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2019 Round 10: Gravesend, Sunday 22nd Sept

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    Posted: 31 August 2019 at 12:27pm
Details for The Gravesend racing on the Sunday are:

we have the lower 2 circuits of the track (click to see pic) booked from 10-3 pm 

Sign-on starts ~9:30am

Race format (split into Fast and Slow groups depending on numbers)
2 hrs
The track is booked for 5 hrs to accommodate both a fast and a slow 2hr race, (but if numbers allow all to run in one race it could be increased to 3 hrs, or do an all-in 2hr race followed by another shorter race format to get full value for money from the track)

The two race circuits can be used in a number of different combinations/directions, which can be decided on the day.

Can we please have some volunteers to help organise??

Also worth noting: If travelling to/from Gravesend via the Dartford/bridge/tunnel don't forget it operates by numberplate recognitions system. You can pay in advance or by midnight the day after you cross.

https://www.gov.uk/pay-dartford-crossing-charge

Details for car parking charges at Gravesend Cycle Park can be found here:

https://www.cyclopark.com/car-parking/
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ChrisH Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 September 2019 at 11:42am
The link to the Gravesend parking fees isn't working.

Here they are...…

Under 30 minutes: FREE

Up to 3 hours: £1.20

Over 3 hours: £3.60


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote JDub Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 September 2019 at 3:22pm
Good choice to have a longer race for once.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote JDub Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 September 2019 at 3:24pm
Hocus Pocus will be available.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Kim Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 September 2019 at 8:16am
Looks like the Weather has arrived...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote JDub Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 September 2019 at 9:31pm
Fortunately, the weather didn't arrive while the racing was going on. Looked a bit wetter on some parts of the M25 on the way home.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Kim Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 September 2019 at 10:21pm
Results from the electronic timing system are now at: http://www.bhpc.org.uk/Data/Sites/1/media/events/events19/10gravesend/index.html

Unfortunately the generator conked out after about 54 minutes. While the laptop continued on internal battery power, the RFID reader stopped working. The generator was eventually re-started, but without the required manual intervention to re-connect to the tag reader, no further data was acquired until I returned to the system after the end of the race.

On that basis, I've adjusted the timing data we do have to be a 51 minute race (thereby capturing a final good read of everyone's tag).

Finish times were recorded by stopwatch, but we have a ~20 minute gap between the last good timing data and somebody realising there was a problem and starting counting laps manually at 1:15:00 into the race. In the absence of lap counts for everyone from GPS data, I think the best approach will be to treat this as a separate 45 minute race...
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My GPS says I have got 54 laps in around 2:04:05 and I was in third position behind Steve and lee and ahead of Liam and Neil F. Splitting in two separate races is quite a disadvantage for me as I used my special engine mode in the last part of the race.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AlanGoodman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 September 2019 at 10:17am
Slash definitely won and Lee was second.
Liam and Neil F were on the same lap as David but behind him - where he found that speed from at the end I have no idea!!
Neil Hood dropped out at about an hour and John Williams a little later.

Everybody else finished I believe.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Kim Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 September 2019 at 12:31pm
Originally posted by david.lhostis david.lhostis wrote:

My GPS says I have got 54 laps in around 2:04:05 and I was in third position behind Steve and lee and ahead of Liam and Neil F. Splitting in two separate races is quite a disadvantage for me as I used my special engine mode in the last part of the race.


Similarly, I was going much better in the second half of the race (though not to the point of changing my position - I was consistently behind John Lucian and Tim Parker, and ahead of Colin Rose, by some number of laps). My GPS track shows 45 laps.

(Whatever we do with the results, I reckon William Tulett deserves some sort of award for coming last in the most heroic way possible. Completing a 2 hour race on a KMX with about ten minutes of previous recumbent riding in his legs is certainly impressive.)

Edited by kim - 23 September 2019 at 12:44pm
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