2018 Time Trial Calendar - Open TTs, Club TTs, Team TTs and Hill Climbs

Discussion about and results of Beacon club time trials and Beacon member participation in open time trials

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2018 Time Trial Calendar - Open TTs, Club TTs, Team TTs and Hill Climbs

Post by JessRJ » 16 Jan 2018 22:00

Hi everyone

I have created a spreadsheet to help with planning out events for the year and saved it at the link below. The aim of this being that we have an easy to search list of all TT and hill climb events that anyone in the club is doing, to help with car-sharing, team entries, and general moral support on race days :)

You can all go in and edit it, to either add your name if you are also entering (on the right hand side), or add additional events that you are doing. I have added the first few Beacon club TTs (will add the rest later) as well as a couple of other local club TTs that you might be interested in doing, and several open events.

If you are adding events, please try to add details in all columns if possible to help others who might also want to enter those events, including a link to where the event can be entered (CTT website) or a link to the course if it is a club event. Please also keep it tidy otherwise my excel OCDness will have issues :D

If anyone from Beacon is interested in having a go at TTs or hill climbs who may not have done one before, please post a message below, or send me a message - it'd be great to get more red and green jerseys TTing this year because it is rather good fun :)

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing

Jess (Informal TT Captain)

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Post by laurence_cooley » 17 Jan 2018 08:50

Great idea, Jess. Just to check: when I click the link, it says I need to apply for permission to view the file. Is that intentional?

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Post by JessRJ » 17 Jan 2018 16:15

Hmm no it isn’t, should be open to all - is anyone else having that problem? Laurence is there a ‘request access’ button that you can click?

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Post by George » 17 Jan 2018 16:33

I get the same as Laurence, Jess.

When I share a Google Doc, I click 'Get shareable link', and then the link appears with a pull-down menu above. A suitable option has to be selected from that menu in order to make the document totally public.

I expect that you know all that already, but it's easy to skip a step if you let your attention wander.

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Post by laurence_cooley » 17 Jan 2018 17:41

JessRJ wrote:
17 Jan 2018 16:15
Laurence is there a ‘request access’ button that you can click?
Yep, I clicked that last night.

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Post by JessRJ » 17 Jan 2018 19:54

Think I've fixed it - can you let me know if it still doesn't work please :)

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Post by laurence_cooley » 17 Jan 2018 21:52

All working now. That is one lovely spreadsheet - I'm almost tempted to enter some time trials now!

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Post by JessRJ » 18 Jan 2018 07:05

Ha thanks Laurence, I was particularly pleased with my ‘days until entry closes’ formula and conditional formatting :D

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Post by IanT » 18 Jan 2018 13:21

And the spreadsheet of the year award for 2018 goes to...

Nice work, Jess!

At the risk of triggering a further OCD reaction I would have thought a column noting the event start time would have been a good idea? :wink:

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Post by Tim » 18 Jan 2018 19:48

Too early to give that award. Robin is going to add a calendar feature to the website that every event organiser and racing captain will be able to edit and add events and races like these to, which will make this incredible spreadsheet totally defunct. Maybe.
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Post by JessRJ » 18 Jan 2018 20:50

IanT wrote:
18 Jan 2018 13:21
And the spreadsheet of the year award for 2018 goes to...

Nice work, Jess!

At the risk of triggering a further OCD reaction I would have thought a column noting the event start time would have been a good idea? :wink:
Done ;). excellent build. I've added a column, will fill in the times for all the events I've added at the weekend :)

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Post by JessRJ » 18 Jan 2018 20:51

Tim wrote:
18 Jan 2018 19:48
Too early to give that award. Robin is going to add a calendar feature to the website that every event organiser and racing captain will be able to edit and add events and races like these to, which will make this incredible spreadsheet totally defunct. Maybe.
Cheers Tim... :D

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Post by Yosser » 21 Jan 2018 16:49

As a short and aged trackie I am so impressed with the organisation in the TT section that I am tempted to start doing some this year. On the other hand, they hurt1 Great spreadsheet though.

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Post by Lapin » 26 Jan 2018 12:49

Even with the breathtaking web calendar that I'm sure Robin will conjure I think a separate TT organisation calendar is useful and necessary. What we need as a club is an easier way to know who is going to what throughout the year to coordinate lifts / aim for team prizes. I commend Jess for getting this process more centralised - at the very least my current method of 'just asking john where he's going' could do with improvements.

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Post by laurence_cooley » 29 Jan 2018 09:17

The Silverstone 9-up TTT has been confirmed for 15 June: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php? ... 6765128538.

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Post by JessRJ » 08 Mar 2018 17:34

Royal Sutton CC have a club TT event next Sunday (18th March) at 10am on the K18/14 (http://www.royalsutton.co.uk/tt/maps/k18_14.shtml). It is officially a 2-up event, but you can also enter as individuals. Xav and I are both doing it - anyone else fancy a warm up 10 mile TT the week before the first Beacon club TT of the year :)?

