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Topic: World Championships 2018
Posted By: Andrew S
Subject: World Championships 2018
Date Posted: 20 October 2017 at 4:48pm
The 2018 HPV World Championships will be held at Betteshanger Park, near to Deal in Kent on the weekend of 13/14/15 July 2018

This topic is for discussion of all matters relating to the event.



Replies:
Posted By: TheoS
Date Posted: 23 October 2017 at 5:22pm
Looks like a nice place with lots of water. Will you have HPB events?

I know it's probably academic, because gNick told me that it is very difficult to get the council to close a road even only for an hour or two, but in case you can, there seems to be a nice stretch for a 200 m speed event with 500 m run-up just up the deal road, which can be detoured by motorists and also allows racers to go back t the start via Worth:

http://www.whpva.org/data/ElevationProfiles/Deal-0.7km.png" rel="nofollow - http://www.whpva.org/data/ElevationProfiles/Deal-0.7km.png

This conforms very nicely to the new WHPVA "pure human power" rule if it is accepted. This shows that in spite of the short run-up quite attractive speeds (for the spectatirs) up to 90 km/h are achievable, a simulation of an Elviestretto with a 1000 W rider:

http://www.whpva.org/data/VelocipedioData-Results/Various/Elvie1000WDeal.png" rel="nofollow - http://www.whpva.org/data/VelocipedioData-Results/Various/Elvie1000WDeal.png

Cheers, Theo in Switzerland


Posted By: atlas_shrugged
Date Posted: 23 October 2017 at 8:47pm
Hi Theo
 
That looks a great suggestion. We will look at this idea. I am not sure about boats though as we may have enough work with just the HPVs!
 
The Betteshanger race track is lovely. Well worth a visit and the county of Kent is known as the Garden of England.
 
I would give my Eye teeth to be able to ride Elviestretto.
 
Regards
 
Brian.
 


Posted By: marc
Date Posted: 07 November 2017 at 2:05pm
Hello,

it might be a bit early to ask this, but I've seen pictures of the brand new visitor centre at the Betteshanger park. Will we have access to this (toilets, showers, meals or even accommodation) during the event in July?

Looking forward to riding again on this nice track!

Cheers
Marc


Posted By: atlas_shrugged
Date Posted: 07 November 2017 at 4:39pm
Hi Marc
 
We are hoping that this new visitor centre will be open for the WC2018. Probably we are at the mercy of the builders with this. Will keep everybody updated about this.
 
Regards
 
Brian.
 


Posted By: RoyMacdonald
Date Posted: 07 November 2017 at 9:12pm
I don't know if a Hog Roast is of interest, but there is a café at Rye Harbour (Bosun's Bite) that all the cyclists go to when they are doing the cycle paths across the nature reserve and it does Hog Roasts for £600. Includes the hog and buns salad etc. and two people to roast the beast. We had one here last summer and it easily did for around a hundred people.
 
Roy


Posted By: Yanto
Date Posted: 08 November 2017 at 6:37am
i bet they'll charge a lot more for going to east Kent, also hog roasts can be a bit hit n miss with regards to quality and quantity and also catering for vegatarians/vegans can be a bit dubious. 

I also think that if catering is going to be provided it has to be a multi-day provision so pasta and different sauces, plus continental breakfasts will be required, there is normally a nominal charge made for food taken, paid in advance.


Posted By: RoyMacdonald
Date Posted: 08 November 2017 at 11:50am
Originally posted by Yanto Yanto wrote:

i bet they'll charge a lot more for going to east Kent, also hog roasts can be a bit hit n miss with regards to quality and quantity and also catering for vegatarians/vegans can be a bit dubious. 

I also think that if catering is going to be provided it has to be a multi-day provision so pasta and different sauces, plus continental breakfasts will be required, there is normally a nominal charge made for food taken, paid in advance.
 
Betteschanger isn't that far from Rye and they've travelled further. Never heard any complaints on quality. Obviously if you don't eat meat it won't be of interest. I had sushi and mackerel myself being pescatarian and having a friend with a fishing boat. 
 
I was thinking more a one off than multi day catering. With the exchange rate food will seem cheap to overseas participants though.
 
Roy


Posted By: AlanGoodman
Date Posted: 09 November 2017 at 4:02pm
Jonathan is looking into catering - Last time the onsite café were really good, opening up for us to serve breakfasts etc.
 
I called in while fishing with my son next door earlier in the year and they are convinced that we will have access to the new centre for toilets etc.
 
There will be camping on site (there will be a cost for this) but no other accommodation.
 
We did look at the possibility of holding 200m sprints in Deal in 2012 but it was decided that it would not be viable. There is a possibility of using a local airfield, but we don't know yet if it will be available.
 
