NEWS: Updates from British Cycling
Tarn Fynn has been in touch with a few updates. Firstly the Rider Gradings have been issued and are listed below in full:
2020 CYCLE SPEEDWAY RIDER GRADINGS
To create competition of a more balanced nature in terms of team strength
To discourage the frequent movement of riders from club to club
To reward those clubs which have nurtured and invested in riders from their early days in CS Sport
To reduce the loss of clubs from the sport
2. Rider Grading Definitions
2.1 Non-Graded Riders
• Homegrown (See below definition)
• Youth and Over 40s/50s/60s.
• Any rider who does not meet “graded” criteria.
2.2 Dormant Graded Riders
• Riders who have transferred to a club which is not their Homegrown prior to 1
st January 2017
2.3 Graded Riders
• Senior Men national team appearance in the previous season (excluding home nations).
• Qualified for the most recent national governing body open individual final.
• Most recent ICSF European Championship open individual finalist.
• Most recent ICSF World Championship open individual finalist.
• Junior national team appearance in the previous season (excluding home nations)
• Foreign Nationals not officially resident in the UK
3. Homegrown Definition
3.1 Riders who have been registered to their existing club for 8 or more continuous years to present
3.2 Riders racing at their first club, regardless of transfer history.
NB: If a rider’s first club is defunct, the next club they sign for inherits “first club status”, unless the
defunct club becomes operational.
4. Graded Rider Participation
4.1 Strictly two Graded riders maximum per team, per match are permitted in all team competitions.
4.2 Dormant Graded riders may compete in any team match except where a Graded rider is
participating in that team on that day. Where this is the case, any Dormant Graded Riders shall
then be considered Graded for that match and 4.1 above will apply.
4.3 The rider grading produced each January shall apply for the whole of that year.
GRADED RIDERS – (Based on the 2019 Season)
Ben Mould, Josh Brooke, Bartosz Grabowski, Lewis Brinkhoff, Patryk Kriger, Lewis Osborne
Tomasz Wlodarczyk, James Porter, Bobby McMillan, Owen Wells
Foreign riders must be able to produce a valid proof of UK residency upon request. Riders unable to
do so will be considered graded riders.
DORMANT GRADED RIDERS (Based on the 2019 Season)
Andrew Angell, Chris Timms, Brandon Whetton, Remigiusz Burchardt, Lewis Osborne Adam Watson
Also the seedings for the Elite GP series have been released and they are listed below:
2020 HSBC UK | Elite Men’s Grand Prix Series
Men’s 2019 World Champs Finalists
1 Ben Mould
2 Marcin Szymanski
3 Dawid Bas
4 Michal Sassek
5 Cody Chadwick
6 Bartosz Grabowski
7 Patryk Kriger
8 Marcin Kolata
9 Szymon Kowalczyk
10 Mateusz Luswiczak
11 Paul Heard
12 Tomasz Wlodarczyk
13 Bobby McMillan
14 Chris Timms
15 Piotr Jamroszczyk
16 Remigiusz Burchardt
17 Lukasz Nowacki
18 Piotr Kupszyk
Top 8 2018 Mens European Champs Finalists not listed above
19 Bartek Grabowski
20 Kamil Bielcia
21 Andrew Angell
Top 6 2019 Mens British Champs Finalists not listed above
22 Josh Brooke
23 Ashley Hill
24 Myke Grimes
25 Lewis Brinkhoff
There have been several transfers during the close season, all of which have been approved and are listed below:
Les Stevens (Grand Vet) East London to Norwich
Douglas Morgan (Senior) Edinburgh Falcons CS to Fife CS
Bradley Stansfield (Junior) Hull CSC to Sheffield CSC
Samuel Stansfield (U14) Hull CSC to Sheffield CSC
Gavin Parr (Vet) Hull CSC to Edinburgh CS
Julie Mitchell (G Vet) Ipswich CSC to Great Blakenham CSC
Darren Mitchell (G Vet) Ipswich CSC to Great Blakenham CSC
Ethan Mitchell (Senior) Ipswich CSC to Great Blakenham CSC
Charlie Rumbold (Senior) Ipswich CSC to Birmingham Monarchs CSC
Leon Mower (Senior) Ipswich CSC to Great Blakenham CSC
Hayden Mitchell (U12) Ipswich CSC to Great Blakenham CSC
Kristian Mitchell (U16) Ipswich CSC to Great Blakenham CSC
Harvey Young (U16) Ipswich CSC to Great Blakenham CSC
Jamie Chittock (Senior) Kesgrave Panthers CSC to Great Blakenham CSC
Ben Mould (Senior) Poole CSC to Horspath CSC
Gavin Wheeler (Senior) Southampton CSC to Horspath CSC
Owen Wells (Senior) Wednesfield Aces CSC to Ipswich CSC