RIDER GRADING & HANDICAP POLICY in BRIEF
Licensed riders compete in various types of races; Scratch, Criterium, Kermese and Handicap. At Hunter District Cycling Club, a rider’s Grading is performance based and is revised regularly throughout the race calendar year.
Riders may have their grade adjusted up or down as required with consideration to:
- Level of competitiveness in a particular grade.
- Point Score.
- Inconsistent performances, illness, injury, long absence from racing etc.
However these will not be the only reasons for down grading.
Results from other local club races deemed equivalent standard will be used as well.
Adjustments are at the discretion of the HD Grading Committee at all times. A rider profile will be kept to assist with any adjustments necessary.
An appeals process is available for riders seeking reconsideration with supporting evidence.