The water on site is unlikely to be accessible for boats - They have let it get very overgrown as a wildlife sanctuary.
 


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Posted By: marc
Date Posted: 09 November 2017 at 4:11pm
Thanks for your feedback Alan



Posted By: JDub
Date Posted: 18 November 2017 at 12:49pm
No chance of closing roads. Slight chance of getting the former Manston airport for 200m. No water event proposed, but coincides with HP aircraft event which will probably be at Lasham. BHPC voted against proposed WHPSC rule change.
Originally posted by TheoS TheoS wrote:

Looks like a nice place with lots of water. Will you have HPB events?

I know it's probably academic, because gNick told me that it is very difficult to get the council to close a road even only for an hour or two, but in case you can, there seems to be a nice stretch for a 200 m speed event with 500 m run-up just up the deal road, which can be detoured by motorists and also allows racers to go back t the start via Worth:

http://www.whpva.org/data/ElevationProfiles/Deal-0.7km.png" rel="nofollow - http://www.whpva.org/data/ElevationProfiles/Deal-0.7km.png

This conforms very nicely to the new WHPVA "pure human power" rule if it is accepted. This shows that in spite of the short run-up quite attractive speeds (for the spectatirs) up to 90 km/h are achievable, a simulation of an Elviestretto with a 1000 W rider:

http://www.whpva.org/data/VelocipedioData-Results/Various/Elvie1000WDeal.png" rel="nofollow - http://www.whpva.org/data/VelocipedioData-Results/Various/Elvie1000WDeal.png

Cheers, Theo in Switzerland


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Posted By: RoyMacdonald
Date Posted: 18 November 2017 at 5:17pm
It may be too far away from Deal, but the Dungeness estate has lots of straight dead flat roads and the main one has just been resurfaced with tarmac. It recently came up for sale and I don't know who owns it now after I decided not put an offer in after some discussion with my son.

Roy


Posted By: RoyMacdonald
Date Posted: 14 January 2018 at 6:00pm
Will we be getting some leaflets to distribute? There are a number of people locally who are interested.
 
Roy


Posted By: AlanGoodman
Date Posted: 21 January 2018 at 6:22pm
Many thanks to Andrew Sidwell....
Registration for WC2018 is now live!!! https://shop.bhpc.org.uk/wc2018-registration-2" rel="nofollow - https://shop.bhpc.org.uk/wc2018-registration-2


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Posted By: RoyMacdonald
Date Posted: 21 January 2018 at 8:16pm
Any details of the races yet?

Roy


Posted By: AlanGoodman
Date Posted: 21 January 2018 at 8:19pm
The main website should be live very soon with full details. 

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Posted By: Yanto
Date Posted: 21 January 2018 at 8:19pm
From Facebook:

Here's a preview of the provisional race formats:

Fri : (mid-afternoon) Flying Sprint (50-100m)

Sat: (am) One lap time trial
(pm) 1 hr criterium races (three group races, seeded based on results of 1st two events)…

Sun: (am) 15 minute criterium races (seeded as per Saturday) then……………Endurance race (3 hr) (all together)



Posted By: AlanGoodman
Date Posted: 21 January 2018 at 8:53pm
Thumbs Up
 
The main website will be here as soon as it's complete... http://wc2018.bhpc.org.uk/" rel="nofollow - http://wc2018.bhpc.org.uk/


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Posted By: RoyMacdonald
Date Posted: 09 February 2018 at 4:54pm
Originally posted by AlanGoodman AlanGoodman wrote:

Thumbs Up
 
The main website will be here as soon as it's complete... http://wc2018.bhpc.org.uk/" rel="nofollow - http://wc2018.bhpc.org.uk/
 
Hi Alan. Just looked at the web site and it's great, but for the uninitiated I think it looks like it might cost £50 to go and watch. Maybe it should make it clear you can watch for free. It would save me having to explain every time I give out the web address if that could be added.
 
All the best.
 
Roy


Posted By: AlanGoodman
Date Posted: 09 February 2018 at 5:03pm
Hi Roy - Fair comment.
Hopefully Marc (he's looking after the web site) will see this but I'll copy it to the WC2018 organisers bit of the forum as well... There is no charge for spectators unless they want to camp.


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Posted By: RoyMacdonald
Date Posted: 09 February 2018 at 5:15pm
Originally posted by AlanGoodman AlanGoodman wrote:

Hi Roy - Fair comment.
Hopefully Marc (he's looking after the web site) will see this but I'll copy it to the WC2018 organisers bit of the forum as well... There is no charge for spectators unless they want to camp.
 
Thanks Alan.
 
