Author Topic: Calling all darksiders - World Championships Aug 16-17 2008  (Read 13622 times)

Tiger

Can't see a thread on this.
I am sure there are others here who know much more about it but a great weekend looms.
17-17 Aug @ Bentwaters in Suffolk. The fastest most extreme dark side rides and riders doing their utmost.  Great kit and awesopme speeds. Races and also some social rides in the surrounding gentle countryside. Racing fairly serious and pre-registered.

Camping, BBQ's etc.

About a hundred or more are expected I understand via BHPC site.

Should be a fun weekend.

Re: Calling all darksiders - World Championships Aug 16-17 2008
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2008, 10:16:03 am »
More information here.

Race registration and camping pitch bookings can be made with payment via Paypal here. But hurry!

Racing will be on Sat/Sun 16/17th August; there will be two touring rides (one of ~25 miles, one of ~55 miles) on each of the following three days. Pleasant, rolling countryside with plenty of interesting things to see within cycling distance. Excellent weather booked  8)

Mens' and womens' world champions will be in attendance, as will most of their close rivals, including all the fastest UK racers. But you don't have to be a contender to have fun taking part! And you'll be representing your country in an international event, whatever speed you go at :)
Profit or planet?

Re: Calling all darksiders - World Championships Aug 16-17 2008
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2008, 10:28:43 am »
I shall be there...  ;D

Although I have yet to get around to booking a camp site, which I will probably regret...
Life is too important to be taken seriously.

Re: Calling all darksiders - World Championships Aug 16-17 2008
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2008, 10:45:05 am »
...I have yet to get around to booking a camp site, which I will probably regret...

Still plenty of room  :thumbsup:
Profit or planet?

Re: Calling all darksiders - World Championships Aug 16-17 2008
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2008, 11:58:22 am »
...I have yet to get around to booking a camp site, which I will probably regret...

Still plenty of room  :thumbsup:

Not for me...  :'( I have a camper van....
Life is too important to be taken seriously.

richie_b

Re: Calling all darksiders - World Championships Aug 16-17 2008
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2008, 10:01:50 pm »
[grumpy person]
Hmmm, want to go but it's 6+ hours on the train, so needs 2 days off work, which I can't afford...
I'd like the BHPC to hold events within 180 miles of me, given that I live in the 2nd largest conurbation in Britain.  As it is, I can'y really make anything they do without significant sacrifice...
[/grumpy person]

Re: Calling all darksiders - World Championships Aug 16-17 2008
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2008, 09:34:50 am »
[grumpy person]I'd like the BHPC to hold events within 180 miles of me, given that I live in the 2nd largest conurbation in Britain...
[/grumpy person]

Glasgow?

Our Lancaster/Preston weekend was 2hrs 21 mins away from you by train. We had members from Penzance and Jersey there.
Profit or planet?

richie_b

Re: Calling all darksiders - World Championships Aug 16-17 2008
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2008, 04:02:24 pm »
Oops, I'd forgotten that the fast train line stops in Lancaster  :-[
That'd be quite fun if I can book a 'bent bike on to a Virgin train

RichForrest

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Re: Calling all darksiders - World Championships Aug 16-17 2008
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2008, 01:42:46 am »
Oops, I'd forgotten that the fast train line stops in Lancaster  :-[
That'd be quite fun if I can book a 'bent bike on to a Virgin train

I've had no trouble putting mine on the Virgin trains, It just goes on as a normal bike reservation.
Wheeled it up to the window and got a ticket for it.

Rich.


annie

Re: Calling all darksiders - World Championships Aug 16-17 2008
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2008, 05:06:55 pm »
Some pics from the today.  They aren't brilliant as I forgot my tripod and was very tired.



























Heck, don't know how that got in there














More to follow

annie

Re: Calling all darksiders - World Championships Aug 16-17 2008
« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2008, 05:24:49 pm »




Thanks to Frazer, Simon brought his beautiful machine outside for me to photograph.  If my memory serves me correctly I think it weighs approximately 11.5kgs




































annie

Re: Calling all darksiders - World Championships Aug 16-17 2008
« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2008, 05:50:33 pm »

























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Re: Calling all darksiders - World Championships Aug 16-17 2008
« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2008, 06:58:17 pm »
What remarkable contraptions!
Eating's a serious business. Don't bollocks around wagging your tail.

RichForrest

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Re: Calling all darksiders - World Championships Aug 16-17 2008
« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2008, 07:03:10 pm »
Remarkable is right, 3hr race winner yesterday did 103 miles.

