Thundercrit #1 fixed gear criterium has been announced and tickets are on sale now. It is on the 15th May 2016 at Redbridge Cycle Center.

Thundercrit 1

Race Format:

There will be a 10 lap qualifier, the top 5 from each group will get a starting grid position for the main race. The rest will get a random place on the start grid.

The men’s final race will be 26 laps, approximately 45 minutes. The women’s race will be 20 laps, approximately 40 minutes

The ‘Thunder’ prime is awarded to the first rider across the start/finish line at the end of the 1st lap of both the men’s and women’s race.

The ‘Devil’ prime is awarded to the first rider across the start/finish line at the end of lap 6 (6.66km) of both the men’s and women’s race.

The ‘Pizza’ Prime is awarded to the first rider across the start/finish line at the end of lap 12 of both the men’s and women’s race.

Equipment:

Key points: Fixed gear bikes, no brakes, drop bars, no disc or time trial wheels, no quick releases. Must have a lockring and clipless pedals/shoes.

Prizes:

We have awesome prizes lined up and cash prizes for the winners, equal amounts for men and women.

Massive thanks goes to:

Hub Vélo Yard Sale Dark Arts Coffee Nuun Ass Savers 8bar Morvelo Cinelli

Location:

Redbridge Cycle Center

Forest Rd, Ilford IG6 3HP

Nearest tube station is Fairlop on the Central line.

Full list of rules:

NLTCBMBC THUNDERCRIT - RULES 2016 North London Thundercats Black Metal Bicycle Club (NLTCBMBC)

THUNDERCRIT Rules 2016 Version 1.3

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Chapter 1 – Equipment Requirements

Chapter 2 – Athlete Etiquette

Chapter 3 – Qualifying

Chapter 4 – Main Race Start

Chapter 5 – Laps

Chapter 6 – Primes

Chapter 7 – Lapped Riders

Chapter 8 – Possible Race Stoppage

Chapter 9 – Post Race Podium

Chapter 10 – Safety Considerations

Chapter 11 – Medical Support

CHAPTER 1 - EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

1.1 A track bike is required.

1.2 A helmet is required.

1.3 Clipless pedals and shoes are required.

1.4 Drop bars, with bar tape, plugged ends and no brake levers are required.

1.5 A lockring securing the cog is required.

1.6 Jerseys with sleeves are required.

1.7 All components of the bike must be in good condition.

1.8 Helmet mounted cameras are prohibited. (Must be on bike)

1.9 Brakes are prohibited.

1.10 Excessively large gear ratios are prohibited.

1.11 Lights and reflectors are prohibited.

1.12 Time trial wheels are prohibited (Aerospokes, disc wheels, Spinergy, Tri-spokes,

rims deeper than 90mm, etc).

1.13 Fixed-gear conversions are prohibited.

1.14 Headphones are prohibited.

1.15 Race numbers (bib and/or bike mounted) are mandatory for scorekeeping purposes. Number placement instructions are provided at number pickup.

1.16 Bib numbers (if provided) must be pinned on correct side of jersey. (This will be communicated on the day)

1.17 Equipment non-compliance are grounds for disqualification.

1.18 If riding in a team athletes must wear kit that visually matches their teammates.

CHAPTER 2 - ATHLETE ETIQUETTE

2.1 Athletes must conduct themselves in a manner that is not offensive in any way to fellow participants, spectators, officials or volunteers and is considered reasonable and acceptable in the community.

2.2 Riding the course during set-up is prohibited and can result in a penalty or disqualification.

2.3 If an athlete’s conduct is deemed offensive, a disciplinary action may result in a starting grid penalty, expulsion from the race or a ban from future NLTCBMBC events.

CHAPTER 3 - QUALIFYING

3.01 Racers must be ready start their qualifying race at least 10 minutes before their given group is due to go on course.

3.02 Qualifying will be a 10 lap race (11.1km) with the top 5 riders in each race given a grid position for the final race.

3.03 Finishing outside of the top 5 in your qualifying race will result in a random grid position being given at behind the top qualifiers of the day in the final race.

3.04 Racers are responsible for being present for their qualifying session. If a racer misses his/her session they will NOT be allowed to qualify in another session.

