Beveridge Park Grand Prix
07 Feb 16
It is with great pleasure that Portage Cycling in association with the go ahead folks at Active Fife, can offer all you lovers of Cyclocross a second visit to the Park venue for the Superquaich Series.
Beveridge Park in Kirkcaldy is synonomous with two wheel activity and was used as a motorcycle racing venue until the late 80's. The park now will have to let horsepower step aside for some leg power, as we put on our second ever Cyclocross event in the park.
The Superquaich Beveridge Park Grand Prix will consist of a challenging, tarmac, camber and grassland circuit of 1.2 miles, and an exciting A and B race format new for 2016.
Full Details of the format are available here or have a read below before entering.
How it works
The Superquaich series is a new cyclocross series in Scotland. Its primary aim is to maximise and extend the thrill of racing throughout all ability levels.
We want as many riders as possible to have a rider just ahead of them and a rider
chasing them close behind. When this happens every rider gets a racing experience.
The format we have arrived at makes this a priority, sometimes at the expense of other considerations..
Our secondary aims are to
- Make a series with value and credibility that the top riders want to win or do well in
- Extend the Scottish cyclocross season with another meaningful competition
- Create a series which all racers can use as a measure of their performance
- Innovate and try new things to raise the bar of cyclocross races in Scotland
The series will consist of 4 races across January and February 2016. Each race will have both an A and a B race. There will be 100 riders in the A race and the number of riders in the B race will be left for the race organiser to decide based on what the course can safely tolerate.
Allocation into your appropriate race for will be based on your ability and performance in previous cyclocross races. We’ll cyber-stalk newcomers and place them in the race we think is most appropriate to their fitness level. There will be no rewarding of friends with A race places and no ability for riders to select the race they want to go in.
Series points will be allocated to 150 riders at each event. This means that everyone in the A race and the top 50 or so riders in the B race will be allocated series points. The 1st rider in the B race will be allocated the points position behind the last finisher in the A race.
Each rider’s worst race placing across the 4 races will be discounted from their overall points tally. This will allow riders to miss one race or have a mechanical and still hold their appropriate position in the series.
Race organisers’ points
Race organisers and their volunteers will be allocated their series average for the race they have sat out in order to organise. This allows them to hold their appropriate position in the series despite giving up their time to put on a race. Their worst result will be used to define this average before then being dropped from their overall tally.
There will be no age or sex categories races, the female, junior and veteran riders will ride against other riders of their ability and receive series points based on how they placed. The series table however will highlight female riders and equal series prizes will be given to the top females as the top men but it is at the discretion of the organiser to do the same with race prizes.
Age level prize categories at individual races will be at the discretion of the organisers but as a minimum standard, male and female podium ceremonies in both A and B races will take place.
The possibility of promotion/relegation will follow each race. The top 5 riders in the B race will be promoted in front of the last 5 riders in the A race. This however does not guarantee a place in the following A or B race. Riders at the top end of the B race and bottom end of the A race might find themselves being in an A race one week and then a B race the next dependent on the quality of the field of riders.
DNFs will not be included in relegation from the A race but their lap times will be assessed and if they are lower than that of any relegated rider the DNF rider will take the relegation place instead of the rider who was going to beat them before they pulled out. This is to avoid the temptation for riders to pull out of the race in order to avoid relegation.
DNS in the A race
Any rider in the A race who knows they are not going to make it along is encouraged to let the
organiser know. This will allow a rider from the B race into the A race. However alterations such as this are at the discretion of the organiser. The organiser is not obliged to promote a rider from the B race following the withdrawal of a rider scheduled to start in the A race. If you want to guarantee a place in the A race, ride faster.
Series trophies and prizes
A small amount from each race entry will be paid into a prize fund so we can give out trophies and prizes at the end of the series. As stated previously, these will be equal for both men and women.
Catering and toilet facilities are available on site, and there is ample parking around the venue.
Active Fife are again providing all competitors with toilets, hot and cold showers at the Pavillion as well as secure storage for kit and belongings for the duration of the event.
There is also a good chance the Kirkcaldy Rugby Club will be open for food and additional facilitiesand including a licenced bar...this will be confirmed on the Portage FB page and @portagecycling on Twitter.
Please note: The only vehicles allowed in the main paddock will be for event staff and display tents, no exception can be made with this. This gate will close at 10am and no further access will be permitted.
The event is run under TLI rules, and there is a box on the entry to put the TLI number in, this will allow your entry to be £15.00. This number is not your BC Cycling number or 007, 666, 6969 or even 118, please save the organiser the hassle of asking you for another £5.00 on the day to cover your insurance if you do not actually have a TLI licence.
Any further updates on the event will be available here
Additional Event queries to :firstname.lastname@example.org With the Header BPGP.
Total Places: 220
Places Available: ??
*Discounted for members of The League International
For each sign-up with a card payment, the organiser pays the Service Fee of 5% (min 60p). You pay no surcharge