Race Guidance Notes
- Lower Withington Methodist hall, Salters Lane SK11 9EA.
- HQ will be open to riders from 5.30pm on each of the evenings.
- Please take note of the positioning of your race number on the sample jersey behind the signing on desk.
- Please use the car park sensibly. We need to get somewhere close to 110 cars per night on there so please don’t take up any more space than you need.
- Please do not park in the lay-by opposite HQ. This space is reserved for lead cars and the ambulance.
- Please take the time to read the race information including the course risk assessment in the signing on area of HQ.
- Do not use the ground floor room at the back of the hall for getting changed.
- Please treat the facilities with respect. The hall is used daily as a children’s nursery.
- Please be careful to ensure that no safety pins are left in the HQ to ensure there is no possibility of a child getting injured by them.
- Please put all rubbish in the waste bins and bags provided.
- Please be nice to the church ladies providing the refreshments!….. They are the key to our continued use of the hall.
- Gents, DO NOT use the ladies toilets. There will be ladies present on each of the evenings.
!!!!!!DO NOT WEAR CYCLING SHOES IN THE HQ !!!! WE HAVE HAD COMPLAINTS ABOUT CLEAT MARKS ON THE CARPETS !!!!!
Each rider is obliged to marshal one event of the series. The organisers will decide which night that will be. There will obviously be changing circumstances but we would appreciate it if you could stick with the night you are given. CONTACT US ASAP AT email@example.com
IF YOU CAN’T MAKE THE ALLOTTED NIGHT
All marshals are to read the relevant guidance notes contained within the “Event Promoters pack 2018” .
All marshals are to sign on and then report to the marshal sign on point at 6.15pm on the evening of their designated event for briefing. Marshals are to be at their designated point on the course by 6.35pm
If you cannot attend the event on the designated night, you must either e mail the organisers at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the telephone numbers of the event organisers display on the events page with as much notice as possible.
If a rider does not turn up on their allocated night for marshalling, they will be obliged to marshal the next event. If a rider does not undertake their marshalling duty at some point during the series, any prize money due will not be paid out. The rider will not be allowed entry to the following year’s events.
For insurance purposes, you MUST wear the high visibility vest provided at ALL times whilst marshalling. This includes lead car drivers and passengers associated with the race.
It is imperative that you pay attention at all times whilst marshalling. The safety of yourselves, your fellow riders and other road users is paramount.
Do not abuse members of public whilst marshalling. There will inevitably be occasions when this is difficult but we would encourage you to show restraint.
Lead car drivers are to sign on and report to the marshal sign on at 6.15pm on the evening of their designated event.
Lead cars are to be parked in the lay-by opposite race HQ so that signage and sirens can be fitted to them.
Lead car drivers must read and sign the “Contingency insurance document”.
Lead car drivers must read the relevant guidance notes contained within the “Event Promoters pack 2018” .
Lead car drivers and passengers must wear yellow Hi-vizibility vests in case they have to get out of the car during the race for an emergency.
Lead cars will be in radio contact with the motorcycle marshals throughout the race.
It is our intention to run 3 races on each evening.
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|S / M / A
B / C
D / E / F / G / H
The first race will start at 6.45pm with the other 2 races following at 3 minute intervals.
It is our intention to issue the rider briefing to all riders in the car park at the side of the hall at 6.35pm on each of the evenings.
PLEASE ENSURE YOU ATTEND!
On evenings where the weather is bad or the light fading, it is for the “Organiser on the night” to decide whether the races will be shortened for safety reasons.
Cheshire Series 2018, Guidance for Marshals
Please arrive at the Lower Withington Methodist Hall HQ by 6.15pm to collect Hi Viz Jackets / Flags etc.
Sign the sheet at the HQ so that Steve Simpson or James Giblin know you have arrived.
You will be allocated to a marshalling point by Steve/James, who are the Chief Marshals.
Do not change your marshalling point without informing, and receiving permission from the Chief Marshal.
The Start is at 6.45pm and the events will leave at 3 minute intervals from the HQ.
The race is two and three quarter laps from the HQ and will cross the finish line 3 times.
Riders will line up from 6.35pm in the car park next to the HQ for a briefing.
The race will be neutralised for until the “start” sign on Trap Street
|RACE||CATEGORY||NUMBER COLOUR||START TIME|
|S / M / A
B / C
D / E / F / G / H
A First Aid Vehicle, with communications, will follow the last event. If you observe an accident, professional First Aid is following the 3rd race so assistance will arrive quickly.
First Aid is also available from any one of the seven Bike Marshals accompanying the races.
Organisers Emergency Mob Number for Events One and Two is: Nigel Harrop 07762 234 625
Organisers Emergency Mob Number for Event Three is: Steve Simpson 07733 104 395
Organisers Emergency Mob Number for Event Four is: Martin Harney 07970 151 781
- Equipment: Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Hi-Viz jacket etc, must be clean and worn at all times. Marshal’s flags must be in a clean and good condition.
