Some of those who are faster, and like to yell at slower riders ought to think on a few things.
It may well be the responsibility of a slower rider to allow faster riders to pass when being lapped, but in tight single track you might just have to suck it up and wait.
Sometimes there's more going on ahead and behind than just you. Again, if there's a battle for points going on in a 'slower' category, those riders are still racing for position.
Sometimes all the yelling in the world is pointless. I'm DEAF. I can't wear my hearing aid riding a bike under normal circumstances (even gentle pootling about) so no chance it'll work in a race. So you can yell your head off as much as you want. I'm entitled (by law!) to not be discriminated against, so don't try the "you shouldn't race then" nonsense. I keep a watch behind so that I can target areas where I can move off line, and I do the telling you which side to pass on.
Above all, "Elite?" Do come on. You may be faster than me, but if you're really all that "elite" then shouldn't you be off racing in events where you have to pre-qualify for an entry? That keeps us pesky peasants out of your way completely. Because a £30 entry fee is the same £30 for everyone. It doesn't entitle you to be an arse, or create some imaginary 'pecking order'. Remember that it's all those chubsters, novices, and grumpy old gits who are "getting in your way" who are actually making these events financially viable to run. Without us, your precious races would be far fewer and a lot further between.
I spent a good portion of my second lap at Round 1 of this Brass Moneys series pulled over to the side to let others pass. I believed (in good faith) that I was being lapped. Turns out that a number of them were on the same lap as me, and therefore racing me directly. Should I be slowing or stopping to willingly trade position with a rider directly racing me? I'd suggest not.
And don't get me started on the overwhelming number of "leader coming through" shouts I recall from a race two years ago. There were more leaders than entry categories, it seemed.
I've no quarrel with moving across for riders THAT much faster than me that I'd never beat them in a month of Sundays. I can't easily find a copy of 'The Rules' online. Maybe publishing them so that people could read up BEFORE booking races might help. And some clarification as to meaning/intent too. After all just stating that it's the slower rider's duty to make space for lapping riders doesn't really assist in giving examples of what might be termed a "reasonable" delay in ceding the race line. Immediately? After the next tree? Wait for the upcoming fire road section?
I'm not expecting much of a favourable response from this post really. Suffice to say that "rider coming through" is of little use to me, and then screaming "NOW!!!" will only serve to annoy me. Making me less likely to move across. Sorry, but if abuse can be "heat of the moment racing talk" then so can stubbornly sticking to the centreline of a trail section when rude, abusive ass-hats are shouting at you. I don't set out to ruin your race. Have the decency to not try to ruin my whole event experience in return eh?