Choosing a Race Category

To follow is a summary of the categories available for racing. If you are new or unsure please enter Category 3.  Alternatively please do visit Athlete Lab who can help review your cycling fitness and recommend the best category.

Peloton 1:

  • Average Peloton speed (flat 100km ride) 40-42km/h
  • Very experienced cyclist with strong endurance base and acceleration capacity
  • Very good bike handling skills, race rules and peloton etiquette
  • Has competed at a high level in several strong amateur competitions in the region or abroad.
  • Weekly Riding: over 300km

2017 UCI / SCF Categories for Peloton 1

  • Men's Open + 
  • Men's Junior (18-19y)

 

Peloton 2:

  • Average Peloton speed (flat 100km ride) 38-40km/h
  • Experienced cyclist with solid endurance base
  • Good bike handling skills, race rules and peloton etiquette
  • Takes part regularly in local competitions and weekly group training rides.
  • Weekly Riding: 200-300km

2017 UCI / SCF Categories for Peloton 2

  • Men's Junior (18-19y)
  • Men's Sport (19y+)
  • Men's Masters (35-44y)
  • Men's Supermasters (45-54y)
  • Women's Open (19y+)

 

Peloton 3:

  • Average Peloton speed (flat 100km ride) 36km/h
  • Good cyclist with decent endurance base
  • May not have competed in races before, but good bike handling skills and peloton etiquette.
  • Weekly Riding: 100-200km per week

 

2017 UCI / SCF Categories for Peloton 3

  • Men's Junior (18-19y)
  • Men's Sport (19y+)
  • Men's Masters (35-44y)
  • Men's Supermasters (45-54y)
  • Men's Veterans (55y+)
  • Women's Junior (18-19y)
  • Women's Open (19y+)
  • Women's Sport (19y+)
  • Women's Masters (35-44y)
  • Women's Supermasters (45y+)

 

Changing Pelotons / Categories

In most cases we will allow a cyclist to change their category before the start of the race. If close to the race date, there maybe a small admin fee to do. In some cases the request maybe declined as the race category is already fully subscribed.

Cycosports management reserves the right to place cyclists in a different category than what they registered for, based on recommendations from federations, Clubs, or cycling race results from the past 12 months.