UK ICT 2 up 10 Mile Series
We are pleased to have new sponsors for this series for 2020, Coaching Revolutions have been fantastic in their support for various SCCA series over the years and continue to sponsor the County Championship 10 mile TT and the 4 up TTT. From 2020 the series will be sponsored by Telford based IT support company UK ICT
The UK ICT 2-Up Series sees pairs of riders working their way around a selection of courses at all points of the County compass, urging each other on. With times taken on the second rider to cross the line a good working partnership is essential to gain points, which are awarded in three categories. Overall, Women’s and Mixed Pairs. In each case there’s a brace of trophies to be won in this best 5 from 10 Series, with 20 points awarded for a win descending in 2 point steps down to 2 for finishing in each category. To accumulate points towards those trophies or medals rides must be with the same partner, with all events taking place over 10 miles.
The need to work as an efficient team key to success, with most pairs recording faster times than they could solo thanks to spurring each other on and gaining a rest through drafting when at the back.
How often riders change over is dependent on that team – for some it’s done on feel, with the following rider taking over when the front one starts flagging; whilst with others it’s based on a fixed time taken by glancing at a bike computer. Others might play to the strengths of the individual riders, with a stronger rider taking longer turns on the front or a climber going to the front at every rise in terrain. The beauty of the format is that as pairs get used to each other’s styles they usually become more efficient due to familiarity, so riding several events is beneficial. But above all if you haven’t ridden the format before most riders report what great fun it is. Don’t miss out.
You can see the Course details by clicking the links below
UK ICT 2 Up Series – how to win
The 2 Up format is tremendous fun and this Series has proved both very popular and highly competitive in previous years. All events take place over 10 miles, with riders encouraging each other on and switching places at regular intervals. Riders attempting the format for the first time are often surprised at how fast they are compared to their solo time. This is due to the drafting effect when sitting behind another rider and riders bringing the best of efforts out of each other.
All pairs from SCCA member clubs automatically qualify for points, whilst Shropshire-based riders of non-affiliated clubs can also join in by taking out private SCCA membership. For 2020 there are 9 rounds. Points awarded from a pair’s highest scoring 5 rounds from the Series count towards the cumulative positions in each category; which must be gained with the same partner to accumulate. If a rider competes with a separate partner that is treated as a separate set of points, with points awarded over three categories:
- Mixed Team
Points are awarded in each category as follows:
- 20 points for a win, 18 points for second down to 2 points for finishing
Gold, Silver and Bronze County medals are awarded in each category, with the winners also holding a matching pair of annual trophies each.
A tie results in both (or all) tied teams being awarded the higher points, so for instance two teams tying for runner-up spot: both receive 18 points.
Non-affiliated riders are welcome to compete, although they will not qualify for points. If a team includes one affiliated and one non-affiliated rider they will not qualify for points. Pairs do not have to belong to the same club, but will gain points as long as both riders are affiliated.
Note that from 2020 a fixed or flashing red rear light is COMPULSORY for both riders when starting: no light, no ride due to need to comply with insurance conditions.
2020 UK ICT 2 Up 10 Mile Series
Time Trial Course can be downloaded from our website click here
|08/03/2020||R1||North Shropshire Wheelers||D32/10||10||09:00|
|29/05/2020||R2||Oswestry Paragon CC||D10/5c||10||19:00|
|14/07/2020||R4||Mid Shropshire Wheelers||D10/23r||10||19:00|
|04/08/2020||R8||Holohan Coaching RT||TBC||10 or 30?||TBC|