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HEADQUARTER DETAILS:

 

HQ for Saturday 26th and Monday 28th May:

 

Minsterley Parish Hall, Minsterley, Shropshire, SY5 0EH

 

Upon entering Minsterley (from the direction of Pontesbury) proceed past the petrol station and Muller plant. Upon reaching the mini roundabout, take the first exit on the left and the Parish Hall entrance is approximately 150m further up the road on the left hand side. The hall itself has showers, toilets, changing rooms and a large indoor area (should riders want to set up turbo's indoors etc to warm up). Parking onsite is limited to 100 cars and there will be car park marshals ensuring that car's are parked sensibly to maximise the space available. There is a residential side street (Callow Crescent) a further 50m past the entrance to the hall on left hand side. This will effectively act as 'over-spill parking' once the main parking area is full. We have been asked to point out by the Parish Hall that competitors are NOT permitted to park on the grass verges surrounding the hall; please respect this.

 

HQ for Sunday 27th May

 

RAF Shawbury, Wem Road, Shawbury, Shrewsbury, SY4 4EF

 

Upon arriving at the traffic lights in Shawbury (approaching from the direction), please turn left onto 'Wem Road' and proceed approximately 500m to the entrance of RAF Shawbury. As a working MoD airfield, there is a strict procedure that must be followed prior to being given access to the site. Anyone planning to either compete or spectate MUST do the following prior to race day:

 

 

Race Schedule:

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26th May - DAY 1

 

National B Stage 1 - Team Time Trial

 

https://www.strava.com/routes/10986932

 

Distance: 6.63km. 

Location: Minsterley Parish Hall

Sign on opens at 8am

Sign on closes at 8.45am. 

First team off at 9.30am. 

Last team off at 10.27am

 

At the sign on for this stage, you will handover your license (for duration of event) and collect your race numbers (both to be worn at base of rear of jersey), FRAME number* (to be fixed in area under saddle and above rear brake caliper) and chip to be fixed on left hand fork. You will be provided with pins and cable ties. For those without a frame number holder, you may wish to purchase one in advance. *(Google "BBB Numberfix Plate Mount" for an inexpensive one or "K'Edge Professional Number Holder" for the real thing). You will receive your license back upon return of the timing chip. The jersey and frame numbers are for the rider to keep.

 

Teams are made up of four riders who must all wear the same jersey (unless they are in a leaders jersey) for the whole event. The team time trial is strictly ROAD BIKES ONLY. That means no modifications to your usual road race bike and definitely no TT style helmets, clip-ons, silly socks etc...Ask the organiser if you are still unsure!

 

4 man teams of riders form up in the layby 50m south east of turning to 'Snailbeach' on the A488. Exit the Parish Hall and turn left. Proceed on the A488 for 0.9 miles to start line. Finish just prior to left hand turning to 'Shelve' on the A488.  The time trial is held on a steadily rising road leading up Hope Valley. The road surface was recently improved but there is still the odd crack or pot hole so look after your team mates and ride in single file (allowing for rotation) up the middle of the left hand side of the carriageway. The road is NOT closed, but we will do our best to prevent traffic (moving in the same direction as the race) from getting in the way. Teams will be set off at 3 minute intervals and the time will be taken on the 3rd rider to cross the line. All four riders will then be given that time, regardless of whether one was dropped. Any team that is late for the start will have the amount of time they are late by, added to their overall time.

 

Order of Teams:

9.30AM:  ASSOS TEAM WALES

9.33AM:  BIORACER-PROJECT GO

9.36AM:  BRYAN STEEL ACADEMY

9.39AM:  CLEE CYCLES

9.42AM:  CRIMSON PERFORMANCE RACE TEAM

9.45AM:  CYCLING SHEFFIELD GIANT SHEFFIELD

9.48AM:  HALESOWEN A&CC

9.51AM:  MORVELO BASSO RT

9.54AM   NUUN-SIGMA SPORTS-LONDON

9.57AM   OTLEY CC

10.00AM PRO VISION RACE TEAM

10.03AM RHINO VELO RACE TEAM A

10.06AM RHINO VELO RACE TEAM B

10.09AM TBW BOTTECCHIA WIGMORE RT

10.12AM TEAM B38 / UNDERPIN RACING

10.15AM VC EQUIPE / FLIX ORAL HYGIENE / PROPULSE

10.18AM WEST MIDLANDS COMPOSITE

10.21AM WHEELBASE CASTELLI MGD

10.24AM WIGMORE CC

10.27AM ZEROBC

 

