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Kim

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Re: WHPVA Championships - Betteshanger, Kent
« Reply #25 on: 04 April, 2024, 07:44:56 pm »
The countdown timer which is the grey on blue. The fact you can’t see it, says a lot.

Ah, I see.  That is a bit low contrast, yes.

Will suggest Andrew change it (likely to the pale green and darker blue from the poster, or something).

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Re: WHPVA Championships - Betteshanger, Kent
« Reply #26 on: 04 April, 2024, 08:43:16 pm »
I hadn't seen the webpage yet...

I'd drop the yellow a bit and make the text proper black too cos I can't read the blue on yellow.

And yes, the count down timer needs more contrast. Is there a weird font being used there?

Kim

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« Reply #27 on: 04 April, 2024, 10:36:58 pm »
Apparently the countdown widget is a legacy of the Previous Web Designer, and the only configuration options are the date it's counting down to, and the spelling of 'Hours', 'Minutes', etc.  I expect it'll get bodged/replaced/removed in due course...

Re: WHPVA Championships - Betteshanger, Kent
« Reply #28 on: 16 April, 2024, 07:21:39 pm »
For those interested in such things, it's looking like the race formats are going to be:
  • 1lap time-trial on the upper loop
  • 60 minute criterium on the lower loop
  • 100m flying spring
  • 100m standing-start sprint
  • 15 minute criterium on the upper loop
  • 3 hour criterium on the whole track

Ooh, I like the idea of a "flying spring" race 8). Is that for airborne hpvs? And how do the rules work for the spring, is anything and everything permitted or must the spring have a mechanical function in the vehicle? ???

Kim

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« Reply #29 on: 16 April, 2024, 07:35:40 pm »
Ha!  This is probably related to the part of my brain that flagged up the potential problem with the webby SCIENCE not allowing you to say your HPV has no wheels.  Our web-monkey suggested that we were unlikely to get many pogo-stick entries.

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Re: WHPVA Championships - Betteshanger, Kent
« Reply #30 on: 16 April, 2024, 07:47:51 pm »
It would be quite good to have walking-machines entered though. Or even human-powered flying machines.
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« Reply #31 on: 16 April, 2024, 07:53:55 pm »
It would be quite good to have walking-machines entered though.

Yes!

If anyone wants to enter one, rest assured that I'll h4xx0r the registration system appropriately.


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Or even human-powered flying machines.

They have their own event (which may also contain Barney or traces of Barney), on account of needing wider tarmac, fewer trees, indoor cycle parking and an audax o'clock start:
 https://bhpfc.co.uk/icaruscup/

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Re: WHPVA Championships - Betteshanger, Kent
« Reply #32 on: 16 April, 2024, 07:58:14 pm »
I look forward to singletrack / multitrack options being joined by bipedal / quadripedal / snake, etc.
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Re: WHPVA Championships - Betteshanger, Kent
« Reply #33 on: 08 June, 2024, 12:45:56 pm »
PSA: Early-bird registrations end and medium-bird registrations begin next week.  We currently have 75 riders registered, none of whom appear to be riding a unicycle or strandbeest.  Could do with a few more  a) women  and  b) juniors, thobut.

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Re: WHPVA Championships - Betteshanger, Kent
« Reply #34 on: 08 June, 2024, 01:02:19 pm »
PSA: Early-bird registrations end and medium-bird registrations begin next week.  We currently have 75 riders registered, none of whom appear to be riding a unicycle or strandbeest.  Could do with a few more  a) women  and  b) juniors, thobut.

https://shop.bhpc.org.uk/wc2024
75 is brilliant. To be fair, in any branch of competitive cycling there is a distinct lack of women and juniors

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Re: WHPVA Championships - Betteshanger, Kent
« Reply #35 on: 08 June, 2024, 01:37:02 pm »
PSA: Early-bird registrations end and medium-bird registrations begin next week.  We currently have 75 riders registered, none of whom appear to be riding a unicycle or strandbeest.  Could do with a few more  a) women  and  b) juniors, thobut.

https://shop.bhpc.org.uk/wc2024
75 is brilliant. To be fair, in any branch of competitive cycling there is a distinct lack of women and juniors

Yes, and I'm also aware that the early-birds are very biased towards people who take the competitive aspect seriously, or are committed volunteers (we also have a fair few people who are volunteering but not racing).  The recumbent enthusiasts who take part for the fun of it, possibly after touring their way there, are more likely to register later as their plans take shape.  Anecdotally, most of the female riders are in that category.

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Re: WHPVA Championships - Betteshanger, Kent
« Reply #36 on: 08 June, 2024, 01:58:32 pm »
We currently have 75 riders registered

78!

Re: WHPVA Championships - Betteshanger, Kent
« Reply #37 on: 09 June, 2024, 10:39:16 am »
How old can juniors get?
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Re: WHPVA Championships - Betteshanger, Kent
« Reply #38 on: 09 June, 2024, 11:22:29 am »
How old can juniors get?
should be under 18, no?

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« Reply #39 on: 09 June, 2024, 12:24:05 pm »
How old can juniors get?

Under 16 on the 16th of August.  This is in line with the usual BHPC definition of Junior.  (Which is under 16 at the start of the calendar year.)

It's a point of some contention among WHPVA affiliated clubs, with some using cut-off ages of 18 or even 21.

We're unlikely to get enough juniors to make it worth splitting into different age groups, unfortunately.  With HPV racing there's the compounding factor of most juniors not having access to anything higher-performing than a decent Islabike, so it's all a bit arbitrary.

Re: WHPVA Championships - Betteshanger, Kent
« Reply #40 on: 09 June, 2024, 09:06:30 pm »
Our godson is into tt/track and I wondered whether I could tempt him.
He wouldn't have a proper HPV and I think he would be too old (AS year).
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« Reply #41 on: 08 July, 2024, 12:02:23 am »
108 riders now registered, with a week to go before the cut-off for medium-rate registration.  That balances the books and makes for a decent sized event, but we have a deeply suboptimal lack of women in fully-faired or part-faired machines.  Unless we get a sudden influx, we're going to have to start combining categories, which is a bit rubbish for all involved.  (If you're a woman with a velomobile, you're pretty much guaranteed a podium position at this point.  You know you want to...)

Still low on juniors, though that was always anticipated.

We do at least have a podium's-worth of handcylists now.   :thumbsup:

And I'm sure Dave would be delighted if someone else turns up on a rowing bike or VairoBike...   ;D

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Re: WHPVA Championships - Betteshanger, Kent
« Reply #42 on: 08 July, 2024, 12:05:44 am »
Someone in the FB froup is threatening to bring an Elliptigo (sp?).
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Re: WHPVA Championships - Betteshanger, Kent
« Reply #43 on: 08 July, 2024, 12:22:21 am »
Someone in the FB froup is threatening to bring an Elliptigo (sp?).

Excellent.   :thumbsup: