Lotus Cars Cycle Race League 2016

Held under the rules of British Cycling

Seven evenings of racing! Five races per evening! » View all events

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Weekly Race Programme

Race 119:00Youth C/D & E (U12/U10/U8)15 MinutesSouth Circuit
Race 219:01Youth A & B (U16/U14)25 MinutesStart & Finish on South Circuit otherwise North Circuit
Race 319:30Men E/1/2/360 MinutesFull Circuit Usually 12 laps of 2.2 miles
Race 419:31Men 4th Cats Only60 MinutesFull Circuit Usually 12 laps of 2.2 miles
Race 519:32Women E/1/2/3/460 MinutesFull Circuit Usually 12 laps of 2.2 miles

Day Race Licences issued to Youth Riders ONLY. No Exception.

Parental consent form (Word Doc or PDF) required for all day licence riders the first time they compete.

Don’t forget, No Licence, No Crash Hat = No Race

Disc Brakes are prohibited as are Tri- bars, arm extensions and pads.

Due to unexpected large numbers (4th Cats in particular) wishing to race at Lotus, the following rider limits have been imposed by BC:

  • 50 riders for each Youth race
  • 60 riders for 4th Cats race
  • 100 riders for E/1/2/3 Cats race
  • 20 riders for Womens race

Reserves taken up to + 15% of field size.
Entry is on a first come first served basis. If you have entered and KNOW you will not be able to ride please inform us and give another rider a chance. Any non starter who has not informed us by Noon Tuesday will be put on the end of the list for subsequent weeks!

The MyLaps Timing/Judging System will be used for all races.

This will ensure that we can place every rider in every race but to do so you must enter your ‘Intent to Compete’ at least 5 days prior so that we can ‘set up’ the races on MyLaps and assign Transponders Numbers to those who hire.

All riders MUST CARRY a MyLaps Pro Chip FLEX Transponder securely attached low down on the front forks with a cable tie.

Transponders can be purchased via cyclingken8@gmail.com for £33. Alternatively you can buy one from hs sports or MyLaps

If you wish to purchase please allow 4 weeks before your 1st Race that will use MyLaps

Transponders can be hired on the night for £5 + £20 returnable deposit for ALL Riders that evening.


For more information, please read our page on Chip Timing.

Race Entry Fees

	Juniors & Seniors         £15
	Youth U16 & U14           £5
	Youth U12, U10 & U8       £3

How to Enter

Register your ‘Intent to Compete’ via this website by the Friday 5 days prior to the race. The number of Transponders available for hire could be limited and will be shared amongst the races fairly. It will be case of 1st come 1st served. If competitor numbers exceed the maximum those who have not started a previous race will be denied entry. An Entry Sheet will be forwarded to each competitor by the Tuesday each week showing your assigned Transponder Number.

Entry to Lotus Test Track – Potash Lane, Hethel, NR14 8EZ

Here is the location on Google Maps.

You will be allowed to enter the site between 18:00 and 19:15. A completed Lotus Cycle Event Track Indemnity Form must be handed in by every competitor, spectator & official on your 1st visit. Thereafter you will be checked against a list.

Facilities at Lotus

There is no covered facility at Lotus. Signing On is from the back of vehicles.

Please do not change in view of Group Lotus PLC employees.

Toilets for men are via the outside door in the old Control Tower building.

A Portaloo will be on site for the duration of the League for Ladies.

Please obey the 15mph Speed Limit

Refreshments will again be provided by Andy ‘Baxters Coffee Ltd T/A Really Awesome Coffee

First Aid: St John Ambulance

Please note that unofficial photography is not allowed!. We are however looking for an official photographer, but this has yet to be approved by Lotus; please indicate your interest in this on the Lotus Helpers Schedule page.

On the Night

‘Sign On’ pay Entry Fee, leave your Race Licence, collect your Body Number and enter it on the ‘Sign On’ sheet.

Add another £25 (including a £20 deposit) for HIRED Transponder. Ensure you have the correct Transponder. Fit securely low down on Front Forks with Cable Tie provided.

Please return, HIRED Transponders & Body Numbers and collect Race Licence before you go home.


Will be posted on this website and the MyLaps website, and forwarded to press and BC ASAP

Age Groups

Juniors born 1998/1999
Youth A (under 16) born 2000/2001
Youth B (under 14) born 2002/2003
Youth C (under 12) born 2004/2005
Youth D (under 10) born 2006/2007
Youth E (under 80 born 2008 or after.

Youth B/C/D & E.

Wheels shall have a maximum rim depth of 35 mm with a minimum of 16 spokes and a max of 40. Spokes can be round, oval or flat but must not exceed 10 mm in width.

Gear Restrictions

	Juniors = 7.93 metres
	Youth A = 6.93 m
	Youth B = 6.45 m
	Youth C = 6.05 m
	Youth D = 5.40 m
	Youth E = 5.10 m

This is the maximum distance travelled by 1 complete revolution of the pedals with the chain on the largest front chain ring and the smallest cog on the rear wheel.

The easiest way to check this is to mark out the distance on a path with a piece of chalk. Set the crank (pedal) arm vertical over the starting point and wheel the bike backwards in a straight line. The crank must return to its original position before or at the finishing point.

If it is, ‘over’ screw in the stop adjuster on the rear gear so that it will not change onto the smallest cog. It may be necessary to adjust the front changer in a similar fashion.

This rule ensures that riders learn how to pedal fast without straining themselves pushing. Fast pedalling not pushing is the key to success.

Ensure your max gear is checked by an official before you sign on.


We always need more volunteers at LCCRL. If things are a little slow and you are getting impatient you will know why. Instead of complaining, do something: find some volunteers!