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Langbank Hilly TT, Saturday 14th March

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This is the first of 2 Langbank Hillys at the beginning of the season, with The final one scheduled near the end.

The start is in Langbank, just along from The Wheelhouse restaurant. The course runs up the B789 all the way to the small roundabout in the middle of Houston, where you turn and re-trace most of the way back to Langbank. The end of the course cuts off to the left before the last steep downhill section and finishes at the entrance to Gleddoch Country Club.

09:45 meet, first rider off at 10:00.

Here is a link to the route:http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/650383978

An undulating course with a brutal start, reasonably quiet road for those yet to do their first TT, open to those who intend to join the club or are already a member. Jets are also welcome.

As usual we need 2 volunteers for pushing off and timekeeping. I intend to ride this one, although possibly not very quickly.

I will ride the route this week, and post the risk assessment no later than Friday evening.

The forecast is for wet and cold, so layers are good.

The Championship will be decided based on the results of all the TTs on the route in the season with 20, 15 & 10 points awarded for each 1st, 2nd & 3rd place achieved. The competitor with the most points will be the winner.

Following the race, there will be a short expedition to Bridge of Weir for tea, coffee and scones, although, given the forecast, hot soup might be a better option.

 

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Unfortunately Jets will be away at our spring camp in Berwick on Tweed so won't expect many youths for this one. Fingers crossed the weather picks up. 

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Do we have anyone prepared to timekeep and hold for Saturday?

Right now we have 4 riders and no helpers, so that's not going to work.

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Brill. Can you timekeep as well? In which case, it's happening.

In other news, I rode the route this afternoon, and the road was closed to facilitate tree cutting. This means that as well as standing water, mud and gravel, there will be sawdust on the section between the monkey house and Old Greenock Road.

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Down to 2 riders now and a holder/timekeeper.  Unless we get more participants in the next hour, (9pm tonight) I propose a postponement.

After me prepping my TT bike too.

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Ok, no additional input, therefore the event is OFF this weekend. I will post a reprised date  next week.

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