THE SANTINI BOVINGDON BOMBER CRITERIUM SERIES 2020
The Hemel Hempstead Cycling Club (HHCC) run criterium racing for juniors & seniors at the popular HHCC Bovingdon Bomber Cycle Circuit. The Bomber is a 1km long smooth purpose built racing circuit. It is fast, flat, sweeping and technical and always produces good safe racing and for the 2020 season we are proud to announce our new headline sponsor SANTINI PREMIUM CUSTOM CLOTHING. The men's and women's sprint primes are sponsored by our friends at LOVELO CYCLEWORKS and MUSETTE CAFE respectively.
THE 2020 SEASON - Separate mens and womens racing on Wednesday evenings.
6:30pm Riders arrive & sign on (strictly no earlier)
6:40pm Circuit open
7:15pm Men's Race
8:00pm Women's Race
Both races are 40mins + 5 laps but may vary slightly according to conditions/daylight. The women's race start time will vary slightly according to daylight but no earlier than 8pm so be ready for then. Women will get no warm up time, one/two sighting laps only so we suggest you arrive earlier and ride at 6.45pm. Plenty of space to warm up off the circuit. No women signing on until the men's race sign on closes.
FOURTEEN ROUNDS - Weds 6th May till Weds August 5th 2020 - cat 3/4 then 1/2/3 then repeat
Every week will follow the same schedule with a men's race followed by a women's race. The categories will alternate weekly with a men's category 3/4 & women's category 3/4 on week 1 followed by a men's category 1/2/3 & women's category 1/2/3 on week 2 then repeat. All races are Regional C+ events with full BC points for the top ten. Bomber points are awarded to the top ten finishers at every race and will count towards both the overall Sam Williamson King & Queen of the Bomber trophy and the new Top Team award.
Cash prizes for top 3 finishers on the night: 1st=£25, 2nd=£15, 3rd=£10
Standard BC points for top ten: 1st=10, 2nd=8, 3rd=7, 4th=6, 5th=5, 6th=4, 7th=3, 8th=2, 9th=1, 10th=1
Pro tour riders and world champions dream of wearing a winners Santini podium jersey - well now it is your chance! Thanks to our friends at Santini Custom we have created the Bovingdon Bomber winners jersey and every week you will have the chance of stepping up on the podium and wearing the Maglia Bomber. There is also word of a 'Santini Bomber' cycle cap........
THE 'SAM WILLIAMSON KING & QUEEN OF THE BOMBER' - The coveted season long trophy.
This is the season long award where riders finishing in the top ten at each round score Bomber points towards a final score. With at least 7 races available to riders of all categories, your BEST 5 results only will count. The King and Queen will take the title, trophy, £100 cash and a framed action portrait. The Bomber points are designed to make for close competition over the season and to allow teams to score well for the team trophy.
Bomber Points for top ten riders: 1st=10, 2nd=9, 3rd=8, 4th=7, 5th=6, 6th=5, 7th=4, 8th=3, 9th=2, 10th=1
In the event of a points tie at the end of the season the higher number of wins triumphs. If still a tie then a higher number of 2nd places, 3rd places triumphs etc. This is irrespective of category of race.
SPRINT PRIMES - £10 cash supported by Lovelo Cycleworks (men's race) & Musette Cafe (women's race).
There will be a sprint prime lap at every race but never within the first or final 5 laps. The start of the sprint lap will be signalled by a long whistle on the line and the end of the lap by a waved white flag. The winner of the sprint prime will take £10 cash but no Bomber points will be issued.
Sprint Prime winner takes £10 cash
TOP TEAM TROPHY - A new award for the 2020 season supported by Santini.
Santini have agreed to support an all new team award for both men and women with their all new Sprinter skin suit (as worn by TREK Segafedo). The ultimate criterium suit in your Club or Team colours (5 for the men’s team & 5 for the women’s team) will be offered at a generous 50% discount. Bomber points for the top 3 riders (or up to 3 riders) in a club/team will be added together and the club/team scoring the most points at the end of the season will receive the title and trophy and the option on the Santini Sprinter skin suit. This trophy will take scores from all 14 rounds.
In the event of a points tie, the higher number of club/team wins triumphs. If still a tie then a higher number of 2nd places, then 3rd places triumphs etc. This is irrespective of category of race.
£10.00 in advance or £15 on the day (racing is completely free to HHCC first claim members)
As a mark of respect the reigning King and Queen from the previous year will always ride as number 1.
Although we have an excellent safety record at the Bomber, St. Johns Ambulance are present at every round.