|PROMOTING CLUB EVENTS AND DUTIES INVOLVED|
Organisers should refer to the organiser’s pack for more detailed information.
1. October/November - decide programme of club events for year.
2. Send list of proposed events or copies of Police Notification Forms for these events to District Assistant Hon. Sec. (Club Events) by November 30th for District approval.
3. Send to District Hon. Sec. for a supply of Police Notification Forms, Club Event Signing-On Sheets and Parental Consent Forms.
4. At least 6 weeks before first Club Event send Police Notification Forms to relevant Police Authorities, and copies to the Assistant Hon. Sec. (Club Events).
5. Before start of the Club Event series, as far as possible, arrange timekeepers, marshals, observers, etc...
6. ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT:
a) Have Signing-On Sheet available - ALL riders to sign before being given a number (Ensure that there is an up-to-date record of the address, telephone number and CTT affiliated club of all participants, including private time triallists).
b) If unknown rider turns up and cannot produce evidence of club membership then refuse entry or charge temporary membership fee.
c) Riders under 18 years of age must produce a signed Parents Consent Form.
d) Numbers must be worn. (They should be located away from the start (Local Regulation) to stop congestion in that area).
e) Riders should obey the Law of the Highway, CTT Rules and Regulations, and Local Regulations, especially relating to U-turns. (Don’t be afraid to disqualify riders if they contravene this regulation).
f) Place ‘CYCLE EVENT IN PROGRESS’ or ‘CYCLE RACE IN PROGRESS’ signs near start and finish areas.
g) No warming up on the course once the event is in progress. (Warn riders of this Local Regulation).
h) Marshal(s) (who can double as observer(s)) should take up their positions wearing fluorescent jackets. Timekeepers and pusher-off should also wear fluorescent jackets, unless timekeeper in car.
i) As far as possible seed riders and set out field keeping fast riders, or riders of similar abilities, apart.
j) If tandems or team time trials ride, then place them at the front of field with 2 minutes gap, not in the middle of the field where they may interfere with the performance of solo riders. After event riders should be told to go to a certain point, not return to the finish timekeeper for their time. The timekeeper will bring the complete finishing list after the last person has finished, or a runner will supply times.
k) Riders should be reminded, especially early or late in the season, that they may require lights for the ride home.
USEFUL ADDRESSES FOR NEWS, RESULTS AND PUBLICITY
For News items on the CTT Website and their Facebook Pages
Send (by Sunday evening) to the news agency responsible:
Snowdon Sports firstname.lastname@example.org
(Snowdons also write the results pages in Cycling Weekly)
VeloUK Website email@example.com
Fergus Muir writes cycle sport columns in regional daily newspapers, in particular the East Anglian Daily Times and the Ipswich Star on Friday and the Eastern Daily Press and Norwich Evening News (Wednesdays)
You can help by sending news, start sheets, results, and programmes using the details below.
firstname.lastname@example.org 01603 615000.
Local Weekly Newspapers
Clubs usually make their own arrangements with local weeklies published by the Archant group.
For Iliffe Press papers – notably the Bury Free Press, Diss Express and Newmarket Journal, send to their Sports Editor: Russell Claydon
The Facebook page “East Anglian Cycle Racing News” was established in the spring of 2019 and is a useful place to put club news and also carries links to cycling columns available on newspaper websites.
Organisers, please remember to submit start and result sheets on time to the relevant people as per your promoter’s pack!
Where to send Police Notification Forms
Head of Road Policing
Protective Services Command
Norfolk NR18 0WW
Suffolk IP5 7QS
Mr Jack Askew,
Force Traffic Management Officer,
Roads and Armed Policing Team,