3.05 Each qualifying session is 10 laps in length. Unless an unexpected delay forces the officials to shorten these races.

3.06 Normal race rules and etiquette apply at ALL times

3.07 Pushing, pulling, or hand-slinging another rider is prohibited.

3.08 Deliberate blocking is prohibited.

3.09 Riders outside of the top 5 and in danger of being lapped will be removed from the course

3.10 Cutting the course with the intention of improving one’s position is prohibited.

3.11 If a racer is deemed to be riding dangerously he/she will be removed from the race

3.12 In the event of a stoppage during qualifying please see CHAPTER 8 below.

3.13 Racers must enter and exit the course using the designated course exit at turn 2.

3.14 There are no prizes awarded in qualifying.

3.15 All officials decisions are final.

CHAPTER 4 - MAIN RACE START

4.1 All qualified riders must enter the course through the designated course entrance and roll round to the start line where the top qualifiers will have their names checked off the starting list. Entering the course in any other location is grounds for disqualification.

4.2 The start line is marked on the roadway. Racers MUST know their qualifying position (row 1-5). Racers lining up out of position are subject to disqualification.

4.3 After all riders are on the course there is a neutral lap. Riders must maintain a steady rolling pace and are not allowed to pass each other.

4.4 The start is a rolling start that takes place after the neutral lap on the sound of the bell.

4.5 The neutral lap does not count towards the overall lap count.

CHAPTER 5 - LAPS

5.1 The race is 26 laps/approximately 45 minutes for the men’s race and 20 laps/approximately 40 minutes for the women’s race.

5.2 A lapboard is used to count down each lap.

5.3 The length of the race is subject to change at any time per the race director’s

discretion.

5.4 A bell is used to signify the start of the last lap.

5.5 There are NO free laps for mechanicals or crashes.

CHAPTER 6 - PRIMES

6.1 The ‘Thunder’ prime is awarded to the first rider across the start/finish line at the

end of the 1st lap of both the men’s and women’s race.

6.2 The ‘Devil’ prime is awarded to the first rider across the start/finish line at the end of lap 6 (6.66km) of both the men’s and women’s race.

6.3 The ‘Pizza’ Prime is awarded to the first rider across the start/finish line at the end of lap 12 of both the men’s and women’s race.

6.4 A lap board with PRIME on it and a bell signifies the start of the prime lap.

CHAPTER 7 - LAPPED RIDERS

7.1 All riders who are in danger of being lapped must remove themselves from the race.

7.2 Officials will notify racers in danger of being lapped, racers must move away from the race line and prepare to leave the course at the designated exit on turn 2 before the lead group catches them.

7.3 If a racer is lapped, his/her race is over and they must stay away from the lead racers and exit the course at the designated exit on turn 2.

7.4 The officials have the final say over pulling racers out of the race.

7.5 The race officials will signal to racers when they must exit the course.

7.6 Racers must exit the course in a safe and controlled manner.

7.7 Racers refusing to exit the course are disqualified and banned from all future NLTCBMBC events.

CHAPTER 8 - POSSIBLE RACE STOPPAGE

8.1 If the race must be stopped for any reason, it is restarted with a certain number of laps left, determined by the race officials.

8.2 If the race must be stopped, the race officials stop the race at the start/finish line.

8.3 If the race must be stopped within the last 3 laps, the race is restarted with 3 laps to go. The race officials have final say over which riders are allowed to restart.

CHAPTER 9 - POST RACE PODIUM

9.1 If a rider finishes in the top 3 and/or wins a prime they must report directly to the

podium area immediately after the men’s race.

9.2 The podium ceremony starts immediately after the finish of the men’s race.

9.3 Any rider arriving late or skipping the podium presentation forfeits all prizes.

9.4 Race kit is mandatory for the podium. Racers cannot mount the podium in street

clothes.

9.5 Riders are prohibited from bringing their personal bicycle onto the podium stage.

CHAPTER 10 - SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS

10.1 The race is fast and the corners are sweeping. Racers must give each other room to slow down for the approaching corners.

10.2 It is important for racers to hold a predictable line through the corners and give their competitors room.

10.3 Racers must keep their rear wheels rolling as much as possible, there is no need to skid on this course. Racers skidding dangerously into corners will be removed from the race.

