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2018 Round 3: LANCASTER, Sunday 22nd April

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Topic: 2018 Round 3: LANCASTER, Sunday 22nd April
Posted By: ChrisH
Subject: 2018 Round 3: LANCASTER, Sunday 22nd April
Date Posted: 10 April 2018 at 10:20pm
This is the place for discussion about the 3rd round of the 2018 BHPC races on the 1 mile Tameside cycle circuit in Ashton-under-Lyne 

 

Alas it now looks like I'm not going to be able to make it to this one,Cry so we still need volunteers to help organise, and pick race formats. So if any of you can help, please let me know.




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Posted By: AlanGoodman
Date Posted: 11 April 2018 at 3:00pm
Does anybody know if the track can be used in both directions? That may well determine the format.


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Posted By: ChrisH
Date Posted: 11 April 2018 at 11:24pm
On strava there are segments for the Tameside circuit riding in both directions with top lap speeds in the 29 mph range, suggesting that it works both ways....


Posted By: AlanGoodman
Date Posted: 11 April 2018 at 11:42pm
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Probably worth trying it both ways round then as it's our first time there.

Sadly it's not looking like we're going to make Preston or Tameside.

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Posted By: russellbridge
Date Posted: 12 April 2018 at 8:36am
I live about a mile away, and on the open sessions I’ve only ever ridden anti-clockwise, but I can’t see any reason why it can’t be ridden both ways. There’s a corner at the bottom end which would be similar to the contentious one at Colne, so we’ll have to take a view on this on the day. The hairpin is very tight!

I really wish I didn’t have to say this, but please don’t leave any valuables on display in your car.


Posted By: ChrisH
Date Posted: 14 April 2018 at 10:07pm
Ian Baxter has offered to help as an organiser of the Tameside race (Thanks Ian!!).

Can we please have someone(s) else to give him a hand??


Posted By: ChrisH
Date Posted: 18 April 2018 at 10:01am
This Sunday's BHPC race will no longer be at Tameside 
 
 I have just received the frustrating news that the Tameside track has been double booked and we can no longer hold our BHPC race there this Sunday.

Right now I’m working hard to try and secure an alternative venue in that part of the world.

I will provide an update by the end of today.


Posted By: ChrisH
Date Posted: 18 April 2018 at 6:52pm
Sorry, to avoid confusion, I've just deleted my previous post regarding the availability of the Preston track for us to also use on the Sunday. I've just gotten home from work to receive an answerphone message saying that we can't now have Preston on the Sunday. The person who took my original call didn't realise there were a lot of football fixtures on that day (the cycle track goes round their perimeter of the football pitches) and they can't accommodate at the same time
So currently, we still have Preston on Saturday 21 April and I'm still looking for somewhere to replace Tameside
for the sunday. it will be a case of whichever of the cycle circuits I'm chasing actually get back to me first....


Posted By: ChrisH
Date Posted: 19 April 2018 at 6:58pm
This is definitely it.....

On Sunday 22 April round 3 of the 2018 BHPC races will be on the 1500metre cycle circuit at Salt Ayre Leisure Centre in Lancaster, LA1 5JS

here's a map  

http://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Salt+Ayre+Leisure+Centre/@54.0543789,-2.8202368,362m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x487c9df4c64b3717:0x1dc7bd70d841faab!8m2!3d54.055427!4d-2.823198" rel="nofollow - http://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Salt+Ayre+Leisure+Centre/@54.0543789,-2.8202368,362m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x487c9df4c64b3717:0x1dc7bd70d841faab!8m2!3d54.055427!4d-2.823198

For those who haven't been there before it is a traditionally fast and popular race circuit amongst most BHPCers who have raced there before. Its joined onto a sports centre with all the facilities plus there is an ASDA next door 

According to Google Maps it is approx. a 35 min drive north (up the M65) from Preston.


Posted By: RoyMacdonald
Date Posted: 19 April 2018 at 9:39pm
Originally posted by ChrisH ChrisH wrote:

This is definitely it.....

