Balfour Pennington Round 1
Since 1962 PNP has been holding the BP Series. An exciting early season handicap series with something for everyone. The BP Series is the perfect start for legs that don’t have the endurance fitness that traditionally comes later in the season.
The series is traditionally held over very achievable 25-70km courses. The handicap format works by having graded starting groups each with set time gaps, with the slower groups starting first and the fastest group last. The objective is for each group to work together to stay away from the groups behind them and chase down everybody in front.
With the handicap format everyone has a great chance of winning… the key being to get your start group to work well together so you have the fastest net time, and earn points each week.
Click to find out more information about handicap road racing, and the clubs handicapping policy and current handicap list.
In 2016, we will be limiting groups to maximum 8 riders (i.e. split up into more groups) to keep everyone honest and keep bunches smaller, at least until bunches merge closer to the finish.
Round One – Whitemans Valley
An out and back course from top of Wallaceville Hill, Upper Hutt to the top of Blue Mountains and return.
Venue: The Upper Hutt Cossie Club. 11 Logan St Upper Hutt. Go here to collect numbers and timing tag. Old members who have timing tag – bring them for rescanning.
Race date and time: Sunday 28 August (please note that other Series races are on Saturday), 1PM start.
There are two race options and distances, and you are free to choose:
Race 1: Two laps 54km; normally A, B grade riders, and top C grade riders looking to advance.
Race 2: One lap, 27km; normally C, D, E and new riders. (A, B grade riders may start here, but will be handicapped accordingly.)
Start times and order for each race will depend on the nature of the course to avoid overlap.
Entry: Online entry is preferred, but you can also enter on the day also for extra $10 to facilitate timing system and handicapping.
$25 for adult PNP Members and BikeNZ Licensed riders (other clubs)
$20 for all PNP and Licensed Juniors and U23.
$30 for non PNP members.
Note: Entries received after on-line entry closes and on the day incur an additional late entry fee of $10.
Membership and licences:
We will have a list of PNP members and licensed riders on the day.
Race timimg: Race timing is currently planned to be automatic with the timing system. You will also have a number on and there will be manual back up. Pick up your numbers and timing tags from registration from 11:30am to 12:30pm, race start at 1 pm (Limit for Race 1 to scratch, followed by Race 2). When you receive your numbers, ensure they are pinned on the left hand side of your back so can been see at the finish.
Race route: Click here
Volunteers: Club members are expected to volunteer during the season. The club would be grateful for 2 volunteers to assist with marshalling and a lead car+driver would be good also. Please email Race Manage Graeme Davidson 02102575017 firstname.lastname@example.org
Handicap: A guide to handicapping is below. During the On-line entry process, please provide where you think you should be handicapped based on the PNP Handicap criteria. Final handicap start times will be published on race day.