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2020 Round 4: Gravesend Sun 20 Sep

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Topic: 2020 Round 4: Gravesend Sun 20 Sep
Posted By: ChrisH
Subject: 2020 Round 4: Gravesend Sun 20 Sep
Date Posted: 04 September 2020 at 9:52am

Here are the details for BHPC racing at the Cyclopark, Gravesend. Sat 19 Sep

https://www.cyclopark.com/" rel="nofollow - https://www.cyclopark.com/  


RACE FORMATS


SUN Track open 10:00 – 15:00


1)    1 lap time trial (lower two circuits, clockwise)

then..

2)     90min + 1 lap (lower two circuits, anti-clockwise

SLOW then FAST group


REGISTRATION

The number of riders is capped at 60.

All registration and payment for race entries is online via the BHPC webshop https://shop.bhpc.org.uk/" rel="nofollow - https://shop.bhpc.org.uk/ .

From now until Thurs 10 Sept (registration for BHPC members only)*

From 10 Sept registration will be opened up for non-members

Registration will close at 12:00 midday on the Thur 17 Sept.

No entries will be taken on the day.

 

IMPORTANT: We will not be allowing spectators from the general public. Only non-riders who are associated with riders (drivers, helpers, organisers) will be allowed access to the track.

 

PARKING

Car parking is £1.20 for under three hours, and £3.60 for over three hours. This fee can be paid on the car parking machine in reception or at the desk itself upon entering or exiting the facility.

 

 






Replies:
Posted By: AlanGoodman
Date Posted: 04 September 2020 at 11:15am
The bit of track we're using....




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Posted By: AlanGoodman
Date Posted: 05 September 2020 at 9:39am
Please note it’s Sunday 20th...

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Posted By: DavidKK
Date Posted: 06 September 2020 at 10:12pm
It's good to see the racing is back.   I had hoped to get along to take some photos but I think the rules would prevent me from doing that.  Have a good time and I might see you at Hillingdon.



Posted By: brianday
Date Posted: 07 September 2020 at 11:46am
I will be there Saturday and Sunday staying in a local hotel - would it be possible to leave my 2008 Quest at the track somewhere - locked to something near a camper perhaps
many thanks


Posted By: AlanGoodman
Date Posted: 07 September 2020 at 6:14pm
Hi Brian
There is no camping on site at Cyclopark unfortunately. Wish there was!
It may be worth contacting the venue to see if they have anywhere secure you could leave it.

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Posted By: brianday
Date Posted: 07 September 2020 at 6:18pm
thanks for the information Alan
I will see what I can find out
Brian


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Posted By: brianday
Date Posted: 08 September 2020 at 6:41pm
Booked in to King Charles Hotel Gillingham saturday night
they have a meeting room near reception I can use overnight
so all sorted thanks


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Brian D


Posted By: AlanGoodman
Date Posted: 08 September 2020 at 7:45pm
Perfect!

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Posted By: AlanGoodman
Date Posted: 09 September 2020 at 3:39pm
Registrations for Gravesend are temporarily suspended while we assess the implications of the latest Covid 19 announcement.
Please note we are not cancelling the event at this point and very much hope to go ahead as planned. We’ll update you all as soon as we can.


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Posted By: legs_larry
Date Posted: 09 September 2020 at 6:07pm
Isn't it OK to break the law in a limited and specific way?

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Posted By: brianday
Date Posted: 09 September 2020 at 7:51pm
I am sure you will be studying the details of the new rules but the following two poits have struck me

1. Churches have been allowed to keep going because
   social distancing, hand washing and face mask wearing are all enforced
   household groups are allowed to sit together but distanced appropriately from any other group

2. Team sports are allowed to continue without spectators
      individuals will maintain distances as far as possible
      all activities around the sport will involve masks, frequent hand washing, distancing and avoiding touching anything that others might touch

not exactly the same but some parallels

central national bodies have been helpful - The Church of England in the first case and the Squash Rackets Association in the second

good luck in your deliberations


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Posted By: AlanGoodman
Date Posted: 10 September 2020 at 9:22am
Hi All,
Very pleased to say that the latest government guidelines have no effect on our plans for Gravesend and the event will go ahead as scheduled (with social distancing etc in place of course). Entries for everyone (members and non-members) will be re-open shortly. Please note that there is a venue-imposed limit of 60 entries and it's strictly first come, first served. Entries will close next Thursday.


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Posted By: atlas_shrugged
Date Posted: 11 September 2020 at 8:51pm
Psssstt. If you are asked what you are doing on the track at Gravesend - you are testing your eyesight in a socially distanced way to make sure it is safe to drive home ;)


Posted By: AlanGoodman
Date Posted: 11 September 2020 at 9:31pm
Originally posted by atlas_shrugged atlas_shrugged wrote:

Psssstt. If you are asked what you are doing on the track at Gravesend - you are testing your eyesight in a socially distanced way to make sure it is safe to drive home ;)
 
LOL


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Posted By: legs_larry
Date Posted: 12 September 2020 at 11:26am
“Sorry, ossifer, I was on my way to Barnard Castle and took a wrong turning”.

If you are Dominic Raabid, the polis might even believe you

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Posted By: AlanGoodman
Date Posted: 12 September 2020 at 12:28pm


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Posted By: ChrisH
Date Posted: 17 September 2020 at 11:42pm

For those of you that have registered for BHPC racing at Gravesend CyloPark this Sat and/or Sun, please check your email inboxes as you have just been sent a race info sheet with relevant info about race formats, times, venue layout etc that you need to read before the day.



