It’s nearly time. Weather looks good. We’re all set! Just a few notes prior to the big day.
As numbers are so low for the first week (Easter Holidays?) we are going to merge the Senior A and B riders (and possibly C) and have the second part of Fridays cancelled accreditation running concurrently. Accreditation riders will use the track in the gaps opened up by merging the senior races.
Some of them will have completed their accreditation that evening so we might even get to bring them in for a race or two!
As usual you can pick up your numbers when you get there. These are still being tweaked so we can’t advise of which number you are until tomorrow.
Speaking of which, we have a LOT of missing race numbers. If you still have last years please bring it back or contact firstname.lastname@example.org to return it by mail if you are not intending to race.
If we keep having to replace numbers, it costs us money, reduces any profit we might make, and brings us closer to considering things like doubling the registration fees as a form of deposit.
There are still quite a few that have registered but have not sent us the required proof of membership/race licence as per the accreditation page. We are now way past the official cut off point, but if you get it sent in you might get lucky and I’ll approve it prior to the week #1 entry cut off time (3pm on race day).
THERE WILL BE ABSOLUTELY NO IN PERSON REGISTRATION ON THE DAY – NO IFS – NO BUTS – NOT REGISTERED = NO RACE
Calendar and Schedule
If you take a look at the calendar page, you will see that this years schedule is much simplified. We have just two week variations, Week A and Week B, and the running order is always youth minor, major, seniors C, B and A. Each week has a “slot” for one feature race which we will vary each week. To allow us a bit more flexibility, we will also be only publishing weekly schedules about four weeks in advance.
This makes things much easier to run on a week-by-week basis and ensures that everyone (youth especially) get more practice at the races which will almost always feature in other competitions.
As usual, if anyone knows they will be there to marshal, please add your name to the spreadsheet. Link here.