So its anybodies guess as to what Events will look like in the future but there is just the slightest chance that by late July / Aug there may be mass gatherings of up to 100 allowed outdoors, shit even indoor and in which case you may just find me at the PUB!
So should there be up to 100 allowed its posses a small problem and that's $$. It takes about 220 to 250 riders to break even with an event like Shifty Fifty.
We think there is a great chance for clubs to be able to host smaller events due to their reduced permit fees / insurance etc and I'm all for turning up to and supporting them if they happen.
But is there a need for a re-think to our events or do we just sit tight and look at next year? Hard question.
We were thinking that just maybe, like very maybe we could have an event like shifty Fifty where its split into 2 events. 9am - In it to win it start - 100 riders 1pm - Participation event - 100 riders
There would need to be increased entry fees by a bit to help get it over the line but its a chance..
Anyone got any other great ideas out there? Dare we even consider it..... ... See MoreSee Less
Find venues where you can run separate circuits allowing same start and finish times.
Hold a Strava race. Ride the course anytime over that weekend.
I totally agree with Carolyn Jackson - happy to pay extra to get this party started and it goes without saying that we love Buxton
Do you think the main challenge is the gathering at the start, actual riding or combination?
If it is gathering at start then can people register for a start wave? Maybe 20 people in a wave at 10 min start intervals, possibly some seeding. Enforce people not hanging around before and after in carpark and start/ finish area. My thinking is that a 9am and 1pm start is a long day for volunteers and still has a large number of people gathering at those specific times.
All races need to be self-sufficient for food/ water/ mechanical. Maybe print own race plates. Contactless sign in.
Maybe lower risk of crash races?
(This is off the top of my head. Be nice :-))
Would splitting up the women and juniors in the morning and men in the afternoon work? Or too much crossover in numbers? (Sorry for the rookie question, just keen to race by bike 🙊🚵♀️)
To get events up and running I’d definitely support the two races on one day idea. Happy to pay more as totally understand the extra costs and effort for organisers. I can’t see many other ways to keep at 100 per event.
Timed climb timed descent then rank accordingly for XCO race limiting numbers in groups as needed? Similar to Forrest Festival.
That's a pretty sensible option with two races - but will that mean we can't stay to heckle?
Time trial, riders start in groups of 2~5 a minute apart?
Currently the new rules don’t allow for competitions so who knows when that will end.
Same event, different loops? Swap at midday? ...oh forgot about people at Start/finish....
I’m all for your idea of a morning and afternoon race. Happy to pay the extra.
Having just lost one of my best mates to this only a matter of weeks ago. I can talk from experience. He showed absolutely no signs of mental illness. He was positive, successful and happy or appeared to be. He left no note or showed any signs. In the end he was calculated and organised. All I’m saying is sometimes you can ask until you blue in the face and if they choose this route you become a passenger.
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