Roy


Posted By: lohezm
Date Posted: 09 February 2018 at 5:18pm
We do now!

Added to slider, intro copy and cost table.


Posted By: AlanGoodman
Date Posted: 09 February 2018 at 5:19pm
Thumbs Up

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Posted By: Andrew S
Date Posted: 21 February 2018 at 1:13pm
Mike Burrows turns 75 in 2018 so to mark the event we are trying to gather together as many Burrows-designed machines as possible at the World Championships in Betteshanger. If you have a Burrows bike and can bring it to Betteshanger in July then we would like to hear from you in one of the following ways:
  • Register your bike in the Facebook 'poll' on the https://www.facebook.com/groups/HPVWC2018/events/" rel="nofollow - WC2018 Events page (look for Bring your Burrows to Betteshanger)
  • Post a message here saying who you are and what you've got
  • Send an email to wc2018@bhpc.org.uk
This is a free event: you don't need to register to race at WC2018 to take part, although you will need to https://shop.bhpc.org.uk/camping" rel="nofollow - book camping if you want to stay on site at Betteshanger (£10.50 per pitch per night).

A lists of who's coming will be posted regularly here and on Facebook.

Please help to make this a memorable event for both Mike and his bikes!


Posted By: jdp298
Date Posted: 24 February 2018 at 9:35pm
Related to the above, has anyone invited Chris Boardman and the gold-medal winning bike from 1992?


Posted By: AlanGoodman
Date Posted: 25 February 2018 at 10:44am

One of those bikes may well make it there - I think Mr Boardman is less likely though....



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Posted By: HeatherF
Date Posted: 09 March 2018 at 6:12pm
For those who don't want to use the BHPC online shop and PayPal to register for the WC2018, you can now do so by filling in a paper form and sending it by email or post to the treasurer.
 
You can request a form by sending me a PM with your details and I will send one to you via email or post. Forms will also be available at all BHPC races from 8th April (Hillingdon) until 24th June (York). Payment may be made by bank transfer, cheque or cash (at races).
 
See the website for all details. http://wc2018.bhpc.org.uk/" rel="nofollow - http://wc2018.bhpc.org.uk/
 
Race registration for adults is £50 until 11th May, then, if spaces remain, £60 until 15th June and £70 until 10th July (but full goodie bags cannot be guaranteed for those who register late i.e. too near the date of the event!) Registration for juniors aged between 12 and 15 years on 13th July is £25 and doesn't change.
 
Camping is available to anyone attending the event whether racing or spectating. You can book camping pitches at £10.50 per night per pitch for tents, caravans or campervans. 
 
Thanks
Heather (treasurer)


Posted By: Yanto
Date Posted: 10 March 2018 at 7:51am
Originally posted by HeatherF HeatherF wrote:

  
 
Race registration for adults is £50 until 11th May, then, if spaces remain, £60 until 15th June and £70 until 10th July (but full goodie bags cannot be guaranteed for those who register late!) 
 
Thanks
Heather (treasurer)

When did the price increase and time deadline come into this? I don't remember seeing this before, and also i think the wording is wrong, nobody can register "late", as that would be after the final cut off date and therefore impossible.


Posted By: ChrisH
Date Posted: 10 March 2018 at 8:15am
Yes, it's always been there to encourage early registration. it helps us with the planning/organisation of the event.


Posted By: Yanto
Date Posted: 10 March 2018 at 8:50am
Thanks Chris, you beat me to it as I was going to say answered on FB Thumbs Up

Still shouldn't say "late" though Evil Smile Wink


Posted By: HeatherF
Date Posted: 10 March 2018 at 8:52am
Thanks Ian
 
Original post now edited to explain what "late" means
 
Heather


Posted By: HeatherF
Date Posted: 24 March 2018 at 9:37am
Just a reminder that you can register for the World Championships at the race at Hillingdon on 8 April. Payment by cash, cheque or bank transfer.
 
OR..... You can request a registration form by sending me a PM with your details and I will send one to you via email or post. Forms will also be available at all BHPC races until 24th June (York).
 
See the website for all details. http://wc2018.bhpc.org.uk/" rel="nofollow - http://wc2018.bhpc.org.uk/
 
Race registration for adults is £50 until 11th May, then, if spaces remain, £60 until 15th June and £70 until 10th July (but full goodie bags cannot be guaranteed for those who register late i.e. too near the date of the event!) Registration for juniors aged between 12 and 15 years on 13th July is £25 and doesn't change.
 
Camping is available to anyone attending the event whether racing or spectating. You can book camping pitches at £10.50 per night per pitch for tents, caravans or campervans. 
 
