ASCC Events Calendar Guide

ASCC Events Calendar 

To veiw all upcoming ASCC events go to Upcoming ASCC Events    https://ascc.tidyhq.com/public/schedule/events

To download a printable version of the events calendar go to ASCC 2022 Calendar of Events

 

ASCC 2022 Events Calendar Guide

Welcome to the ASCC 2022 Events Calendar guide.  The 2022 events calendar attached below outlines the events that your club intends to run throughout the 2022 year. The guide below and attached provides details on Race Directors/Commissaires for each event and explains the points system for each race series. 

 

  1. Race Directors, Commissaires and Volunteers.

ASCC is a not-for-profit association that is totally reliant on volunteers to conduct events, which means we need all riders to contribute to events throughout the year. All riders are expected to assist by directing or assisting with at least one race. Each event has a Race Director who is responsible for organising the event and for races there is also a Commissaire who oversights race regulations and safety.   Race Directors/Commissaires will be awarded 5 points for events that they act as Race Director or Commissaire and do not ride/race.

 

In 2021, the ASCC committee approved a new Volunteer Support Policy.  In recognition of the demands placed on volunteers, it was decided to provide an allowance for officials volunteering at listed races and events (Race Director: $40 per event; Commissaire: $30; Chief Volunteer $30) – please see Volunteer Support Policy for details.

 

Nominated Race Directors take responsibility for organising the event including finding additional support for marshalling, timekeeping and course-setting.  If nominated for a race and you are unable to complete your duties you are asked to organise a suitable person to take on your listed role. This may include swapping with another person listed to officiate on another date.  Please contact the ASCC Road Race sub-committee to inform them of any change or issues: Max Yffer max.yffer@bigpond.com ; 0408 780 361.

 

  1. Race Equipment

The Race Director is responsible for organising the race equipment prior to the event and returning everything after the event. The race box and equipment are kept in the locked storeroom (roller door) at the Clubrooms.  The Race Director’s key will be passed on by the Race Director from the previous race (who could also pass on race equipment). If you do not hear from the previous Race Director by at least 4 days prior to the event, give them a call. For information or to resolve issues contact the Road Race sub-committee.

 

  1. Riders

All riders are required to have a current AusCycling membership or are to take out a day membership prior to the race:

  • Ride+ or Race membership for Gran Fondos, Time Trials, Cyclocross and MTB/road joint social events.
  • Race membership is required for all other events – track racing, criteriums, grade races, King/Queen of the Hills and handicaps.
  • RIDE memberships are required to participate in a social ride conducted in conjunction with race events.
  • Go to www.auscycling.org.au to obtain your membership.
  • Proof of membership is to be presented at sign-on at all races.
  • Riders who do not present evidence of a valid membership will not be allowed to race. 
  • All equipment, bikes, helmets etc must meet AusCycling regulations and requirements.
  • The Commissaire may carry out inspections at any of the races.
  • For most events riders are required to wear race numbers which will be provided at sign-on.

 

  1. Race Fees    There may be race fees charged for some events.  This will be published prior via the Alice Springs Cycling Club website and FB page.

 

  1. Points Series   There are points awarded (based on finishing place) to riders for each race that contribute towards each of the following series: Criterium Series, TT Series and Road Race Series. Points from all of these Series, together with points from handicap races and Gran Fondos contribute toward the Overall Road Race Series.

 

Criterium Series

 

The criterium series comprises four races: 2 x Telegraph Station and 2 x Cameron St - ASCC Clubrooms.

 

  • All riders will be graded into A, B, and C grades. Juniors U13 will race separately. Riders will nominate their grade most appropriate to their ability; adjustments of grades may be made by the Race Director/Commissaire.
  • If a rider changes grades, they may take half their accumulated points to the new grade.
  • The final lap will commence when the leading rider crosses the line following the completion of the race time.
  • Lapped riders will finish in order behind the lead rider but have their position adjusted in accordance with their lap deficit.
  • Lapped riders may be pulled from the race at the Race Director’s / Commissaire’s discretion.
  • Lapped riders are not to influence the outcome of the race.
  • Riders may miss a lap and rejoin the race following a mechanical failure.
  • Crit Series grade winners shall be based on accumulated points.
  • All Crit Series Points contribute to the Overall Road Series Points.
  • Race Directors/Commissaires will be awarded 5 points if they don’t race.
  • Race Directors/Commissaires can delegate responsibilities to a suitable experienced person and still race.
  • Points are awarded for starting, finishing and for the places as per the table.