Re: Calling all darksiders - World Championships Aug 16-17 2008
« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2008, 07:09:38 pm »
No 67 has a rather large chainring!  The wheels don't look that small (20"? bigger?), so I assume it can hammer around at a fair old rate of knots.
Actually, it is rocket science.
 

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Re: Calling all darksiders - World Championships Aug 16-17 2008
« Reply #15 on: August 17, 2008, 11:23:32 pm »
Got home with too many photos of yesterday's 3-hour race.  Will post a few when I've had a chance to sort through them.
L
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Somehow to let it go would be more classy…

redshift

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Re: Calling all darksiders - World Championships Aug 16-17 2008
« Reply #16 on: August 18, 2008, 04:34:46 pm »
Right, here we go:  First five.  I've been busy sorting them today, more to follow tonight and tomorrow.









L
:)
Windcheetah No. 176
The all-round entertainer gets quite arsey,
They won't translate his lame shit into Farsi
Somehow to let it go would be more classy…

Re: Calling all darksiders - World Championships Aug 16-17 2008
« Reply #17 on: August 18, 2008, 05:30:25 pm »
Right, here we go:  First five.  I've been busy sorting them today, more to follow tonight and tomorrow.

Nice shots.

What is it about that Mike Burrows shot that makes me think of Edwardian England?

I can mock. He did significantly better than me!  :)
Garry Broad

richie_b

Re: Calling all darksiders - World Championships Aug 16-17 2008
« Reply #18 on: August 18, 2008, 08:24:18 pm »
@Redshift
That Burrows shot is fantastic & the other shots are really good!

More please!

Becky

Re: Calling all darksiders - World Championships Aug 16-17 2008
« Reply #19 on: August 18, 2008, 08:37:54 pm »
That Burrows shot is fantastic & the other shots are really good!

Have you seen her camera?  She's just warming up with the Burrows photo.  :)

Excellent pics as usual, Liz!

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Re: Calling all darksiders - World Championships Aug 16-17 2008
« Reply #20 on: August 18, 2008, 09:26:00 pm »
What is it about that Mike Burrows shot that makes me think of Edwardian England?

He shares a tailor with Captain Matthew Webb ;D
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Re: Calling all darksiders - World Championships Aug 16-17 2008
« Reply #21 on: August 18, 2008, 09:39:14 pm »
OK, photo time...


Simon Sanderson's (untested) streamliner


Another shot thereof, with elegant Quest and Tim Costen's slightly tatty Kingcycle Wasp (#55) in the background


I think this is Jonathan Woolrich's Hocus-Pocus


gNick Green's A Wooden Fish On Wheels, before Lee Wakefield modified the paint job :(


Assorted trikes - L-R: Jaap Stolk's Trice Micro, Trice Borealis, Mango, big-wheeled Quest

* Mr Larrington likes this sign ;D


Dutch Vector copy


Steam Boat Willy - human-powered hovercraft!


Inflating the skirt


We have lift-off!

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Mr Larrington

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Re: Calling all darksiders - World Championships Aug 16-17 2008
« Reply #22 on: August 18, 2008, 09:52:19 pm »

Katie Sidwell is strapped to the Infernal Wheel Of Terrible Deth


Katie, umop-ap!sdn.  Be grateful you cannot hear the screaming ;D


Friend Wood's wooden velomobile


Lining up for the 3 Hour race.  Sandro Bollina's Lightning X2 in the foreground


Iain James performs last-minute tweakage


Hans Wessels aboard his Razz-Fazz


Neil Fleming (L) and Adrian Setter (#16) discuss Matters Arising


Giovanni Eupani's streamliner at rest


The handcyclists line up


Derrick Tweddle appears to relish the prospect of spending three hours wrestling a gorilla in a sauna


More tomorrow...
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Tim Hall

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Re: Calling all darksiders - World Championships Aug 16-17 2008
« Reply #23 on: August 18, 2008, 09:56:10 pm »
See that Hovercraft.  I want one. Extremely badly.

They haz a wibble on teh intertubes TAAW.

http://steamboatwilly.org/
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redshift

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Re: Calling all darksiders - World Championships Aug 16-17 2008
« Reply #24 on: August 18, 2008, 11:07:35 pm »
Thanks for the compliments about the pictures chaps, I do my poor best!   ;D

More offences against painting with light can be found here, and here.

A few favourites:

Trying to get through the inside - the abuse flying this point was audible for some distance!



Bloody determination (or possibly toothache?)


Speeeeeeeeeeed!



I have a few more to upload, so it'll take a day or so to get everything straight.
L
:)
Windcheetah No. 176
The all-round entertainer gets quite arsey,
They won't translate his lame shit into Farsi
Somehow to let it go would be more classy…