|1. The name of the organisation shall be called the EASTERN ROAD RACE LEAGUE - ERRL.|
|2. The ERRL objective is to provide, through its Member Clubs, Road Racing, under the Rules of British Cycling of not less than 50kms for first claim riders.|
|3. The annual membership fee shall be £15.00 for Member clubs payable at the previous year’s AGM. Prior to the AGM all new applications for membership to be sent to the Secretary for inclusion in the agenda, they must have an event registered with British Cycling, and send a representative to the AGM.|
|4. A General Meeting shall be called annually at the end of each Season, the date to be determined by the Secretary. Notice of the AGM will be made known at least fourteen days before convention.|
|5. The League shall be governed by the delegates of member clubs (one voting delegate per club), who shall elect annually at the AGM a management committee consisting of a Chairman, Secretary, and Treasurer who may offer themselves for re-election even if their club withdraws from the League. The management committee shall be responsible for the general administration of League affairs. A Committee member may hold two positions but not all three.|
6. The AGM of the League shall transit the following business:-
|7. Each Member Club shall promote annually one or more races, in accordance with
Rule 2. Such races will be preferably at weekends or Bank Holidays on public roads. The league may make reasonable requests to organisers to change the dates of events to avoid clashes with other ERRL events.
Any club that undertakes to promote the BC Eastern championship does not have to promote on behalf of the ERRL for that year. The said club qualifies for all the League competitions. If a Member club promotes a circuit race in addition to an Event on the open road in accordance with ERRL rules the member club can apply to have it included as a counting event in the team and individual competitions. In order to facilitate a proper distribution of racing for all categories, the League reserves the right to suggest the categories of races promoted by its constituent clubs.
|8. The promoting club shall be responsible in all matters concerning their events, and shall pay all levies to League and BCF along with relevant documents.|
|9. Race programmes and results will be sent to the Secretary within seven days of the event.|
|10. Prize values shall be of the following order and not less than:-
|11. Field Selection|
a) Non Member Clubs may be represented in League Races, but never at the expense of any League Members who enter by the normal three weeks closing date. The selection of entrants for League races should allow for the equitable representation of all member clubs.
b) Where an event is undersubscribed on the closing date promoting clubs may complete the Race Start Sheet with further entries from their own or other Member Clubs and then entries from non-member clubs.
c) Race competitors will be categorised as per their racing licence on all start sheets.
d) For Regional events: In the event of a full Field of ERRL riders, equal representation to be enforced i.e. to select the field one rider taken from each ERRL club in turn then second rider etc. until field is full. Riders from each club are to be selected according to Licence points (as indicated on entry forms unless otherwise specified by Club secretary of the riders club under a single cover by letter before the closing date).
e) For National events: There shall be no restrictions on field selection for National level ERRL events.
f) Any rider from a member club who enters an ERRL event and finds another rider has been given preferential entry contrary to rules should notify the management committee who will decide appropriate punishment of the promoting club. (This could mean exclusion from the League for the current or subsequent seasons).
g) The management committee may permit an organiser to disregard any rule of field selection where it resolves that it is in the interests of the League to do so.
|12. Events may not be postponed and any Club not making their event at their declared date, render themselves unavailable for the remaining League Calendar and liable to dismissal from the League.|
|14.Member clubs MUST provide into the Regional Commissaries / Assistant Commissaries & Accredited Marshals/BC Trained Marshals list subject to Regional approval. Existing Member Clubs failing to provide one or more of these officials may be removed from the league at the discretion of the Committee.|
|14.a) The ERRL Trophy will be competed for each year by the member Clubs aggregating the highest number of the points from a structure where points are awarded for the top 10 ERRL riders finishing within the placings awarded points under British Cycling rules. Clubs will be awarded 15 points for the 1st placed ERRL rider, 12 points for second placed ERRL rider and so on down to 1 point for the 10th ERRL finisher in all league events, as per BC Band 4 Points Schedule. If there are fewer than 10 ERRL finishers in the placings awarded points by British Cycling, no additional points will be awarded for riders outside of the placings. In addition the overall winning team will receive a cheque for the sum of £60.00 plus medals. b) The Individual Championship riders will be awarded points as per the present BC Competition framework. c) An ERRL Championship shall be organised each year restricted to members of ERRL clubs only. An ERRL National B race will be nominated as an ERRL Championship the date of which shall if possible avoid any Premier Calendar event. Medals will be awarded to the winner, second and third place riders|
|15. All ERRL events will advertise the fact their race programme, BC Handbook/ Calendar (except National events), where possible in other media.|
|16. In all other matters, BCF Rules will apply.|
|17. The ERRL may decide by approval of the AGM to run its own events, the Committee being the organisers. Member Clubs will be expected to provide towards the running of the events. In any case, Member Clubs providing Riders for this type of event must provide at least two others to assist in Race Day duties. Any club whose assistance fails to be available for those duties may render their own entrants disqualified.|