Ras Mhaigh Eo 2013
The Western Covey league will start on next Thursday 27th March with a Hill Climb at the back of the Reek in Westport.
 
Sign on from 17:30-18:30 at St. Josephs National School, Brackloon, Westport with first rider off at 6:30 SHARP with 30 second intervals thereafter.
 
Times, refreshments and sandwiches in T. Bourkes after.
 
See attached document for rules, points etc.
€50 Entry fee for the 7 races paid before competition starts Or €10 entry
fee per race.
 
League dates 2014
 
Thursday March 27th Hill Climb Westport
Thursday April 24th RR H/cap Ballinrobe
Thursday May 22nd RR Mass Start Westport
Thursday June 26th RR Mass Start Tullycross
Thursday July 10th RR H/cap Westport
Thursday Aug 21st TTT Ballinrobe
Thursday Sept 4th TT Westport
 
Western/ Covey cycling League rules and points system
 
The format for the 2014 Club League is as follows:
Starting with a Hill Climb, 4 Road Races, a Time Trial and a Team Time Trial.
 
The league will start with a Hill Climb on 27th March in Westport.
7 events count towards the league for the individual and Team/club competition overall.
 
Eligibility
Each club is responsible for their members and will have to make a decision on the ability of their racers. Competent Club officers will have to screen their riders in advance so that each competitor has the fitness and skill level to be able to compete in their respective category at Western Covey league level
 
League dates 2014
Thursday March 27th Hill Climb Westport
Thursday April 24th RR H/cap Ballinrobe
Thursday May 22nd RR Mass Start Westport
Thursday June 26th RR Mass Start Tullycross
Thursday July 10th RR H/cap Westport
Thursday Aug 21st TTT Ballinrobe
Thursday Sept 4th TT Westport
 
Road Races
1. A handicap system will be in place at 2 road races, the aim of the H/cap is for cyclists to work together so their group hold of the scratch groups for as long as possible or catch the group in front depending on what group you are in, Handicaps will be at the discretion of the handicapper who will apply a seeding to all the riders participating where possible. Points for the top 10 in each handicapped road races. Handicapping is at the discretion of the organisers. i.e. Groups may not be divided by license alone.
 
2. There will be 2 mass starts with points for the top 20 across the line, a bonus 10pts will be awarded to the winner of the following groups , A3/Jr, A4/club, Lady/U16 providing they are not in the top 10.
 
 
Time Trial / Hill Climb Races
In order to keep the league fair the Time Trial and Hill climb will be handicapped by category as the riders compete in their respective Cycling Ireland License groupings.
4 groups – A1/2, A3/Jr, A4/club, Lady/U16. The top ten in each category scoring.
Joint scores on the leader board will result in the rider with the faster TT being higher placed.
Points Scoring System for Road Races.
 
Handicapped Races (top 10) Mass Starts (top 20)
1st 25 pts 1st 40 pts 11th 19pts
2nd 23 pts 2nd 38 pts 12th 18pts
3rd 21 pts 3rd 36 pts 13th 17pts
4th 19 pts 4th 34 pts 14th 16pts
5th 18 pts 5th 32 pts 15th 15 pts
6th 17 pts 6th 30 pts 16th 14pts
7th 16 pts 7th 28 pts 17th 13pts
8th 15 pts 8th 26 pts 18th 12pts
9th 14 pts 9th 24 pts 19th 11pts
10th 13 pts 10th 22 pts 20th 10 pts
 
 
TT & HC Scoring System ( for each Group A1/A2, A3/Jr,A4/Club, Ldy/U16)
25 pts 1st
23 pts 2nd
21 pts 3rd
19 pts 4th
18 pts 5th
17 pts 6th
16 pts 7th
15 pts 8th
14 pts 9th
13 pts 10th
 
 
Team Time Trial
Clubs can enter as many teams as they wish however only two teams’ points from one club will contribute towards points in the team classification. Teams can have up to 7 riders with the time of the 5th rider over the finish line to count as the overall team time..
 
25 pts 1st – Fastest Team.
23 pts 2nd
21 pts 3rd
19 pts 4th
18 pts 5th
17 pts 6th
16 pts 7th
15 pts 8th
14 pts 9th
13 pts 10th