UCI Worlds Qualifier Medals

All riders in the Tour of Ayrshire Chrono and Gran Fondo who finish in the top 25% fastest in their age / gender classification are entitled to receive a UCI Qualifier Medal.  The first three riders in each age / gender classification will receive their medals on the podium.  The remaining riders will have to collect their medals from the UCI Medal Distribution Desk.

Qualification Cut-Off Times

Each age / gender classification will have a ‘Qualification Cut Off time’ which is determined by the rider who completes the 25% of the starters to finish in any particular age / gender classification. The Qualification Cut-Off times for each age / gender classification will be announced shortly after the final qualifying rider, inside the time for each age / gender classification, finishes.  This maybe up to an hour after the first riders have finished for that age/ gender classification.  The Cut-Off time will be announced by the Commentator in the area of the podium and posted on the screen near the podium. PLEASE BE PATIENT FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.

All riders who have beaten the qualification time for their age / gender classification will be invited to go to the UCI Medal Distribution Desk to collect their medal.  Riders must present their jersey number or helmet number to receive their medal to be checked off on list of qualifying riders.

IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE RIDER TO COLLECT THEIR MEDALS AT THE FESTIVAL.  THE UCI MEDAL WILL NOT BE SENT TO QUALIFIERS AFTER THE EVENT.

On-line Entries Closed – Cash Entries Only at ToA

The remaining on-line entries for ToA have now been sold out.

A limited number of entries on the day are available for some Tour of Ayrshire events.  These will be available on a cash only basis.  Anyone wanting to take advantage of this must go to the Event Solutions Desk.  The prices  are:

Gran Fondo £80

Medio Fondo and Tour Classic £70

Event Solutions closes at 09.00hrs on Sunday 30th April

ToA Race Gate Changes

Any riders who have entered for the wrong start gate for the Gran Fondo and want to change their start gate are to go to the Event Solutions Desk in the Registration area to request their change.  Please leave plenty of time for this as there may be a queue.  PLEASE BE PATIENT.

Remember to bring your Full Race License if you are starting the Race Gate in the Gran Fondo.  Failure to being your license will mean that you will not be allowed to start in the Race Gate.

Signs from Official Parking to HQ at ToA

 

Use of Official Parking is a requirement which the organisers had to meet to be able to promote the Tour of Ayrshire to both limit disruption to Kilmarnock during the festival and to facilitate easy access to and departure from Kilmarnock for riders.

Please allow at least 10 minutes to walk from the Official Parking to the event HQ at St Josephs Academy.  The Gran Fondo start is on Grassyards Rd outside of St Josephs.

Parking restrictions across Kilmarnock will apply over the weekend and failure to use the official parking may lead to parking fines (or worse) and a frustrating start to the day for both riders and the residents and businesses of Kilmarnock.

The route from the Official Parking to the HQ is posted with the following directional indicators.

VIP and Club Kermesse Final Information

FINAL INFORMATION FOR CLUB KERMESSE

 Club Kermesse is the VIP facility at Golazo Cycling festivals.  It entitles the member to VIP Parking and use of the Club Kermesse facilities at the festival including a range of catering services.

PARKING

Please present this document to the parking operatives at the VIP parking location.  Your name will be on a list at the gate and this will secure your access.  Any one not presenting this personalised document will be precluded from entry and have to park in the Official Parking area which carries a charge.

To get to the VIP parking please follow the traffic management signage upon arrival in the area of Kilmarnock.  Please click HERE to see the traffic management flows to the VIP car park.

The VIP parking is about 5 minutes walk from the HQ.  Follow the signs to the HQ which is located at Grassyards Rd, Kilmarnock KA3 7SL.

 CLUB KERMESSE FACILITTIES

 The Club Kermesse facilities are located at St Joseph’s academy, the festival HQ.  Please look out for the Registration entrance and then follow the signs for Club Kermesse.

Please present this document at the welcome desk for Club Kermesse.  Your name will be on a members list.  You will be checked in and given an orientation.  You will also be provided with a VIP wristband to allow you to come and go from the facility.

 COLLECTION OF RACE PACK

 You will be able to collect your Race Pack in the Club Kermesse facility when you check in.  Please bring your Final Information email from the events you are riding.

