The HERd SHEries returns for a new 7-week series starting on November 23rd. There will also be a new 8-week Women’s Time Trial Racing Series, starting on November 20th. Here are the details…
What is the HERd SHEries?
The HERd SHEries is a 7-week women’s category-based series on a Tuesday, with 4 opportunities to race each week.
The series offers a mix between short and longer races with an individual time trial thrown in for good measure! The shorter races are scratch races (first past the finish line), whereas the longer ones offer points for fastest segment times and bonus points for the category finishing position.
The fourth season of the HERd SHEries runs from November 23rd to January 4th.
What is the Women’s Time Trial Racing Series p/b Herd Racing?
The time trial series is an 8-week series of time trial events with 6 opportunities to race each weekend. This will consist of 2 hilly courses and 6 flat 10-mile (16.1km) flat routes. All racers will start together in Category E and the winner is the first to cross the line!
The first season of the TT series will run from November 20th to January 9th.
Stage and Route Details
James Bailey, Herd Racing DS said “With the SHEries, I’ve tried to find a nice balance between hilly and flat routes. For the points race, I’ve tried to keep it as exciting as possible, with 16 laps of Downtown Dolphin, and a sprint each lap, making it a little bit special. With the Time Trial series, I’ve been keen to keep the non-hill climb events as a steady ten miles to keep the most popular format of the genre.”
Stage One – November 23rd
Route: Tempus Fugit TT
Notes: Nothing confusing in the prologue event, just a flat dash! This event will use the TT module, so riders will be sent off with staggered starts.
Stage Two – November 30th
Route: Greater London Flat
Notes: The first of our shorter races see our racers take on a single lap around the main London circuit.
Stage Three – December 7th
Route: Casse Pattes
Notes: We head to France for our second scratch race, with a flat start, a mid-length climb and a downhill sprint to the finish.
Stage Four – December 14th
Elevation: 156m (435m)
Notes: In the last of our “shorter” races, it’s time for one of the fan-favorite routes – 2 laps of Innsbruckring, with two jaunts up the Legsnapper!
Stage Five – December 21st
Route: Figure 8
Notes: In our first points race, racers will secure FTS points for their time on the Watopia Sprint in both directions and also the Hilly KOM in both directions. There are also bonus points for final category finishing position.
Stage Six – December 28th
Route: Richmond Rollercoaster
Notes: In our second points race, racers will take on the Richmond Rollercoaster route. This has a “lead in” featuring 23rd Street reverse KOM, Libby Hill reverse KOM and Broad Street reverse sprint. You then take on four laps of the Fan Flats in reverse, featuring four efforts of the Monument Avenue reverse sprint. Your times for each of the timed segments will score you points against your competition, so don’t hold anything back!
Stage Seven – January 4th
World: Crit City
Route: Downtown Dolphin
Notes: In our last points race, it’s time for something a little bit special. Take on 16 laps of Downtown Dolphin, with a sprint each lap! Each sprint will score you points, so don’t hold back!
Women’s Time Trial Series p/b Herd Racing
Stage One – November 20th/21st
Route: Bologna TT
Notes: This event will use the staggered start TT module for a simple dash up the Bologna climb.
Stage Two – November 27/28th
Route: Tempus Fugit
Stage Three – December 4/5th
Route: London Loop
Stage Four – December 11/12th
Stage Five – December 18/19th
Route: Duchy Estate
Stage Six – December 25/26th
World: Makuri Islands
Route: Flatland Loop
Stage Seven – January 1st/2nd
Stage Eight – January 8/9th
Route: Innsbruck UCI
Notes: This is a custom-distance event where the finish line will coincide with the Innsbruck KOM banner.
About Herd Racing League
The Herd Racing League is the sister racing group of The Herd and prides itself on encouraging a welcoming and supportive ideology for their racers of all shapes, sizes, and ability levels. Herd Racing DS James Bailey first took on organizing events for Herd Racing League in April 2019, featuring events such as Herd Beginner Racing Series, The Stampede, The Bullseye, Herd of Mountain Goats, and Herd Summer Racing League.