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Sun, 26 May


WERC Hill Classic

WERC Races / Hill Classic 05

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WERC Races / Hill Classic 05
WERC Races / Hill Classic 05

Time & Location

26 May 2019, 7:00 am – 8:00 am

WERC Hill Classic, Kannur, Karnataka 575007, India

About the Event

WERC Hill Classic 05 │ Road Race

MAY 26th

Start Point:

Assembly Time: 6:40am

Race Time: 7:00am


Course Length: 22km

Race Course:


Last day for registration MAY 25th Noon. 

Fess: Rs. 99/-

Registration Link:




There will be no categories and will be open to all, as the format is a 'Handicap Bike Race'


Medals for the FIRST THREE PLACES and

Fastest Rider under 35yrs

Fastest Rider 35yrs and above


What is Handicap Bike Race?


All the starters are grouped into similar abilities by a ‘Handicapper’ (Organiser), yes, all the starters (old, young, fast, slow, men, woman,). On race day all the riders are let off with their respective groups onto the same course at different intervals. The slowest group will start first, the second slowest group will start a few minutes behind and so on. 

The time intervals between the different groups are determined by the Handicapper. The Handicapper will determine who’ll be in which group depending on the rider’s experience, sprint, climbing abilities. In case of an unknown rider, the Handicapper will simply ask the rider to be in a group he sees fit (All in good faith, of course).


The first group starting the race is called ’Limit’ (The slowest riders, who’ll get a huge time advantage) The next group that starts is called the ‘5 minute group’ who’ll try and chase down the first group, all the way down to the second last group which is called ‘the 'Chopping Block', and the final group to start is called ‘Scratch’. 


Scratch is obviously the fastest group of the bunch. Scratch starts the race with a large time disadvantage (e.g. 15 minutes) and needs to catch up to every other group in order to win. If the race is handicapped properly and fairly, all of the groups should catch each other in the closing kilometres of the race.


The rider who crosses the finish line first wins the race. He/she could have come from any bunch. There is also a prize for the fastest time. This is the rider who comes across the finish line in the least amount of time. The Fastest Time prize will usually go to a rider in one of the stronger bunches like Scratch or the Chopping Block.


This format gives everyone a chance to race against each other and have a legitimate chance of winning the race. 



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