Ever dreamt of being a World Champion ?
This September Serk presents the Beijing Laowai Road Cycling World Championships. Run on the same weekend as the real UCI World Championships this is your chance to finally earn that coveted striped jersey.
Despite your weight, age, or the lack of exoticness of your bike you can still dream of glory in this event. We’ve evened out the competition with some special non-UCI rules to ensure that everyone has a fighting chance to win the jersey and the associated bragging rights for the ensuing 12 months. We’ve been working on a special “worlds algorithm” for some time – expect a bonus of half an hour or more if you are over 50 and a little on the heavy side. If you are married with children you’ll also get a bonus few minutes. Now that jersey is within well within reach for everyone….
For the serious riders – don’t worry you’ll have your chance at glory too.
We will provide a specially designed country jersey for each participant and special Beijing World Champion jerseys for the winners (and the winners are expected to wear the jersey on every laowai ride for the next 12 months just like the pro’s).
The event will take place in Huairou Beijing and will finish off with a BBQ party and award ceremony.
Do you have what it takes to be World Champ ?
UPDATE – We have reduced the length and severity of the course to ensure that the weaker cycling nations do not require medical attention post stage. Mens race is now 67km and Women’s race 40km. There are still some serious climbs so you’ll be working hard.
We have also added the option to bring the family / friends to the event from Beijing mid morning. They can watch the finish, presentations and enjoy the BBQ in the afternoon.
Jerseys will be awarded to the winners of each of the following categories ;
Road Race Champion Men
Awarded to the Male rider that accrues the most points during the event. Points are earned for your finishing place plus bonus points. See below for which bonus points you are eligible for.
Road Race Champion Women
Awarded to the Female rider that accrues the most points during the event. Points are earned for your finishing place plus bonus points. See below for which bonus points you are eligible for.
Road Race Champion National Team
Awarded to the Nation that accrues the most points during the event. Max of 10 riders per country and a minimum of 3 riders. Small nations can form a ‘Small nations coalition’ team. Points are earned for individual places plus bonus points for each participant. Therefore the more team mates you have the better your chances of winning the team jersey.
Road Race Fastest Time Men
The fastest mens time for the road race.
Road Race Fastest Time Women
The fastest womans time for the road race.
Road Race Married with Children Fastest Time
The fastest parent with kids under 18.
Road Race BMI>25 Fastest Time
The fastest rider with a BMI index over 25.
Road Race Bonus Points category;
The following bonus point systems are tentative and still require validation from the United Nations Race Council which will meet soon. They are only applicable to the Road Race Champion Men / Women Jersey and Road Race Champion National Team Categories.
Bonus points will be awarded for ;
We’ve closely scrutinised World Records in the Elite and Masters Categories and Strava age categories and come up with a scientific formula to correct your finishing time based on your age. The older you are the more bonus seconds you get.
B. Number of years in Beijing.
The longer you’ve been exposed to Beijing’s air the more bonus seconds you get. We figure your lung capacity might have been reduced.
Not been eating meat in China ? Your levels of Clenbuterol are probably low and you deserve some bonus seconds as well.
D. Married with kids
No time for training, no money to spend on the bike ? Now is your time to use the family and lack of training to your advantage. You’ll get bonus points for each child and wife or husband.
E. Shit bike compensation
Every kg of extra weight on the bike slows you down on climbs – we’ve heard this excuse many a time. No you’ll finally be compensated for that shit bike and be able to climb up the leaderboard where you should have always been. We’ve worked out how much weight will slow you down on the climbs on the course and we will provide the appropriate bonus time for every 500g your bike is over the 6.8kg UCI limit.
F. BMI over 25
Carrying a bit of extra weight on the body as well ? Naturally, bonus seconds for you too.
Event Date / Time
Race Details ;
Date : Saturday 26th September 2015
Location : Huairou – Wudaohe Village
06.30 Meet at Serk to load bus
07.00 Pick up riders in Shunyi (if sufficient demand)
08.30 Arrive Wudaohe Huairou
09.00 Sign in – Jersey collection, Weigh in, Dope test, Motivational music, Blessing from local Priest
09.30 First riders depart Mens Race
10.00 Bus departs Serk with Families / Fans
10.30 First riders depart Womens Race
12.00 First riders arrive at Finish
13.00 BBQ lunch & presentations
16.00 Depart for Beijing
Date : Sunday 27th September 2015
Location : Shunyi
08.00 Meet at start point for sign in
08.30 Riders depart at 1 minute intervals
09.45 First riders return
Registration Fee / Registration Process
Registration Fee ;
350 RMB if you sign up and pay by August 30.
400 RMB if you sign up and pay between August 30 – Sept 17.
Includes a specially designed Beijing cycling jersey in your National colors.
Please note that transport to and from the event is not included in the registration fee. A bus will be organised for those that require transport. Expect to pay 200 – 250 RMB. Post event BBQ and drinks (optional) are also not included in the fee. Details will be sent out via email a week before the event when final numbers are confirmed.
Registration Process ;
- Entries will be restricted to 100 riders so sign up quickly.
- Entry form is here.
- Registration fee must be paid to confirm entry.
Payment options as follows ;
Wechat payment Add we chat account serkcycling If you don’t have Wechat payment set up ask one of your Chinese colleagues to pay and give them cash.
Alipay Pay to firstname.lastname@example.org Please write your name in the comments box
Bank transfer Bank name: China Merchants Bank, Beijing branch, Deshengmen sub-branch Recipient name: Zhao Li Man Bank account number: 6226 0901 0210 1470Bank transfer Bank name: China Merchants Bank, Beijing branch, Deshengmen sub-branch Recipient name: Zhao Li Man Bank account number: 6226 0901 0210 1470 银⾏名称:招商银⾏北京分⾏德胜⻔⽀行 收款⼈姓名: 赵礼曼 银⾏账号: 6226 0901 0210 1470
In person at Serk or see Shannon or Liman at a ride. Please note you need to pay by August 30 if paying cash.
You will automatically be entered into the team for your country when you register. Maximum of 10 riders total for each country.
Serk will design and manufacture a country jersey for each rider. See sizing table below. Please check these measurements against your favourite jersey.