The Ring Summer Criterium Series brings together the WA Racing community.

The Ring enables the local racing clubs to hold a uniformed and standardised event series that will result in a high quality racing experience for new riders, all the way through to WA’s elite A Graders.

CycleSport WA has recognised the need to continue to grow the membership of the local WA clubs to ensure the recreation and high performance pathways of the future remain sound. The Ring Summer Criterium Series is a safe and inclusive environment that works towards the common goal of involving more people in racing and creating a positive experience for all.

  • A Men: 50 mins + 2 laps (including under 19 men)
  • A Women: 40 mins + 2 laps (including under 19 women)
  • B Men: 40 mins + 2 laps (max grade under 17 men)
  • B Women: 30 mins + 2 laps (max grade under 17 women)
  • C Men: 30 mins + 2 laps (max grade under 15 men)
  • C Women: 25 + 2 laps (max grade under 15 women)
  • D Men: 20 mins + 2 laps
  • D Women: 20 Mins + 2 laps
  • E Mixed: 20 mins + 2 laps (mixed sex racing Under 13’s only)

The Ring Series Racing will be conducted under current Cycling Australia Technical regulations and CycleSport WA by laws.

Important rules all riders should consider are:

  • Cameras and triathlon bars or triathlon bikes are not allowed. UCI approved bikes only.
  • Junior (Under 17 and lower) racing requires a roll out to check gearing
  • Racing is conducted under the jurisdiction of a Race Commissaire.
  • Disqualification and fines apply for Racing infringements

Grading is per wa.cycling.org.au

2017/18 Ring Summer Criterium Series Points system.

All riders will receive one point for starting and one point for finishing.

Individual points awarded for a Standard Round.

1st 20
2nd 18
3rd 16
4th 14
5th 12
6th 10
7th 8
8th 6
9th 4
10th 2

Individual points awarded for a Super Crit Round (noted with a star in the above fixtures)

1st 30
2nd 27
3rd 24
4th 21
5th 18
6th 15
7th 12
8th 9
9th 6
10th 3

Club Points system

Riders receive points towards the Ring Club Award – Standard and Super Crit rounds will be awarded the same points.

1st 5
2nd 4
3rd 3
4th 2
5th 1

Per grade and gender, all added together per round to the clubs tally.

Moving Grade

Riders will be graded at the start of the series, they will be automatically moved up in grades if they win three events, they will also carry up half of the points from the lower grade.
Riders can drop grades if they have not placed in the top 50% of the field in five 2017 / 2018 Ring Summer Criterium events.

I’d like to join a club, where can I find my nearest club?

You can find your local club at: http://membership.cycling.org.au/Club-Finder

Do I need to belong to a cycling club to enter these races?

No you don’t, you just require a Cycling Australia license, available here: http://membership.cycling.org.au/

We encourage you to join a local club, as this is an excellent opportunity to meet like minded riders and join in group rides in your area.

How do i become a Member ?

Becoming a member of Cycling Australia allows you to race the Ring Crit series. Membership fees go towards the bike riding pathway from beginners to Olympic champions. It helps put on events like the Ring Criterium Series. To get the best value out of membership we recommend you purchase a racing License from Cycling Australia. This will cover you when ever you are on a bike. These are available here: http://membership.cycling.org.au/Packages/Racing They will ask you to be a member of a club and you can nominate one after looking here http://www.wa.cycling.org.au/Get-Involved/Find-a-Club

Where do I enter?

You can register for the Ring Summer Criterium series at: https://entryboss.cc/calendar/thering 

 

Can I buy a season pass for all the races and do the New Racer program as a non-member of a club?

Yes, you can buy a season pass for all the races.

The New Racer program is limited to 1 session per rider. If you are looking for further coaching then we recommend you the Cycling Development Fund coaches. Just tell us when you want to do your New racer session by nominating this through the ‘Enter the Ring’ link

To get the best value out of membership we recommend you purchase a racing License from Cycling Australia from $257 for a master rider. This will cover you when ever you are on a bike. These are available here: http://membership.cycling.org.au/Packages/Racing They will ask you to be a members of a club and you can nominate one after looking here http://www.wa.cycling.org.au/Get-Involved/Find-a-Club

Can I participate in the New Race program every week?

This is a free coaching session thanks to the generosity of our partners – Exercise Institute. The New Racer program is limited to 1 session per rider. 

Can i get a discount for my transponder with a series pass ?

No, the Series Pass is heavily discounted and there is no refund for people with their one transponder.

Can I drop down a grade to increase my chance of winning? 

