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Akers Road – Sunday 21st June 2020 – 9am Start

by | Jun 8, 2020

Akers Road – Sunday 21st June 2020 – 9am Start

9am Start
All riders MUST Pre Register Here before 12 noon Saturday 20/06/2020 no late entries will be allowed.
We ask all volunteers & spectators to please fill in this form to allow for contact tracing plus this helps us with race day volunteers. – Click Here

Start & Meet outside Linton Country School.
Registration 8.15am at HQ – (Bike Manawatu Timing Van in the Linton Country School carpark)
Race briefing 8:45am – all riders must attend
First grade off at 9am

Grades start from Linton County School and are neutralised until reaching the circuit
$5 members / $10 non-members – No cash please pay online Bike Manawatu ANZ 01-0745-0284925-00 please use your name, race number & race name as reference
Free Entry for all MSC – School riders

Please do not attend our event if you are unwell

INSTRUCTIONS FOR THIS EVENT

  • The overarching policy is that all Government and MOH regulations apply. 

ARRIVAL

  • All parking is to be well off the road – please respect the local residence and their nature strips I.e please don’t park on the soggy verge
  • Please proceed to registration
  • Linton Country School have given permisson for Parking behind school, but please drive between the poles directly in front of you from the main gate, keeping on concrete. Please do not drive on the fields as they are too boggy. We have been advised it is possible for a big four wheel drive and horse float to get through – you just need to drive with care.

START LIST & NUMBERS

  • As we have been trailing for some time the number allocated for this event will be your permanent number for all future BM events. We are redistributing new fabric numbers to all members.
  • Non members will be given a number however if you are not planning to continue to attend club events please return your bib number at the completion of the race or you may be invoiced for a replacement.
  • Please look after your race numbers and bring it to ALL club events, we do not have spares for you if you forget it on the day.
  • If you have not received your number yet we will have it ready for you at registration.
  • Race Numbers are to be placed on the left hand side, rear quarter of your race top, readable in the prone riding position.

REGISTRATION

  • Registration will be just before the start line at a table. There will be a marshal / volunteer to assist and direct standing within the 2-meter rule
  • Please use the hand sanitiser provided before registering
  • There is no entry fee for junior/schools riders.
  • If you have not paid online, please deposit your entry fee into the honesty box – correct change only and note the amount paid on the start sheet. $5 members, $10 non members.
  • If you have a loyalty card these will be at registration for you to click. Likewise, please note that you have used your loyalty card on the start sheet
  • Please avoid ques at the registration desk.
  • Please remember to continue to practise social distancing.
  • Ensure you give yourself plenty of time to register, pin your number, grab your transponder and go to the start area awaiting the race managers briefing.
  • Please read all notices at the registration desk, a repeat of the rider briefing and safety notes set out below
  • It is your responsibility to ensure your transponder is on correctly if it is not it may not read on our system, therefore you may not receive a finish time.

Transponders

  • Each rider will be issued with a Transponder:
  • Your transponder holder should be 4 fingers under the rim (remember to take the sticky tape off the holder and don’t put the cable ties through the spokes)
  • Left hand side of the fork – shiny side facing out
  • Once your finished use some snips and take the length off the cable ties – we will have some at the start line for you.
  • Step 1 – Remove the Backing Tape on the black holder.
    Position black holder on Front LEFT fork, 4 fingers below the top of spokes
    Pull cable ties TIGHT. Ensure Holder remains flush to fork
  • Step 2 – Trim the cable ties with some snips
  • Step 3 – Slide Transponder into holder until it clicks
    Give transponder a gentle tug to ensure it is secure
    To remove transponder press release button and slide it out
  • Checklist
    Black Holder secure
    Transponder secure
    On front left fork
    4 fingers below top of spokes
    Transponder photo.
  • Please make sure your transponder is handed back at the completion of your ride.

START/ FINISH & SPECTATORS

  • There will be a start clock at the start line.
  • All spectators/supporters MUST complete a contract tracing form. If you have not completed this online, please complete the paper copy at registration. It can be completed on line here https://forms.gle/B6P62h6kefGcvaAM9

RIDER BRIEFING

The course is a 7.37km circuit (Course notes below)

Race direction is anti clockwise
A grade – 6 laps – 44.22 km
B grade – 5 laps – 36.85 km
C grade – 4 laps – 29.48 km
D grade – 3 laps-  22.11 km
E grade – 3 laps – 22.11 km

  • Start & Meet at Linton Country School on Akers Road
  • Sign on 8.15am at HQ – Bike Manawatu Timing Van
  • Race briefing 8.45am – all riders must attend
  • First grade start 9.00am
  • Grades start from Linton County School and are neutralised until reaching the circuit.
  • Please remember to respect the locals living these roads.
  • Please be considerate.  No spitting or “snot rockets” in the bunch please
  • Please do not attend our event if you are unwell

SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

  • Traffic management will be in place, but this is to warn other road uses that we are there.
  • Roads are open and all normal road rules apply (riders must obey NZ road rules at ALL times)
  • Marshals are provided for direction only
  • Riders must give way at all junctions as required.
  • Please be courteous to other road users

Course Specific Notes

  • Do not cross the center line unless safe to do so.
  • We are on narrow quite roads when often there is no white line. Stay left
  • Riders should not exceed 2 abreast
  • Beware of trucks, tankers and agricultural machinery
  • Be courteous to other road users
  • The days are shortening so we RECOMMEND the use of a rear light.

Additional Notes

  • We have been given permission to use the Linton Country School Facilities.
    Bathrooms will be available and spectators may shelter under the school eves / porches – children may play on the playground.
  • Linton Country School have given permisson for Parking behind school, but please drive between the poles directly in front of you from the main gate, keeping on concrete. Please do not drive on the fields as they are too boggy. We have been advised it is possible for a big four wheel drive and horse float to get through – you just need to drive with care.
  • Non members please return your bib number if you do not plan to continue are not planning to continue to attend club events please return your bib number at the completion of the race or you may be invoiced for a replacement.
  • If you or one of your supporters are available to volunteer please let us know – We are always thankful to all of our volunteers who enable us to run these events
    Registrations / Timing / Marshals / STMS / First Aid / Lead & SAG Drivers
    Thank You
  • Thank you to everyone who entered and registered the contact tracing form for marshals and spectators.
  • Please be courteous to all officials. It’s going to be busy. If someone asks you to move off the road, please do so.
  • First grade is off at 9.00 and others at 1 minute gaps so please get organised.

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Course Notes:

0.00km – 0.65km  Akers Road – Outside Linton County School and are neutralised until reaching the circuit.

0.00km Start of Circuit
0.93km Turn Left onto Te Puna Road
3.08km Turn Left onto Lochmoigh Road
4.15km Turn Left onto Linton Drain Road
5.68km Turn Right onto Craws Road
6.43km Turn Left onto Linton Station Road
7.37km Circuit end for Laps turn Left onto Akers Road and repeat.
             Finish Line is on Linton Station Road near Akers Road corner


Akers Road 21 June 2020


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