 

 

CRITERIUM SERIES POINTS

 

Place

Points

1st

10

2nd

8

3rd

6

4th and below

5

DNF

1

 

 

 

Time Trial Series

 

The Time Trial Series comprises five races: 1 x 10km TT Darken Drive (Simpson’s Gap) and 4 x 20km TT 20km Santa Teresa Rd.

 

  • There are four divisions: Male, Female, Junior Male (incl. U17,15 and 13) and Junior Female (incl. U17,15 and 13).
  • Time trials have points awarded on the basis of the number of starters in each division and contributing to the series aggregate.
  • TT Series Points contribute to the Overall Road Points Series.
  • The Club Championship has the following divisions: Male, Female, and Junior (U17, U15 & U13).
  • Race Directors/Commissaires will be awarded 5 points if they don’t race.
  • Race Directors/Commissaires can delegate responsibilities to a suitable experienced person and still race.

 

 

TIME TRIAL SERIES POINTS

 

Place

Points

Ist

10

2nd

9

3rd

8

4th

7

5th

6

6th

5

7TH and below

4

DNF

1

 

 

Gran Fondos

 

There are three Gran Fondos (long-distance road cycling events in which large numbers of participants ride a marked route).

 

  1. Stuart’s Well (90km)
  2. Glen Helen (126km) 
  3. Ross River (78km)

 

  • Some Gran Fondos may commence with a neutral section. This is to be determined and communicated to the riders on the day by the Race Director. Junior riders shall only ride where the distance is less than the maximum allowed.
  • Race Directors will be awarded 7 points if they don’t race (same as participants).

 

GRAN FONDO POINTS

 

 

Points

All riders

7

DNF

1

Handicap Races

 

There are three handicap races: Flynn’s Grave - Len Kittle Drive (27km), Flynn’s Grave – Larapinta Drive and return (40km) and MVR – High Point Marker and return (34km).

 

  • Riders will be started in accordance with the allocated handicap established by the Director / Commissaire based on form and recent performances. Riders may be started in groups.
  • Points shall be awarded in two parts: (1) in order of finishing and (2) in order of shortest lapsed time (where such times are recorded).
  • Handicap races have points awarded in accordance with the table and contributing to the Road Points Series aggregate.
  • Race Directors/Commissaires will be awarded 5 points if they don’t race.

 

HANDICAP POINTS

 

Finishing Order

Points

Shortest Elapsed Time

Points

Ist

6

Ist

6

2nd

5

2nd

5

3rd

4

3rd

4

4th and below

3

4th and below

3

DNF

1

 

 

 

King/Queen of the Hills

 

  • The King/Queen of the Hills is an ungraded race commencing from the MVR and finishing at the High Point Marker (17km).  There is a neutral section from the ASCC Clubrooms to the official start at MVR.
  • 12 points are awarded for first place reducing by 1 point per placing.
  • Finishers 10th place and beyond receive 3 points.
  • King/Queen of the Hills Points contribute to the Overall Road Series Points.
  • Race Directors/Commissaires will be awarded 7 points if they don’t race (higher than the standard 5 points given the higher points on offer for this race).

 

KING/QUEEN OF THE HILLS POINTS

 

Place

Points

Ist

12

2nd

11

3rd

10

4th

9

5th

8

6th

7

7TH

6

8th

5

9th

4

10th and below

3

DNF

1

Cyclocross Series

 

  • Cyclocross is a fun, social event that everyone can join.
  • All races are held at the ASCC clubrooms and incorporates riding around the perimeter of the site, over a few hurdles and a lap of the velodrome. 
  • Mass start, with male and female, junior and seniors for each race.
  • Juniors 15 minutes + 1 lap
  • Seniors 25 minutes + 1 lap
  • The final lap will commence when the leading rider crosses the line following the completion of the race time.
  • Lapped riders will finish in order behind the lead rider but have their position adjusted in accordance with their lap deficit.
  • Riders may miss a lap and rejoin the race following a mechanical failure.
  • Series grade winners shall be based on accumulated points.
  • Points are awarded for starting, finishing and for the places as per the table.
  • Points do not count towards the Road Points Series.
  • Series presentation at the conclusion of the final race of each series.
  • Race Directors will be awarded 5 points if they don’t race.
  • Race Directors can delegate responsibilities to a suitable ,experienced person and still race.

 

 

CYCLOCROSS POINTS

 

Place

Points

Ist

8

2nd

6

3rd

4

4th and below

3

DNF

1