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THE HHCC SANTINI BOVINGDON BOMBER CRITERIUM SERIES 2021

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. We are also supported by our friends at LOVELO CYCLEWORKS and MUSETTE CAFE.


Stricly no access to the circuit outside of our race times as it is a private facitliy on private land.

 

THE 2021 SEASON - Separate mens and womens racing on Wednesday evenings.
6:30pm Men arrive (strictly arrive no earlier than 6.30pm)
6:50pm Mens Warm up / Women arrive
7:05pm Men's Race (40/45 mins)
7.45/50pm Women's Warm up
8.00pm Approx. Womens Race (40/45min)

 

13 ROUNDS - Weds 5th May till Weds July 28th
Every week will follow the same schedule with a men's race followed by a women's race. Click here for the 2021 Calendar


Prizes for top 3 finishers on the night: 1st=£25,  2nd=£15,  3rd=£10 plus a cool Santini Bovingdon Bomber Cycle Cap each !
Standard BC ranking points for top ten: 1st=10,   2nd=8,  3rd=7,  4th=6,  5th=5,  6th=4,  7th=3,  8th=2,  9th=1,  10th=1

HAIRPIN SHORTCUT - TO BE USED TO PREVENT DANGEROUS SPRINT FINISHES.
If the leading group are looking like they may end up sprinting to a finish into the back of a slower group a lap down then we may send the lap-down group through the hairpin shortcut which will throw them 30seconds up the circuit giving the lead group more space. Three Left Arrow signs will be shown to the group along verbal instructions. See the map of the circuit here 

PULLED RIDERS 
With such a short circuit, if a single or small group of riders who are way out of the points are deemed to be a possible issue with the lead bunch on their final lap then they will be pulled out with 3 laps to go. Their position will be where they finished at the end of the previous lap.

SIGNING ON
To save riders time and to avoid congestion on the access road from this week all riders arriving in cars will drive straight through and park up in the usual car park and then walk to the sign on team (by the grassy covered van) to sign in and collect their number. Riders arriving on bikes will head to the same place. Still no arrival before 6.30pm.
Numbers need to be pinned LEFT ON YOUR BACK and LOW.  Keep socially distanced at all times before you race.

The parking area can be grimy and slippy so we suggest carrying the bikes to the circuit proper. 

MAGLIA BOMBER
Pro tour riders and world champions dream of wearing a winners Santini podium jersey and 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 and wearing the Maglia Bomber !  

THE 'SAM WILLIAMSON KING & QUEEN OF THE BOMBER' TROPHY  - £250 prizeThis coveted trophy is awarded to the best rider over a season and is decided by points scored by finishing in the top ten positions in races at the championship rounds. Bomber points will only be awarded on championship cat 2/3 rounds. 

With 7 championship rounds in the 2021 calendar your BEST 6 results will count.
Bomber Points for top ten riders: 1st=10,  2nd=8,  3rd=7,  4th=6,  5th=5,  6th=4, 7th=3, 8th=2, 9th=1, 10th=1

 SPRINT PRIMES ON CHAMPIONSHIP NIGHTS ONLY - 3,2,1 Bomber Points and £10 cash 
There will be a sprint prime laps at every championship round 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 and 3 bomber points with 2nd and 3rd scoring 2 & 1 points respectively.

At the end of the season the King and Queen will take the title, trophy & £250 cash. 

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.

ENTRY FEES
£14.00 in advance  (racing is completely free to HHCC first claim members)

ENTER RACES HERE VIA BRITSH CYCLING >>> https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events?series_id=513

Although we have an excellent safety record at the Bomber, St. Johns Ambulance are present at every round.