Barnstaple Criterium
Barnstaple Criterium

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Whiddon Valley Engineering Barnstaple Criterium 2013 


To all competitors, sponsors and helpers, thanks for making Friday evening such a superb event.
Before you visit the results, please take a moment to visit our sponsors and have a look at their sites:
Without the sponsors support we cannot bring you the event!

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Friday 6th September from 6:00pm

It's back again for 2013 with fast exciting cycle racing on a closed street floodlit circuit.  Thrilling to watch - Exhilerating to ride!

Brought to you with support from:
Whiddon Valley Engineering
Barnstaple Town Council
Skoda Barnstaple
Southfork Racing
British Cycling
MML Consulting
Perrins Accountants
James Benning Estate Agents
No Sweat Outdoors
Local Farm Box
Kit Heath - Sterling Silver
Carol Anne Jewellery Boutique
Coach Joe Beer
Country Life Brewery
Hockings Ice Cream
Nicole Morrish Photography
Tony Ross Electricians
Top Town Printers
Hands On Massage - Martin Blight
Glover Stanbury & Co Chartered Accountants
Just Office

We've been given more time to race by the Council  so the program has now changed to the following times.

18:20 Youth Cat E (under 8)

Racing for 10mins + 1 Lap - Entry Fee £6.50

18:45  Youth Cat C (under 12), Youth Cat D (Under 10)

Racing for 20mins + 1 Lap - Entry Fee £6.50

19:15  Youth Cat B (Under 14), Youth Cat A (under 16)

Racing for 25mins + 1 Lap - Entry Fee £6.50

19:50  Ladies (E/1/2/3/4)

Racing for 35mins + 1 Lap - Entry Fee £20.00

20:40  Cat 3 / Cat 4

Racing for 40mins + 1 Lap - Entry Fee £20.00 

21:35  ELITE / Cat 1 / Cat 2

Racing for 40mins + 1 Lap - Entry Fee £20.00 


What is Criterium Bike Racing? 

A Criterium bike race is essentially racing around a small, (1 -2km) circuit usually within the confines of a town centre. Each race is usually no longer than 1 hr plus one lap. Punctuated throughout the race are “Sprint Laps” in which riders sprint to cross the start finish line first, each sprint carries a prize normally donated by a local business, in France and Belgium, the home of this style of racing, sprint prices have been known to include cars, white goods, baskets of fruit and veg or even the riders weight in wine or beer!

 This type of racing is very attractive to spectators as on a small circuit they get to see the riders in very close proximity and repeatedly over the duration of the race, the addition of sprint laps, and the very high speeds around tight corners makes for lots of thrills and seldom a dull moment, this is undoubtedly the most accessible form of bike racing available.


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