Four competitions for individuals will be held, based on fastest overall, fastest novice, most improved senior (adult aged under 40 on the date of the first event in the Series for that year) and most improved veteran (aged 40 or over on the date of the first event in the Series for that year). Points are awarded at each event for each competition. Below are the details of who qualifies for which competition. The details of how the points are worked out is explained here.
For the points tables based on fastest actual times all riders will be divided into one of four categories based on results in the first event in the Series. The categories are: yellow jersey, green jersey, white jersey and polka dot jersey . There will be a points competition between riders in the same jersey category based on actual times.
The Series organiser reserves the right to move riders between categories if it becomes obvious that they are in an inappropriate category.
The winner of a jersey competition will automatically be moved up to the next category the following year, unless she is the winner of the yellow jersey competition (and therefore the overall Series winner).
Riders with no experience of racing in any events involving cycling can compete in the fastest novice competition. To be counted as a novice a rider must not have competed in any races in any of the following sports: triathlon, duathlon, cycling time trials, cycling road racing, cyclo-cross, track cycling or mountain biking.
Improvement compared to Series Personal Best (Series PB)
The rider’s first 10m TT time in the Series in a particular year will be taken as the Series PB, and the most improved senior/vet competitions will use the Series PB to calculate riders’ improvements during the Series.
There will be a team competition for the best team of three riders from the same club or team.