Thanks
Heather (treasurer)


Posted By: RoyMacdonald
Date Posted: 25 April 2018 at 5:56pm
Are there any posters we can have to put up in appropriate places locally?
 
Roy


Posted By: ChrisH
Date Posted: 08 May 2018 at 11:46pm
We don't have any printed posters, but do have electronic copies of poster that we can circulate??


Posted By: ChrisH
Date Posted: 08 May 2018 at 11:49pm
We are extending the deadline for early bird registration (for £50) until end of Monday 14th April, so if anyone attending Betteshanger/Redbridge you will have one last chance to pay the cheap rate by cash/cheque(or pay online by end of next Monday)


Posted By: HeatherF
Date Posted: 09 May 2018 at 5:31pm
Or even Monday 14th May


Posted By: RoyMacdonald
Date Posted: 18 May 2018 at 7:01pm
Originally posted by ChrisH ChrisH wrote:

We don't have any printed posters, but do have electronic copies of poster that we can circulate??
 
Do you have a link?
 
Roy


Posted By: ChrisH
Date Posted: 21 May 2018 at 4:38pm
Originally posted by RoyMacdonald RoyMacdonald wrote:

Originally posted by ChrisH ChrisH wrote:

We don't have any printed posters, but do have electronic copies of poster that we can circulate??
 
Do you have a link?
 
Roy
 
Here they are..... uploads/1067/WC2018_A4_poster_V1_PRINT.pdf" rel="nofollow - uploads/1067/WC2018_A4_poster_V1_PRINT.pdf
 
uploads/1067/WC2018_A4_poster_V1_PRINT_ALT.pdf" rel="nofollow - uploads/1067/WC2018_A4_poster_V1_PRINT_ALT.pdf
 
 


Posted By: RoyMacdonald
Date Posted: 21 May 2018 at 7:06pm
Thanks Chris.

Roy


Posted By: RoyMacdonald
Date Posted: 08 June 2018 at 2:22pm
If you need an overflow for camping I'd suggest Solley's Ice Cream Campsite. £12 without electricity and £14 with. I'm leaving my caravan there for three weeks over the period the Worlds are on. I chose there rather than Betteshanger because it has electricity for the caravan (and I know the farmer). It has a new shower/toilet block. It's two miles from Betteshanger, and yes it makes and sells ice cream and sorbet.

http://www.solleysicecream.co.uk/solleys-campsite/" rel="nofollow - http://www.solleysicecream.co.uk/solleys-campsite/

Roy




Posted By: HeatherF
Date Posted: 08 June 2018 at 3:11pm
Thanks Roy
 
We're OK for space and it will hopefully be a nice area for socialising. We have booked portable toilets for the camping area and there are showers in the visitor centre.
 
I'm afraid we can't provide electrical hook-up.
 
If anyone still needs to book camping please do so via the BHPC shop as soon as you can. £10.50 per pitch per night.


Posted By: RoyMacdonald
Date Posted: 08 June 2018 at 5:24pm
Will the visitor centre be open in time for the Worlds Heather? I saw it a few weeks ago and I thought it would be more towards Christmas.

All the best.

Roy 


Posted By: AlanGoodman
Date Posted: 08 June 2018 at 6:09pm
The new visitor centre will not be open unfortunately. To be honest it looked no different at all to when I visited a year ago so I wouldn't hold your breath for Christmas!

The cafe and toilets/showers will be open 8am - 8pm and we're currently looking at extending those hours.

There will be portable toilets on the camp site and near to the track.



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Posted By: RoyMacdonald
Date Posted: 08 June 2018 at 7:12pm
There are photos showing progress month by month on the Betteshanger web site and it is progressing but it doesn't look like the fitting out has started yet. I take that back, it is underway but at a very early stage.

Might be worth considering hiring a combined portable shower toilet unit if the budget will permit.

Roy


Posted By: HeatherF
Date Posted: 08 June 2018 at 7:45pm
There are showers in the visitor centre and we hope they will be open from 8am (possibly 7am) to 10pm. We are working with Betteshanger on this and as soon as we know the answer we will let everyone know. Please be patient.
 
Hiring toilets is relatively easy (although time consuming as Barney and I can confirm!)and relatively inexpensive but shower blocks require more water then we have available and are very expensive.
 
Hopefully the provision in the visitor centre will suffice for those camping on site.


Posted By: HeatherF
Date Posted: 14 June 2018 at 4:59pm
Lots more updates shortly but please note:
CAMPING FOR TENTS IS NOW FULL
 
Registration for racing closes at midnight on Saturday 16 June


Posted By: HeatherF
Date Posted: 16 June 2018 at 9:06pm
If you have registered for racing or camping please see your email for an update about parking at Betteshanger park.