10.4 Racers must hold their line and are not allowed to block riders attempting to pass.

10.5 Racers must exercise caution when passing slower riders who have not exited the course. Lapped riders tend to be unpredictable and may not ride a straight line.

10.6 Racers must make sure their tires are sufficiently inflated and in good condition.

The course is smooth but as with all surfaces, anything can happen. Lightweight tires are not recommended.

10.7 The course is completely closed to traffic.

CHAPTER 11 - MEDICAL SUPPORT

11.1 There is a first aid team in position to respond to any injuries sustained during qualifying and the race.

11.2 Any racer needing hospital treatment will get transported there as soon as possible.

11.3 Racers must ride within their ability.

Full equipment guidelines:

NLTCBMBC THUNDERCRIT - RULES 2016 North London Thundercats Black Metal Bicycle Club (NLTCBMBC)

THUNDERCRIT Rules 2016 Version 1.3

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Chapter 1 – Equipment Requirements

Chapter 2 – Athlete Etiquette

Chapter 3 – Qualifying

Chapter 4 – Main Race Start

Chapter 5 – Laps

Chapter 6 – Primes

Chapter 7 – Lapped Riders

Chapter 8 – Possible Race Stoppage

Chapter 9 – Post Race Podium

Chapter 10 – Safety Considerations

Chapter 11 – Medical Support

CHAPTER 1 - EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

1.1 A track bike is required.

1.2 A helmet is required.

1.3 Clipless pedals and shoes are required.

1.4 Drop bars, with bar tape, plugged ends and no brake levers are required.

1.5 A lockring securing the cog is required.

1.6 Jerseys with sleeves are required.

1.7 All components of the bike must be in good condition.

1.8 Helmet mounted cameras are prohibited. (Must be on bike)

1.9 Brakes are prohibited.

1.10 Excessively large gear ratios are prohibited.

1.11 Lights and reflectors are prohibited.

1.12 Time trial wheels are prohibited (Aerospokes, disc wheels, Spinergy, Tri-spokes,

rims deeper than 90mm, etc).

1.13 Fixed-gear conversions are prohibited.

1.14 Headphones are prohibited.

1.15 Race numbers (bib and/or bike mounted) are mandatory for scorekeeping purposes. Number placement instructions are provided at number pickup.

1.16 Bib numbers (if provided) must be pinned on correct side of jersey. (This will be communicated on the day)

1.17 Equipment non-compliance are grounds for disqualification.

1.18 If riding in a team athletes must wear kit that visually matches their teammates.

CHAPTER 2 - ATHLETE ETIQUETTE

2.1 Athletes must conduct themselves in a manner that is not offensive in any way to fellow participants, spectators, officials or volunteers and is considered reasonable and acceptable in the community.

2.2 Riding the course during set-up is prohibited and can result in a penalty or disqualification.

2.3 If an athlete’s conduct is deemed offensive, a disciplinary action may result in a starting grid penalty, expulsion from the race or a ban from future NLTCBMBC events.

CHAPTER 3 - QUALIFYING

3.01 Racers must be ready start their qualifying race at least 10 minutes before their given group is due to go on course.

3.02 Qualifying will be a 10 lap race (11.1km) with the top 5 riders in each race given a grid position for the final race.

3.03 Finishing outside of the top 5 in your qualifying race will result in a random grid position being given at behind the top qualifiers of the day in the final race.

3.04 Racers are responsible for being present for their qualifying session. If a racer misses his/her session they will NOT be allowed to qualify in another session.

3.05 Each qualifying session is 10 laps in length. Unless an unexpected delay forces the officials to shorten these races.

3.06 Normal race rules and etiquette apply at ALL times

3.07 Pushing, pulling, or hand-slinging another rider is prohibited.

3.08 Deliberate blocking is prohibited.

3.09 Riders outside of the top 5 and in danger of being lapped will be removed from the course

3.10 Cutting the course with the intention of improving one’s position is prohibited.

3.11 If a racer is deemed to be riding dangerously he/she will be removed from the race

3.12 In the event of a stoppage during qualifying please see CHAPTER 8 below.

3.13 Racers must enter and exit the course using the designated course exit at turn 2.

3.14 There are no prizes awarded in qualifying.

3.15 All officials decisions are final.

CHAPTER 4 - MAIN RACE START

4.1 All qualified riders must enter the course through the designated course entrance and roll round to the start line where the top qualifiers will have their names checked off the starting list. Entering the course in any other location is grounds for disqualification.

