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L'etape de la Defonce 11/12 June

ymhymh Posts: 45
edited June 2011 in Amateur race
organiser very short of entries, two day stage race for third and fourth cats. teams of four
7 mile TTT, 54 mile road race, 45 mile road race £40 per rider. does not suit overweight crit queens.

http://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events ... la-Defonce

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  • P_TuckerP_Tucker Posts: 1,878
    :lol:
  • jibberjimjibberjim Posts: 2,810
    Last year this was a great race, real shame it's short of entries this year. Good organisation, fun circuits with marshals who can stop cars - including police outriders as well as NEG guys on day 2 last year.

    Stage 2 is also only rolling rather than genuinely hilly, the overweight crit queens should be able to get a result there...

    I recommend the race for sure.
    Jibbering Sports Stuff: http://jibbering.com/sports/
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    ymh wrote:
    organiser very short of entries, two day stage race for third and fourth cats. teams of four
    7 mile TTT, 54 mile road race, 45 mile road race £40 per rider. does not suit overweight crit queens.

    http://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events ... la-Defonce

    Charming.....I don't suppose you are in charge of event PR are you ? Might explain the lack of entries. :roll:
  • Tom ButcherTom Butcher Posts: 7,137
    Starting it at 9am on the Saturday doesn't help - it means 2 nights stay over instead of one - looks tempting but probably the early start is a bit of a killer if you aren't local.

    it's a hard life if you don't weaken.
  • P_TuckerP_Tucker Posts: 1,878
    dmclite wrote:
    ymh wrote:
    organiser very short of entries, two day stage race for third and fourth cats. teams of four
    7 mile TTT, 54 mile road race, 45 mile road race £40 per rider. does not suit overweight crit queens.

    http://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events ... la-Defonce

    Charming.....I don't suppose you are in charge of event PR are you ? Might explain the lack of entries. :roll:

    I reckon the preponderance of overweight crit queens in 3rd cat racing explains the lack of entries.
  • PseudonymPseudonym Posts: 1,032
    ymh wrote:
    organiser very short of entries, two day stage race for third and fourth cats. teams of four
    7 mile TTT, 54 mile road race, 45 mile road race £40 per rider. does not suit overweight crit queens.

    http://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events ... la-Defonce

    so if the original closing date was 12/5 - is there a new closing date, and is it still restricted to teams of four..?
  • SteveR_100MilersSteveR_100Milers Posts: 5,987
    jibberjim wrote:
    Last year this was a great race, real shame it's short of entries this year. Good organisation, fun circuits with marshals who can stop cars - including police outriders as well as NEG guys on day 2 last year.

    Stage 2 is also only rolling rather than genuinely hilly, the overweight crit queens should be able to get a result there...

    I recommend the race for sure.

    Theoretically not, but in practice yes we have.

    I'm not sure I describe Blackmills as rolling either, does that make me a crit queen? (or even a track ponce) :)
  • jibberjimjibberjim Posts: 2,810
    Theoretically not, but in practice yes we have.

    I understood most marshals were CSAS accredited and "employed" by welsh cycling this enabling them to actually stop/direct traffic?

    i.e.
    http://www.britishcycling.org.uk/wales/ ... ent-safety
    I'm not sure I describe Blackmills as rolling either, does that make me a crit queen? (or even a track ponce) :)

    That's day 2 (ie stage 3) though right? Day 1 just had that long drag up to the unrestrained sheep on the coast. Day 2 is certainly hilly - but nothing special, at 76kg I still dragged myself up them easily enough - even the one I dropped my chain on I managed to chase back onto the group after stopping.
    Jibbering Sports Stuff: http://jibbering.com/sports/
  • Thick TesterThick Tester Posts: 380
    Pseudonym wrote:
    ymh wrote:
    organiser very short of entries, two day stage race for third and fourth cats. teams of four
    7 mile TTT, 54 mile road race, 45 mile road race £40 per rider. does not suit overweight crit queens.

    http://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events ... la-Defonce

    is there a new closing date, and is it still restricted to teams of four..?

    If you are interested i think Will will take composite teams - e-mail him asay so he knows your interest!
  • ProssPross Posts: 27,089
    jibberjim wrote:
    Theoretically not, but in practice yes we have.

    I understood most marshals were CSAS accredited and "employed" by welsh cycling this enabling them to actually stop/direct traffic?

    i.e.
    http://www.britishcycling.org.uk/wales/ ... ent-safety
    I'm not sure I describe Blackmills as rolling either, does that make me a crit queen? (or even a track ponce) :)

    That's day 2 (ie stage 3) though right? Day 1 just had that long drag up to the unrestrained sheep on the coast. Day 2 is certainly hilly - but nothing special, at 76kg I still dragged myself up them easily enough - even the one I dropped my chain on I managed to chase back onto the group after stopping.

    That's because at 76kg you are a lightweight mountain goat :lol:

    I also thought that in Wales the CSAS marshalls had delegated powers from the police to stop traffic but perhaps it is just the motorcycle marshalls?
  • PseudonymPseudonym Posts: 1,032
    Pross wrote:
    I also thought that in Wales the CSAS marshalls had delegated powers from the police to stop traffic but perhaps it is just the motorcycle marshalls?

    CSAS marshalls can stop and direct traffic and pedestrians. NEG outriders can do the same...
  • I marshalled it 3 years ago, and stopped the traffic with full knowledge of Mr PC motorcylclist. To my knowledge I am not CSAS accredited, nor employed by BC!

    And +1 for Mark's comment - 76kg is hardly heavy! Try hauling 90kg up over crack hill let alone Blackmills at race pace....
  • oldwelshmanoldwelshman Posts: 4,733
  • If I could get to 76kg I would enter every race with a hill :D[/quote

    Nah you'd be 2nd if we were all in the 78 Kilo club ;)
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