News

Mallory Youth League is back for 2021, starting in May!

Please note that to comply with Covid-safe racing requirements we have made a few changes. A summary may be viewed by clicking here. Please familiarise yourself with these changes, they affect almost everything we are doing. There are 2 changes you need to be aware of to even get you on the start line!

-> Event entry will now be in advance via British Cycling’s online entry system. The Forthcoming Events section has links to the online entry for each event

-> Before entering you will need to become a member of Mallory Park Road Race League 2021. It costs £10 and you can do it via the British Cycling website by clicking here

Forthcoming Events

DateStart TimeCategoryEvent Details
11/05/202118:45U8ViewOnline Entry
11/05/202119:05U10/12ViewOnline Entry
11/05/202119:30U14/16ViewOnline Entry
18/05/202118:45U8ViewOnline Entry
18/05/202119:05U10/12ViewOnline Entry
18/05/202119:30U14/16ViewOnline Entry
25/05/202118:45U8View
25/05/202119:05U10/12View
25/05/202119:30U14/16View

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Current League Standings

No league standings currently available

Latest Results

No results posted in the last 24 days

Covid-19 changes

Like most other aspects of life, we’ve had to adjust the way we operate to keep things Covid-19 secure. Please take a few minutes to familiarise yourself with these changes, they affect nearly everything we do.

A summary may be viewed by clicking here

Programme

Youth Programme
(BS=Bonus Sprint, DP=Double Points, PR=Points Race, ST=Stage Race, HC=Handicap Race)
Click on a start time to get full event and circuit details

DateU8U10/12U14/16
11/0518:45 19:05 19:30
18/0518:45 19:05 19:30
25/0518:45 19:05 19:30
01/0618:45 DP 19:05 DP 19:30 DP
08/0618:45 19:05 19:30
15/0618:45 19:05 19:30
22/0618:45 19:05 19:30
29/0618:45 19:05 19:30
06/0718:45 DP 19:05 DP 19:30 DP
03/0818:45 19:05 19:30
10/0818:45 19:05 19:30
17/0818:45 19:05 19:30
24/0818:45 DP 19:05 DP 19:30 DP
07/0918:45 HC 18:45 HC 18:45 HC

Downloadable Programme

The 2021 programme of events, which contains details of all start times and the different events, can downloaded by clicking here. Note that occasionally we may need to change the circuit. Joining our Facebook Group, signing up for our Twitter feed or joining our Mailing List is a great way of keeping up to date

Events

Events

Youth events at Mallory Park Road Race League are run on Tuesday evenings from mid-April to mid-August. There are races for 5 age groups each evening, U8, U10, U12, U14 and U16. Additionally results are given separately for boys and girls

Riders score points in each race as follows

  • Scratch Race, our basic race with 8,6,4,3,2 and 1 points for the first 6 riders at the finish
  • Time Trial – For U10/12 and U14/16, a chance to have a go at a longer time trial in a safe environment. U10/12 riders will be on the lower (flat) circuit, whilst U14/16 riders will be on the full circuit featuring the climb up to Gerrards. Same points tariff as Scratch Race. Ideal preparation for the Assen Youth Tour.
  • Double League points for 3 events

Note that BC points are only available for U14 and U16 riders, in line with BC policy

All events, with the exception of the last event, are run under British Cycling rules and may be seen on the BC website by clicking on the link in the sidebar.

Note that new for this year, to help us make events Covid-secure, we have moved to online entry using BC’s online entry system

Competitions

Youth League

Riders gain points in their age category (boy and girl) as follows

  • Top 6 riders in each event score 8, 6, 4, 3, 2 and 1 points (half points for stage race stages)
  • For 3 selected events the top 6 riders get double points

The best 10 race results from the 13 league events are added up to determine the age category winner. Prizes are awarded to the top 3 riders in each category

 

Team League

Each rider starting an event scores 0.5 points for their team. Additionally, a riders individual points (including Double Points) are included. The teams total points score is added up over the course of the season to determine the Team winner. All league events countPrizes are awarded for the top 3 teams

 

Eligability

League Membership

Before entering events you will need to become a member of Mallory Park Road Race League 2021. It costs £10 and you can do it via the British Cycling website by clicking here

Licenses

All events will be run under BC rules. Riders require a British Cycling race license in order to compete. If you aren’t a member of British Cycling then day licenses can be purchased for £1.50 at signing on, but you will need to contact the organiser prior to the event to arrange an entry (see Contact Us)

 

Youth Age Categories

Age categories are summarised below
CategoryAge GroupYear Born
AU162005 and 2006
BU142007 and 2008
CU122009 and 2010
DU102011 and 2012
EU82013 or later

Dispensation

We need to keep things simple in 2021 so we’ve decided that ‘riding up’ with Dispensation will not be accomodated at Mallory Youth League

Entry Fees

Entry Fees

Age Group Entry Fee
U8 £7
U10/12 £10
U14/16 £10

 

Day Licenses

All races are run under BC rules. If the rider is not a member of British Cycling then a Day License is required, charged at £1.50. Details of British Cycling membership can be obtained by clicking here

We are also only doing online entry this year and you need to be a member of British Cycling in order to use their online entry system. However, to encourage new participants, if you are not a BC member but would like to take advantage of a day license to ride, then please contact the organiser up to 3 days before the event (see Contact Us) to arrange an entry

Gears

The Technical Regulations

British Cycling Technical Regulations require that Youth riders compete on restricted gears. For road racing, and hence applicable to the Mallory Park RR League events, the restrictions are as shown below
Category Development
Youth A (U16) 6.93m
Youth B (U14) 6.45m
Youth C (U12) 6.05m
Youth D (U10) 5.4m
Youth E (U8) 5.1m
Riders must present for gear check before and after racing.
A full guide to gear restrictions is available by clicking here

What does it mean?

The development value defines the distance the bike will travel with one full revolution of the pedals in top gear. Depending on the size of wheel, type of tyre used, chainring and rear sprocket, gears may need to be restricted for racing by using the screw adjusters on either the front or rear gear changers.

What do I need to do?

Before your event you need to put your bike in the biggest gear and do a roll-out. This will be supervised by an official but the parent/carer/rider needs to do the rollout. And unfortunately, unlike in the past, if you fail the gear check because your gear is too big, we will not be able to help you – you’ll need to sort it yourself and re-present for the check. We also ask all riders to submit for gear chack after the event as well

Circuits

2021 circuits

The Mallory circuit can be configured in a number of different ways to give some variety to race nights. Full details are below. Circuits for each race night are indicated in the seasons race programme
CircuitDescription
full-ac-1

Full Anti Clockwise

Full circuit, anti-clockwise but with the finish on the main straight just after the bridge. Makes for a classic battle between the sprinters and those riders who need to get clear before the finish line. Used occasionally for the older Youth riders (U14/16) giving them a chance to race on the full circuit including the climb to the Bus Stop chicane and Mallory's iconic Shaw's Hairpin
hilly-crit

Hilly Crit

The Hilly Crit circuit is just that, a tough hilly, twisty course. Its a circuit you either love or hate but it always produces a worthy winner!
lower-ac-1

Lower Anti Clockwise

Arguably the hardest of the two flat circuit variations, when run anti-clockwise we have a 400m uphill drag from the last bend to the finish
lower-c-1

Lower Clockwise

Using the flat lower circuit and finishing on the main straight, this circuit features a slightly downhill finish making for fast, exciting sprints