It’s back, the West London VR Ladies League, a chance to race in big races whilst pitting yourself against the other girls in the peleton … pure excitement. As we enter the new Winter Series, who can topple reigning champion Ellen Lockett? And don’t forget, there is a Ladies teams competition too. Here’s how it all ended in Series Five:
The points from your six best rides will be counted and the female rider with the most points at the end of the series will win this competition. It is possible to augment your score by bettering your current 6th best result. To have your results included in the Ladies League please email your name to Dave.MorrisonR@gmail.com
The leading lady in any race gets 100 points with each subsequent female finisher getting 100 minus the number of places further back in the unisex race they finish. This keeps the incentive to beat men in the sprints because by beating men, you can score more points in the Ladies League. So, if the second lady finisher finishes twenty places behind the first, she gets 80 points and so on…. Our aim is to have Ladies Races where the girls can enjoy the benefits of the peleton, enjoy sprints and don’t end up isolated and solo on the course. It’s a relatively new concept we are evolving to make it more fun for everyone. The Ladies League is based on your best six results from the 13 in the series, so you don’t even have to take part in every race.
WEST LONDON VR SERIES SIX LADIES TEAMS CLASSIFICATION. Whilst all riders should enter and ride each race individually, they can concurrently score team points in the team classification in each race if they choose to join a team. Riders will be participating simultaneously in both the individual and team classifications.. Teams can be made up of between two and eight riders and the individual points earned by the top two from the team in each race are added together to give a Team Score (ie if the top two riders scored, say, 43 and 37 points individually, then the team would also score 80 points). So you will only really need two riders to enter a team, but can’t have more than eight. If only one rider can make it we will still count their solo score for that race. Remember, this is in addition to the individual championships so either being in a team or not being in a team has no effect on your individual placings. You do not need to ride alongside each other, it’s just the best two individual scores that go to the team tally. Clubs may enter more than one team. TO ENTER A TEAM PLEASE EMAIL THE RIDERS’ NAMES AND TEAM NAME TO Dave.MorrisonR@gmail.com