Posted By: Kim
Date Posted: 20 September 2020 at 11:57pm
Results for today's racing are now uploaded at: http://www.bhpc.org.uk/Data/Sites/1/media/events/events20/04gravesend/index.html" rel="nofollow - http://www.bhpc.org.uk/Data/Sites/1/media/events/events20/04gravesend/index.html

And the championship points are at: http://www.bhpc.org.uk/Data/Sites/1/media/events/events20/04gravesend/gravesend_2.html" rel="nofollow - http://www.bhpc.org.uk/Data/Sites/1/media/events/events20/04gravesend/gravesend_2.html

The http://www.bhpc.org.uk/Data/Sites/1/media/events/events20/BHPC_2020.html" rel="nofollow - 2020 season points table has been updated accordingly.

Again, let me know if you spot anything dodgy.

I'd particularly like it if anyone could confirm who the handcyclist was that stopped to fettle a brake problem in the 90 minute slow race.  Philip Carter (179) has a 12:36 lap that looks likely...


*THUNK*  zZzZ


Posted By: AlanGoodman
Date Posted: 21 September 2020 at 12:02am
Many thanks for all your efforts this weekend Kim!
You are a star.


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Posted By: Andrew S
Date Posted: 21 September 2020 at 9:47am
Yes, good work Kim Thumbs Up

The shortage of skilled operatives at Gravesend meant that this was the first event we've done without the safety-net of stopwatches and manual finish orders, or even a video camera on Sunday (entirely my fault). Apart from the possibility of losing power to the tag-reading box I think we now have a completely reliable system.



Posted By: brianday
Date Posted: 21 September 2020 at 10:51am
I must say I was blown away by the hard work and friendliness of everyone at the event. Brilliant to see such different vehicles and riders all having fun together and being supportive and helpful to others.
Thank you to the organisers and also to all the participants and thankyou for Team Trinity for cheering me up the hill on Saturday


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Posted By: Kim
Date Posted: 21 September 2020 at 12:24pm
Originally posted by Andrew S Andrew S wrote:

Yes, good work Kim Thumbs Up

The shortage of skilled operatives at Gravesend meant that this was the first event we've done without the safety-net of stopwatches and manual finish orders, or even a video camera on Sunday (entirely my fault). Apart from the possibility of losing power to the tag-reading box I think we now have a completely reliable system.

...Assuming, of course, that people make it past the sign-on stage.

I was very pleased with how well CrossMgr performs when it knows exactly who is and isn't in which race.  It means there's very little we need to do to babysit it other than make sure everyone's tags are working and keep track of when people stop during a race (so it doesn't mistake a long lap for a missed tag-read).

There's also lot to be said for being able to sort out all the new timing tags in advance of the race.  It's the sort of thing that's reasonably straightforward when you do it at home with an accurate list, a screen you can read properly and no wind to blow the tags away when you place them on the reader.  I dread to think how long it would have taken to sort all the new tags for Darley Moor if we'd had to do it on the day.  And we can't set up for the race while we're writing tags.  It also makes things easier for new riders if they know their race number in advance, so they aren't having to do cutting and sticking trackside.

And time trial mode is pleasingly efficient.  It's just a shame that we can't use the RFID tags for it unless we either keep everyone out of range of the aerials before their turn (impractical on most tracks), or run strictly to a published list of start times (which would be beautifully automated, but not very BHPCish).


Posted By: Kim
Date Posted: 21 September 2020 at 12:27pm
Originally posted by brianday brianday wrote:

I must say I was blown away by the hard work and friendliness of everyone at the event. Brilliant to see such different vehicles and riders all having fun together and being supportive and helpful to others.
Thank you to the organisers and also to all the participants and thankyou for Team Trinity for cheering me up the hill on Saturday

Good to have you with us.  And the HPVelotechnik contingent.  And especially the Trinity Zoomers.  Things would have been a lot less ORANGE without your respective contributions.  Thumbs Up


Posted By: AlanGoodman
Date Posted: 21 September 2020 at 2:30pm
Great to have lots more youngsters around at the events! That's something we've lacked for a long time.
William Tulett is going very well on his ICE Trike.
 
Very nice to see Alice racing at last - Chris will need to recruit a new cheer-leader!!
 
Brilliant to see the enthusiasm shown by the Trinity Zoomers… They're already asking for next year's dates and Nina is threatening to race herself!!

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Posted By: david.lhostis
Date Posted: 21 September 2020 at 6:06pm
Thanks for this great event. The video of the slow races is here: http://youtu.be/wu1x64WpozE" rel="nofollow - https://youtu.be/wu1x64WpozE
(It is not currently searcheable)

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Posted By: tincanracer
Date Posted: 21 September 2020 at 7:40pm
Just wanted to add the thanks of Rob and myself to the Time Team. All very efficient and far better, from the BHPC perspective, than people trying to pay for racing on the day with large denomination notes and then signing on in illegible handwritting. Not much good will come out of this pandemic but it seems we have a much better way of running race meetings. Sorry if stopping for a tea break half way through long races confuses the system, we need a pensioner button Smile

Stuart



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Posted By: Kim
Date Posted: 23 September 2020 at 9:39pm
Originally posted by david.lhostis david.lhostis wrote:

Thanks for this great event. The video of the slow races is here: https://youtu.be/wu1x64WpozE
(It is not currently searcheable)

Lovely video, really captures the spirit of the event.  (And it answers my question about which handcyclist stopped with the brake problem.)



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