COVENTRY RC HANDICAPPING SYSTEM (for club events)
There are five events throughout the season that are nominated as handicap events:-
Harry Nash & David Cup 10
Fred & Rosa Horton 25
Claud Butler 30
Jack Rowley & Edie Atkins 10
Geoff Ambler 25
Handicaps are based on each member's best performance in CRC club time trials during the current and previous season. Handicaps are generated automatically from the club results database therefore no entry form is necessary and all CRC riders that have completed at least one club evening TT will automatically get a handicap and be eligible. Handicap allowances are calculated in the week leading up to each handicap event and a list available at the start.
The handicaps are calculated as follows:-
Handicap for 10 mile events
Handicap for 25 & 30 mile events
** These factors take account of the tendency for slower riders to fade over longer distances. They have been established by statistical analysis of data from our events over previous seasons, to find a best-fit and provide the closest level of competition.
Individual events – There are handicap awards for each handicap event, the number of awards depending on the number of CRC riders (see rules 2.3.6 & 2.3.8).
Handicap series – The fastest handicap time for each event is awarded 10 points reducing by 1 point for second, third etc. Riders from 10th onwards are all awarded 1 point. The riders gaining the most points throughout the season are awarded the Handicap Plaque.