See you at the festival

Team ToA

ToA Medio Fondo and Tour Classic Rider Final Information

BRING THIS EMAIL TO REGISTRATION TO COLLECT YOUR RACE PACK

 BRING PHOTO IDENTIFICATION

 

IMPORTANT EVENT INFORMATION

 REGISTRATION

  • Registration Opens at 19.00hrs until 20.00hrs on Friday, 08.00hrs until 17.00hrs on Saturday and from 06.00hrs until 09.30hrs on Sunday.
  • Bring this document and a piece of PHOTO IDENTIFICATION to collect your Race Pack.
  • START SHEETS – these will be published on the Golazo Cycling website, one week before the event, in the BLOG
  • Race Pack contains – Timing Chip (apply to side of helmet), bike number (apply to your seat post on the left-hand side facing forward), a bag number (for the bag drop), jersey number and four pins. Pin jersey numbers on the back of your jersey. The Race Pack also contains a helmet number. This is important. Apply this to the front of your helmet.
  • Race Pack collection on behalf of another rider is accepted upon presentation of this equivalent email and a copy of photo identification of the third party.

 MEDIO FONDO / TOUR CLASSIC

Please remove cycling shoes before entering the HQ building

  • Route Fully Closed at 09.00hrs.  Route fully re-opens 18.00hrs at the latest.
  • All Start Gates open 09.00hrs.
  • Gran Fondo starts at 10.00hrs.  Estimated time over the start mat: Race 10.00hrs, Sport 10.15hrs, Medio Fondo and Tour Classic 10.50hrs .
  • Start is in Grassyards Road. All Start Gates and Pens are signed.
  • 1 Pit Stop is provided in Catrine (approx. 25 miles)
  • WASTE – please respect the countryside and put litter in your pockets or dispose of it in bins provided on site at St Joseph’s or in the Pit Stops.
  • There is a Bag Drop available at the HQ.
  • Mechanical Support– This format of event is too big to effectively provide mechanical support. Riders needs to be prepared to mend their own punctures and minor mechanical issues.   A bike check service is available at Dales Cycles in the EXPO over the weekend.  Arrive early to take advantage of this service.   The Moto Riders, the Pit Stop Operatives are equipped a with a limited number of inner tubes and CO2 gas cylinders to provide back up of last resort.
  • Repatriation to HQ.
    • Riders will be repatriated to HQ in a people carrier. This may take a significant time as the vehicle will be travelling behind the Gran Fondo.
    • Bikes will be repatriated to HQ in vans. Bikes will be dropped off at HQ and held in a secure location.  If you use this service enquire at ToA Events Solutions desk about the repatriated bike store.
  • MEDICAL INFORMATION – Enter any medical details you wish the organisers to know about in the Medical Database for the event HERE  also write them on the back of your jersey number.
  • TOILETS are located outside at St Joseph’s Academy.
  • INSURANCE – Activate your free rider insurance HERE
  • RISK – all participants ride at their own risk. Please ride safely and watch out for one another.

All other ride information is in the Race Book

 PODIUM AND MEDALS

  • First 3 riders in the Tour Classic will be required for Podium attendance notification of which will be displayed on the screen in the assembly hall and written on a notice board by Event Solutions Desk in the Registration hall.
  • Cycling kit is MANDATORY for the Podium. Jersey and Shorts.
  • Podium Scheduled to start at 14.30hrs.
  • ToA Finisher medals will be presented upon completion of the ride.

 RESULTS

  • Results will be displayed on the Tour of Ayrshire website tourofayrshire.com shortly after the completion of the event.

PARKING

  • Car Parking free before 07.00hrs, £10.00 from 07.00hrs to 08.00hrs, £20 from 08.00hrs to 10.00hrs.
  • Arrival by car. Follow traffic management signage on nearby roads and motorways to Tour of Ayrshire Official Parking.  Follow the signs from Parking to HQ.
  • Click HERE to see traffic flows to the Festival.

CATERING

  • Catering will be available for purchase at St Joseph’s Academy from 06.30hrs. Catering will close following the completion of the Gran Fondo and the Podium ceremonies whichever is the later.