Posted By: HeatherF
Date Posted: 01 July 2018 at 7:15pm
If you are booked to camp at WC2018 please see your email for an important message about not paying the park admission charge. If you can't access your email let me know here or via private message
 
Heather Fortnum


Posted By: RoyMacdonald
Date Posted: 01 July 2018 at 7:45pm
Do we have to remove our BHPC race numbers and will we be given World Championship numbers to stick on? (not the transponders)

Thanks.

Roy


Posted By: HeatherF
Date Posted: 01 July 2018 at 7:55pm
Everyone will have a Worlds number (different from your BHPC race number). Easy Peel sticky numbers will be provided in the goodie bag for each rider. They are A5 in size so could go over top of other numbers. It would be helpful if they were the most obvious number.
 
Thanks
 


Posted By: ChrisH
Date Posted: 04 July 2018 at 3:58pm
To ensure the Betteshanger cafe has suitable foodstuffs on offer, please message me, if you have special dietary requirements.


Posted By: Yanto
Date Posted: 04 July 2018 at 8:59pm
Quantity! We're hungry people not people on a diet!


Posted By: ChrisH
Date Posted: 04 July 2018 at 11:47pm
Originally posted by Yanto Yanto wrote:

Quantity! We're hungry people not people on a diet!
 

If it gives some of us more of a fighting chance, I'm sure there'll be no complaints if you eat so much that you can't squeeze back into your velomobile on the Sunday morning!! 


Posted By: HeatherF
Date Posted: 05 July 2018 at 10:01am
Final information which might answer any questions you have has been sent via e-mail to all those registered to race or camp. If you don't get it, please let me know.
Heather (Treasurer)


Posted By: RoyMacdonald
Date Posted: 08 July 2018 at 4:07pm
Do all the races carry points towards the end results? Particularly thinking of the Flying Sprint and the 2k time trial.

Roy


Posted By: ChrisH
Date Posted: 08 July 2018 at 4:26pm
yes


Posted By: ChrisH
Date Posted: 11 July 2018 at 12:59am

If everyone turns up, this is the final stat pack for the riders and machines for the World Championships this weekend.


There is a hearty mix of machines which include:

17 ICE Trikes
11 DF Velomobiles
8 M5s
5 Ratracers (including one with reverse pedalling)
4 Kingcycles
2 Velocrafts
2 Toxy
2 Rowing Bikes
2 Royce Pedal cars

Plus a varietal mix of 65 others making a grand total of 118 machines! A comprehensive list of riders (and their machines) is included in the race programme booklet which you will receive as part of your welcome pack during registration.

For those that won't be there, you can keep up to date with the race results as they unfold by checking the results link below where we will be updating the race results and riders placings within the league tables at the end of each race.

https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwc2018.bhpc.org.uk%2Fresults%2F&h=AT1pUmEFUmNEkXWwLLJYH7YGVVVmm6U2iXp19zXqvUD862Mu0G3gzvyc3-KBxSt4HsvMNTGI3KODQj1greS6lfgE-cjB9FUFq2arc6MjLPALm3b-jqtiKYF5QzTJt9xWhEnnZDlTmDWgEyn_Tu1NIEhUGXo" rel="nofollow - Remember, points are awarded for riders finish positions in each race and the total points accumulated across each race will be used to determine the podium places in each of the race classifications. The points awarded are weighted equally in each round.

Looking forward to seeing every at the weekend.
The weather forecast is looking good, so don't forget to pack your suncream. Conditions are particularly favourable on the Friday when there will be a 12 mph tailwind for the flying sprints!!!!



Posted By: trykit
Date Posted: 11 July 2018 at 4:20pm
Hello Heather
I haven’t received any information about the Championships this weekend. Could you send them to me on Geoffbooker@trykit.com

Thanks

Geoff


Posted By: HeatherF
Date Posted: 11 July 2018 at 4:59pm
Information sent to new address Geoff. Let me know if it doesn't get there
 
Heather


Posted By: NickM
Date Posted: 15 July 2018 at 10:18am
What a pleasure to see nearly all of our old BHPC friends at Betteshanger yesterday, clearly enjoying a very well run championships in beautifully sunny weather 👍

We hope that everybody continues to have a good time - even in the (eeek!) 3-hour race, today 😎

Nick and Judith


Posted By: Twed
Date Posted: 15 July 2018 at 10:41pm
Big thank you to the organizers of the Worlds. You have to be pleased how it went ....you did a great job and it went as smoothly as you could possibly expect with the numbers attending and the variety of racing etc.
I must apologize for not being there for the podium. I most certainly did not expect anything as the last results I saw, I managed only 21st place. I was knackered and only wanted a shower and to get home for a rest.
Thanks again.
Twed

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Posted By: RoyMacdonald
Date Posted: 16 July 2018 at 10:08pm
Big thanks to all the organisers. Brilliant Worlds.
Enjoyed the 3 hour a lot. Getting the pacing right is really interesting. Left too much in reserve at the end but better that than too little. Have to do a little work to the Kingcycle seat though. It was a pain in the coccyx.
 
