Beacon round of Thursday evening road race Enville 19th July

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Beacon round of Thursday evening road race Enville 19th July

Post by petemarshall » 12 Mar 2018 12:25

Beacon will be assisting again with a round of the Thursday evening road race season at Wolverhampton airport(Halfpenny Green )
This will be on Thursday 19th July
https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/event ... L-Round-11
Ww require drivers and cars(Silver BC membership required for insurance and flag marshals.
Please indicate if you may be able to assist and send me your emails.
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Re: Beacon round of Thursday evening road race season

Post by StuartWhite » 14 Mar 2018 10:34

Hi Pete,

It's a possibility, what time would you need volunteers there for?
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Re: Beacon round of Thursday evening road race season

Post by petemarshall » 14 Mar 2018 15:14

Usually 18:15 to attend briefings, but it may be later.

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Re: Beacon round of Thursday evening road race season

Post by petemarshall » 14 Mar 2018 15:20

Usually 18:15 to attend briefings, but it may be later.
I may be able to pick up and drop off from Stourbridge Junction station if people can get there for 5:15

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Re: Beacon round of Thursday evening road race season

Post by petemarshall » 23 Mar 2018 18:29

Just a reminder.
We are presently committed to at least three drivers and eight flag marshals at this event. I am not confident we will get all these so it would be great if volunteers could come forward early.
Could this post also be made a"sticky"

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Re: Beacon round of Thursday evening road race Enville 19th July

Post by laurence_cooley » 23 Mar 2018 19:22

Riders who enter the league have to help out at their club's event as a condition of entry, so that should give you a few people to start with (I'm not sure who/how many people have entered this year). The advantage of the Enville course is that it's within riding distance of Birmingham. Riding out there to marshal and watch the race makes for a nice summer's evening.

I'd be happy to help but I think I'm going to be in Australia, unfortunately.

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Re: Beacon round of Thursday evening road race Enville 19th July

Post by petemarshall » 28 Mar 2018 11:48

Volunteers
Pete Marshall (driver)
James Tate (driver)
Stuart White
Robin Kirkham
Dan Newns
Mike Kedian
Amanda Whitehouse
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Re: Beacon round of Thursday evening road race Enville 19th July

Post by dannewns » 29 Mar 2018 09:19

Hi Pete

I can help out on this, I can drive and have gold level on BC but i've never done this kind of thing before so would just being a marshall be better?

thanks

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Re: Beacon round of Thursday evening road race Enville 19th July

Post by petemarshall » 29 Mar 2018 09:37

I will put you down as a driver but make it clear it's a first time. It's likely you will end up in a commisairs car doing the radio for them rather than actually driving, but if you do it's a good place to learn the ropes😎

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Re: Beacon round of Thursday evening road race Enville 19th July

Post by StuartWhite » 02 Apr 2018 21:50

You can remove the question mark for me Pete, I'm in.
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Re: Beacon round of Thursday evening road race Enville 19th July

Post by petemarshall » 21 May 2018 11:43

Be really great if we could get a couple more volunteers for this, presently this round is seriously at risk as it doesn't have Accredited Marshals and the organiser was under the impression that we would be supplying both more drivers and flag marshals.

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Re: Beacon round of Thursday evening road race Enville 19th July

Post by petemarshall » 21 May 2018 11:56

Be really great if we could get a couple more volunteers for this, presently this round is seriously at risk as it doesn't have Accredited Marshals and the organiser was under the impression that we would be supplying both more drivers and flag marshals.
Membership of this league as a club requires the club to either organise or assist in a race.

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Re: Beacon round of Thursday evening road race Enville 19th July

Post by petemarshall » 24 Jun 2018 20:23

I will be attending the final organising meeting for this round of the Thursday road race league on Wednesday.
Presently there are serious shortages of flag marshals for this event(it's not yet an accredited marshal event) so if you can help please let me know either by email or Facebook message ASAP.
The present Beacon contingent is
Volunteers
Pete Marshall (driver)
James Tate (driver)
Stuart White
Robin Kirkham
Dan Newns
Mike Kedian
Amanda Whitehouse

https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/event ... L-Round-11

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Re: Beacon round of Thursday evening road race Enville 19th July

Post by Yosser » 25 Jun 2018 10:54

Sorry to say folks but Anne and I will be away in Guernsey. I hope you can get the number of helpers required. It is a big and active club.

