs

June 28 LVRC Battle of Edge Hill RR

 

July 12 LVRC Omloop RR

 

 

Online Membership now available for Region 3 Members.

 

Your Executive Committee is pleased to announce that with immediate effect, Online membership is now available in Region 3 for all new and rejoining members.  Go to Join Online under Membership on this website and read the procedure all the way through before attempting to join or renew; the instructions differ between new and renewing members.  You should pay particular attention to the notes on which credit/debit cards are acceptable and on the insertion of your postcode details.

 

Region Treasurer Geoff Brandt will separately be e-mailing all those Region 3 members to advise them of the change.

 

BATTLE OF EDGE HILL- A REAL WINNER


I was race controller / Commissaire for the Battle of Edge Hill. I would like  to thank all riders for almost perfect race behaviour in tough conditions on a tough course. The odd straying over white lines was immediately corrected following a couple of blasts on the car horn. Well done and thanks to you all. I must also say the marshalling of corners and Junctions was clear and helpful sometimes at complex intersections with traffic. Well done and thanks to all marshals as well.  
 Don Parry, Chairman

 

 

I would like to congratulate Mick Ives and his team for a fantastic day at the Battle of Edge Hill RR.  The race HQ at Warwickshire College was the perfect base for riders, with showers, a bar area and plenty of parking .  On the road, the marshalling and accompanying race vehicles made for a very smooth and safe race.  Best of all was the race route, one of the most imaginative and creative routes.  This was a 90mile race, packing in 1500m climbing, with the parcours comprising, a wide loop, an inner loop containing 7 climbs:  three Category 3 climbs, and four Category 1 climbs!   Each climbed contributed to the King of the Mountains competition,  in addition to this there were King of the Sprints and Most Aggressive Riders competitions.

 

This was a classic, the route a throwback to the tough races of yesteryear, making for a brilliant day- tough and challenging, resulting in a very good race.

 

Well done to Mick and to everyone in his team for making this a classic.

 

Os Assem

 

Finchley RT

 PERCY STALLARD G COMPETITION 2014

On current evidence there are fewer than normal competitors for this competition this year for a whole variety of reasons. Round 1--we only had 2 riders entered 1, and only 1 finished

This means that with the current scoring system one person riding very few events with little G category competition could easily be out of reach in the overall series within 2 races.

We have consulted a number of G category riders about this situation and in order to keep the overall series as open and competitive as possible, for as long as possible, we have agreed to introduce the following scoring system for the remainder of this year and review again at the end of the season.

Where 6 or more riders start—points awarded as follows, 6,5,4,3,2,1 – no change

Where 5 riders start—5,4,3,2,1

Where 4 riders start ---4,3,2,1

Where 3 riders start—3,2,1

Where 2 riders start—2,1

And where only 1 rider starts—1 point

I emphasise this is for G/H category only and this year only and has the support of all of those riders we consulted. Don Parry, Chairman

 

 Please note the email address for REGION 1 & 2 SECRETARY ALISTAIR CAMERON is alistair.cameron7@gmail.com not as in handbook. Fred Lee is no longer Registrar and Dave Hamilton is no longer a regional officer.

 

 

 AGE GROUP PERCENTAGES WHICH WILL BE USED IF ORGANISERS ARE OVER SUBSCRIBED

 

 

Category / Age Range

% of

Membership

A   40 – 44

     19

B   45 – 49

     24

C   50 - 54

     21

D   55 – 59

     13

E    60 – 64

       9

F    65 – 69

       8

G   70 – 74

       4

H   75 – 79

       2

I     80 – 84

       1

J    85 – 90

       1

 

 

 

 

 

 

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