RACING AT THE BOMBER 2019
The Hemel Hempstead Cycling Club (HHCC) run the Bovingdon Bomber Criterium series at its club track – the popular Bomber Circuit. The Bomber is a 1 kilometre long super smooth and grippy purpose built racing circuit. It is fast, hard, sweeping, flat and technical and produces good safe racing.
THE 2019 SEASON - SEPARATE MENS AND WOMENS RACING ON TUESDAYS EVENINGS.
We continue to run separate mens and womens races every week and Tuesday evenings is our new race night as we can get into the venue a little earlier allowing us more time to get the circuit ready and gives the men more time to sign on and get warmed up. We have also found 10 mins for the women to warm up on the circuit before their race (although there is a plenty of space elsewhere to warm up prior to this).
6.00pm Arrive & Sign on (strictly no arrival earlier than 6pm please)
6.10pm Circuit opens
7.00pm - 7.45pm Mens Race (40 mins + 5 laps, sign on closes 6.50pm)
7.45pm Womens warm up
7.55pm Womens Race (40 mins + 5 laps, sign on closes 7.45pm)
TO REPEAT ....STRICTLY NO ENTRY TO THE SITE BEFORE 6pm
NOTE: the first and final round (#14) will run slightly shorter races (35 mins + 5 laps) and the races will start a few minutes earlier to allow for the shorter day so please arrive on time and and be warming up as early as possible.
FOURTEEN ROUNDS - Tues 7th May till Tues 6th August 2019.
We are adding two rounds to the calendar this year so will be hosting races every Tuesday evening from 7th May through to 6th August comprising 14 rounds and every week will follow the same schedule with a mens race followed by a womens race. The races will alternate weekly with a categoy 3/4 & W3/4 on week 1 then a category 2/3 & W2/3/4 on week 2 then repeat. All races are Regional C+ events with full BC points. Bomber points are awarded at every race and count towards the overall Sam Williamson King & Queen of the Bomber trophy. Full calendar available here.
SPRINT PRIMES - Money & valuable bomber points to be won.
For the 2019 season we are introducing one sprint prime lap at anytime during each race except the first and 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 win a £10 voucher from local shops Lovelo or Complete Outdoors and crucially 3 Bomber points to count towards the overall King or Queen score. As in the grand tours, 2nd and 3rd places will score 2 and 1 point respectively. Sprint points will simply be added to race points for each round so if you win the sprint prime (3 points) and finish 3rd overall (10 points) you score 13 points.
We are pleased to have local shop and racing club Lovelo Cycle Works supporting our series again this season along with new sponsors Complete Outdoors based in Bourne End (between Hemel Hempstead and Berkhamsted). They will be sponsoring the mens and womens sprint primes by garmishing the winners with a £10 voucher to spend in the shop.
THE 'SAM WILLIAMSON KING & QUEEN OF THE BOMBER' SEASON LONG TROPHY supported by Drift Limits
This is the season long award where riders finishing in the top ten score Bomber points towards their final score. With at least 7 races available to all riders, your BEST 6 results will count this year. There is no minimum races to qualify for the overall.
Points for top ten riders at each race: 1st = 15, 2nd = 12, 3rd = 10, 4th = 8, 5th = 6, 6th = 5, 7th = 4, 8th = 3, 9th = 2, 10th = 1
PRIZES FOR THE KING & QUEEN
1st Overall at end of the season wins £200 + Mazda MX5 Drift Experience (thanks to our friends at Driftlimits) + Trophy
2nd = £125, 3rd = £75, 4th = £50, 5th = £30
Read more about this special trophy >>> Sam Williamson King & Queen trophies.
£12.50 in advance or £15 on the day. Racing is completely free to HHCC first claim members. Join the club.
Although we have an excellent safety record at the Bomber, St. Johns Ambulance are present at every round.