Riders will be moved up a grade if the CycleSport WA Grading Committee see fit. Grading of riders is very important and CycleSport WA monitor the start list and advise on grading in line with their principles noted here: http://www.wa.cycling.org.au/Events-Results/Race-Grading  Results are regularly monitored and riders are asked for their grade and notes when they enter the Ring. We are checking all of this to bring you a fair racing environment. 

What time does it start?

The below are scheduled times and depend upon number of riders in each grade – final race times will be emailed to registered riders.

7.15am                   Registration and closes 15 minutes before each grade.

7.30am                   “New Racer” session starts ( 30 Min)

8.00am                   E grade

9.00 am                  D grade

9.30 am                  C grade

10.05 am               Prize giving

10.25am                B Grade

11.25am                A grade

12.10pm               Prize Giving

I have my own My Laps timing chip, can I use it?

Yes, Bring the number to the registration desk and we will collect it. You will be eligible for a $5 refund.

My child is 9, 10, 11 or 12. Can they race?

Yes. Our E Grade racing is for Under 13’s. There are no adult racers on course and it’s about having a go. The format is 20 minute plus 2 laps criterium. Cycling Australia membership is required ($38.65 for 1 race or 1 year from $92.50)

Is the series inclusive?

Yes. We encourage all levels of riders, recognise everyone’s results and know that competing against your friends is a bit of fun. Our rules follow the Cycling Australia technical regulations, we apply them in a fair manner and want you to have a great race day.

How come it costs more than a club race?

Event costs have risen marginally so you can enjoy an exceptional racing experience

Who can enter?

Anyone can enter. Nominate, pick a grade based on your abilities or age and join in

When can I enter?

The Tuesday one and half weeks prior to race day. Registrations close on the Thursday midnight three days before the race.

I don’t have a race license, can I enter?

You will need a Cycling Australia race license to compete in the Ring Criterium Series.

You have two options:

1, Purchase your Cycling Australia license here: http://membership.cycling.org.au/ and then enter though Entry Boss

Or

2. When Creating your profile through Entry Boss, in the ‘License Category’ drop down, select ‘Other’ and proceed though to race registration. From here, select your grade and leave the ‘Claim Membership Discount’ box unchecked – a single day race license will be added to your race registration

 

What does my entry fee cover?

One race including timing chip. Our events have an ambulance on site, traffic management and a lot of promotion and behind the scenes, but we still have a large volunteer component keeping prices down. We will be adding to the race day experience making it a great day out for you and your family.

Can I change Grades?

Yes, send us an email before entries close and we will move you around. Please note that we grade our riders, so you may be moved into a different group on the start list. Start lists will be emailed to you and posted to the Ring Crit Series Facebook

Where do I find the start list ?

Start lists will be emailed to you and posted to the Ring Crit Series Facebook

Can I get a refund?

Yes, before midnight on the Thursday prior to race day. Go to the event entry and ” Scratch” yourself for a full refund

What facilities are available at each event?

Each event village will have: toilets, a coffee van, food truck and clubs selling refreshments

Where do I park?

Each event has different parking arrangements. Parking details will be advised for each event separately

Are there any restrictions on bikes?

The Ring complies with Cycling Australia approved Technical Regulations. In essence no time trial bikes or bars. Juniors, non carbon wheels.

What to Wear?

Cycling gear of course – we insist on Registered, Neutral or Club kit for A and B grade. We have “ wear anything” attitude for C, D and E Grade for the races before January 2017. Get in touch with your club and buy their kit.

How do I become a volunteer?

Every event needs a helper or three. Email us and we will help you help us.

info@ringcritseries.asn.au

Can I become a Stall Holder or Sponsor?

Sure, get in touch and we will do what we can to promote you and your company. Please email

info@ringcritseries.asn.au

Little Critters – do I need to ride with my child?

Yes, a  parent is required for every child. This is an untimed, fun event for children of all ages, the more the merrier. 

Can I enter a race on the day?

Yes you can. Payment is by cash or we can record your credit card details. Please entryboss.cc/calendar/thering for pricing details.

Are on-bike cameras allowed?

The Ring has a great sponsor in Cycliq. We will be awarding camera prizes at each event. We don’t normally allow cameras in races, but have special permission from CycleSport WA and will select riders to carry the cameras.

Why do the license categories in the new rider entry page options not match the category on the CA license?

The age categories are from Cycling Australia and yes  they are no longer on the Membership card. They are here online: http://membership.cycling.org.au/Faq under “How do I work out my membership age category for racing?” A MAS 5 is 50 – 54 yrs old in 2017, a MAS6 is 55 – 59 years old in 2017.

Can I race A Grade with a 3 Race Membership?

No, a full membership is required (Elite or Masters Category) http://membership.cycling.org.au/Packages/Racing