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Re: Beacon round of Thursday evening road race Enville 19th July

Post by petemarshall » 25 Jun 2018 13:37

Thanks Dave. It is tricky for a club based in Brum to get people out west on a Thursday evening, which is why we assist rather than organising a round. The Wolves Racing Club are the main organiser of this one and they have problems themselves even though they are twice our size.
I have picked up one rider from another club who can't marshal her round (its a requirement that all riders marshal at least one event). It would be nice if at least all those who ride these volunteered :)
I would point out to our riders that I marshal many events and if I spot Beacon riders who have not marshal'd at least one event I will report this.

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Re: Beacon round of Thursday evening road race Enville 19th July

Post by petemarshall » 25 Jun 2018 21:37

The present Beacon contingent is
Volunteers
Pete Marshall (driver)
James Tate (driver)
Stuart White
Robin Kirkham
Dan Newns
Mike Kedian
Roger Cutler
Amanda Whitehouse

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Re: Beacon round of Thursday evening road race Enville 19th July

Post by petemarshall » 27 Jun 2018 22:40

E-mail sent to volunteers by BC system (attachment referred to isn't attached here as I don't have permission)
Hi all,
Thanks for assisting at this event on 19th July
Attached is the full information about the event.
Briefings will take place at 18:00 sharp and you must attend these, please let me know ASAP if you expect to have any difficulty attending.
I will be driving car 2 with Mike Kedian assisting on radio.
James Tate will be driving car 4 with Amanda Whitehouse assisting on radio.
Drivers and radio assistant will be briefed with the Commisaires.
The rest of you will marshal corner 2 A458/Six Ashes x roads.
Lead marshal Stuart White
Assistants Dan Newns, Roger Cutler, Robin Kirkham

See you all on the evening. Here's to a safe race.

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Re: Beacon round of Thursday evening road race Enville 19th July

Post by dannewns » 19 Jul 2018 09:06

Hi

Can I just confirm that this stil going on tonight and we are still required? ive just checked on the british cycling website and it doesn metion us at all in the club listings.

thanks

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Re: Beacon round of Thursday evening road race Enville 19th July

Post by laurence_cooley » 19 Jul 2018 12:48

dannewns wrote:
19 Jul 2018 09:06
Hi

Can I just confirm that this stil going on tonight and we are still required? ive just checked on the british cycling website and it doesn metion us at all in the club listings.

thanks
I've not heard otherwise, so I presume it's on. We're the supporting club rather than the organising one, so that's probably why we're not mentioned.

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Re: Beacon round of Thursday evening road race Enville 19th July

Post by petemarshall » 19 Jul 2018 15:30

dannewns wrote:
19 Jul 2018 09:06
Hi

Can I just confirm that this stil going on tonight and we are still required? ive just checked on the british cycling website and it doesn metion us at all in the club listings.

thanks
You should have received an email from me last week via the BC system. The event is on. If you have any problems please contact me as a matter of URGENCY as you are allocated to marshal and be at the briefing at 18:00.
We are the supporting club not the organising club.
If you are not receiving emails from me please update your email with BC.
My phone number is on the documents sent out.
079017214353

It would be great if attachments could be made here, but unfortunately I seem to be blocked from doing this by admim. Could that be fixed as I sent out documents to everyone using the BC system but would have liked to put it here as well.

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Re: Beacon round of Thursday evening road race Enville 19th July

Post by CakeStop » 19 Jul 2018 19:13

petemarshall wrote:
19 Jul 2018 15:30
It would be great if attachments could be made here, but unfortunately I seem to be blocked from doing this by admim. Could that be fixed as I sent out documents to everyone using the BC system but would have liked to put it here as well.
You take things too personally Pete. I think I can see what the problem is. Global settings are for everyone to be able to attach files but it looks like everybody's individual settings are preventing this because we imported users from the old forum which didn't have the option to attach.
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Re: Beacon round of Thursday evening road race Enville 19th July

Post by CakeStop » 19 Jul 2018 19:19

What a nightmare, so many different settings which can override each other. Not sure whether I've fixed it, could you try again please.
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Re: Beacon round of Thursday evening road race Enville 19th July

Post by petemarshall » 19 Jul 2018 23:16

Thanks for everyone's help tonight. A good and safe race.
Racing can only take place thanks to the voluntary activity of people like yourselves.
I hope to see you again at future events.
Anyone interested in become a volunteer at races in the future in official capacity such as Accredited Marshal or Commissioner can contact me and I will point them in the right direction.😊

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Re: Beacon round of Thursday evening road race Enville 19th July

Post by petemarshall » 21 Jul 2018 23:42

All

Feedback from mike below - thanks again for all your help 👍

Good event
Good marshalling
Good drivers
Good admin
Good atmosphere
Felt safe
Good planning

Well done to all.

Pete please pass to all at Beacon

Regards

Andrew Bailey

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