 

 

ToA Gran Fondo Final Information

BRING THIS EMAIL TO REGISTRATION TO COLLECT YOUR RACE PACK

 BRING PHOTO IDENTIFICATION

BRING FULL RACE LICENSE IF STARTING IN THE RACE GATE

IMPORTANT EVENT INFORMATION

REGISTRATION

  • Registration Opens at 19.00hrs until 20.00hrs on Friday, 08.00hrs until 17.00hrs on Saturday and from 06.00hrs until 09.30hrs on Sunday.
  • Bring this document and a piece of PHOTO IDENTIFICATION to collect your Race Pack.
  • RACE GATE. Full Racing license is to be presented for verification for those riders who have entered the Race community.  A license is not required for Sport, Medio Fondo or Tour Classic Start Gates.
  • START SHEETS – these will be published on the Golazo Cycling website, one week before the event, in the BLOG
  • Race pack contains – Timing Chip (apply to left-hand side of helmet facing forward), bike number (apply to your seat post on the left-hand side facing forward), a bag number (for the bag drop), jersey number and four pins.  Pin jersey numbers on the back of your jersey. The Race Pack also contains a helmet number.  This looks very similar to the bike number and bag number. This is important. Apply this to the front of your helmet.
  • Race Pack collection on behalf of another rider is accepted upon presentation of this equivalent email and a copy of photo identification of the third party.

 GRAN FONDO

Please remove cycling shoes upon entry into the HQ building

 Route Fully Closed at 09.00hrs.  Route fully re-opens 18.00hrs at the latest.

  • All Start Gates open 09.00hrs.
  • Gran Fondo starts at 10.00hrs.  Estimated time over the start mat:  Race 10.00hrs, Sport 10.15hrs.
  • Start is in Grassyards Road. All Start Gates and Pens are signed.
  • Race Gate is sub divided into Age Group Pens. Depending upon the number of entrants some Age Group Pens may be combined. Entry into the Age Group Pens is policed by Commissaires.
  • Riders starting in the incorrect Age Group Pen in the Race Gate will be disqualified from the results.
  • A wristband to secure access to the Race Gate will be issued at Registration when Race Pack is collected. The jersey number will also confirm access to the Race Gate Age Group Pens.
  • Sport Gate is sub-dived into estimated speed. This is not policed.  For your own enjoyment and safety please start in the Speed Pen which most suits you personally.
  • 2 Pit Stops one Catrine (approx. 25 miles) and one in Sorn (approx. 51 miles). In Sorn the local café will also be open selling teas, coffee and cakes.  Take some cash if you might want this service.
  • All Gran Fondo riders must be past the cut-off point, just south of Catrine by 13.00hrs otherwise riders will be required to take the Medio Fondo route back to the finish.
  • WASTE – please respect the countryside and put litter in your pockets or dispose of it in bins provided at the event HQ or in the Pit Stops.
  • There is a Bag Drop available at the HQ.
  • Mechanical Support– This format of event is too big to effectively provide mechanical support for all. Riders needs to be prepared to mend their own punctures and minor mechanical issues.   A bike check service is available at Dales Cycles in the EXPO over the weekend.  Arrive early to take advantage of this service.   The Moto Riders, the Pit Stop Operatives are equipped with a limited number of inner tubes and CO2 gas cylinders to provide back up of last resort.
  • Repatriation to HQ.
    • Riders will be repatriated to HQ in a people carrier. This may take a significant time as the vehicle will be travelling behind the Gran Fondo.
    • Bikes will be repatriated to HQ in vans. Bikes will be dropped off at HQ and held in a secure location.  If you use this service enquire at ToA Events Solutions desk about the repatriated bike store.  Present your jersey number to collect your bike and it essential that you check-in at the Event Solutions desk upon arrival back at the HQ.
  • MEDICAL INFORMATION – Enter any medical details you wish the organisers to know about in the Medical Database for the event HERE  also write them on the back of your jersey number.
  • TOILETS are located outside of the HQ and at the Pit Stops.
  • CHANING FACILITIES – there no changing facilities at the HQ.
  • INSURANCE – Activate your free rider insurance HERE
  • RISK – All participants ride at their own risk. Please ride safely and look out for one another.

All other Gran Fondo information is in the Race Book.

