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Gosport National Info

Here is the full info you need for rounds 9 & 10 of the National series at Gosport Aug 13th & 14th 2011!!

If you have any questions please post on here or email them to gosportbmxmembership@hotmail.co.uk


we will keep you updated with any info as and when required.

Track address:
Alver Meadows, Grange Road, PO13 8AS

Team Area:
ALL BC Affiliated Teams have will be contacted for gazebo bookings. The team area will be positioned in the same area as last year, on grass next to track.

Club Gazebo booking:
Clubs are to be given priority of track side space; the cost for gazebo space is £5.00 per 3mx3m area. (Set by BC) To book club space please email the following information to gosportbmxmembership@hotmail.co.uk

Club name.
Size of space required.
Name of person making booking.

PLEASE NOTE:-
The person making the booking is responsible for paying.
Payment should be made at the entrance to the tuck shop on arrival and before any gazebos are erected, you will be given a receipt, please hang this on your gazebo as proof of payment. (One receipt per 3x3m will be provided)
Bookings will close when full and this will be announced as soon as that happens, a short time later a list will be listed on BMXtalk of the area your gazebo will be placed.
Positions will be first come first served.
Your space will be marked out and will have your club name in it; this will be your space for the whole of the weekend.

Camping and car parking:
Camp site will open on Thursday and will cost £10 per night (£20 for the weekend, £10 per extra night, this is set but the school who’s field we are using). The campsite must be vacated by 8pm Sunday evening. Camping will be located in the school field off Military Road, buy the cocked hat pub. (Post code for the pub PO12 3TR). There is a short walk down a cycle path to the track and there will be crossing patrols on both roads, to ensure peoples safety. Also for those who don’t want to walk or have a lot of equipment to carry, there will be a mini bus running from the campsite to the track and back.
Entrance to site will be manned 24 hours a day.
All campers will be provided with rubbish bags, please dispose of in allocated area.

Security will be provided overnight on Friday and Saturday. Please be vigilant.

Car parking will be located at HMS Sultan Polo Fields (opposite normal track entrance) and will be clearly signposted and cost £6 for the weekend. (Entrance to be decided). This enables the club to keep the track area free of vehicles (except nessacery team/officials vehicles).

Catering & Licensed Bar facilities:
We will be providing a normal burger van selling extras’ such as jacket potatoes, chilli and rice, as well as a new caterer offering Asian style noodles. The burger van owner is looking at providing hot food for breakfast and tea at the campsite as well as well as the track.
Our Italian coffee van will also be on site.
We are hoping to lay on a licensed bar facility at the track area (subject to license approval) open between the following times.
Fri 12th Aug 4pm – 8pm ( local rider and DJ will be spinning some tunes during gate practise )
Sat 13th Aug 11am – 7pm
Sun 14th Aug 11am – 6pm
We are trying to create a café style environment, not a Friday night binge session. Anyone found to be drunk/offensive or supplying alcohol to under 18’s will be arrested. We will then ask British Cycling to disqualify that person/s from the weekends races.

Other info:
Gosport BMX Tuck shop will be open for cold drinks, snacks and lots of other lovely treats. (No hot drinks or hot food)
Bouncy castles and the impossible bike are also here.
Retailers:

Groove racing shop, Shoevegas, Trevor Pope Motorcycles, Ladies handmade jewellery and henna tattooist, as well as a company called Feet wave (www.feetwave.co.uk ) will be onsite, as well as other retailers.

There are local shops and take-aways in Privett Road There is also a cashpoint at the Tesco Express in Grange Road and the Co-op in Privett Road. The nearest Supermarket is Asda Dock Road, Gosport or Newgate Lane, Fareham.
There will be daytime entertainment around the track area, loads of fun stuff and much more over the weekend.

Age Categories:
Male 20″
6 & Under, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17-24, 25-29, Master (30+), Veteran (40+), Junior, Elite
Female 20″:
6 & Under, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-16, Championship
Cruiser:
9-12, 13-14, 15-16, 17-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45+, 17-29 female, 30+ female

Number Plates:
National Ranking. Ranking gained in 2010 if in a single age band. If moving up into a new multi- year age group, then you may need an “X” after your ranking number.
Membership Number. A rider’s membership number is 6 digits long. The last 3 digits can be used
British Champion: 01 (only in the category that the title was gained)
European Champion E1-E8 (only in the category that the title was gained)
World Champion W1-W8 (only in the category that the title was gained)
UCI Career number only available to riders who have applied to UCI via BC
Using a number in the category gained includes for example, a 20″ rider aged 15 winning the British title using the 01 plate in the following year as a 16 year old.
The colour of the number plates used in 2011 will be as per UCI/UEC:
Male 20″ Yellow with black numbers
Junior Men: Black with white numbers
Championship female: Black with white numbers
Elite Men: White with black numbers
Female 20″ Blue with white numbers
All Cruiser Red with white numbers

Event Awards:
The top 3 riders in all 20″ categories for ages 12 and under will receive a trophy or souvenir plate at each round awarded via a podium presentation. The top 8 Elite Men and Championship Women and top 3 Junior Men will receive cash prizes at all rounds. Prize money will be £1,000 per round for Elite Men, £350 for Championship Women and £150 for Junior Men.

Entry Fees:
Categories 16 and under £15.00
Categories 17 and over £20.00
Elite Men £25.00
2nd bike entry fee £10.00
Family discount £5.00 off per additional entry
2011 National Timetable:
Practice Numbers for 2011
Practice Group 1 All Cruisers
Practice Group 2 Boys & Girls aged 10 and under
Practice Group 3 Boys 11 to 14 & Girls 11 to 16
Practice Group 4 15/16 Boys, 17-24 Men, 25-29 Men, Masters, Veteran,
Practice Group 5 Junior Male, Championship Female & Elite

Friday Schedule:
The track will remain closed until official practice begins due to top level coaching being avalible. Practice is from 4.30pm until 8pm. Cost is £3 per rider. Each rider will be provided with a band as proof of payment.

The Friday night practice schedule will be:
4.30-5-15 12 and under
5.15-6.00 13+
6.00-6.45 12 and under
6.45-7.30 13+
the track will not be open outside these times.
We will run an extra 1/2 hour until 8pm if there is demand

Registration will be open during the Friday practice session.

Saturday Schedule:
Registration: 08.30am-10:00am
Practice Schedule:
Each Group has approximately 10 minutes open warm up before the gate is used
Group 1 0800 to 0840
Group 2 0840 to 0920
Group 3 0920 to 1005
Group 4 1005 to 1050
Group 5 1050 to 1115
Elite Time Trial 1130 to 1200 (riders will be allocated a start time)
12.05-12.20 Sponsors race
Motos 1230
Run Offs will be run immediately after the end of the 3rd round of Moto’s
Quarter Finals 1600
Note, If there are no quarter finals the semi finals will start as soon as possible
Semi Finals 1630
Finals 1730
Estimated time of finish 1845 (changed to match Sunday final times)

SUNDAY:
Practice with Gates
All classes 16 and under 0830 – 0915
All classes 17+ 0915 – 0945

Motos 1000
Run Offs will be run immediately after the end of the 3rd round of Motos
Quarter Finals 1330 (Approximate)
Note, if there are no quarter finals the semi finals will start as soon as possible
Semi Finals 1415 (Approximate)
Finals 1500 (Approximate)
Estimated time of finish 1615 (Approximate)

Schedules: especially on Sunday racing will be run with minimum delay – it is the rider’s responsibility to listen to commentary for the start of the next round of racing

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