There will be a podium presentation at 11am in the Parish Hall where the Yellow jersey will be awarded to the first rider over the line for the winning team, the Green jersey to the second rider, and the Climbers jersey to the third rider. The white U23 jersey will also be awarded. If that rider happens to also be the first rider over the line for the winning team, then the next best placed U23 will wear the jersey on Stage 2. The white jersey takes preference over the Green jersey and climbers jersey, so feasibly the fourth placed rider from the winning team could end up in the climbers jersey after Stage 1. Those riders who are required on the podium and fail to attend (or delay proceedings) will be sanctioned with a 20 second penalty to their overall time.

 

National B Stage 2 - Road Race

 

https://www.strava.com/routes/11128550

 

Distance: 110km (7 laps of 15.61km)

Location: Minsterley Parish Hall

Start time: 2.00pm

Approximate finish time: 4.30pm

 

The Points Jersey Prime laps are: 2, 4 and 6. On the second passing of the finish line (5 laps to go), on the 4th passing of the finish line (3 laps to go) and on the 6th passing of the finish line (1 lap to go) there will be a time bonus of 5, 3 and 1 seconds for the first three riders across the start/finish line. The first five riders across the line at the end of the race will receive a time bonus of 20, 15,10, 5 and 3 seconds (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th respectively).  The time bonuses will also translate in to 'points' for the Green jersey competition.


 

The Climbers Jersey Prime is located at the top of the climb in 'Leigh' at the foot of the junction to Lordstone Lane, approximately 1km from the bridge that riders encounter shortly after turning left off the B4386. On the first, second, third, fourth, fifth and six passing there will be the following time bonuses available 3,2 & 1 seconds (1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively. The time bonuses will also translate in to 'points' for the Climbers Jersey Competition


 

All primes will be marked by a Green 'Prime Flag' placed adjacent to a white line on the road.
 

 

Course information:

Form up outside Parish Hall in car park entrance for Commissaires briefing -  CLASSIFICATION JERSEY WEARERS AT THE FRONT PLEASE. Turn right out of the Parish Hall and follow the lead car (under neutral flags) to mini roundabout. Take first left from roundabout and cross narrow bridge. Caution for parked cars on the left outside church. After 100m, take the 2nd exit from mini-roundabout onto course on B4387 (Horsebridge Road). Proceed north and then follow road to NW direction. The neutral flag will be withdrawn when the field is together and it is safe to do so. Pass junction (signposted Asterley) and proceed to 90 degree left turn on to B4386. Exercise caution when making this left hand turn and do NOT cross over to the right hand side of the road. Proceed on long straight road through small villages of Worthen and Brockton. Shortly after Brockton take 90 degree left on to B4499 and follow undulating road back towards Minsterley and start finish area just prior to Minsterley Cemetery on B4499 (lap board, timing mat and start / finish line will be in evidence).

 

There will be a podium presentation at 5pm in the Parish Hall after Stage 2 of the Elite race where trophies will be awarded to the first three riders on the stage, the Yellow jersey will be awarded to the overall leader of the event, the white jersey to the leading U23 rider, the green jersey will be awarded to the points leader, and the climbers jersey to the rider leading that competition. The white jersey takes preference over the Green jersey and climbers jersey. Those riders who are required on the podium and fail to attend (or delay proceedings) will be sanctioned with a 20 second penalty to their overall time.

 

Regional B Stage 1 - Road Race

 

https://www.strava.com/routes/11128550

 

Distance: 77km (4 laps of 15.61km)

Location: Minsterley Parish Hall

Start time: 11.15am

Approximate finish time: 1.15pm

The first five across the line at the end of the race will receive a time bonus of 20, 15, 10, 5 and 3 seconds (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th respectively).  