Great to see Mikes bikes on the track rather than hanging on his wall.

Thanks again everybody.

Roy  


Posted By: RoyMacdonald
Date Posted: 16 July 2018 at 11:16pm
One thing I wished I'd done differently is to have bagged the Kingcycle and put the rear disc on which would have give me approximately an extra 2 mph on my average speed. I didn't think it would make much difference but I was thinking against the Beano and the Velomobiles. Didn't really think it through I guess.
Roy


Posted By: HeatherF
Date Posted: 17 July 2018 at 12:04pm

Thanks to everyone for making the weekend such good fun.

Racers each got an exclusive T-shirt but some people were not able to come, notably Heike Bunte. Unfortunately her t-shirt and some others that people had bought disappeared from the goodie bags in the race control tent. If anyone has taken a T-shirt thinking they were surplus it would be great if you could return it to us. email treasurer at http://bhpc.org.uk/" rel="nofollow -



Posted By: AlanGoodman
Date Posted: 17 July 2018 at 12:24pm
Also water bottles went missing from goodie bags apparently and two cycling shirts that belong to Gerard and were on sale by him in race control at £40 each...
Cry

And if anybody has seen the brass adapter from Mike Burrows track pump he would like it back please!



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Posted By: blogwat
Date Posted: 17 July 2018 at 1:50pm
Hi folks
what can i say what a great worlds big thank you to all the people that made it happen hopefully you can all breath a little easier now, it was nice to meet so may different people who were so polite and friendly and to hear a little of their stories, apart from a few little niggles about the facilities the odd coat hook in the shower area would not have gone amiss, nothing to do with the bhpc I know but a good time was had by all, here are some photo's for ya! copy any you want and I hope everyone had a safe journey home   cheers.
Jeff.  http://www.flickr.com/photos/recumbents/" rel="nofollow - http://www.flickr.com/photos/recumbents/


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Posted By: RoyMacdonald
Date Posted: 17 July 2018 at 4:45pm
Originally posted by blogwat blogwat wrote:

Hi folks
what can i say what a great worlds big thank you to all the people that made it happen hopefully you can all breath a little easier now, it was nice to meet so may different people who were so polite and friendly and to hear a little of their stories, apart from a few little niggles about the facilities the odd coat hook in the shower area would not have gone amiss, nothing to do with the bhpc I know but a good time was had by all, here are some photo's for ya! copy any you want and I hope everyone had a safe journey home   cheers.
Jeff.  http://www.flickr.com/photos/recumbents/" rel="nofollow - http://www.flickr.com/photos/recumbents/
 
Thanks Jeff.
 
You have to wonder if the people who design and install showers ever actually try them out. I had plenty of coat hooks but no soap tray in the shower and water pressure so high it blew the light shower curtain out of the tray every time it hit it.
 
Big thanks to the people in the back room slaving over their computers getting the results online as well.
 
Roy


Posted By: RoyMacdonald
Date Posted: 17 July 2018 at 6:03pm
Do we get any points for the 3 hour race or was it just for kudos?
 
Roy


Posted By: Kim
Date Posted: 17 July 2018 at 6:18pm
While we're playing the missing stuff game, if anyone's found a black-with-white-stripe Walz synthetic cycling cap, sized for a smaller than average head, that will be mine. Last seen in the vicinity of the refreshments van after the 1 hour race, I think.

Absolutely no complaints about organisation from me, it was all top notch, and clearly a mammoth task behind the scenes.

Agreed about the state of the camping field (the prickly stuff went right through my tent's groundsheet, and best not mention the ants), and the lack of thought that went into the design of the showers, but that's venue stuff, and in my mind was more than made up for by the excellent track.

A fun weekend, and lovely to meet friends old and new. I didn't expect to end up on a podium, either...


Posted By: RoyMacdonald
Date Posted: 17 July 2018 at 6:40pm
Originally posted by kim kim wrote:

While we're playing the missing stuff game, if anyone's found a black-with-white-stripe Walz synthetic cycling cap, sized for a smaller than average head, that will be mine. Last seen in the vicinity of the refreshments van after the 1 hour race, I think.

Absolutely no complaints about organisation from me, it was all top notch, and clearly a mammoth task behind the scenes.

