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Posted By: tincanracer
Subject: Events Calendar
Date Posted: 06 November 2018 at 6:32pm

Following Geoff’s request at the AGM I have volunteered to co-ordinate a list of events for LBC. Basically, I see this as an addition to the race calendar already published. I want to list events of interest to people who ride “our type” of cycles. In order to do this, I need help and suggestions from the readers of the magazine. I have already thought of Spezi and the B Spoke show in Bristol but I am sure there must be many other events as well. As Mike pointed out at the AGM, we are spread relatively thinly around the country but if you are taking part in something on a non-UCI friendly machine then please let me know and, subject to magazine production schedules, I will try to include this in the list to encourage other local(ish) members to come along. I, for instance, take part in Sportifs on my Moulton which always draws interest from the diamond frame big wheel crowd. And remember, most Kingcycles are old enough to be of interest to the Veteran Cycle Club. Anyway, please contact me with anything that you think might be of interest.



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Posted By: atlas_shrugged
Date Posted: 06 November 2018 at 9:01pm
To be considered for inclusion:
York Cycle Rally
Mildenhall Cycle event
I will add dates when I find them out.

Posted By: kim
Date Posted: 06 November 2018 at 9:54pm
York rally will be the weekend of 22-23 June:
Mildenhall will be 24-26 August:

Both are well attended by cyclists of a laid-back persuasion, predominantly touring types and those who use non-standard cycles for disability reasons.

Posted By: Yanto
Date Posted: 07 November 2018 at 7:38am
Numerous audaxes (Brevets) happen around the UK all year round with distances up to 1200 km, next year is Paris-Brest-Paris a 1200 km audax where 6500 riders from all around the globe take part.  All fully inclusive to us and are non competitive in nature with very generous minimum speed allowances.  However, they are two numerous to list here, but here is a portal to events which can be accessed by changing the options at the top of the page." rel="nofollow -  

Then there is the Isle of Man Cycle Challenge which 3 velomobiles took part this year, now that is a serious "Sportive" especially for 3 laps, no minimum speeds though." rel="nofollow -

Ian, racing again No 6.

Posted By: AlanGoodman
Date Posted: 07 November 2018 at 1:59pm
The British Pedal Car Championship dates for next year were confirmed at the AGM on Sunday...
Quite a few BHPC folks take part including me, Dave, Liam, Fards, Neil Kirk, Neil Fleming, Chris Hamilton, Joe Parker, Ian Baxter, Graydog, Brian + various others....
Worth a go if you haven't already tried it.

Wombwell Sprints 31 Mar
Bruntingthorpe 6 Hour 27 Apr
Shennington 24 Hour Race 29/30 June
Blackbushe Sprints 7 Sept
Blackbushe 100 Mile 8 Sept
Curborough 7 Hour 5 Oct

There will also be the New Milton Pedal Car Grand Prix on the 14th July


Posted By: atlas_shrugged
Date Posted: 08 November 2018 at 9:17am
The EACH charity rides at Snetterton. They have 2 a year, it costs £10 to enter and they accept velomobiles.

Posted By: tincanracer
Date Posted: 08 November 2018 at 2:02pm
Thanks to all who have contributed to the first edition of next year's calendar, please keep me updated throughout the next year.

Brian, I can't find a date for the EACH events at the moment but will update future editions as and when they are published.


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Posted By: ChrisH
Date Posted: 21 December 2018 at 7:02pm
Not long now until everyone will be eager fill in as many boxes as possible on the shiny new 2019 kitten/pony/badger-themed calendars that will be adorning their fridge doors. So here's a list of 11 of the dates so far firmed up for the 2019 BHPC championship races. I'm just awaiting confirmation of the 12th venue (and date), which I'll post as soon as I know.



3 March

Curborough Sprint Course

13 April

Bath (Odd Down Sports Centre)

1 Jun

Preston (UCLAN Sports arena)

2 Jun

Knowsley Velodrome

23 Jun

York Sports Village

14 Jul

Redbridge Cycle Centre

10 Aug

Leicester Cycle Circuit

11 Aug

Darley Moor

21 Sep

Gravesend Cyclopark

22 Sep

Gravesend Cyclopark

20 Oct


Posted By: AlanGoodman
Date Posted: 21 December 2018 at 8:35pm
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Posted By: RoyMacdonald
Date Posted: 21 December 2018 at 8:38pm
Um. Where's Hillindon 1? 

What the heck has happend to the Curborugh circuit? It used to be a compete dual lane circuit not that one lane with a roundabout job at one end. Looks dangerous. Colision speed could be 70 mph for the faired bikes/velomobiles.


Posted By: AlanGoodman
Date Posted: 21 December 2018 at 8:51pm
Many thanks for all the hard work Chris!
It looks like a great selection of varied tracks to me, well spread out around the country.

We've raced successfully at Curborough recently, using both the full circuit and just the top loop that the pedal cars race on. There is two-way traffic when we use the full circuit but it's fairly wide.


Posted By: RoyMacdonald
Date Posted: 21 December 2018 at 9:29pm
Hi Alan

And if another velombile flies of the track on a bend again? When you enter the two way section from the bend as it becomes a two way section looks hazardous to me.

All the best.


Posted By: AlanGoodman
Date Posted: 21 December 2018 at 9:59pm
We race it the other way around now I think...
We had velomobiles and streamliners racing there a couple of years ago.


Posted By: RoyMacdonald
Date Posted: 22 December 2018 at 1:15pm
Originally posted by AlanGoodman AlanGoodman wrote:

We race it the other way around now I think...
We had velomobiles and streamliners racing there a couple of years ago.

That makes sense as long as no one swings wide to take the racing line around the bend. The cars must do that as well. Also occured to me maybe just the bottom loop was being used. 



Posted By: trykit
Date Posted: 22 December 2018 at 7:06pm
There are usually cones separating the two lanes. So no’one should ever be taking the bend that wide. I’ve raced both ways but as I’m a slow coach on an upwrong trike there is not a problem. The circuit suits the trike. However I am not able to ride a velodrome with banking. So something for all here.

Mr Trykit

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