- There must be sufficient cover by marshals at a junction, to alert other road users in advance of the junction, and to cover any potential hazard at the actual junction.
- You have no powers to stop traffic and should not do so unless you judge there to be a potentially dangerous situation, or that by stopping the traffic you will prevent an accident.
- Exercise caution. Do not cause vehicles to change course in order to avoid you. Your presence should never cause a vehicle to deviate or move into the path of another road user.
- Motorists who do not comply with your warnings or instructions will commit no offence. Although, if they are involved in a collision after ignoring your warnings, your evidence and actions may be used against them in a court of law.
- Use your marshal’s flag to warn cars that a race is approaching in such a manner as to give drivers the option to slow down and to stop if they wish to do so.
- Alert any pedestrians, horse riders, dog walkers or leisure cyclists to the presence of the race.
- Do not cause traffic to slow or stop in order to allow pedestrians or others to cross the road. You have no powers to do this.
- Competitors have been briefed to obey all the rules of the road, not to ride dangerously, and must keep to the left.
- Verbally warn competitors of any hazard which you can see, e.g. an approaching car or other obstruction, which may be out of sight of the front riders.
- Any competitor you observe to be repeatedly and / or wilfully crossing a continuous white line, or using the right hand side of the road without a clear line of sight, must be reported to the organiser, or other designated official, who has the power to consider the infringement and, if appropriate, impose a disqualification.
- Competitors have been told not to cross the centre of the road on approaching a junction. Advise the organiser / designated official of the Race Numbers of any competitors you consider to be riding dangerously.
Your role as a marshal is very important and if done correctly will help us to keep our riders and other road users safe. Your actions on the road will either enhance or detract from the safety of our sport.
Thank you for volunteering to assist.
|Riders aged 16 or 17 on the day of the race||J||J|
|Riders aged 18 - 29 on the day of the race||S||B|
|Riders aged 30 - 39 on the day of the race||M||C|
|Riders aged 40 - 44 on the day of the race||A||D|
|Riders aged 45 - 49 on the day of the race||B||E|
|Riders aged 50 - 54 on the day of the race||C||F|
|Riders aged 55 - 59 on the day of the race||D||G|
|Riders aged 60 - 64 on the day of the race||E||H|
|Riders aged 65 - 69 on the day of the race||F||H|
|Riders aged 70 - 74 on the day of the race||G||H|
|Riders aged 75 plus on the day of the race||H||H|
- This year we are again using the motorcycle marshals to increase the safety of the events. You must obey the motorcycle marshals instructions at all times before, during and after the races.
- No crash hat, NO RIDE – No licence, NO RIDE
- You will be allocated the same race number for the whole series. Please ensure that you hand the number back to the signing on officials every week
- Under no circumstances are you to overtake either the lead car or lead motorcycle marshal. Both are there for your safety. Anyone found ignoring this rule will be disqualified from the event.
- DO NOT cross the continuous white lines on the course roads. Parts of this course are potentially dangerous. Any rider found ignoring this rule will be disqualified from the event.
- Look out for your fellow riders by pointing out hazards in the road etc.
- DO NOT discard gel wrappers or other litter at the roadside whilst attending the event. Anyone found ignoring this rule will be disqualified from the event
- DO NOT urinate anywhere other than in the toilets provided whilst attending the event. Anyone found ignoring this rule will be disqualified from the event.
- Do not abuse members of public whilst riding. There will inevitably be occasions when this is difficult but we would encourage you to show restraint.
- After passing the line for the final time, please proceed back to the HQ, do not gather at the side of the road. Please single out and allow the traffic to flow behind.
ALL RIDERS MUST DISPLAY THEIR NUMBER OVER THEIR REAR LEFT POCKET
To ensure that the Finish Line Judges can see them.
If the judges cannot see your number you will not be included in the results.
Red numbers – Race 1
Blue Numbers – Race 2
Yellow Numbers – Race 3
Finish line judges must read the relevant guidance notes contained within the “Event Promoters pack 2018” .
Once your race has finished, please move clear of the finish line area to avoid potential accidents with following races or vehicles using the road.
Please do not distract or abuse finish line officials. It is imperative that they are allowed to undertake their duties to ensure that the results are accurate.
There will be no presentation of the results at the HQ after each event the results will be posted for the series on cheshire series.co.uk the TLI Cycling website and Facebook page by the Friday following each event.
Prize money will only be paid out after the final event. This will be posted out by cheque from the organisers OR TRANSFERRED VIA PAYPAL
It is important that rider honesty and integrity are used for disputed results. We are trying to implement finish line cameras to make judging easier but things will inevitably go wrong. If you are disputing a result, please discuss it with Steve Simpson, Nigel Harrop or Martin Harney or e mail email@example.com
Prize money will be awarded for age categories according to Tli Cycling rules. We will notify of the full details nearer to the 1st event.
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