Agreed about the state of the camping field (the prickly stuff went right through my tent's groundsheet, and best not mention the ants), and the lack of thought that went into the design of the showers, but that's venue stuff, and in my mind was more than made up for by the excellent track.

A fun weekend, and lovely to meet friends old and new. I didn't expect to end up on a podium, either...
 
Congratulations Kim.
 
Betteshanger needs another £500,000 to finish the works. Was on our local BBC news, a kind of appeal.
 
The thistles are a blasted nuisance everywhere in the area. At home I had one go right through a tyre on our little tractor and one go straight through my heavy duty hide gloves into my hand. I'm very wary when I'm riding the trike around the fields. The grandchildren will run around with no shoes on as well which often ends in tears. I found the only way to get rid of them is to hand dig them every time I see one. Ends up being a mammoth task though. 
 
It is a great track though as you say. That sea breeze really takes the edge off the heat as well.
 
All the best.
 
Roy


Posted By: atlas_shrugged
Date Posted: 19 July 2018 at 10:19am
A cracking World Championship 2018. Thanks very much to all the organisers for a great job well done.
 
Thanks also to Jeff for all the photos.
 
The displays were brilliant and thanks to: ICE, Mikes bikes display, and to Geoff Birds display.
 
I am very much looking forward to the coverage by the excellent Laidback Bike Report who get the prize for distance travelled all the way over from the US/Germany to cover the event.


Posted By: russellbridge
Date Posted: 19 July 2018 at 4:30pm
Sorry I couldn't be there - thanks for the great photos Jeff.
This is my favourite:


"my chainring's this big..."  LOL


Posted By: ChrisH
Date Posted: 19 July 2018 at 4:48pm
Nice pic. I can see the "A" but where's the Y, M and C??


Posted By: AlanGoodman
Date Posted: 19 July 2018 at 9:52pm
"When I get the wax right it comes out the here..."


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Posted By: atlas_shrugged
Date Posted: 20 July 2018 at 10:52pm
So WC2018 has hit Sky Sport News - at least on German TV.
 
There was some great drone footage provided by the Laidback Bike Report. There was also an interview with Charles Henry and some great shots.
 


Posted By: Trick Cyclist
Date Posted: 21 July 2018 at 11:14am
I can't remember if we gave our birth years in when we entered the championship, because I would be really interested in a plot of year of birth against speed in the one hour time trial. After all at my age I would expect to not keep up with whippersnappers of 35...... Ideally colour coded for which class was entered.

Geoff


Posted By: AlanGoodman
Date Posted: 21 July 2018 at 11:18am
Age is just a number... Wink

Aerodynamics wins every time.

Mike is 75.
Slash is 117.

Big smile



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Posted By: Trick Cyclist
Date Posted: 21 July 2018 at 1:23pm
I think there is a picture of Dorian Slash hidden at BHPC headquarters.....

Geoff


Posted By: atlas_shrugged
Date Posted: 22 July 2018 at 10:59am
Below is a google translate from the German velomobile forum by one of the race leaders. I found it interesting and especially the data. Maybe Geoff would like to publish a better translation in the BHPC magazine:
 
 
I wrote out my performance data:
 (for explanation: Pav average performance incl. zero values,)
 
 100 meter sprint (Flying Start):
 Vmax: 72.2 km / h (= official result)
 Pav: 276 watts
 P without_results: 350 watts
 Pmax: 634 watts
 1 lap time trial:
 Vmax: 37.89 km / h (= official measurement should rather be 60.93 km / h?)
 <no SRM measurement>
 
 1-H-criterium:
 Vav: 62.61 km / h (= official result)
 Pav: 206 watts
 P without_nulls: 261 watts
 Pmax: 888 watts
 
 15-min Criterium:
 Vav: 60.78 km / h
 Pav: 228 watts
 P without_results: 289 watts
 Pmax: 775 watts
 
 3-H-Endurance
 Vav: 56.18 km / h (= official result)
 Pav: 156 watts
 P without_nulls: 192 watts
 Pmax: 815 watts
 
