Victoria Park race – marshalling

Hello

Every team is expected to provide a marshal for a 2hr period in each race. If we don’t provide marshals, we don’t race. Because we have 2 teams entered in this next race at Victoria Park, we need to provide 2 marshals.

Our time slot for both marshals is 12 – 2pm and they’ll be positioned together at marshal point 14, which happens to be ‘crash corner’ for this circuit. As such, these people will be busy and need to be comfortable with going on to the track during the race to turn crashed vehicles back on to their wheels and/or in the right direction. This may sound a bit scary but if the marshals and racers all stay alert and follow the rules it’s safe and rare for anyone to get hurt.

Like we did in Loxton, I’d like to divide up this timeslot so that no-one is marshalling for more than 30mins (unless you want to). Because our timeslot is split across our 2 shifts of riders, this means I need 4 people from our first shift and 4 from the second.

As such, please let me know by Fri if you are able to marshal so that I can ensure we have the numbers. All marshals must be trained so if you have not completed the training within the last 3 years:

1.       Go to the Pedal Prix website

2.       Click on the Marshals link

3.       Complete the training and indemnity form

4.       Email them to the address provided.

Note that you won’t receive any confirmation that you passed so once you’ve sent the email you can assume you’re trained.

Thanks

Paul

Victoria Park race information

Hi

Please find attached some general information for the race this weekend. The forecast is looking ok at the moment but the race will carry on regardless of the weather.

Victoria Park race information – 17th June-2ktumf8

Also attached is the detailed ride roster for the weekend. Note that this is always subject to change depending on what happens on the day.

Ride roster – Vic Pk race 1 2018-1ek6zmd

We are also required to provide 2 marshals between 12.00pm and 2.00pm. I’ll be sending a separate communication about that shortly so please watch out for it.

Thanks

Paul

Victoria Park race times

Hello all

Thanks for your quick responses.

I’ve allocated the timeslots as follows based on first in first served, apologies if you didn’t get what you were after but the maths just didn’t add up for everyone.

This will also be the ride order on the day with each rider in the vehicle twice for about 20mins each.

The expectation is that the riders in the first group will be at Victoria Park at approximately 8am to help set up the pit area whilst the riders in the second group will help pack up after the race.

As with the Loxton race, we will also likely be allocated a 2hr marshalling timeslot but we won’t know when that is until early next week. Once I know, we will need to ensure we have enough trained marshals available at that time to spread it around.

I’ll send more information on our pit location etc. next week once the organisers have published it.

Flaggy Flash Flaggy Too
10:00 – 1:00 10:00 – 1:00
Jace Turner Blaze Whiteway
Georgina Blakeborough Dakoda Whiteway
Michail Karamanlidis Kate Fitzmaurice
Eddie Conway Patrick Lea
1:00 – 4:00 1:00 – 4:00
Ben Jordans Amy Hackett
James Jordans Mia Goncalves
Trent Rivett Molly Williams
Oliver Sharp James Gulley

Thanks

Paul

Victoria Park race times

Hi all

As you know, our next race is at Victoria Park on Sunday 17th June from 10am to 4pm.

The riders will be in the same vehicle they practiced in yesterday with each team divided into 2 groups of 4 and each group of 4 riding for 3 hours.

Therefore, I need to know which half of the race you would prefer:

  1. 10am – 1pm
  2. 1pm – 4pm

Please email me at ‘pbroadley@aapt.net.au’ and let me know, first come, first served.

Thanks

Paul

Facebook group

Hi Everyone

I have set up a Facebook group (Flagstaff Hill R-7 Pedal Prix) as another way of getting information out to you quickly. If you are on Facebook and have not joined the group yet could you please add yourself.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/233183497440753/

Also, just a reminder that training will be in the gym again tomorrow. I am trying to do one day in the gym and one day on bikes. Unfortunately, I cant tell you which day will be which as an ongoing schedule due to the changing nature of the weather. However, I will be trying to keep it as Tuesdays on their bike and Thursdays in the gym.

Kylie

Victoria Park training session – times

Hello

Based on your responses I’ve divided the riders into the groups below for the practice session this Sunday. This also represents the vehicle they’ll be in for the next race on 17th June before swapping for the following race in July.

If you know Victoria Park, you’ll find us somewhere on the pit straight towards the Wakefield Rd end on Sunday.

I’d also like to welcome Trent Rivett to the team bringing us to 16 riders. On that note, the ideal number of riders for 2 teams is 18 so we’re currently a couple short. So, if your child has a friend or 2 at the school who might be interested in joining the team, please get them to speak with Mrs Broadley.

Thanks

Paul

Flaggy Flash Flaggy Too
1:00 – 2:30 1:00 – 2:30
Georgina Blakeborough Kate Fitzmaurice
Ben Jordans Blaze Whiteway
James Jordans Dakoda Whiteway
Michail Karamanlidis James Gulley
2:30 – 4:00 2:30 – 4:00
Jace Turner Amy Hackett
Oliver Sharp Mia Goncalves
Eddie Conway Molly Williams
Trent Rivett Patrick Lea

 

Victoria Park training session

Hi there

Our first training session at Victoria Park is on Sunday 27th May from 1pm – 4pm.

The purpose of these sessions is to give the riders more time in the vehicle they will be riding at the next race.

However, rather than having you all standing around waiting, we will divide the session into 2 x 90mins and have half the riders come to each session.

Therefore, please let me know which is your preference:

  1. 1pm – 2.30pm
  2. 2.30pm – 4pm

Please email your preference to ‘pbroadley@aapt.net.au’ by the end of this week and I will confirm the session you have on Monday.

If I get too many people looking for the same session, it will be first-come-first-served, if I don’t get a response, I’ll allocate you to a session.

Thanks

Paul

Pedal Prix training

Hi

We hope everyone who attended the Loxton race enjoyed themselves. Given that it was the first racing experience for many of our riders, we thought they did a great job.

Thanks also to Tammy Whiteway and the Chicken Hub for providing lunch.

Just a reminder that today was the last training session with the cross country team for this year (there is no training on Thurs).

This means the Pedal Prix team will start training with their bikes on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s from next Tues 15th May at the school. Please have your child meet Kylie Broadley by the gym at 8.00am.

If they are unable to bring their bike for some reason, that’s ok, they will simply do some other form of exercise.

From here, it’s very important that the riders develop a consistent pattern of training so that their bodies can adapt and grow stronger. The more riding they do the better so if they can also get out for a ride of up to an hour on the weekends, the greater the improvements they will see in their race lap times.

Our first training session at Victoria Park will be on Sun 27th May but we’ll send more info on how that will work next week.

Thanks

Paul and Steve