Beacon RCC Track Champs 2018 June 23rd

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Beacon RCC Track Champs 2018 June 23rd

Post by AdeR » 09 Mar 2018 12:20

The Track at Halesowen is booked for our track champs on June 23rd. I thought that the format from last year was highly successful. I'd welcome any thoughts regarding the racing programme. The match sprints provided an opportunity to take part in the kind of racing that isn't on the normal Friday Night schedule. It was great that so many academy riders were there. Hopefully we can get weather as good as last time. Who is up for it this year?
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Re: Beacon RCC Track Champs 2018 June 23rd

Post by Yosser » 09 Mar 2018 21:08

At the moment that looks good to me this year. What sort of numbers did we get last year?

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Re: Beacon RCC Track Champs 2018 June 23rd

Post by StuartWhite » 14 Mar 2018 10:26

This date, incredibly, appears to be free this year
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Re: Beacon RCC Track Champs 2018 June 23rd

Post by GavPass » 14 Mar 2018 10:58

Great Stu - now someone can challenge Cleggy!

On a more practical note I feel that it's really important that people are confident and have had ample experience on the track before taking part in the adult races. Obviously this isn't an issue for the IP, but bunch racing and even sprinting need some preperation beforehand in order for it to be safe and for riders to get the most out of the meet.

I have a date booked in May, but open to ideas on how to deliver some structured coaching before the event in order for it to be a better day for all

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Re: Beacon RCC Track Champs 2018 June 23rd

Post by AdeR » 04 Apr 2018 16:04

Yosser wrote:
09 Mar 2018 21:08
At the moment that looks good to me this year. What sort of numbers did we get last year?
You had the nationals last time if memory serves - we had a good dozen riders.
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Re: Beacon RCC Track Champs 2018 June 23rd

Post by AdeR » 04 Apr 2018 16:05

GavPass wrote:
14 Mar 2018 10:58
Great Stu - now someone can challenge Cleggy!

On a more practical note I feel that it's really important that people are confident and have had ample experience on the track before taking part in the adult races. Obviously this isn't an issue for the IP, but bunch racing and even sprinting need some preperation beforehand in order for it to be safe and for riders to get the most out of the meet.

I have a date booked in May, but open to ideas on how to deliver some structured coaching before the event in order for it to be a better day for all
Unfortunately the Clegster is still abroad but free to sock it to the purple brigade in July
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Re: Beacon RCC Track Champs 2018 June 23rd

Post by GavPass » 14 Jun 2018 10:36

What time is the track booked??

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Re: Beacon RCC Track Champs 2018 June 23rd

Post by AdeR » 16 Jun 2018 00:19

Will be held at Halesowen Athletic & Cycling Club Manor Way Halesowen B62 8RW
on Saturday 23rd June 1pm to 4pm

Come and join us for what promises to be an exciting afternoon’s racing.
Spectators will also be most welcome.
There will be a full programme of children’s racing for our Beacon Academy riders and the adult’s programme will be as follows:
1 SPRINT HEATS
2 YOUTH TIME TRIAL
3 4000M PURSUIT
4 1 LAP HANDICAP
5 SPRINT REPERCHARGE
6 2 LAP HANDICAP
7 SPRINT SEMI FINALS
8 ELIMINATION RACE- (THE ‘DEVIL’)
9 SPRINT FINALS
10 3 LAP HANDICAP
11 20 LAP SCRATCH RACE
If you’re planning on racing, to help with the programming please leave a message on the message board and/or the Beacon Facebook page.
Hire bikes are available. If you require the use of a hire bike on the day £5 please also leave a message.
Volunteers to assist with pushing off riders, working the lap board, assisting the judges, timing the pursuits etc. greatly appreciated.
In the event of bad weather a track inspection will be made at 11:30 and a notice posted on the Facebook page.
I look forward to seeing you there!
Best wishes,
Adrian Ravenscroft gear@2-cool.com
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Re: Beacon RCC Track Champs 2018 June 23rd

Post by Paul Gething » 18 Jun 2018 18:25

Is this a 'turn up, sign on and enjoy' meeting or do I have to pre-enter. I have a track bike and am accredited on the 'Timbers'.

Can I choose the events once there?

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Re: Beacon RCC Track Champs 2018 June 23rd

Post by laurence_cooley » 20 Jun 2018 07:53

Yes, there's no pre-entry system, so you can just turn up on the day (although I know Adrian would like to get an idea of numbers in advance, so posting here is good).

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Re: Beacon RCC Track Champs 2018 June 23rd

Post by Tim » 20 Jun 2018 22:35

Just turn up, if everyone can try to get there early to be ready to race at 1pm. So 12.30 if need to hire a bike. Should be a great afternoon of racing and rare chance for members of all ages to get together so come and watch if you can.
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Re: Beacon RCC Track Champs 2018 June 23rd

Post by Tim » 20 Jun 2018 22:40

And yes don't have to do all events so can pick and choose or anyone with some track experience but not wanting to do group races are welcome to do the pursuit. Think there's an omnium competition/trophy though so doing all gets you a shout at that.
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Re: Beacon RCC Track Champs 2018 June 23rd

Post by AdeR » 22 Jun 2018 07:36

Be good to see you there Paul. Any more requests for hire bikes? - last call.
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