Summary of competitions and rules

Overarching qualifying requirements for all club competitions

1. Competitions are open to 1st claim club members, unless previously agreed by the committee. (e.g. the committee may agree competition eligibility for members riding TTs for BSCC where the rider also rides RRs for a sponsored club).
2. Claimants must be fully paid up members before the event takes place or ends.
3. Claimants must enter the event as a member of Bristol South Cycling Club on the entry sheet (if applicable).
4. Claimants need not wear club kit during the event, although use of kit bearing another club’s name, sponsorship or team may lead to protest and possible disqualification at the time of the event. If no such protest is made at the time and the result stands as published then the claimant’s entry is valid.

For ‘Best All Rounder’ competitions members must tell the club secretary of their results before the closing date of 31st October.

Best All Rounder (BSA Cup)
This trophy is awarded to the member with the highest average of average speeds in 25, 50 & 100 mile time trial events recorded up to and including the first weekend in October.

Woman’s Best All Rounder (Betty Justin Cup)
This trophy is awarded to the lady member with the highest average of average speeds in 10, 25 & 50 mile time trial events recorded up to and including the first weekend in October.

Junior Best All Rounder (Junior BAR Shield)
This trophy is awarded to the member aged under 18 years with the highest average of average speeds in 10 & 25 mile time trial events recorded up to and including the first weekend in October.

Youth Best All Rounder
This trophy is awarded to the member aged under 16 years with the highest average of average speeds in 10 & 25 mile time trial events up to and including the first weekend in October.

Woman’s 25 Club Championship
This trophy is awarded to the best placed lady rider in the Brian Weatherley event.

Fastest 50 (The Special Cup)
This trophy is a warded to the best placed member in the club’s own annual 50 open event.

25 Championship (Brian Weatherley Bowl)
This trophy is awarded to the best placed rider in the Brian Weatherley event.

Fastest 25 (Sam Justin Cup)
This trophy is awarded to the member with the fastest 25 mile result in an open event.

Novices 25 (Hovis Cup)
This trophy is awarded to the member who is the fastest novice in the annual 25 Club Championship event, usually coinciding with the Brian Weatherley event. A “novice” is a rider who has not competed in a 25 mile time trial in any previous year.

Fastest 50 under 22 years (Mac Morrison Award)
This award is presented annually to the rider, aged under 22 years, who is fastest at 50 miles (or 25 miles if no rider completes a 50) on a West DC course. Also, the winner and runner-up have their annual club subscriptions paid for the following year.

Hill Climb (Cycle Traders’ Cup)
This trophy is awarded to the fastest member in the club’s open hill climb event.

Hill Climb Women’s Cup
This trophy is awarded to the fastest women member in the club’s open hill climb event.

Classic League (Eric Ilot Cup)
This trophy is awarded to the member who wins the Classic League, the season long handicap competition of club events with points awarded in each event.s.

BSCC Strava King of the Mountains
This trophy is awarded to the member with the highest number of points accumulated in the monthly Strava segment challenge, which runs from January to November each year.

BSCC Strava Queen of the Mountains
This trophy is awarded to the woman member with the highest number of points accumulated in the monthly Strava segment challenge, which runs from January to November each year.

Hardrider (Bridgewater Cup)
This trophy is awarded to the best placed club member in the West District Hardriders competition.

Women’s Hardrider Shield
This trophy is awarded to the best placed women club member in the West District Hardriders competition.

Women’s Open 25 (Arthur Justin Cup)
The Arthur Justin Cup is presented to the fastest lady in the annual open 25m time trial.

The Melbourne Cup
This trophy was presented by Alison Thomas & Ken Sandars, from Melbourne Australia, to recognise the participation and performance of female riders in all forms of cycle racing. It is awarded by the committee for an outstanding cycling achievement in the year by a woman.

The Charlie Cave Memorial Trophy
This trophy is awarded to the veteran member (aged over 40) who achieves the best “plus on standard” when comparing the average of five 25 mile times with the VTTA age standard times up to the first weekend in October. All events run under CTT rules and CTT approved courses are acceptable. To enter the competition members must notify the time trial secretary of their performances immediately after the closing date of the competition.

The KMD Shield for Cyclocross
This trophy is awarded to the highest placed BSCC rider in the winter series western cyclo-cross. To qualify for the competition members must notify the cyclo-cross secretary of their performances immediately after the closing date of the competition.

Senior Road Race Championship
The Championship is awarded to the member who accumulates the most points throughout the season (March to October). Points are awarded as follows:

1st – 152nd – 123rd – 104th – 85th – 6
6th – 57th – 48th – 39th – 210th – 1

Only the best four performances of a member count. In stage races only final general classification positions to count.

Junior Road Race Championship
As for the Senior event above, but members qualify as Juniors up to the calendar year of their 18th birthday.

CC Cleaning and Caretaking Services Trophy
This trophy is awarded to the member who achieves the best result in the club road race.

Les Cattell Cup
This trophy is awarded to the member who achieves the best result in a nominated 10 mile time trial.

Milsom Memorial Trophy
This trophy is awarded, at the discretion of the committee, to the member who demonstrates outstanding performance in long distance cycle events. The committee normally consider a single outstanding performance or a series of performances over the course of a season (1st Jan to 30th Sep). Also important is performance relative to a member’s ability rather than just outright performance.

Worthy examples are; completion of a first ’24 hour’, a novice achieving 240 miles in a ’12 hour’, completion of the Paris Brest Paris Randonneur event, etc.

Uphill / Downhill (The David Hill Memorial Trophy)
This trophy is awarded to the member with the best aggregate result in the Uphill / Downhill competition; points are scored according to position in two events, an uphill time trial, and a downhill freewheel.

The Tourist Trophy
This trophy is awarded to the member who accumulates the highest “Total Distance” in Audax UK recognised events between 1st October and 30th September.

The Runs Book
The Runs Book is awarded to the member who accumulates the most points on club runs between 1st October of one year and 30th September of the next. Anyone who completes the clubrun either with the Captain’s group, the senior group or any other vice captain’s group gets 2 points.
If a rider joins at coffee they get 1 point. If a rider does less than 1/2 of the club run he/she gets 1 point. Scores are kept by the Club Captain.

From 2016, the winner of the Runs Book will calculated using Strava. To take part, you will need to both:
1. Visit www.strava.com and create an account.
2. And join the Bristol South Cycling Club group on Strava.
Then, for each Sunday you can either:
• Use a GPS-device to record your ride in the club run, and upload it to Strava.
• Or, create a manual entry titled ‘Club Run’ or something similar and dated appropriately.

You do not necessarily need a GPS-device to take part, you can create a manual entry as described above. Rides / Manual entries need to be uploaded by the Tuesday following the club run to be counted. If you already have an account on Strava, are a member of the BSCC Strava group, and use Strava to record your club runs then you don’t need to do anything else.

The Bonk Hammer
The Bonk Hammer Trophy is the club’s “wooden spoon”. It is awarded, at the discretion of its previous recipient (or in their absence, the Club Captain) to the member who displays instances of outstanding suffering on Bristol South club runs.

Wills 75th Trophy
This trophy is awarded annually to the member who, as judged by the committee, has given the most outstanding service to the club.

Open 50 (Gold Flake Cup)
This trophy is awarded to the winner of the club’s open 50 time trial event.

Open 25 (Charles Glenister Trophy)
This trophy is awarded to the winner of the club’s open 25 mile time trial event.

Ernest Warbutton Olympic Trophy
This trophy is awarded to the outright winner of the BSCC road race on the Bishop Sutton/Stowey/Clutton/Chelwood circuit.