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Weekly club 10 TT Series

The 2013 TT series starts on the 16th May and is held over 10 races with a 4 week summer break. Each week, 20 points will be awarded to the winner, down to 1 point for 20th place. There are three trophies awarded, one for the women’s competition, one for the men’s competition and one for the junior competition. The winner of each series will be the person with the most points accumulated including bonus points.

 

A competitors' best 7 results out of the 10 races will be used to decide final league positions.

 

A bonus points scheme has been introduced to this year’s series to reward those who come out each week, regardless of weather, work/family commitments and embody the spirit of the Clarion.

 

1. Riders that participate in 3 of the races will earn an additional 5 points

 

2. Riders that participate in 6 of the races will earn an additional 10 points.

 

3. Riders that participate in 9 races and volunteer as timekeeper/pusher-off will receive 20 points

 

*Points will be added to the rides accumulated points at the end of the seasons*

 

**a maximum of 20 points will be awarded to each rider**

 

Volunteers - important

Download Timekeeping instructions

To run the series we require two volunteers each week, one timekeeper and one pusher off, neither job is terribly difficult and if you've not done it before, instructions will be given and there will be plenty people there to keep you right. If you're going to race in the series then you should try to volunteer at least once throughout the series.  When you volunteer you will be awarded series points so that you don't lose out. This is a club event and its success depends on your contribution.

 

Please post up to volunteer for specific dates. We would like these roles to be filled ASAP or at least two weeks in advance so that we can organise the handover of the TT equipment bag to the next set of volunteers each Thursday evening wherever possible.

 

Event details

Please make yourself familiar with the route before participation.

Registration is between 7.00 and 7.15. Race starts 7.30pm.

Entry fee £1

Riders set off at 1 minute intervals.

The series is open to all first claim club members only.

 

The marshalls can choose to decline any registration after this time. Faster riders should take later start times (ie: higher race numbers) when signing in - no false modesty!

 

Event Parking/Race HQ

The Kingscavil cemetery is race HQ and for those driving to the event, car parking. This is only half a mile max from the start line and allows plenty of space for everyone to meet safely. Although there is a lay by near Bridgend itself, this has first claim for Timekeeper and Pusher-off as they need to walk/drive a wee bit to get to the finish line after everyone has started.

 

EVENT PROCEDURE

The actual start point is near to the bus stop outside Champfleurie. If queuing on the verge, please do so west of the bus stop (to avoid upsetting First Bus drivers), in the order you will set off.

 

Avoid turning any less that 100m from the start or finish.

 

You will be given a count-down and push-off at one minute intervals. Take care in joining the stream of traffic.

 

Take care on the Kirkliston roundabout – a 180 degree turn is a legal but unusual manoeuvre. Try to indicate clearly and focus on safety rather than speed in the turn.

 

When you pass the finish Avoid turning any less that 100m from the start or finish. Make your way back to the cemeteryfor results

 

Make sure you hand in your number

 

Start

The B9080 East-bound at approximately NT 036 736

This is close to the bus-stop outside Champfleurie estate, and about 2½ miles East of Linlithgow train station.

 

Route Map:

 

Route

Head east-bound on B9080. Turn 180 degrees at the roundabout in Kirkliston (NT117 746). The finishing point is the start of the bus stop layby (opposite the old school building, west-bound on the B9080, ) about 100 yards before the Bridgend junction. The specific finish line is level with the metal telephone pole outside the school builidng.

 

Safety First

Risk Assessment: Download Excel file

All riders should fully familiarise themselves with the risk assessment. As with any event, your personal safety is of paramount importance and you should not compromise this in order to “do a time”. Not only will this ensure you’re able to take part each week, but it also maintains the reputation of the club itself.

The course has been ridden recently and there are now no roadworks or obstacles that causes concern which is why we’re switching back to the original route.

 

And finally ...

1. Check the forum regularly! Any force major announcements will be posted on the forum before 1700 on race day.

2. Any cake donations on any night greatly appreciated

3. Enjoy yourself!

 

CLUB 2013 10 TT Series Dates

A 10 race series every Thursday on the following dates:

 

TT1:16th May

TT2: 23th May

TT3: 30th May

TT4: 6th June

TT5: 13th June

 

4 week break to accommodate local and school holidays 

 

TT6: 18th July

TT7: 25th July

TT8: 1st August

TT9: 8th August

TT10: 15th August

 

2-UP TT champs - Thursday 22nd August

 

DO

1. Read the risk assessment provided with care, paying particular attention to those higher-risk areas highlighted. Download Excel file

2. Consider the risks of using tri-bars or similar in built-up areas, notably the centre of Winchburgh.

3. Remember that you are responsible both for your own health, your own safety and the road-worthiness of your own bike

4. Overtake other participants with due consideration and attention to the safety of all road users

5. Follow instructions given by marshalls, without question, as long as it is safe and legal to do so.

6. Remember that marshalls are kindly volunteering their time to you and the club and that we are all ambassadors for the club on these events. Complaints may get the TT shut down.

7. Stay safe and have fun.

8. Hand in your numbers after the race.

9. Take care when passing the two junctions at Threemiletown

 

DO NOT

1. Park cars in the layby unless you are a marshall and/or are carrying heavy equipment for the TT.

2. Turn any less that 100m from the start or finish.

3. Put yourself or any other road user at risk to ‘get a time’. This is a training event. On no account should any rider endanger themselves or others in the pursuit of a time. Please remember that this is predominantly a 60mph limit road, and riders must obey the traffic laws and Highway Code at all times.

4. Break the law and/or the Highway Code. The roads are not closed and we are all subject to the law. Complaints about a rider in this respect may lead to disqualification, exclusion from some or all future club events and, in severe cases, exclusion from the club itself.

5. Running a red light at the pedestrian crossing in Winchburgh will be viewed as a particularly serious and dangerous breach. The red light phase is short – about 10 seconds - so you can usually just slow down without having to stop, take a breather and put in more of an effort later on.

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