INTRO TO RACING SESSIONS (men & women)
These popular evenings are designed to be a relaxed and non intimidating environment for the race curious, new racers and those who have a few races under their belts but need some help/confidence.
Note: BC = British Cycling (our national governing body)
Who are the sessions for?
- 4th Category Male BC license holders and those without a BC license or even BC membership.
- 3rd or 4th Category Female license holders and those without a BC license or even BC membership.
- Juniors are also very welcome.NOTE : There may be an addional Day LIcense charge to be paid to BC (see this useful licenses page for info.)
INTRO TO RACING TIMETABLE
6:45pm Riders arrive & sign on (strictly no arrival earlier than 6.45pm, arrive dressed and ready to ride).
6:50pm Circuit open for familiarisation/warm up.
7.05pm Structured coached session as one group led by a British Cycling qualified coach (20mins). The group will then be split into 2 smaller groups (men & women) and there will be a 15/20 min + 3 lap race whilst the other group continue coaching on another section of the circuit....then swap.
8.15pm Approximate finish.
After a familiarisation/warm up session the evening will start with a 20 minute coached session covering riding in a group, safe manoeuvring, cornering and basic race craft. A qualified BC coach will lead the session with the help of experienced racers.
The second part of the evening will be a no pressure informal race which will be a Regional C (rather than Regional C+) rated which means there will be no BC points on offer but there will be cash prizes on the night for the first two men and first two women in their respective races (£15/10). So there will be no points grabbers present and less pressure on all – the result will still be logged with BC so will still count! There are no Bomber points on the night. There is no pressure to race the whole race if you don't want to, you can safely pull out with 3 laps to go if you don't want to contest the final few laps. It is entirely up to you.
Race numbers are limited at 35 riders on the circuit (normally 50). Depending on the numbers of men and women attending we shall either run one race (with a seperate result for women) or two completely seperate races.
An extensive Pre race briefing via email will cover pre race reading/viewing, bike preparation, what to wear, license info, arriving, the signing on process, race numbers, warm up, briefing, race starts etc etc step by step in detail. There will be a pre race briefing on the night too.
We will be leading the race out for a rolling start. This will allow riders time to get their feet clipped in without worrying about the race getting away from them and to avoid any big bunching on the first lap proper.
We are an experienced, understanding and friendly team with years of experience of running races for men and women. In fact we are one of the few race organisers who have a totally separate race for women.
Our safety record is very good at the Bomber but professional first aid is always present at every event as a precaution.
The "Racing For All" video below was made for us by Santini during the 2021 Bomber season featuring Becky Fawcett.
Video by Calvin Cheung. Music by Andy Fleet & Rob Abbey.