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Race Rules

For full Cycling NSW racing rules refer to Cycling NSW technical regulations

  1. Kooragang Island Specific race rules stipulates riders must not ride closer than 50 meters or 25 bike lengths behind traffic (trucks). It is rider responsibility to maintain the required gap.
  2. All riders must have their number clearly displayed not covered by gilets or rain capes.
  3. All rider must sign the sign on sheet and endeavor to be on the start line at the bell for race briefing
  4. An approved helmet bearing the sticker, AS 2063 must be worn at all times including warm up and roll down. Helmet must be securely fastened.
  5. Riders must start with their front wheel behind the white line with one foot to the ground. No rolling starts are permitted.
  6. A rider who pushes or pulls another rider, interferes with another rider will be penalized.
  7. A rider who acts in a dangerous manner will be penalized
  8. A rider who gains pace from a moving vehicle or does not obey the KI specific road rules will be penalized.
  9. Riders should not make exaggerated moves to the left or right, be predictable and smooth in the bunch,.
  10. In the bunch riders should avoid looking behind them.
  11. Riders must not exchange a wheel even if from the same club.
  12. A rider retiring from the race must remove their number immediately. They must not rejoin the race riders sitting on the back of the race are not permitted.
  1. Riders must have two hands on the bar when crossing the finishing line.
  2. Victory salutes are not permitted and will be penalized.
  3. In the event grades are held up at the railway crossing upon opening of the roadway a minute shall be allowed between each group with the fastest grade recommencing first.
  4. Do not overlap wheels.
  5. Riders should maintain a straight line into the sprint and remain parallel to the roadway
  6. All bikes must have handlebar solidly plugged.
  7. When passing a slower grade passing on the right hand side only is permitted allowing a 2-metre clearance.
  8. Riders may be permitted to cross the finishing line on foot provided they carry their bike.
  9. Riders in lower grades are not permitted to gain advantage from passing faster grades. Each race is separate.
  10. Riders not obeying the TMP plan and riding outside of any hatted or chevron areas will face immediate suspension.
  11. Riders must obey any direction given to them by HVMCC officials including commissaire, race starter.

Race Rules

For full Cycling NSW racing rules refer to Cycling NSW technical regulations

  1. Kooragang Island Specific race rules stipulates riders must not ride closer than 50 meters or 25 bike lengths behind traffic (trucks). It is rider responsibility to maintain the required gap.
  2. All riders must have their number clearly displayed not covered by gilets or rain capes.
  3. All rider must sign the sign on sheet and endeavor to be on the start line at the bell for race briefing
  4. An approved helmet bearing the sticker, AS 2063 must be worn at all times including warm up and roll down. Helmet must be securely fastened.
  5. Riders must start with their front wheel behind the white line with one foot to the ground. No rolling starts are permitted.
  6. A rider who pushes or pulls another rider, interferes with another rider will be penalized.
  7. A rider who acts in a dangerous manner will be penalized
  8. A rider who gains pace from a moving vehicle or does not obey the KI specific road rules will be penalized.
  9. Riders should not make exaggerated moves to the left or right, be predictable and smooth in the bunch,.
  10. In the bunch riders should avoid looking behind them.
  11. Riders must not exchange a wheel even if from the same club.
  12. A rider retiring from the race must remove their number immediately. They must not rejoin the race riders sitting on the back of the race are not permitted.
  13. Riders must have two hands on the bar when crossing the finishing line.
  14. Victory salutes are not permitted and will be penalized.
  15. In the event grades are held up at the railway crossing upon opening of the roadway a minute shall be allowed between each group with the fastest grade recommencing first.
  16. Do not overlap wheels.
  17. Riders should maintain a straight line into the sprint and remain parallel to the roadway
  18. All bikes must have handlebar solidly plugged.
  19. When passing a slower grade passing on the right hand side only is permitted allowing a 2-metre clearance.
  20. Riders may be permitted to cross the finishing line on foot provided they carry their bike.
  21. Riders in lower grades are not permitted to gain advantage from passing faster grades. Each race is separate.
  22. Riders not obeying the TMP plan and riding outside of any hatted or chevron areas will face immediate suspension.
  23. Riders must obey any direction given to them by HVMCC officials including commissaire, race starter.

Handicapping Policy

The handicapper has the responsibility of allocating riders grades, they also liaises with the state handicapper to determine riders state grading for State open events.

No rider will be regraded on race days; if a rider wishes to have their current grade changed or reviewed they must email the handicapper prior to the event on huntervets@internode.on.net.

A rider returning to racing after an absence will return to their previous grade. Only In the case of serious injury or accident will a regrade be considered.

Hunter Valley Master Cycling - Competition

Handicapping Policy

The handicapper has the responsibility of allocating riders grades, they also liaises with the state handicapper to determine riders state grading for State open events.

No rider will be regraded on race days; if a rider wishes to have their current grade changed or reviewed they must email the handicapper prior to the event on huntervets@internode.on.net.

A rider returning to racing after an absence will return to their previous grade. Only In the case of serious injury or accident will a regrade be considered.

Hunter Valley Master Cycling - Competition
HVMC Race Rules

Scratch Races & Invitations

A points system will operate in club racing to determine if a rider is to be upgraded.

  • First place will attract 3 points, second place 2 points and third place 1 point.
  • A rider in Grades B, C and D requires 7 points, E Grade requires 8 points and F Grade 9 points.
  • Points are accumulated over the riders last 8 races.
  • No points will be allocated if a place attracts no prize money.
  • When upgraded the rider must start in at least 3 races in the higher grade.
  • Any rider upgrading themselves must start in at least 3 races in the higher grade.
  • Any rider dropped in 3 consecutive races may be downgraded.
  • A downgraded rider will be reassessed after their performance in 3 races in the lower grade and maybe returned to their previous grade based on their performance. This also applies to riders requesting a downgrade.
  • Elite and junior riders will be graded by information supplied from other clubs.
  • All new riders will be reassessed after their first race.

Scratch Races & Invitations

A points system will operate in club racing to determine if a rider is to be upgraded.

  • First place will attract 3 points, second place 2 points and third place 1 point.
  • A rider in Grades B, C and D requires 7 points, E Grade requires 8 points and F Grade 9 points.
  • Points are accumulated over the riders last 8 races.
  • No points will be allocated if a place attracts no prize money.
  • When upgraded the rider must start in at least 3 races in the higher grade.
  • Any rider upgrading themselves must start in at least 3 races in the higher grade.
  • Any rider dropped in 3 consecutive races may be downgraded.
  • A downgraded rider will be reassessed after their performance in 3 races in the lower grade and maybe returned to their previous grade based on their performance. This also applies to riders requesting a downgrade.
  • Elite and junior riders will be graded by information supplied from other clubs.
  • All new riders will be reassessed after their first race.
HVMC Race Rules
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