4.2 The start line is marked on the roadway. Racers MUST know their qualifying position (row 1-5). Racers lining up out of position are subject to disqualification.

4.3 After all riders are on the course there is a neutral lap. Riders must maintain a steady rolling pace and are not allowed to pass each other.

4.4 The start is a rolling start that takes place after the neutral lap on the sound of the bell.

4.5 The neutral lap does not count towards the overall lap count.

CHAPTER 5 - LAPS

5.1 The race is 26 laps/approximately 45 minutes for the men’s race and 20 laps/approximately 40 minutes for the women’s race.

5.2 A lapboard is used to count down each lap.

5.3 The length of the race is subject to change at any time per the race director’s

discretion.

5.4 A bell is used to signify the start of the last lap.

5.5 There are NO free laps for mechanicals or crashes.

CHAPTER 6 - PRIMES

6.1 The ‘Thunder’ prime is awarded to the first rider across the start/finish line at the

end of the 1st lap of both the men’s and women’s race.

6.2 The ‘Devil’ prime is awarded to the first rider across the start/finish line at the end of lap 6 (6.66km) of both the men’s and women’s race.

6.3 The ‘Pizza’ Prime is awarded to the first rider across the start/finish line at the end of lap 12 of both the men’s and women’s race.

6.4 A lap board with PRIME on it and a bell signifies the start of the prime lap.

CHAPTER 7 - LAPPED RIDERS

7.1 All riders who are in danger of being lapped must remove themselves from the race.

7.2 Officials will notify racers in danger of being lapped, racers must move away from the race line and prepare to leave the course at the designated exit on turn 2 before the lead group catches them.

7.3 If a racer is lapped, his/her race is over and they must stay away from the lead racers and exit the course at the designated exit on turn 2.

7.4 The officials have the final say over pulling racers out of the race.

7.5 The race officials will signal to racers when they must exit the course.

7.6 Racers must exit the course in a safe and controlled manner.

7.7 Racers refusing to exit the course are disqualified and banned from all future NLTCBMBC events.

CHAPTER 8 - POSSIBLE RACE STOPPAGE

8.1 If the race must be stopped for any reason, it is restarted with a certain number of laps left, determined by the race officials.

8.2 If the race must be stopped, the race officials stop the race at the start/finish line.

8.3 If the race must be stopped within the last 3 laps, the race is restarted with 3 laps to go. The race officials have final say over which riders are allowed to restart.

CHAPTER 9 - POST RACE PODIUM

9.1 If a rider finishes in the top 3 and/or wins a prime they must report directly to the

podium area immediately after the men’s race.

9.2 The podium ceremony starts immediately after the finish of the men’s race.

9.3 Any rider arriving late or skipping the podium presentation forfeits all prizes.

9.4 Race kit is mandatory for the podium. Racers cannot mount the podium in street

clothes.

9.5 Riders are prohibited from bringing their personal bicycle onto the podium stage.

CHAPTER 10 - SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS

10.1 The race is fast and the corners are sweeping. Racers must give each other room to slow down for the approaching corners.

10.2 It is important for racers to hold a predictable line through the corners and give their competitors room.

10.3 Racers must keep their rear wheels rolling as much as possible, there is no need to skid on this course. Racers skidding dangerously into corners will be removed from the race.

10.4 Racers must hold their line and are not allowed to block riders attempting to pass.

10.5 Racers must exercise caution when passing slower riders who have not exited the course. Lapped riders tend to be unpredictable and may not ride a straight line.

10.6 Racers must make sure their tires are sufficiently inflated and in good condition.

The course is smooth but as with all surfaces, anything can happen. Lightweight tires are not recommended.

10.7 The course is completely closed to traffic.

CHAPTER 11 - MEDICAL SUPPORT

11.1 There is a first aid team in position to respond to any injuries sustained during qualifying and the race.

11.2 Any racer needing hospital treatment will get transported there as soon as possible.

11.3 Racers must ride within their ability.