 

Course information:

Form up outside Parish Hall in car park entrance for Commissaires briefing. Turn right out of the Parish Hall and follow the lead car (under neutral flags) to mini roundabout. Take first left from roundabout and cross narrow bridge. Caution for parked cars on the left outside church. After 100m, take the 2nd exit from mini-roundabout onto course on B4387 (Horsebridge Road). Proceed north and then follow road to NW direction. The neutral flag will be withdrawn when the field is together and it is safe to do so. Pass junction (signposted Asterley) and proceed to 90 degree left turn on to B4386. Exercise caution when making this left hand turn and do NOT cross over to the right hand side of the road. Proceed on long straight road through small villages of Worthen and Brockton. Shortly after Brockton take 90 degree left on to B4499 and follow undulating road back towards Minsterley and start finish area just prior to Minsterley Cemetery on B4499 (lap board, timing mat and start / finish line will be in evidence).

 

There will be a podium presentation at 1.40pm in the Parish Hall after Stage 1 of the Support race where trophies will be awarded to the first three riders on the stage, the Yellow jersey will be awarded to the overall leader of the event and the white jersey to the leading U23 rider. Those riders who are required on the podium and fail to attend (or delay proceedings) will be sanctioned with a 20 second penalty to their overall time.

 

 

 

27th May 

 

National B Stage 3 - Individual Time Trial

 

https://www.strava.com/routes/12349844

 

Distance: 4.92km (1 lap clockwise of the airfield perimeter road)

Location: RAF Shawbury. Follow blue dotted line on the road to reach HQ and event parking area. Sign on and toilet facilities are on the ground floor of the control tower hut.

Sign on for the Elite ITT from 9.15am

Sign on closes for the Elite ITT at 10.15am

Start time of first rider: 10.10am

Start time of last rider: 11.30am

 

Riders will be set off individually at 1 minute intervals for a clockwise lap of the airfield perimeter road. The start order will be the reverse General classification as established after Day 1. Please note this is a different course to the afternoon Kermesse, which also includes the runways and is run in the opposite direction.  The individual time trial is strictly ROAD BIKES ONLY. That means no no modifications to your usual road race bike and definitely no TT style helmets, clip-ons, silly socks etc...Riders will form up on the start finish line, be held by a starter and set off through the 300m straight barrier section and on to the airfield perimeter road. Anyone turning up late for their start time, will have the amount that they are late by added to their finish time. Riders are advised to be at the start area 5 minutes before their start time.

 

There will be a podium presentation at 11.50am on the Podium stage by the Start/Finish line after Stage 3 of the Elite race where trophies will be awarded to the first three riders on the stage, the Yellow jersey will be awarded to the overall leader of the event and the white jersey to the leading U23 rider. The green jersey and climbers jersey will not change hands on Stage 3. Those riders who are required on the podium and fail to attend (or delay proceedings) will be sanctioned with a 20 second penalty to their overall time.

 

National B Stage 4 - Kermesse

 

Distance: 70km (7 laps)

Location: RAF Shawbury. Sign on and toilet facilities are on the ground floor of the control tower hut.

Sign on for Elite Kermesse is Midday

Sign on closes for the Elite Kermesse at 12.30pm

Start time: 1.15pm

Approx Finish time: 3.00pm

 

Points Jersey Prime laps: 2 & 5. On the second passing of the finish line (5 laps to go) and on the 5th passing of the finish line (2 laps to go) there will be a time bonus awarded of 5, 3 and 1 seconds for the first three riders across the line. The first five across the line at the end of the race will receive a time bonus of 15, 12, 10, 5 & 3 seconds (1st, 2nd, 3rd. 4th and 5th respectively).  The time bonuses will also translate in to 'points' for the Green points jersey competition.


 

All primes will be marked by a Green 'Prime Flag' placed adjacent to a white line on the road.
 


There will be a podium presentation at 3.15pm  on the Podium Stage by the Start / Finish line after Stage 4 of the Elite race where trophies will be awarded to the first three riders on the stage, the Yellow jersey will be awarded to the overall leader of the event, the white jersey to the leading U23 rider, the green jersey will be awarded to the points leader. The white jersey takes preference over the Green jersey and climbers jersey. Those riders who are required on the podium and fail to attend (or delay proceedings) will be sanctioned with a 20 second penalty to their overall time.

