There have been a number of problems with the gridding at summer series with riders pushing forward whilst names are being called and pushing forward before the whistle.
Just to advise those gridded are those who have finished in the top 30 riders at one of the races and they are called based on their average placing. This is to try and make the starts as safe as possible given the numbers of riders now involved.
For the remaining 3 races every effort will be made to ensure the start is as slow and up hill as possible and that riders stay in the gridded positiion until the start, this may mean gridding takes slightly longer than normal. The ladies will not be called forward and the U16 girls will be asked to start at the back.
The summer 2017 series is likely to see some major changes to the starting arrangements and this will be discussed by the committee and proposals made to the AGM in due course.