Summer long criterium racing
Racing is well under way in this 12 round series of criterium racing for men and women and so far we've been blessed with great weather and fantastic racing.
The latest race (6 June) saw Hemel's Zoë Adams take a brilliant win in the women's race and Karl Alexander take a super impressive win in the men's 3/4 going a lap clear of the entire field.
Zoe Adams (Hemel Hempstead Cycling Club) takes the lead in the Sam Williamson overall Queen of the Bomber trophy whilst Marcel Six holds onto the men's overall but it still early days and there's lots to play for.
A healthy £1000 in prize money is available to the top five overall at the end of the season and our friends at Lovelo Cycle Works in Berkhamsted have also contributed to the overall prize pool.
We run the Bovingdon Bomber Criterium series at its club track - the popular Bomber Circuit. The Bomber is a 1km long smooth grippy purpose built racing circuit. It's fast, sweeping, flat and technical and always produces good racing.
The series is governed by British Cycling and all races are Regional C+ events with full BC points and cash prizes.
The Hemel Hempstead Cycling Club (HHCC) run the Bovingdon Bomber Criterium series at its club track – the popular Bomber Circuit. The Bomber is a 1 kilometre long super smooth and grippy purpose built racing circuit. It is fast, hard, sweeping, flat and technical and produces good safe racing.
For the 2018 season we shall be putting two races on every Wednesday evening from 16th May through to 1st August comprising 12 rounds with an mens (open) race followed by a womens race. The races will alternate weekly with a categoy 2/3 & W2/3/4 on week one then a category 3/4 & W3/4 on week two then repeat. All races are Regional C+ events with full BC points.
We are pleased to have local Berkhamsted based shop and racing club Lovelo Cycle Works supporting our series this season - they will be adding to the overall prize pot and providing services & parts at some events. They are good friends of HHCC so go visit www.lovelocycleworks.co.uk
KING & QUEEN OF THE BOMBER
Instead of issuing weekly prize money this season, we shall run a season long King & Queen of the Bomber (KOB & QOB) award which will reward the highest scoring male and female riders and will be based on points (15pts for a win through to 1pt for 10th place). Full BC points will be available as usual.
To qualify for the overall KOB & QOB awards you need to have entered at least 3 races and your best 5 results will count to your final score (3 or 4 results will also count if that is all you have competed in). Top Ten rankings will be published weekly after every round.
KING & QUEEN OF THE BOMBER PRIZE MONEY (total prize pot = £1,060)
1st = £200 + £50 Lovelo shop voucher + Trophy
2nd = £125 3rd = £75 4th = £50 5th = £30
£13.50 in advance
£20 EOL (so enter in advance!)
RACING IS COMPLETELY FREE TO HHCC FIRST CLAIM MEMBERS.
6.31pm Arrive & Sign on opens
6.40 Circuit opens
7.05 Mens Race (open)
7.55 Womens Race
NO ENTRY ON SITE BEFORE 6.30pm
St. Johns Ambulance are always present at the races.
The Bovingdon Bomber circuit has come about thanks to hard efforts of Andy Fleet, Roger Manley and the Hemel Hempstead Cycling Club committee. The circuit is about 1km long and is a collaboration between Hemel Hempstead Cycling Club and Drift Limits.
If coming by car then access is from the A41 only. You need to leave the A41 at the Services (McDonalds) junction (signposted Bourne End Mills Ind Estate) and head up Upper Bourne End Lane which is off the northbound slip road.
Access by bike is through the industrial area up Bourne End Lane off the London Road in Bourne End. Head right when you get to the top of Upper Bourne End Lane. There is no access through the main Bovingdon Market entrance.
Please note, there is no public access to the circuit outside of organised events.