Fixed wheel competition
This Competition is open to all members of VC Sevale (Malvern).
Rides on a Fixed Wheel bicycle in any Club Time Trial will be eligible for points in this competition. Each rider will be assigned a Handicap for each of the club courses based on recorded rides during the 2008 season. If no eligible times were recorded in 2008 no Handicap can be assigned. After each Club Time Trial the Handicap time will be worked out for each eligible rider based on the riderís time recorded for that event and the appropriately assigned Handicap for that course. Each eligible rider will be assigned first, second, third etc based on the fastest Handicap time for the event. Points will be assigned to riders on the basis of first Handicap time is assigned 11 points, second 9 points, third eight points etc down to one point for tenth. All eligible riders who finish an event will receive at least one point.
The overall winner of the competition is the rider who accumulates the most points at the end of the season.
A maximum of six 10 mile, one 5 mile, one 25/26 mile, one 15 mile, one 12 mile hilly will count towards a riderís points total at the end of the season.
In the event of a dispute or need for clarification the Chairmanís ruling will be deemed to be final.
Chairmanís Fixed Wheel Competition Ė Final report 2006 season
Since my last report the Time Trial season 2006 has come to an end and the final positions in the fixed wheel competition are now known. The racing proved to be very interesting with 4 riders vying for points throughout the season. The early season was dominated by Mike Amery who typically relegated a slow starting Steve Price into second place on handicap. However Steve responded to this by putting in a very good ride on the Welland Hilly 12 whilst Mike initially declined to compete on this course. Meantime Bill Douglas was starting to knock points out of Mike on the Chance Lane course where his handicap times revealed that Bill was indeed on a flyer of a season. Mike subsequently rode the Welland hilly12 on fixed. Unfortunately the eagerly awaited Mike/Steve head to head did not materialise as Steve was off on holiday. Nevertheless it seemed to this observer that Steve would have had the full 11 points had he ridden as his expected handicap time would have been rather better than Mikeís recorded handicap time. A late start from Eddie Bray into the competition allowed him a win and the full 11 points. In the end the competition was a close run thing with Mike just piping Steve by 9 Points to the trophy. Both riders rode 13 events each. Bill Douglas takes the honours in the recording of the seasonís fastest handicap time as well as winning the full 11 points every time he rode.
Final Positions Mike Amery 136 Points
Steve Price 127 Points
Bill Douglas 55 Points
Eddie Bray 11 Points