 My SRM data clearly shows that I did not have to go to my performance limit and could not because of the many curves (and many HPVs in the 3 hour race).  Especially in the hourly criterion sprints and short periods of idle alternated.
 Steve Slade also impressed me a lot.  In the 3-hour race he has overtaken me despite his own lightning start (thanks to Jonathan Woolrich for the jump start) in the fifth lap and immediately accelerated the pace to shake me off.  He almost succeeded in doing so when I was suddenly caught in the fastest UV / TV and made a slight mistake.  Fortunately, Sandro had told me that Steve sometimes can not keep up with the pace in long races.  That gave me courage.  I really wanted to win and still not risk too much.  On the forest straight in front of the hairpin bend, I had Steve back in sight, but at over 62km / h was already very fast for the windy curve that precedes the hairpin bend - and then this white VM in front of me, the battle line drove and in the hairpin bend constantly pushed to the outside.  Although I could avoid a touch, but I had to put in a lot of powerful, which quit the PoB with a slight vibration - I had arrived harmless in the dark orange border area and the road I did not go out.  For the next half hour, I tried out some variations of distinct curve lines behind Steve.  It occurred to me that a wide round line is often faster than a small radius.  The large number of opponents required absolute concentration: overtake now?  left or right?  before or after the curve?  Who slows loses and who does not slow down even more - Burnout Paradise in the woods.
 After an hour and a half Steve got stuck in a group.  I knew that was the moment to attack.  34 MPH showed the sign at the finish line;  The 450 watts I pulled through to the top.  Nevertheless I was not sure about the lack of rearview mirror until I had checked whether I had actually left it ...

 Some observations / considerations
 - Better to put on new tires before than during the race.  (which I have done) - because: 2.5 hours Monza enough to scalp a Erlkönig in the 30 ° -45 ° range)
 - The PoB is, even at rel.  strong wind with some exercise and adjacent shoulder pads mobile.
 - Streamliner like PoB or Beano win the races against three-wheeled (!) Velomobile not only on the straights, but also in the corners, because the VM behind always slip away a bit, as I could watch well.

 To event
 That the BHPA and its members are a committed group of experienced HPV enthusiasts, you can already see on their website, the T-shirts, or the beautifully designed racing documentary.  The location Betteshanger Park is just terrific.  Everything close together and even a simple restaurant on the square.
 Five races on three days were not only a challenge for the participants, but also for the organizers.  Unfortunately, the results of the individual races could not be communicated in a timely manner.  Thanks to video, stop-watches and goodwill on the part of the organizers, the timing problems were finally resolved to everyone's satisfaction.
 Thanks BHPA for this wonderfull inspiring HPV World Championship
 carbono
 
 


Posted By: RoyMacdonald
Date Posted: 22 July 2018 at 3:34pm
Is that Daniel Fenn? It's probably overheating that slows Steve down. I didn't see any signs of that in the 3 hour though.

Roy


Posted By: Yanto
Date Posted: 22 July 2018 at 5:13pm
Originally posted by RoyMacdonald RoyMacdonald wrote:

Is that Daniel Fenn? It's probably overheating that slows Steve down. I didn't see any signs of that in the 3 hour though.

Roy
No it's Charles Henry.


Posted By: DavidKK
Date Posted: 22 July 2018 at 8:40pm
I just posted a few photos from Friday and Saturday on Flickr  https://flic.kr/s/aHsmjzwekh" rel="nofollow - https://flic.kr/s/aHsmjzwekh , I'll be adding Sunday's pictures in the next day or so.

David 
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Posted By: Trick Cyclist
Date Posted: 22 July 2018 at 9:46pm
I think he's [?Daniel] producing a LOT more power than me....

Geoff


Posted By: Trick Cyclist
Date Posted: 22 July 2018 at 9:51pm
I suppose I'm working towards questioning whether at a World Championship there are enough competitors that one could do a handicap/ index of performance prize, so that those of us with no chance of a top 3 place have something to compete for.

Geoff


Posted By: RoyMacdonald
Date Posted: 22 July 2018 at 10:05pm
Originally posted by Trick Cyclist Trick Cyclist wrote:

I suppose I'm working towards questioning whether at a World Championship there are enough competitors that one could do a handicap/ index of performance prize, so that those of us with no chance of a top 3 place have something to compete for.

Geoff

Probably too many if you want to do it by age. 

Roy


Posted By: Kim
Date Posted: 22 July 2018 at 10:12pm
Originally posted by DavidKK DavidKK wrote:

I just posted a few photos from Friday and Saturday on Flickr  https://flic.kr/s/aHsmjzwekh" rel="nofollow - https://flic.kr/s/aHsmjzwekh , I'll be adding Sunday's pictures in the next day or so.



Excellent pictures! From which I conclude that the point in fully-faired isn't so much that it helps you go fast, so much that people can't see your facial expression while you're doing so...   


Posted By: blogwat
Date Posted: 23 July 2018 at 5:56pm
Great photo's David, thanks for sharing 👍.

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when your up to your waist in aligators they forget to tell you you've got to clear the swamp


Posted By: atlas_shrugged
Date Posted: 24 July 2018 at 10:22am
Two very nice videos from WC2018:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oCkaXxdp9M" rel="nofollow - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oCkaXxdp9M

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgiLLmovFcE" rel="nofollow - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgiLLmovFcE



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