SDW Friday Frenzy RGT Series 1

 

Click here for Round 8 Results and here for final series standings.

Congratulations to all our winners and thank-you all for your particiaption and support throughout.

Please contact Simon Miller for any results queries.

Series 2 to commence on 16th April. Click here for all Series 2 info and enter all 7 stages now.

 

Welcome to the inaugural Southborough & District Wheelers (SDW) Friday Frenzy RGT Series.

The aim of the series is to provide an inclusive and easily accessible series that caters for all rider types in a friendly and supportive community.

While we be mostly promoting within our club and to other local clubs, entry is open to all and we look forward to making friends across the globe and through the RGT community.

We are delighted to be supported by The ÆIGHT BIKE CØMPANY with some unique prizes for those based locally – see more below.

We are also pleased to be raising money for Hospice In the Weald – a local hospice doing an amazing job for those with terminal illness amidst the pressures of Covid-19. We ask that you might consider a minimum donation of £5 for a one-off race or £10 for the series via the following link www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sdwff

 

 

Series Format

Series 1 is over 8 weeks from Friday 12th February.  Races are at 6pm GMT each Friday - typically lasting around 30 to 45 mins. 

 

Events

We will be hosting races using RGT Magic Roads created by SDW based on local routes and circuits to us here in the South East of England. 

Event details follow and are subject to change but are considered confirmed once an event code has been added. Click on or paste the event code into the app (see further sign-up details below)

  1. Friday 12th Feb @6pm:  Groombridge Circuit Race - aka Ladies Mile (3 laps) Livestream Link with thanks to Mike Lister 
    Total race distance 18.7km/260m elevation - Event Code G9zqu920H7
     
  2. Friday 19th Feb @6pm: Tunbridge Wells Velo George City Crit (10 laps) Livestream Link with thanks to Mike Lister
    Total race distance 25km/470m elevation - Event Code 6YBK2xtyOC
     
  3. Friday 26th Feb @6pm: Tonbridge Bypass Q10/19 ITT
    Total race distance 16.1km/112m elevation - Event Code - Alaqg8MTrd
     
  4. Friday 5th Mar from 6pm: London Olympics Double Header - please sign-up to both events Livestream Link with thanks to Mike Lister
     
    • 6pm GMT Scratch Race at Lee Valley Olympic Park (7 Laps Mass Start, Drafting On) Total distance 11.4km/119m elevation - Event Code bT0fjU6Mkg
    • 6:30pm GMT Elimination Race at Herne Hill Velodrome (Mass Start, Drafting On) Total lap distance 500m/2m elevation - Event Code p79UiFjVBU
       
    • Note: The elimination race will involve 2 positioning laps before the last placed two riders are eliminated on each lap thereafter. Any lapped riders are also eliminated. The race will continue until 3 riders are left to duke it out for victory in a final lap. Points from both races will be combined to determine overall placings and points for the round.

      The scratch race should allow for all riders to complete 7 laps comfortably within 25 mins and be ready to join the elimination race event in the app. If you are not finished by 6:25pm GMT we would advise quitting in order to allow good time to join the next race.
       

  5. Friday 12th Mar @6pm: Tunbridge Wells Half Marathon Fordcombe Loop (1 Lap Scratch Race, Mass Start, Drafting On) 
    Total race distance 20.5km/250m elevation - Event Code - sCrlt30C8c
     
  6. Friday 19th Mar @6pm: Rye to Tenterden via the Royal Military Canal (1 lap)
    Total race distance 21km/140m elevation - Event Code - M2rtVhFHYj
     
  7. Friday 26th Mar @6pm: Cyclopark Crit (10 laps)
    Total race distance 25km/220m elevation - Event Code - Ih1hx5yxSe
     
  8. Friday 2nd Apr @6pm: Ashdown Forest GS898 ITT
    Total race distance 19.8km/384m elevation - Event Code - xzbhBGy2h8

 

Sign-up and Entry

Event codes for each week’s race will be hosted on this page and we will aim to publish these at least one week in advance of the next race if not earlier.  Races may or may not also feature in the RGT App events listings (depending on numbers).

To enter, simply click on or copy the event code above. Then open the app, go to Home, then Events and then Search. Here you can paste the code and then click Sign-Up. On the evening of the event, go to My Events and click the event in question – then with your display screen app also open, click Join Event.

 

Categories

The main category is an Open Category where no race tag is needed. All riders will automatically be counted in the open category competition.

