Rules for the new Kent Group Points Competitions for the 2024 racing season, as agreed at the Group Committee meeting held online on Thursday 19 October 2023. (These rules fall outside the Group Racing and Competition Regulations and may be amended by the Kent Group committee prior to the start of each racing season.)
Points will be awarded in these competitions on Age Adjusted Time (AAT) in all SEDC open and semi-open promotions, but the following exceptions will apply
Within each of these competitions points will be awarded as follows:
If members of other VTTA Groups or non-VTTA veterans post faster AATs than those of Group members, these will be disregarded for the purposes of these competitions.
The time trial bike and road bike competitions will be run entirely separately, even when both categories of rider are competing in the same event. E.g. if the best AAT in an event is posted by a rider on a road bike, they will qualify for points in the road bike competition only, and vice-versa.
The individual competition winners each season will be the riders with the most points within each competition for individuals. The points from each of these individual competitions will be aggregated into club/team totals to determine the overall club/team winners for the season. In order to win the club/team award a club/team must have had at least two riders who scored points in at least one of the above competitions.
In the event of a tie on points within any competition, the faster rider/team on AAT on individual times in counting events will take precedence.
Plaques will be awarded annually to each individual competition winner, and medals will be awarded to the riders placed second and third. The Don Hook trophy will be awarded annually to the points competition team winners. This trophy was previously awarded to the Group BAR team; there will no longer be a team award in the Group BAR competition.
No claims are needed by riders – the Group Recorder will aggregate all points totals as each season progresses.
Except for the Don Hook trophy these points competitions will run alongside our individual BAR and Women’s BAR and ‘85’ competitions, rather than replacing them.
Any disputes or complaints about the awarding of points in these competitions will be decided upon by the Group committee.