 

Regional B Stage 2 - ITT

 

https://www.strava.com/routes/12349844

 

Distance: 4.92km (1 lap clockwise of the airfield perimeter road)

Location: RAF Shawbury. Follow blue dotted line on the road to reach HQ and event parking area. Sign on and toilet facilities are on the ground floor of the control tower hut.

Sign on for the Support Race ITT from 8.00am

Sign on closes for the Support Race ITT at 9.00am

Start time of first rider: 8.45am

Start time of last rider: 10.05am

 

There will be a podium presentation at 10.45am on the Podium stage by the start/finish line after Stage 2 of the Support race where trophies will be awarded to the first three riders on the stage, the Yellow jersey will be awarded to the overall leader of the event and the white jersey to the leading U23 rider. Those riders who are required on the podium and fail to attend (or delay proceedings) will be sanctioned with a 20 second penalty to their overall time.

 

Regional B Stage 3 - Kermesse

 

Distance: 40km (4 laps)

Location: RAF Shawbury. Sign on and toilet facilities are on the ground floor of the control tower hut.

Sign on for Support Kermesse is 11am

Sign on closes for the Support Kermesse at 11.30am

Start time: Midday

Approx Finish time: 1pm

 

There will be a final podium presentation at 1.05pm on the podium stage by the start/finish line after Stage 3 of the Support race where trophies will be awarded to the first three riders on the stage, the Yellow jersey will be awarded to the overall winner of the event and the white jersey to the leading U23 rider. 

 

28th May

 

National B Stage 5 - Queen Stage

 

https://www.strava.com/routes/12349025

 

Distance: 122 kilometres (4 laps)

Location: Minsterley Parish Hall

Sign On Opens: 8.30am

Sign On Closes: 9.15am

Start time: 10am

Approximate finish time: 1pm

 

Climbers Jersey Prime laps: 1, 2 & 3. On the first passing of the finish line (3 laps to go) second passing of the finish line (2 laps to go) and on the 3rd passing of the finish line (1 laps to go) there will be a time bonus awarded of 8, 5 and 3 seconds for the first three riders across the line. The first three across the line at the end of the race will receive a time bonus of 30, 20 and 15 seconds (1st, 2nd & 3rd respectively).  The time bonuses will also translate in to 'points' for the Climbers jersey competition.

 

Points jersey Prime laps are 1 & 2. Approximately 220 after the left hand turn at 'Bridges' there will be a Points jersey prime on laps 1 & 2 only with a time bonus of 8, 5 & 3 seconds for the first three riders across the line (1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively). The time bonuses will translate in to 'points' for the Points jersey competition.

 

All primes will be marked by a Green 'Prime Flag' placed adjacent to a white line on the road.

 

Form up outside Parish Hall in car park entrance for Commissaires briefing -  CLASSIFICATION JERSEY WEARERS AT THE FRONT PLEASE.  Start from Minsterley Parish Hall and proceed behind Comm Car under Neutral Flags on A488 towards Hope Valley. Race Commences after riders pass left hand turn Snailbeach. Riders proceed up the same course used on Stage one TTT. At the crest of the climb they proceed down Hope Valley on A488 for 4 laps of the 'Stiperstones'. Proceeding to Lydham, riders will take a gentle left (flagged by Marshal) onto A489. After approx 1 mile riders take first left through 120 degrees (flagged by Marshal) and follow this road past Norbury Primary School and through 'Walkmill' towards 'Bridges'. Riders cross a narrow bridge (still two lane but taken at 70 degrees to oncoming road) which will also be Marshalled. At 'Bridges' riders turn 80 degree left to begin ascent of Stiperstones (marshal stationed here). After junction (300 metres in) the road gets very steep and narrows. A marshal will be placed at the junction and the following 2 miles is subject to a road closure (except to emergency vehicles) for the duration of the event). Riders proceed over the Stiperstones to the Start / Finish line at the top to complete one lap of 18.4 miles. There is then a fast, technical descent (at end of road closure section) to the The Bog Visitor centre. Care must be taken on the descent as there is a tightening left hand turn followed shortly after by a fast right hander. Riders then continue via left turn through Shelve over a series of rolling roads before a descent with a fast right, shortly followed by two 90 degree left hand turns that bring you back out on to the top of Hope Valley on the A488. The circuit will be repeated 4 times, with the finish at the end of the 4th ascent of the 'Stiperstones'.

