The Ring Summer Criterium Series brings together the WA Racing community.

The Ring enables the local racing clubs to hold a uniformed and standardised event series that will result in a high quality racing experience for new riders, all the way through to WA’s elite A Graders.

CycleSport WA has recognised the need to continue to grow the membership of the local WA clubs to ensure the recreation and high performance pathways of the future remain sound. The Ring Summer Criterium Series is a safe and inclusive environment that works towards the common goal of involving more people in racing and creating a positive experience for all.

What to expect from The Ring Summer Criterium Series

More frequent and fully supported races.

Races are held exclusively on Sunday’s across a variety of courses.

Round DateEvent NameLocation
120/11/2016Ring Criterium Series Round 1: BentleyBentley - Tech Park: Brodie Hall Drive
227/11/2016Ring Criterium Series Round 2: RockinghamRockingham - Smeaton Way
304/12/2016Ring Criterium Series Round 3: GnangaraGnangara Circuit – Northlink Industrial
Park: Supreme Loop
411/12/2016Ring Criterium Series Round 4: RockinghamRockingham - Smeaton Way
518/12/2016Ring Criterium Series Round 5: BentleyBentley - Tech Park: Brodie Hall Drive
615/01/2017Ring Criterium Series Round 6: GnangaraGnangara Circuit
Circuit
722/01/2017Ring Criterium Series Round 7: PinjarraPinjarra – Baker Street Industrial Park
85/02/2017Ring Criterium Series Round 8: GnangaraGnangara Circuit – Northlink Industrial
Park: Supreme Loop
912/02/2017Ring Criterium Series Round 9: RockinghamRockingham - Smeaton Way
1026/02/2017Ring Criterium Series Round 10: GnangaraGnangara Circuit – Northlink Industrial
Park: Supreme Loop
1112/03/2017Ring Criterium Series Round 11: BentleyBentley - Tech Park: Brodie Hall Drive
1226/03/2017Ring Criterium Series Round 12: PinjarraPinjarra – Baker Street Industrial Park

THE RING IS THE THING THIS SUMMER

  • Live social media updates
  • Pre race form guides
  • Rider profiles
  • Club spotlight
  • Professional event photography
  • Race mentoring through the New Racer Program
  • Series Championship Points and winner’s jerseys, for all grades – men and women
  • Live timing
  • Vibrant event village with coffee, entertainment and commentary
  • Post race reports and interviews

THE FORMAT

    • A Men: 50 mins + 2 laps (including under 19 men)
    • A Women: 40 mins + 2 laps (including under 19 women)
    • B Men: 40 mins + 2 laps (max grade under 17 men)
    • B Women: 30 mins + 2 laps (max grade under 17 women)
    • C Men: 30 mins + 2 laps (max grade under 15 men)
    • C Women: 25 + 2 laps (max grade under 15 women)
    • D Men: 20 mins + 2 laps
    • D Women: 20 Mins + 2 laps
    • E Mixed: 20 mins + 2 laps (mixed sex racing Under 13’s only)

CYCLING AUSTRALIA TECHNICAL REGULATIONS AND WA BY LAWS

The Ring Series Racing will be conducted under current Cycling Australia Technical regulations and CycleSport WA by laws.

Important rules all riders should consider are:

  • Disc brakes, cameras and triathlon bars or triathlon bikes are not allowed. UCI approved bikes only.
  • Junior (Under 17 and lower) racing requires a roll out to check gearing
  • Racing is conducted under the jurisdiction of a Race Commissaire.
  • Disqualification and fines apply for Racing infringements

GRADING

Grading is per wa.cycling.org.au

OVERALL SERIES CHAMPION

The Series winner will be decided in A and B grade Men and Women, but noted in all grades.

  • All races count
  • Riders moving grades or moved by CSWA will only accumulate points in that grade,they are not transferable
  • Highest Point tally wins
  • In the case of a tie, count back on result of the last race. The rider greater points of the two riders tied will be the winner of that position.
  • Points: 1st 100 points, 2nd 75 points, 3rd 55 points, 4th 40 points, 5th 30 points, 6th to 10th 20 points
  • Points are awarded on finish position; DNF or DNS is zero (0) points.