Summer – Schools Cup Information

Rider Information

Grading

Riders are grouped by ability. Beginners are encouraged to work their way through the grades as their skills develop.

Parents and teachers can support the events by encouraging other kids from their school to attend. The more who enter, the more points awarded to your school.

 

Equipment

Bike. -We have grades for track bikes, road bikes, CX, hybrid, MTB, BMX all the way down to kids bikes with streamers and basket.

Helmet.

Water bottle.

Closed shoes. -No sandals, thongs etc.

No sleeveless shirts. -Any short or long sleeve T-shirt or cycling shirt will do.

 

Cost

$7 – season members.joinrenewbutton2

$14 – casuals (includes a $7 day membership + $7 event entry).

Consider a Junior Cyclist membership for a reduced rate at future events. -JC memberships are available online at a cost of $35.

 

School Registration

Students don’t need to wait for their school to register in the InterSchool Cycling events. Students nominate their school when they first sign-on. ISC will take care of the school registration process on behalf of the student.

 

Sign-on

All riders need to be signed on before their event. Sign-on opens at 2:00pm, and closes at 2:45pm to allow time to post the start lists. Racing begins at 3:00pm. Parents and riders should arrive early enough to sign-on, settle in, prepare bikes and be ready for warm up.

The parent/carer signs-on for the rider and collects their number. Please do not bring bikes to the sign-on desk.

 

Venue

All rounds are held at Lidcombe Oval. More information can be found at the Summer Venue page.

 

Prizes
Primary Schools Cup

A perpetual Primary Schools Cup will be awarded to the primary school with the most points at the end of the series.

Secondary Schools Cup

A perpetual Secondary Schools Cup will be awarded to the secondary school with the most points at the end of the series.

 

How To Win The InterSchool Cycling Point-score
Maximise participation

All riders are awarded points for entering. Encourage riders from your school to participate. Points are weighted heavily towards entering. Schools with multiple riders have a better chance of winning the point-score even if they are not winning races.

Performance

We award points all the way down to 10th place in the scratch and handicap race. Awarding points to 10th place encourages riders to keep trying even if they can’t win.

See the Schools Cup Point System for details.

 

Event Format

Typically five events per round. Including:

1. Individual Time Trial

This event is about self improvement. Our philosophy is that a rider who is continually improving is doing well even if they are not as quick as other riders.

If a rider records a personal best time, they earn the same points as if it were a win.

2. Scratch

A scratch event is the most basic event. A group of riders start together and complete a set number of laps.

The first 10 riders over the line earn extra points for their school.

3. Handicap

A handicap event involves some riders receiving a head start over other riders. It allows slower riders an opportunity to work hard and stay away from the faster chase riders. Conversely, it also provides a challenge to the fastest of riders who might otherwise win easily. It also encourages riders to form small groups and work together.

Please Note: Riders will not always receive the handicap they hope for. Please remember that there are a number of factors that affect the outcome of an event. As we learn to understand the ability of each individual rider, our ability to handicap the event improves.

Event 4 onwards may vary depending on numbers, rider ability and available time.

4. Sprint Event

Sprint events favour explosive riders who can output high power.

5. Long Event

Long events are naturally longer, but sometimes include multiple sprints. They favour riders with endurance.

6. Novelty

May include an element of chance, or force riders to use specific skills. Some events offer an opportunity to team up with riders of different abilities.

Points are awarded as per the Points System page.

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