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Welsh TT
on: 06 January, 2018, 07:58:16 PM
Looks like a good day out in the Beacons August 4th -5th
https://www.welshroadrace.com/


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Re: Welsh TT
Reply #1 on: 07 January, 2018, 06:13:16 PM
It could be good but it could also be chaos. Riders go off at 30 second intervals in pairs BUT - the course is only 5 miles long and very narrow, so there could be some setting off while the first ones are going full speed past them.

Any idea how many riders are signed up?
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Re: Welsh TT
Reply #2 on: 08 January, 2018, 11:24:29 AM
I think its 10 seconds like the Isle of Man TT ,
not sure about rider numbers hopefully enough will sign up to make it viable .
Still I could think of worse ways of spending a weekend, even without the racing  its a beautiful part of the country for bikes!

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Re: Welsh TT
Reply #3 on: 03 February, 2018, 06:52:46 PM
Not the best news  (https://www.welshroadrace.com)  :

The directors of the Welsh Road Race regretfully announce the postponement of the 2018 Welsh Road Race.  This is due to recent changes in legislation on the Road Traffic Act in Wales.  A date for the 2019 event has already been requested and will be announced shortly.

On the 9th of January this year, there was a hearing with regard to the repeal of the Road Traffic Act.  The repeal was to allow the use of closed Public Roads for Motorsport events.  This repeal came into effect yesterday, on the 2nd February.

The Welsh Road Race had gained permissions previously, but the current change in legislation, has put the the timescale of the event into jeopardy, as there will not be enough time to obtain the correct permissions now to permit the event.
   
"We are working closely with the ACU, Crown Properties and Powys County Council to organise the Welsh Road Race, and under the new changes in legislation, the new deadlines that have been imposed, will make it very difficult to carry out a safe and successful event', said Derek Smith, Managing Director of the Welsh Road Race, " the Board of Directors are absolutely devastated, for all the supporters and all concerned with the event. We have began steps to contact all our supporters and sponsors who are involved in the event."

Paul King, Chairman of the ACU Road Race Committee said, "Following concerns raised with the Auto Cycle Union at the end of the year about the proposed Welsh Road Race in August 2018, Members of the ACU Road Race Committee recently met with the event organisers, to understand what was being proposed and what was required for the event to progress.
 
In order for the ACU Road Race Committee to sanction the event, a list of requirements required  from the Organisers was agreed.  It would appear that the timetable to achieve the event for 2018 cannot be achieved.
 
The ACU Road Race Committee will endeavour to assist the organisers in progressing the event for 2019."
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Re: Welsh TT
Reply #4 on: 04 February, 2018, 07:49:57 PM
Administrative cockup  :028:
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Re: Welsh TT
Reply #5 on: 04 February, 2018, 08:55:10 PM
What I fail to understand  there are still six months till the proposed date, WHAT takes so long to put in place when this has been in planning for ages.
And what do the ACU now  want put in place that they did not require last year?
We need more info


 


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