 PODIUM AND MEDALS

  • First 3 riders in each age classification will be required for Podium attendance notification of which will be displayed on the screen in the assembly hall and written on a notice board by Event Solutions Desk in the Registration hall.
  • Cycling kit is MANDATORY for the Podium. Jersey and Shorts.
  • Podium Scheduled to start at 14.30hrs.
  • ToA Finisher medals will be presented upon completion of the ride.

 RESULTS AND QUALIFICATION

  • Results will be displayed on the Tour of Ayrshire website shortly after the completion of the Gran Fondo.
  • UCI Worlds Qualification. The qualification cut off time for each age group will be announced in the Podium area and displayed on the screen in the assembly hall once the 25% of the age group which started has finished.  If your age group time is better than the Qualification time please collect your UCI Qualifier medal from the Medal Distribution desk. Present your RACE NUMBER.
  • The UCI will write to all qualified riders with their invitation to the Worlds approx. two weeks after the event.

PARKING

  • Car Parking free before 07.00hrs, £10.00 from 07.00hrs to 08.00hrs, £20 from 08.00hrs to 10.00hrs.
  • Arrival by car. Follow traffic management signage on nearby roads and motorways to Tour of Ayrshire Official Parking.  Follow the signs from Parking to HQ.
  • Click HERE to see traffic flows to the festival

CATERING

  • Catering will be available for purchase at St Joseph’s Academy from 06.30hrs. Catering will close following the completion of the Gran Fondo and the Podium ceremonies whichever is the later.

UCI QUALIFICATION MEDAL COLLECTION IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE QUALIFYING RIDERS.  MEDALS WILL NOT BE POSTED AFTER THE EVEN

ToA Chrono Final Information

BRING THIS EMAIL TO REGISTRATION TO COLLECT YOUR RACE PACK

 

BRING PHOTO IDENTIFICATION

 

IMPORTANT EVENT INFORMATION

REGISTRATION

  • Registration Open at 19.00hrs until 20.00hrs on Friday and from 08.00hrs on Saturday. Bring PHOTO IDENTIFICATION to collect your Race Pack.
  • Race pack contains – Timing chip for helmet (apply to left side facing forward), jersey number and four pins, helmet number (apply to front of helmet), bike number (apply to seat post) and bag number for the bag drop at the Chrono start.
  • Race Pack collection on behalf of another rider is accepted upon presentation of this equivalent email and a copy of photo identification.

CHRONO

  • Route Fully Closed at 09.00hrs.  First Rider Starts at 10.00hrs.
  • Undercover start.
  • Undercover serviced warm up area with 40 turbos – estimated 30 minutes per rider warm up.
  • Bag Drop available in Chrono Start area.
  • Start times every 30 seconds.
  • Podium Scheduled shortly after the last rider finishes the Chrono.
  • Cycling kit MANDATORY for the Podium. Jersey and Shorts.
  • Start sheet for all riders will be available on the event website one week before. This will be in the blog http://www.golazocycling.com/Blog/
  • RISK – all participants ride at their own risk. Please ride safely.

All other Chrono information is contained in the Race Book.

RESULTS AND QUALIFICATION

  • First 3 per age group and requests for Podium attendance will be posted on a notice board by the Event Solutions desk in the Registration area.
  • Results per age group will be displayed on the screen by the podium and on the Tour of Ayrshire website shortly after the event.
  • UCI Worlds Qualification. The qualification cut off time for each age group will be announced and displayed on the screen in the assembly hall once all riders in each age group have finished.  If your age group time is better than the Qualification time please collect your UCI Qualifier medal the Medal Distribution Desk. Present your RACE NUMBER.
  • The UCI will write to the qualifiers approx. two weeks after the event with the invitation for the Worlds.

 

MEDICAL INFORMATION, INSURANCE AND DOMESTIC MATTERS

  • Enter any medical details in the Medical Database for the event HERE  also complete the medical information on the back of your jersey number.
  • Activate your free rider insurance HERE:
  • Plenty of toilets available outside at the HQ
  • No cycling shoes to be worn in the HQ.

PARKING

  • Official Car Parking £10 all day for the Chrono. 10mins walk from the HQ at St Joseph’s Academy.  Follow the signs from the Car Park.
  • Arrival by car. Follow traffic management signage on nearby roads and motorways.  Follow the traffic management signs towards Tour of Ayrshire Parking.  Click here to see the car parking flows.

