Updated Grading List
In 2014 we are making a serious effort to ensure everyone is racing in the appropriate grade, both in the interest of safety and fairness of competition. Many complaints have been received regarding riders being out of their depths and causing accidents. We have introduced a computer swipe card system for registration which automatically enters riders into their correct grade.
HPRW members should be graded before entering their first race, and visitors are asked to contact the handicappers in advance of race day to obtain a grade. Initially grading is done by CQ Open grading where available (see below) or by advice on recent results, training and experience.
A grade - Elite A,Elite B, Masters A, Women A
B grade - Masters B, Elite C, Mas C up to 45 yrs, Women B, U 17 men
C1 grade - Masters C, Women C, U 17 Women, U 15 men, some ungraded riders
C2 grade – Mas C older 50 yrs +, U13 Men, U15 Women, Women C & D
D grade – Mas D, Women D, + some ungraded older women and men, juniors
E grade – invitation only
We have run regular training races where riders (members and visitors alike) are given the basic skills to allow them to race safely. We ask that all members attend one of these sessions to be endorsed as 'competent'.
Riders must ride in their allocated grade unless otherwise permitted by the handicappers. If you wish to ride up or down a grade you must ask first. Riders who are not on the members or visitors grading list must contact the handicappers in advance (no later than thursday evening) to obtain a grading. If you leave it until race day it leads to delays in processing and sometimes rejection of your claim if the handicapper is not available.
Results are tallied and riders can be regrading after scoring 10 points in a number of top 5 finishes, OR at the discretion of the handicappers:
Road Races (incl. Time Trials):
1st 5 Pts, 2nd 4 Pts, 3rd 3 Pts, 4th 2 Pts, 5th 1 Pt
1st 3 Pts; 2nd 2 Pts, 3rd 1 Pt, 4th 1 Pt, 5th 1 Pt
The latest points tally is below:
A detailed rider history is below (note history only goes back to Sept 2013 and for races prior to 1-Mar-14 only placings are recorded) :