Southborough and District Wheelers club members will also be filtered for a separate side competition – no name tag is required for this but please contact Simon Miller if you find yourself missing from the SDW results filter.

In addition, results will be filtered by name tags for the following categories for separate competitions:

Women – Race tag = (W)

Over 45s  - Race tag = (O)

Youth (U16s) - Race tag = (Y)

Juniors (U12s) - Race tag = (J)
 

Tags are added by amending your Surname in the RGT profile settings e.g. Clem Fandango (O)

There is no w/kg category enforcement in this series – we simply ask people are honest with their weight and race in good spirit to work as groups where appropriate and deliver an enjoyable race for all.

 

Points

Points will be allocated by place as follows: 100, 95, 80, 85, 80,......[2 points less per place from 5th down to 20th]… 78, 76, 74, 72, 70, 86, 66, 64, 62, 60, 58, 56, 53, 52, 50 …[1 point less per place down to 69th]. Any rider coming in 70th place or above will still earn 1 point for each race.

For the elimination race evening (two back to back races), the sum of the two results determines the overall event placing. Ties defer to highest race placing. In the event of same highest placings (ie two riders have a 1st and 2nd ) then the result in the last race breaks the tie. Note: Elimination results will reflect order of elimination which beyond the top 3 may differ +/- 1 from RGT results that are based on timings.

Riders in sub-categories (e.g. Women) will have points allocated in the same way for their own standings e.g. the first female rider across the line finishes 5th in the open category and scores 80 points in the Open Series standings but 100 points in the women’s standings for first place in the women’s category. The same approach applies to the SDW club competition.

 

Results

Open Category results will be published shortly after each race has completed on RGTDB.com and in the App (go to Events, then My Events, click on the event and then Results).

Open Category series standings will also be available on RGTDB.com under the Series tab.

Results and series standings for filtered categories will be published asap after the event on this webpage in the document download section at the foot of the page.

Ties in end of series standings will be determined by countback to last rece result.

Thanks to Philip Riley of RileyMI Accountancy for super efficient results processing.  

 

Prizes courtesy of The ÆIGHT BIKE CØMPANY

The ÆIGHT BIKE CØMPANY is a cycling collective based in Sussex, England providing full pro-level support for riders of all types with custom bikes that are always ready, wheels that are meticulously built for the individual, constant rider care and massage, all the latest upgrades, training advice and race support.

Glen and the team have very kindly presented a unique prize for winners of each category that has at least 3 or more competitors.

The winner of each category will have the opportunity to come together to receive a day's worth of the #aeightexperience - you'll get the chance to join us for a morning coffee, before putting your bike in the stand for a 1-to-1 tune up.

Then we'll meet a couple of the #aeightbikeco collective riders for some route planning before we head our in real life! #aeightbikeco riders love getting outside and even in normal times RGT provides a great training/racing platform to prepare for this so we can now teach you how to transfer these skills across to the road or the trails.

After some lunch we'll head out for a ride, mix a bit of skills training in, race for a few signs and then head back to base.

We'll then cover washing your bike the #aeighttech way before another coffee or maybe a beer! It's a great introduction to what we do and should be a really fun day out.

By its nature, the prize may only be redeemable to someone locally and only when current lockdown restrictions ease. If you are unable to take advantage of the prize then Glen will liaise to consider any virtual remote support or you may wish to pass the prize on to the next local finisher.

Thanks again to Glen and the team at ÆIGHT BIKE CØMPANY and do visit their website and follow their social media for excellent blogs and to keep in touch with their adventures on and off-road. #aeightbikeco

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Kit

A superb SDW kit now exists in the RGT App Equipment store. While not exclusive to SDW, we would ask if riders in this series could please leave this kit for SDW Members only for these events to enable easy rider identification for those in the SDW Club Competition.  Thank-you

 

 

Community

Keep in touch with series info and contribute to community chat via the dedicated SDW Friday Frenzy group in the RGT Discord channel

 

New to RGT

Getting signed up to RGT is easy and its free. The RGT Website is the best place to start, beginning with downloading the two apps.

If you are experiencing any issues, do check-out the helpful RGT troubleshooting guide attached below, search or reach out to the very helpful RGT Users Facebook Group or if stuck, submit a support ticket via the RGT Website.

Finally, RGT provides some unique and great in-race dynamics that might take a little bit of adjusting to if coming from another platform. Learn more about the RGT Physics in this blog and visit our helpful RGT Resources doc attached below.

 

 

 

Contact

For any queries, please contact Simon Miller