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Post by Lapin » 09 Mar 2018 09:13

JessRJ wrote:
08 Mar 2018 17:34
Royal Sutton CC have a club TT event next Sunday (18th March) at 10am on the K18/14 (http://www.royalsutton.co.uk/tt/maps/k18_14.shtml). It is officially a 2-up event, but you can also enter as individuals. Xav and I are both doing it - anyone else fancy a warm up 10 mile TT the week before the first Beacon club TT of the year :)?
Might be, yeah! Have to check I'm not away from Brum though, not sure yet. Away for the first Beacon TT so this would be a good replacement!

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Post by Lapin » 15 Mar 2018 10:50

Looks like snow on Sunday morning... Probably not that in to doing a TT effort in those kind of temperatures anyway...

Good luck anyone who does end up braving it!

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Post by JessRJ » 16 Mar 2018 23:14

Race cancelled on Sunday unfortunately - hopefully see some of you for the Buxton mountain TT :)

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Post by JessRJ » 30 Mar 2018 20:23

Well done to everyone who raced in the Buxton Mountain TT today - the first round of the RTTC Classic Series. Racing in the vets category were Ian Taylor, Keith Adcock and Simon Dighton; Dave McCann raced against the senior men and I raced in the ladies race. Multiple mechanicals was the order of the day, with Ian, Simon and I all having to stop for chain / wheel / derailleur issues, plus I had my first UK drugs testing - an eventful day for all. Full March TT report to follow over the next few days :)

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Post by GavPass » 09 Aug 2018 09:40

we got a date for our club Hill Climb?

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Post by laurence_cooley » 09 Aug 2018 10:02

GavPass wrote:
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we got a date for our club Hill Climb?
Yep, 9 September: http://beaconrcc.org.uk/disciplines/time-trials/.

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Post by JessRJ » 11 Aug 2018 10:42

Is that the same day as Beacon CX round?

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Post by laurence_cooley » 11 Aug 2018 11:49

JessRJ wrote:
11 Aug 2018 10:42
Is that the same day as Beacon CX round?
It seems so. I think Redditch set the date for the CX, so it's hard to avoid clashes, but it might make it a bit difficult when it comes to having enough volunteers for both events.

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Post by Tim » 11 Aug 2018 21:22

Can't the hill climb be changed?
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Post by Lapin » 14 Aug 2018 08:48

Tim wrote:
11 Aug 2018 21:22
Can't the hill climb be changed?
Sacrilege!

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Post by George » 14 Aug 2018 11:08

Lapin wrote:
14 Aug 2018 08:48
Tim wrote:
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Can't the hill climb be changed?
Sacrilege!
Actually, the real sacrilege is holding the hill climb in September. It should be the first weekend of October.

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Post by Lapin » 14 Aug 2018 13:20

George wrote:
14 Aug 2018 11:08
Lapin wrote:
14 Aug 2018 08:48
Tim wrote:
11 Aug 2018 21:22
Can't the hill climb be changed?
Sacrilege!
Actually, the real sacrilege is holding the hill climb in September. It should be the first weekend of October.
Ha! Indeed. However being forced to race a big open HC up North (this year the first weekend of October is The Rake) and doing the club champs would make for some sore choices I'm sure!

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Post by Yosser » 15 Aug 2018 09:35

Are the conkers ready at that unseasonably early date? Penny putting is OK no matter what the date. (Older members will understand).

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Post by George » 15 Aug 2018 10:46

Lapin wrote:
14 Aug 2018 13:20
Ha! Indeed. However being forced to race a big open HC up North (this year the first weekend of October is The Rake) and doing the club champs would make for some sore choices I'm sure!
Yes, my tongue was very much in my cheek, David. In reality, I believe that things such as the date of the HC should be decided in the interests of (would-be) participants and organisers. The fact that one or two old geezers (whose only involvement is standing around making comments) hanker after the traditions of their youth is ultimately fairly irrelevant.

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Post by Yosser » 18 Aug 2018 17:06

In reply to George;

How dare you sir. Established and long held traditions like these have deep resonance for "old Geezers".

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Post by George » 19 Aug 2018 17:10

Indeed they do, Dave. They have deep resonance for this old geezer too; that's why I made my original quip.

However, a club that in its decision-making attaches greater importance to deep resonance for old geezers than it attaches to the needs of participants and organisers, is a club destined for decline and oblivion.

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Post by Yosser » 20 Aug 2018 12:14

I agree entirely George. Most aspects of bike riding have greatly improved over time and the only major negatives to lament are the number of vehicles on the roads and the parlous state of said carriageways.

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