 

Feeding on the final Stage:

Immediately after the start/finish line is the 'feeding zone' which will be marked by paint on the road. This is the only place that it will be possible to accept bottles & food. Please do not dispose of bottles anywhere other than this area and ensure that you have someone on hand to clear them up. Please at NO point drop gels or wrappers. We are very fortunate to be racing in a designated area of 'Outstanding Natural Beauty' and we will lose this privilege if we leave rubbish in our wake. Any rider spotted by the Commissaires, Accredited Marshals or Judge dropping rubbish is likely to be disqualified.

 

There will be a podium presentation at 2pm in Minsterley Parish Hall after the final stage of the Elite race. The Parish Hall is about 20 minutes gentle cycle from the Finish line and you will be pleased to hear this is virtually all downhill. Trophies will be awarded to the first three riders on the stage, the first three on the overall classification and the overall Jersey holders.

 

Race Results:

 

We are intending to use social media, specifically Facebook and Twitter, fairly extensively during the event. Please encourage your friends and family to follow 'Giro Del Mon' on these platforms as there will be 'Live' video and text updates particularly related to Prime winners, breakaway composition and time gaps throughout the various stages. Draft results will also be placed on social media as well as the event website www.girodelmon.co.uk. A print out of the stage result will also be put up in the relevant HQ as soon as possible after each stage finish and once the results have been verified by the Chief Judge, Commissaire and Organiser. The decision of the Judging team is final.

 

Extreme Weather Protocol:

 

The protocol involves notably the compulsory convening of a meeting between the Chief Commissaire (Mike Jackson), Chief Judge (John Ireson), Organiser (Ben Lawrence), Rider representative (Chris Pook) and Joe Wilks (British Cycling) when extreme weather conditions are anticipated prior to a stage. Whilst unlikely for an event held in late May, we have to be mindful of potential strong winds, extreme temperatures (both hot and cold) and poor visibility. Depending on the type of conditions forecast, the following actions may be taken:

 

1) No Action

2) Modification of Start Time

3) Modification of Race Distance

4) Modification of Finish Line

5) Use of an alternative Course

6) Neutralisation of a section of the stage/race

7) Cancellation of the stage/race

 

Key Race Rules:

 

1) Classification leaders must wear the most 'senior' jersey on the stage immediately having moved into the lead. The order of seniority is as follows: Yellow, White, Green, Climbers.

 

2) Neutral Service will only be given on the left hand side of the road. Riders are not permitted to hold on to the vehicle at any time and the Neutral service will have to return to the convoy having provided service, in case another rider needs attention.

 

3) Race Numbers - two jersey numbers must be displayed at the bottom rear of the jersey and be clearly visible throughout each stage. Frame numbers must be clearly visible in the area under the saddle and above the rear brake caliper. Failure to display numbers correctly could result in a 20 second time penalty and failure to be awarded Prime bonus points/seconds.

 

4) Littering - anyone caught deliberately littering is liable to be ejected from the whole event. It is acceptable to eject an empty bottle in the start / finish area or feeding zone (stage 5 of Elite race only) provided it is intended for a friend/family member to collect it on your behalf. Throwing of gels and wrappers is NOT permitted anywhere and those caught doing so will be jeopardising the future of bike racing in the area.

 

5) Sign on - any rider who does not sign on for a stage is liable to be disqualified.

 

6) Time Limit - 20% of the first riders time for Stages 2, 3 and 5 of the Elite Event and Stage 1 and 3 of the Support Event

 

7) All team members (Elite event only) must wear the same jersey (unless a rider is in a Leaders jersey) at all times. The team competition is a sum of the first three riders from each team on each stage and is awarded after the final stage (Elite event only). 

 

8) The Event is held under British Cycling Technical Regulations

 

9) Remember this is meant to be fun, so enjoy the event and race hard!