March Hare Classic 2019

March Hare Sign On Times

Entry on the Day - Update

For our Masters 40+, 3rd/4th Cat and E123 races there will be a dedicated sign-on desk for entry on the day. This will be open from 11.00am and will close 20 mins before the advertised start time of your race (earlier if full).

 

The table below shows the estimated number of spaces still available.  These cannot be reserved in advance.

Category Spaces
E123 4
Masters 27
3rd/4th 18
Youth A Boys 3
Youth A Girls 7
Youth B Boys 6
Youth B Girls 7
Youth C Boys 5
Youth C Girls 10
Youth D Boys 7
Youth D Girls 12

The 2019 edition of the MARCH HARE CLASSIC will be held on the Road Circuit at Lee Valley VeloPark on Saturday 16th March.

 

With a prize fund of over £1,000, this year’s programme includes races for Youth A/B/C/D, Junior and Senior 3rd/4th Cat (Regional B), 40+ Masters (Regional C+) and E123 (National B).  All races will be open to men and women with entries available to riders with a Full Racing Licence and valid British Cycling membership.

 

Pre-entry for all Senior races closed on 2nd March.  There are a limited number of spaces available for entry on the day but these cannot be reserved.  We can't respond to individual enquiries regarding availability.

 

Youth Races will remain open until 9th March if spaces are available.

 

Draft Programme (timings may change):-

 

  • 10.00am - Youth B (35 mins)
  • 10.40am - Youth A (45 mins)
  • 11.40am - Youth C/D (20 mins)
  • 12.45pm – Masters 40+ (25 laps)
  • 2.00pm – 3rd/4th Cat Regional B (25 laps)
  • 3.15pm – E123 National B (40 laps)

 

Please read all of the event information before submitting an entry.  Once accepted, entry and administration fees are non-refundable.

Information for Riders and Spectators

All venue Terms & Conditions (including car parking) must be adhered to at all times.

 

Our events are run under British Cycling Technical Regulations and overseen by a team of British Cycling commissaires.

 

With the exception of Youth A/B/C/D riders, ALL participants are required to have a FULL RACING LICENCE and gold/silver British Cycling membership.  Provisional and/or Day Licences will not be accepted.  Licences must be up-to-date and should include a photo and emergency contact details.  Separate photo ID will be requested if the picture is missing from your licence.

 

Riders compete at their own risk.  These are competitive events ridden at high speed and are not suitable for beginners.  We expect our Junior and Senior riders to have sufficient previous experience prior to entering – either from other races or through race-specific skills training sessions. 

 

All equipment – including clothing – must be fully compliant with current British Cycling Technical Regulations and riders are solely responsible for the condition and set-up of their bikes and all associated items.  Use of hire bikes is NOT permitted.

 

Numbers and transponders (if used) must be returned as soon as possible at the end of your race.

 

Use of on-board video or photographic recording equipment of any kind is prohibited during competitive events.  There are no exceptions to this.

 

Supporters and helpers

 

We encourage friends and family to come to our events to support and spectate, but all visitors and helpers are expected to act in a responsible and appropriate manner.  Aggressive, abusive or obstructive behaviour on any level will not be tolerated and may result in disciplinary action against the rider or riders involved.  Certain areas of the competitive arena may ONLY be accessed by authorised officials.

 

To comply with the Risk Assessment for Lee Valley VeloPark, there are restrictions in place for spectators, especially around the start/finish area and timing hut.  There are, however, extremely good views of the circuit from upstairs on the external concourse of the building.

 

Please note that NO DOGS are permitted.

 

Disciplinary Procedures

 

We operate a ZERO TOLERANCE policy when it comes to dangerous riding and disciplinary procedures will be taken if necessary including; relegation, disqualification and/or financial penalties.

Lee Valley VeloPark

Lee Valley VeloPark is in Abercrombie Road, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London E20 3AB.

 

https://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/en/content/cms/london2012/velo-park/

 

If travelling to the venue by car, please ensure that you have read and understood the Parking Tarrifs.  Event participants can park for up to four hours FREE OF CHARGE by registering their vehicle details on one of the terminals INSIDE the building.

 

Traffic in the area is likely to be busy on Saturdays.  Plan your journey carefully.

 

For details of football matches taking place at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium (which may affect your journey) please visit the West Ham United website.

 

https://www.whufc.com/fixtures/first-team/fixtures-and-results

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