I am pleased to inform you that we have secured the use of Newbury Showground for some specific circuit race and time trial training on Saturday 19th March. There will be two main elements of this:
- For riders of all ages and abilitiesthis is a chance to be coached on circuit racing skills and take part in an age group race at the end of the morning.
- For riders who are planning to take part in time trials or stage races that have a time trial component this year we will be offering some specific time trial coaching and a chance to ride a simulated event with pre-selected start times. Riders will have to ensure they sign on, collect their number,warm up, have a practice on the course (with coach supervision and advice on the cornering)and arrive at the start on time. We even hope to have a start ramp! There will be a chance for riders to have two attempts of the course during the session. This will also be followed by a circuit racing session as well as age group races at the end of the morning.
The planned schedule is as follows:
8:00 Set up
8:30 Sign on for TT riders
8:45 TT course practice with coach supervision and led by expert riders
9:15 Time Trial starts – riders start at 30 second intervals
9:45 Sign on for circuit session riders
10:00 Circuit sessions start
11:15 Age group circuit racing U8-U16/Junior
12:30 Close and take down
Newbury Showground is conveniently placed very close to Junction 13 of the M4 motorway. Leave the motorway and after going north (third exit) at the roundabout take a left following the signs for Chieveley. At the top of the slip road turn right into Priors Court Road. The Showground is on the right and will be entered via an open gate. Follow the signs to the parking area. For satnav users the postcode is: RG18 9QZ
Here is the pre-registration link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1EWdji2JmX703BA5MPKs-MBKBLYlK8yTto-6Hz4dhDgI/viewform?usp=send_form
It is important we have all rider details in advance for start time allocation for those taking part in the time trial session, grouping of riders and for the age group circuit races later on in the morning:
Please respond using the above link no later than Friday 11th March. The time trial start times will be published in advance.
As you can imagine our coaching team will be fully supporting this so there will be no sessions at Palmer Park on 19th March. We would also benefit from volunteers to help set up the courses, sweep corners and marshal throughout the morning. Please contact me if you can help.
If you have any questions please let me know.