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PNECC 9 Mile TT – Thursday 26th April 2012 – Risk Assessment

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I have traversed the entire course today and consider it fit for purpose with the following caveat:

Riders should consider not adopting the 'tri' position eastbound descending through North Boarhunt village past the former filling station due to a number of raised and uneven manhole covers. Riders are also reminded of a significant bump in the road eastbound on the Southwick bypass as the road crosses the Wallington Stream. Consequently riders should use very light wheels and/or tyres only if they are satisfied that they can be ridden without sustaining damage.

The descent on the loop should be traversed with extreme caution, as should the hard left turn back onto the Southwick by-pass. The road surface has no major defects but there is some debris comprised of twigs, fallen leaves etc to be aware of.

As with all races, riders are advised to ride with flashing front and rear lights and that the wearing of a hard shell helmet, whilst not mandatory for riders 18 years old or older, is strongly recommended.

Don't forget that the first rider starts at 1900 and that competitors need to allow themselves at least 10 minutes to ride from the signing on point behind Wickham Community Centre to the start line at Wickham Common.

Additional note:

Due to surface water, it may be decided to omit the loop and shorten the course to 6 miles i.e. Southwick RAB and back without turning off at Staple Cross. This decision will be made at 1800 and riders will be informed when signing on.

Paul Martin
Assistant Timekeeper, PNECC


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Paul Martin wrote:The road surface has no major defects but there is some debris comprised of twigs, fallen leaves etc to be aware of.

Why aren't you out there sweeping it for us then?

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Very Happy 74" was too short - my knees were smoking down through N Boarhunt - will try (52 x 17) 82" for the next one. Good fun though alien


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Funnily enough that's what our President, Dick said. He thought that 74" was too low and that 81" was more appropriate. I commented that you might have been put off climbing through Boarhunt on the higher gear, completely forgetting that the flip side was having to spin down the slope in the other direction!


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