CYCLE CLUB BEXLEY
Wednesday Evening 10 Mile Time Trials 2005
The diary for the evening 10 mile time trials for Wednesday evenings in 2005 are tabled below.
|20th. April||6:45 pm||Click Here||29th. June||Barbecue||Click Here|
|27th. April||6:45 pm||Click Here||6th. July||7:30 pm||Click Here|
|4th. May||7:00 pm||Click Here||13th. July||7:30 pm||Click Here|
|11th. May||7:00 pm||Click Here||20th. July||7:30 pm|
|18th. May||7:30 pm||Click Here||27th. July||7:30 pm||Cancelled|
|25th. May||7:30 pm||Click Here||3rd. August||7:30pm||Click Here|
|1st. June||7:30 pm||Click Here||10th.August||7:00pm||Click Here|
|8th. June||7:30 pm||Click Here||17th. August||7:00 pm||Click Here|
|15th. June||7:30 pm||Click Here||24th. August||7: 00pm. Hill Climb||Click Here|
|22nd. June||7:30 pm||Click Here||31st. August||All Finished||.|
To secure a ride, please turn up by the time shown in the listing. Start times shown are one minute before the scheduled start time for number 1. The start timekeeper will remain for as long as there are riders (light allowing for the last rider’s expected finish) so if you arrive late your chance of getting a ride is dependent on the size of the field. Please note that these times may be altered according to conditions on the night.
The usual reason for any cancellation is bad weather or bad light. We always hope to run the event and cancellation is normally a last minute decision. Should the weather be generally bad the chances are that the event will be cancelled, but showery rain can be short term and very localised thus making it difficult to determine if the weather will hold out over our event. In these conditions riders will have to take a chance if they make a trip to the start but, if your journey is in vain, don’t forget that you will be welcome to visit our club meeting nearby at the Horton Kirby Cricket Club. Should an event be cancelled in advance it will be notified by use of the event dates table above.
The course used is Q10/26, details as follows:-
Start at the east end of the layby on the A20, coastbound direction, approximately 1000 yards west of the entrance to Brands Hatch and 500 yards east of Scratchers Lane. Continue through West Kingsdown to the roundabout at the top of Wrotham Hill. (approx 4 Miles) Turn at roundabout and retrace past start to turn left on the A225 at Farningham. (Approx 9.25 miles) Continue toward Eynsford to finish at telegraph pole opposite first entrance to Eynsford school.
After finishing, riders must continue to Bower Lane War Memorial to turn and return back to the finish area.
Entry fee for 2005 remains at £1.00 for CC Bexley members and £2.00 for Non-members. Please pay the official at the start.
Conditions of Entry
The events are held under CTT regulations. Minimum age of entrants is 12 years. Parential consent is required for riders under 18 years old. Although CC Bexley will make every effort to ensure safety, it must be remembered that the race is run on the public highway, and it is up to the rider to obey the rules of the road. Riders will be required to sign a disclaimer (ie agreement to ride under ones own risk) before starting. Cycle lanes are in place through West Kingsdown in both directions totalling about 4 miles of the course.
In order to comply with the course risk assessment declarations, all cars will be parked in either lay-by near the top of Gorse Hill, in the Anthony Roper School Car Park at the finish, or in the Car Park of the CC Bexley Clubroom at the Horton Kirby Cricket Club, Franks Lane, Horton Kirby. Although we have cleared our parking request with the school authorities, we have no key for the Anthony Roper School Car Park so we cannot guarantee that your car will not be locked in there while the event is being run. As long as you are out by 9:00pm though there should be no problem. Should there be a function being held at the school we may alter the location of the finish for safety reasons, although once again this is rare.
Club Hill Climb
The last evening 10 will be held on 17th. August. We will be holding our club Hillclimb and Freewheel Contest on the following Wednesday evening, 24th. August. You are welcome to ride as a private entry. There is no entry fee for these events. Stanstead Hill is the venue and we meet at the Stanstead War Memorial, OS ref. TQ 609623
Cars may be parked in the side road on the west side of the war memorial. Please note that there must be no cycling on the course during the race. Riders on the hillclimb must continue after finishing until a safe turning point is found. Riders may wait in the field entrance at the finish by the timekeeper until the last rider has completed the climb.
During the 2004 series a photographer has been in operation at some of our events. If you would like to see what you look like on a bike regurgetating your lungs and your legs on fire hopefully he can oblige for the sum of £2.00. Just mention your number and date of the event in a mail to him. Hopefully we will see him on the course during 2005.
After the Finish & Club Barbecue
After you have finished, why don’t you come along to our clubroom and either celebrate your brilliant ride or drown your sorrows while complaining bitterly to us about or unsporting course and bad timekeeping. We are at the Horton Kirby Cricket Club in Franks Lane, about a mile and a half north of the finish on the other side of the A20. Most of us will be heading that way from the finish and we will be pleased to see you. There is no event on Wed. 29th. June. Instead we will be holding a Barbecue at our clubroom where you can have a good fill of the tum, a few beers and bore us all with accounts of your racing season so far. You will be most welcome. A contribution of around £4.00 is asked for food and wine. (or non-alcoholic beverage) Please let us know in advance if you plan to come so we can organise sufficient food for everyone.
Riding Eight Events is Mug Enough!
As with previous years we will present any guest rider with a CC Bexley promotional half pint mug if they ride at least 8 of our events. We are being so generous because nobody seems mug enough to buy them! The number of qualifying rides may be adjusted depending on how many are cancelled due to bad weather, etc. In 2004 we awarded mugs to those who had ridden 6 events or more.