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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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TRACK TRAINING DATES AT MANCHESTER VELODROME
The LVRC National Cyclo-cross Championship will be staged at the ultra popular venue of Misterton Hall, Nr Lutterworth,LE17 4JP.
The Welland Valley CC promotion will see the age related competitors battle for the coveted National jerseys in the splendid surrounds of Misterton Hall.
The course will be challenging due to the nature of the varied terrain of fast shale pathways, tarmac roadways, dry woodlands and strength sapping meadowland.
Sunday 18th January 2015
Start Time - 13:30pm
Organisers - Vic & Dean Barnett c/o 6 Great Bowden Road, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 7DE.
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
I have gone for an afternoon start to allow any competitors travelling ample time to arrive at Misterton.
I am thinking about hosting a Go-Ride Cross event for Seniors/Jun/Women and a Youth event prior to the main event - The LVRC National Championship.
LVRC ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 28TH SEPTEMBER 2014
NAPTON VICTORY HALL
Members attending 20 (Quorum achieved).
Apologies for absence D Woods
1 Don Parry Chairman see report on web site
2 Peter Wilson Secretary. Carrying on as usual
3 Ian Booth Treasurer. LVRC is in a healthy financial position. Members wanting more detail should email the Treasurer for the full report.
4 Mike Cross Registrar. Members wanting a detailed report should email the LVRC Registrar for a copy. Membership totals approximately 2000.
5 Barrie Mitchell Road race co-ordinator. All 2015 championships allocated, Criterium championships date to be allocated. Details on web site
6 Mick Ives.Percy Stallard Co-ordinator, cyclo cross, sec press secretary. Onimpex as kindly agreed to continue as sponsor. Thanks to Ken Jones. Cyclo cross championships date third Sunday in January. High standard of racing in the Stallard series reported during 2014.
7 Mike Amery. Stock controller. Omnium and track championships great success.
8 Jim Golden. Webmaster. Action (with DP) to look at making members forum easier to use or perhaps revert to Facebook.
9 Pete Ryalls. ICF representative carrying on as usual.
Election of officials
All officials agreed to stand again and were re-elected en bloc
Proposal 1. Defeated. 5 for 15 against. The committee agreed to review the Rules of Racing and Organisation and Safety Handbook to take into account current worries re the conduct of some competitors in events.
Proposals 2.3.4 were amended with the agreement of the meeting and passed as follows.
“All Race entry fees will be at the discretion of the organiser with a maximum cap of £15 per race. The only variation to this will be where third party owned circuits need to be hired and then the entry fee will reflect the cost of hire of the circuit. Stage race entry fees should be not greater than the number of stages multiplied by the maximum fee of £15 per race.”
It was agreed this was to allow for Extra first aid, more race cars where necessary and high charges for circuits (Olympic Park and Ciclo Park) and NOT higher prizes or extra donations for charities. Organisers should keep to £10.00 if possible and entry fee should be stated in handbook
This was carried unanimously in the meeting.
Proposal 5. New rule 23. (Delete rule 23b) The closing date for all entries shall be three weeks before the date of the event. Entries accepted for all events shall be 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. Carried unanimously by the meeting.
Proposal 6. Rule 28. Adopted as a trial for 2014 To be ratified as it stands. Carried unanimously by the meeting.
Date of 2015 AGM 27th September. Venue Napton Victory Hall after the Time Trial Championships.
Eighteen years of LVRC track training at Manchester Velodrome
Fancy riding on the fastest track in the world? Would you like the chance to ride behind a derny motorbike? If so, Region 4 is pleased to announce that for the eighteenth consecutive year there will be LVRC track training at Manchester this winter. These sessions are suitable for all levels of ability, including complete novices.
The dates and times are as follows:
Sunday 30 November 2014 3pm to 5pm
Sunday 21 December 2014 3pm to 5pm
Sunday 18 January 2015 3pm to 5pm
We hope to be able to announce further dates for February and March in due course.
Please enter on a standard LVRC entry form, enclosing £12 per session. One form may be used for multiple dates. Please make cheques payable to "D Watson". Please don't forget to enclose a stamped addressed envelope.
Hire bikes are available. If you need one, simply specify the size required on your entry form and pay for it on arrival at the track.
Please send entries to:
Dave Watson, 207 Manchester Road, Greenfield, Oldham. OL3 7HX.
(Anyone who would like to get early notification of future events is invited to send an e-mail email@example.com with "Track Training - subscribe" in the subject line. If you do not have e-mail, please send a brief note in the post and I will put you on my postal list.)
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
A 40 – 44
B 45 – 49
C 50 - 54
D 55 – 59
E 60 – 64
F 65 – 69
G 70 – 74
H 75 – 79
I 80 – 84
J 85 – 90
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