UCI QUALIFICATION MEDAL COLLECTION IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE QUALIFYING RIDERS.  MEDALS WILL NOT BE POSTED AFTER THE EVENT.

 

Tour of Ayrshire Start Sheets

The season really is upon us.  The inaugural Tour of Ayrshire UCI Gran Fondo World Series takes place over the weekend of 29th and 30th April 2017 in Kilmarnock.

The Chrono will be the largest time trial event staged in Scotland.

The Gran Fondo is the first of its kind in Scotland.  Interest from the road race community and the sportive community has been huge with the chance to qualify for a place on Masters Team GB at stake.

Competition will be hot for qualification with riders from nations around the word flying in to compete.  The rider known to have travelled the furthest for ToA is from Brazil.  We also have large  contingent of Belgians, Dutch, Italians, Lithuanians and Scandinavians travelling in as well as a few riders from Australia and New Zealand who are resident in the UK.

See for yourself by viewing the start sheets below:

CHRONO

RACE

SPORT

MEDIO FONDO AND TOUR CLASSIC

Tour Classic teams up with The Light Blue bicycles and Pella clothing

 

 Tour Classic, the closed road race / ride for pre-1987 style road bikes at the Tour of Ayrshire the and Tour of Cambridgeshire, announce backing from classic brands The Light Blue and Pella.

Tour Classic organisers Golazo Cycling are pleased to announce the partnership with The Light Blue and Pella for their events which will see both companies supplying prizes and merchandise for participants.

The event for bikes made pre-1987, or current models built to the same specifications, is a first in the UK as it is on closed roads and in a gran fondo format where riders at the front will be racing for prizes while those further back can either test themselves or simply enjoy riding their classic bikes on traffic free roads. While the event might be a first, both partner brands have a strong heritage in cycling.

The Light Blue bicycle company originally started in 1895 in Cambridge making bikes for the city’s wealthy university students which is where the iconic colour and model names originate from. Production ceased around the outbreak of WW1 but in 2006 Lloyd Townsend, the great grandson of the original company founder, from Ison Distribution resurrected the brand with an initial focus on supplying city bikes. The range has since grown with the Reynolds 531 framed Trinity track bike appearing in 2010 followed by the Kings, a 70’s style road bike, featuring the ultra-modern Reynolds 853 tubing and fully specified with new ‘retro’ components. 2015 saw significant expansion of the Light Blue range, with the another retro styled bike, the St John’s, a club/light touring bike and three other ‘modern’ Reynolds tubed models. The Light Blue now several steel road bicycles to suit every kind of riding and budget.

The Pella story is one that revolves around one family and their passion for cycling. The family has a history of cyclists among them and in particular, Adriano who raced for various professional Italian cycle teams during the 1970’s. In 1980, the family who owned a textile manufacturing company, started to produce cycle clothing with a focus on Italian handcraftsmanship, attention for detail, quality materials and the passion to create clothing with comfort, performance and style. This ethos continues to this day The Pella spirit is summarised and proudly part of the company slogan, “Always Made in Italy since 1980”. Pella Sportswear offers an extensive range of custom clothing, while their unique range of retro inspired cycle clothing lines with worldwide brands ensures their continued success.

Announcing the partnership, Malcolm Smith from Golazo is pleased to have classic brands with the classic event; “both The Light Blue and Pella are perfect partners for us as they strong connections with the past but with modern production values. In the same way we are bringing an event to people where they can appreciate their classic bikes in an event with all the usual production values of a modern world class event.”

The Light Blue Brand Manager Steve Clarke says, “We are pleased to come on board as sponsor of the Tour Classic events and we look forward to seeing it grow in the coming years. We see our retro bikes as a great fit with the Tour Classic. They might be new bikes, but they meet the rules/criteria and with their authentic retro styling and features are very much in the spirit of these retro events. Indeed I think our strapline ‘Steel is real’ aptly sums up The Light Blue.”
Pella UK distributor,Rosa Sport, owner Ben Higgins says; “We are very excited to be involved as a sponsor of the Tour Classic and we look forward to the growth of these fantastic events in the future. We believe our traditional handmade wool jerseys and retro clothing from Pella complimented the essence of the Tour Classic events.”