On Sunday 22 April round 3 of the 2018 BHPC races will be on the 1500metre cycle circuit at Salt Ayre Leisure Centre in Lancaster, LA1 5JS

here's a map  

http://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Salt+Ayre+Leisure+Centre/@54.0543789,-2.8202368,362m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x487c9df4c64b3717:0x1dc7bd70d841faab!8m2!3d54.055427!4d-2.823198" rel="nofollow - http://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Salt+Ayre+Leisure+Centre/@54.0543789,-2.8202368,362m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x487c9df4c64b3717:0x1dc7bd70d841faab!8m2!3d54.055427!4d-2.823198

For those who haven't been there before it is a traditionally fast and popular race circuit amongst most BHPCers who have raced there before. Its joined onto a sports centre with all the facilities plus there is an ASDA next door 

According to Google Maps it is approx. a 35 min drive north (up the M65) from Preston.

Yes agreed. I really enjoyed races there despite the big crash I had there. Have to say Wasps are tough.

If I'd known it was there at the time, I'd have been more assertive about our holiday not interfering with it. I had been arguing for March but I guess given the weather in March I would have been pretty unpopular. No facilities near the track when I last raced of course.

Roy


Posted By: Andrew S
Date Posted: 22 April 2018 at 9:42pm
The provisional results for today's races at Lancaster are as follows. First the Devil:

Round 1 Race 1




Pos Name Nr Bike Name Class Laps
1 Lee Wakefield 2 Milan SL O/Mf 14
2 Pete Watson 26 Bob O/J 13
3 Simon Watson 55 pete1 O/P/U 12
4 David L'Hostis 18 Performer FWD O/P/U 11
5 John Lucian 86 Bacchetta O/P/U/St/S 10
6 Russell Bridge 13 NoCom O/P/U 9
7 Joseph Parker 101 track bike/Kingsnake O/P/St/S 8
8 Neil Hood 20 Grotty O/P/U/Mf/M 7
9 Brian Robertson 42 Bacchetta O/P/U/St/S 6
10 Jack Watson 54 spelk O/P/U/St/S 5
11 Andrew Sidwell 102 Rattysnake O/P 4
12 Phillip Wilkinson 14 Ice VTX Trike O/P/U/Mf/M 3
13 Stephen Clements 112 Ice VTX O/Mf/M 2
14 Heather Fortnum 104 Mason King O/P/L/Lp/St/S 1
15 Ian Squires 150 bream O 0



Posted By: Andrew S
Date Posted: 22 April 2018 at 9:46pm
...then the first (20-mins) race:

Round 2 Race 1






Pos Name Nr Bike Name Class Laps Time MPH
1 Lee Wakefield 2 Milan SL O/Mf 13 22:29.26 28.0
2 Pete Watson 26 Bob O/J 11 22:58.81 23.2
3 Russell Bridge 13 NoCom O/P/U 11 23:13.58 22.9
4 Simon Watson 55 pete1 O/P/U 11 24:20.92 21.9
5 David L'Hostis 18 Performer FWD O/P/U 11 24:32.36 21.7
6 John Lucian 86 Bacchetta O/P/U/St/S 10 22:47.11 21.3
7 Neil Hood 20 Grotty O/P/U/Mf/M 10 23:14.32 20.8
8 Joseph Parker 101 track bike/Kingsnake O/P/St/S 10 23:14.43 20.8
9 Brian Robertson 42 Bacchetta O/P/U/St/S 9 22:50.22 19.1
10 Jack Watson 54 spelk O/P/U/St/S 9 24:49.28 17.6
11 Phillip Wilkinson 14 Ice VTX Trike O/P/U/Mf/M 9 24:50.28 17.5
12 Stephen Clements 112 Ice VTX O/Mf/M 8 24:21.03 15.9
13 Heather Fortnum 104 Mason King O/P/L/Lp/St/S 7 25:16.26 13.4
14 Andrew Sidwell 102 Rattysnake O/P 0 22:29.26 0.0

...and the second (40-mins) race:

