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Topic: Events Calendar
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.

Thanks

Stuart



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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: http://yorkrally.org/
Mildenhall will be 24-26 August: http://www.mildenhallfestival.bike/

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.

http://www.aukweb.net/events/" rel="nofollow - http://www.aukweb.net/events/  

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.

http://www.isleofmancc.com/" rel="nofollow - http://www.isleofmancc.com/


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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


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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.

Stuart


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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.

Date

venue

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

Hillingdon



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.

Roy


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.

Roy:
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.


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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.

Roy




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.


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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. 

Thanks.

Roy


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.

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Posted By: tincanracer
Date Posted: 02 February 2019 at 11:13am
Hi Everybody,

With the next magazine deadline zoomimg up I need to put the next events calendar together. So, if you know of any cycling event this year that "our" type of bikes/trikes etc are welcome please post it here or email me. Doesn't have to be racing, Chris has that covered, or competetive, or exclusively HPV orientated. I have looked at the Wiggle Sportifs, for instance, and they do not exclude recumbents, your bike has to be safe, wear a crash helmet and display your number, sounds familiar.

When you have done something I'm sure Geoff will be pleased to receive an article about it. Don't be shy, get in touch!

Ride safe

Stuart


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Posted By: AlanGoodman
Date Posted: 02 February 2019 at 11:22am
After several years of badgering (and at times abusing) them on their Facebook page The Hemel Hillbuster is finally allowing recumbents to take part this year!!
Unfortunately for be it's the day after the Bruntingthorpe pedal car race but I might still pop along...

http://www.dens.org.uk/events/hemel_hillbuster_e45.html" rel="nofollow - https://www.dens.org.uk/events/hemel_hillbuster_e45.html



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Posted By: ChrisH
Date Posted: 26 March 2019 at 10:37pm
Here's a summary of the race formats for the 2019 BHPC season

Date

Venue

Time & Race Formats*

Sunday 3rd March 

Curborough Sprint Course

11-4pm

20 min +1 lap

40 min +1 lap

Saturday 13th April

 

Odd Down Playing Fields, Bath

 

12-5pm

30 min +1 lap

20 min +1 lap

10 min +1 lap

Sunday 5th May 

Hillingdon Cycle Circuit

11-4pm

30 min +1 lap

30 min +1 lap

Saturday 1st June 

UCLan Sports Arena, Preston

12-5pm

1 lap time trial

45 min +1 lap

15 min +1 lap

Sunday 2nd June 

Knowsley Velodrome, Liverpool

 

10-3pm

7 min +1 lap

40 min +1 lap

Devil take the hindmost

Sunday 23rd Jun 

York Sport Village

10:30-12:30 cycle circuit

40 min +1 lap

13:00-15:00 velodrome

30 min +1 lap

1 lap flying srpint

Sunday 14th July 

Redbridge Cycling Centre

11-4pm

30 min +1 lap

20 min +1 lap

10 min +1 lap

Saturday 10th August

Leicester Cycle Circuit

 

11:30-4pm

45 min +1 lap

15 min +1 lap

Sunday 11th August 

Darley Moor Airfield and Road Race Circuit

11-4pm

1 lap time trial

40 min +1 lap

50 metre drag races

Sunday 21st September

 

Gravesend Cyclopark

12-4pm

10 min +1 lap

20 min +1 lap

30 min +1 lap

Sunday 22nd September

 

Gravesend Cyclopark

10-3pm

2hr +1 lap

Sunday 21st October

 

Hillingdon Cycle Circuit

11-4pm

30 min +1 lap

30 min +1 lap

 * Times shown are when the track is booked for us. Sign-on will begin 1 hr before this. There will be Fast and Slow races for each of the formats listed (except the timetrials where you’ll be riding on your own L )




Posted By: AlanGoodman
Date Posted: 26 March 2019 at 11:36pm
Looks good!
Are all the Odd Down races going to be in the same direction? The track works well both ways around.


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Posted By: RoyMacdonald
Date Posted: 26 March 2019 at 11:43pm
Thanks Chris. Glad there is one in May. April 13th is my wife's birthday. Was thinking it would be June before I got to race again. Better hurry on with the Great White. Decided to rebuild the transmission due to the chain dropping into 9th with the slightest hint of backpedalling. Not good on the starting line.

All the best

Roy 


Posted By: ChrisH
Date Posted: 27 March 2019 at 7:03am
Originally posted by AlanGoodma AlanGoodma wrote:

Are all the Odd Down races going to be in the same direction? The track works well both ways around.


race direction not specified in the table for any of the events. Can be decided on the day.
As long as everyone is racing in the same direction......


Posted By: tincanracer
Date Posted: 27 March 2019 at 11:34am
Chaps,

At the risk of being a grumpy old man, which I am, I set this thread up to compile a NON RACING events calender for the magazine. It's also confusing that there is another thread for the Bath races.

Does anyone know if I can change the title of the thread to reflect this or shall I set up a new one with "non racing" in the title?

Moan over, looking forward to Bath, one of my favourite tracks since they sorted out the facilities.

Stuart


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Posted By: RoyMacdonald
Date Posted: 27 March 2019 at 11:58am
Originally posted by tincanracer tincanracer wrote:

Chaps,

At the risk of being a grumpy old man, which I am, I set this thread up to compile a NON RACING events calender for the magazine. It's also confusing that there is another thread for the Bath races.

Does anyone know if I can change the title of the thread to reflect this or shall I set up a new one with "non racing" in the title?

Moan over, looking forward to Bath, one of my favourite tracks since they sorted out the facilities.

Stuart

Maybe it would be better not to put it in the Racing section but in the Riding one?  http://forum.bhpc.org.uk/riding_forum57.html" rel="nofollow - http://forum.bhpc.org.uk/riding_forum57.html

Roy


Posted By: tincanracer
Date Posted: 28 March 2019 at 1:28pm
Thanks Roy,

I didn't realise what section this is in and I presume it can't be moved. I will start a new thread when I appeal for information for the next calendar.

Stuart


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Posted By: AlanGoodman
Date Posted: 28 March 2019 at 2:24pm
I've created a new forum in the Riding section and moved this topic to it... Hope it's worked... If not you probably won't see this... Big smile


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Posted By: tincanracer
Date Posted: 28 March 2019 at 6:57pm
Thanks Alan, much appreciated.

Stuart


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Posted By: AlanGoodman
Date Posted: 30 March 2019 at 5:07pm
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