BBCh18 Race #04 | CRITERIUM | 20-MAY-2018
May 20, 2018
06:00 AM - 11:45 AM (Asia/Kolkata)
Bangalore, Bangalore,

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Event Details

When : Sunday, 20th May 2017

Where : Century Artizan | Yelahanka, BSF Campus

Reporting Time : 6:00AM (40 mins before your start time)

Race Start : 7:00AM (Category Wise)

Lap Distance : 1.32 kms Circuit 


Criterium Clinic (Open for all): 7:00 AM to 7:15 AM (15 Mins)
Crit Clinic by Naveen John: A short crit clinic for beginners (open for all) to go over lines through the U-turn on course safely, and basic 3-point technique check list for nailing corners.

U-18, Women & Non-Road Bike: 7:20 AM to 7:50 AM (30 Mins)
Amateur: 8:00 AM to 8:40 AM (40 Mins)
KIDS Fun Ride: 8:50 AM to 9:05 AM (One/Two Laps)
*Elite & Master: 9:20 AM to 10:10 AM (50 Mins)

*Masters category has less participants so Elite & Masters will start same time.
(Indevidual podium for Elite & Masters)

Race Fee : Online -INR 500/- (NO Spot Registration), Race free for Kids

Note : Registration will be closed by Tuesday, 15th May (Midnight)


Further Details on race page

Course (Strava):

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RACE FREE FOR WOMEN in BBCh 2018 Season!

So season ticket will not be available for Women category. But WOMEN rider has to register for the individual race and need to pay required registration fees.

IF RIDER TURN UP AND RACE, then ONLY entire registration fees would be refunded to the participant's account in 5-7 working days after the event.


Category Details:

1. Elite

2. Amateur

3. Non-Road Bike

4. Masters (40+)

5. Under-18

6. Women

7. Kids Fun Ride (below 10 years)

Under-18 category is common for both boys and girls who are below the age of 18. Girls below the age of 18 may opt for Women category also if they wish to.

Amateur category is open for anybody who wants to race irrespective of age.

Elite category is also open for anybody who wants to race but since that is the category where most of the pro cyclists take part, it is better to have some good level of experience to enroll into Elite category otherwise it might cause inconvenience for the entire peloton due to handling and skill set.

Masters category is for anybody who is above 40 years of age irrespective of gender.

Non-Road Bike Category is for only non-road bikers. Cyclist can use hybrid, MTB, Foldie, single speed. Note: Fixie Bike is not allowed.

Kids (kids fun ride) : participants age should be lesser than 10 years. Parent/Guardian presence is a must. No restriction on type of bike (they can race with tricycle also :P ) (born on 20-May-2008 or after)


Crit Course Description:

Crit course that's a good mix of safe and technical, with good spectating ops down the start/finish straight.

- Course is 1.35km - 1.4km, flat, technical crit, with a 300m finishing straight for a safe and fast finishing sprint.

- Turns: (#1) 1 U-turn, (#2,3) a tight right and left, (#4) a 120-degree turn, (#5,6) followed by a double left, (#7) that flows into the finish straight.

Crit Format:

Crit as a classic American-style, criterium might be the best option, i.e.:

- Have the crit run for a "set time + a 3 lap countdown" for the different categories

- The winner being the first person to cross the line at the finish

- Have a "crowd preme" wherein a hat (literally) is sent around the crowd at the start race and during the first 1/3-1/2 of the race to garner crowd funds for a ~mid-race preme that will be announced by a bell. The crowd can choose to give as much as they find the race entertaining, to be honest.

- Of course, it is the racers responsibility to keep a ear out for the preme bell, just as it is their responsibility to keep their eye out for lap counts/bell lap


What is a Criterium?

It is race held on a short course (~1-2km), over a fixed duration of time (anywhere from 30-60 minutes), the winner being the rider who crosses the finish line first.  What does it mean to be "lapped" and "pulled"? During a Criterium, if you fall out of the main group, dig deep to get back in or try hard to hold-off the field as long as you can, because if you get "lapped" (passed by the lead group after dropping out of the lead group), you are "pulled" (asked to withdraw from the race).


General Rules :

  • Q: Where should i put my bib ?
  • - At front handle bar of your bicycle. - Race BIBs/Numbers MUST be displayed on the handlebars of the bicycle. Altering, cutting or placing of unauthorized sponsors’ logos on numbers will result in a fine and/or disqualification. 

  • - You must not use offensive or abusive language during the race, act in any anti-sporting manner, be disrespectful to the event volunteers / officials or ignore the race regulations.
  • - You and your supporters are reminded of their obligations to act responsibly always before, during and after the event.
  • - You are not permitted to shortcut the course. The responsibility for following the official route lies with you. If you do not follow the official route you will be disqualified.
  • - You are not permitted to willingly alter the course in any way without first consulting with the race officials. This includes moving rocks, logs, tape or other natural obstacles.
  • - You must act in a sporting manner at all times and permit any faster rider to overtake without deliberately obstructing them, when it is safe to do so.
  • - If you pull out of a race (DNF or Did Not Finish) you must notify the timing station or closest course marshal. This is to ensure that all competitors are accounted for at the conclusion of the race.
  • - Riders are expected to be on self supported race mode including mechanical fixing, flat fixing, carrying their own toolkit, towing of the cycle if required etc.
  • - Emergency ambulance support will be available Thanks to Sita Bhateja speciality hospital and Spectrum Physio. You guys are awesome!
  • - Any rider can contact the race director through a specified BBCh phone number which will be active ONLY on race day 07406-998925
  • - Riders are expected to read and understand and adhere to the rules of the race available on the website
  • - The race referee reserves the sole discretion of analyzing any situation during the race and his opinion will be considered final

BBCh Race Disclaimer:

Kindly Note: Bangalore Bicycle Championships is totally run by volunteers and we are extremely short of hands. In the event or pre-event or post-event there may be few human errors which are completely unintentional. To sort out those errors or issues we might take some time which may seem longer than usual but again that is because of the crunch of resources. We understand that these events are run by the registration fees collected from the participants and naturally the participants can expect the basic error free running of the event. But we sincerely request all to bear with us for any delay. Thank you for your understanding.

Refer Race Page for more details :  Click Here

  1. ​Bangalore,
    Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Organiser : Bangalore Bicycle Championships

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