Round 3 Race 1






Pos Name Nr Bike Name Class Laps Time MPH
1 Lee Wakefield 2 Milan SL O/Mf 25 43:06.18 28.1
2 Pete Watson 26 Bob O/J 21 44:38.52 22.8
3 Simon Watson 55 pete1 O/P/U 21 44:38.54 22.8
4 David L'Hostis 18 Performer FWD O/P/U 20 43:08.52 22.5
5 Russell Bridge 13 NoCom O/P/U 19 43:06.50 21.3
6 John Lucian 86 Bacchetta O/P/U/St/S 19 44:05.01 20.9
7 Joseph Parker 101 track bike/Kingsnake O/P/St/S 18 45:12.40 19.3
8 Neil Hood 20 Grotty O/P/U/Mf/M 16 43:26.70 17.8
9 Phillip Wilkinson 14 Ice VTX Trike O/P/U/Mf/M 14 45:01.88 15.0
10 Stephen Clements 112 Ice VTX O/Mf/M 14 45:06.98 15.0
11 Heather Fortnum 104 Mason King O/P/L/Lp/St/S 11 43:16.60 12.3





Posted By: LeeW
Date Posted: 22 April 2018 at 10:14pm
Many thanks for helping operate the Box Of Winky Lights and publishing the results :)

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Posted By: russellbridge
Date Posted: 22 April 2018 at 10:18pm
Many thanks to all for a great weekends racing. 5 races over two days was a heck of a shock to the system having not touched a recumbent since Scunthorpe last September, but some great racing this weekend with different people seemingly stronger in each race.
Andrew, hope you you and the bike are OK after your fall on the slippy corner at Lancaster. After saying my hayfever had stayed away, it hit with a vengeance on the way home and eyes are now streaming away...


Posted By: Andrew S
Date Posted: 22 April 2018 at 11:00pm
The scariest bit about my 'incident' wasn't the actual slide but lying sideways across the track just round a blind corner coated, as I had just discovered, in slippery wet moss. As I lay struggling helplessly to release my right foot from the pedal all I could hear was the rapid approach of a bunch of riders completely oblivious to what was just around the bend. Many thanks to the skill of all who managed to miss me and not make a bad situation much worse.


Posted By: david.lhostis
Date Posted: 22 April 2018 at 11:06pm
I think Simon Watson class should be O/P as I am pretty sure he had a rear fairing

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Posted By: blogwat
Date Posted: 23 April 2018 at 7:46am

Congratulations to young mr Watson amazing speeds he definitly had his wheatabiks Clap, is there anyone left for me to race against Cry ?.



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Posted By: simon
Date Posted: 23 April 2018 at 10:38pm
Excellent weekend of races much thanks to all organisers i do have tail fairing as David says .Pete loves the speed of the streamliner

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SIMON


Posted By: Andrew S
Date Posted: 24 April 2018 at 6:40pm
The e-timing data are now on the website for the Lancaster races (excluding the Devil):
http://www.bhpc.org.uk/Data/Sites/1/media/events/events18/03lancaster" rel="nofollow - www.bhpc.org.uk/Data/Sites/1/media/events/events18/03lancaster


Posted By: Andrew S
Date Posted: 25 April 2018 at 8:41pm
The http://www.bhpc.org.uk/Data/Sites/1/media/events/events18/03lancaster/lancaster-18.html" rel="nofollow - final results for Lancaster and the http://www.bhpc.org.uk/Data/Sites/1/media/events/events18/03lancaster/tables18.html" rel="nofollow - post-Lancaster championship tables are now available on the website.


Posted By: ChrisH
Date Posted: 25 April 2018 at 9:24pm
Thanks Andrew for putting the results up.
and thanks to everyone else who helped organise and also thanks to those who turned up to a newly announced race location at such short notice.

Last week was an "interesting" one for me where due to the last minute nullification of our Tameside booking and difficulties contacting alternate venues, we came really close to not having a Round-3 race.

I will write a "pre-race" report for the next Laidback mag to reveal how it all unravelled..... 



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