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PNECC 12 Mile Time Trial – Thursday 5th July 2012 – Risk Assessment

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The entire course has been inspected and it is considered 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.

There are potholes in the road after the left turn at Staple Cross. Riders should consider not adopting the 'tri' position on this stretch of road.

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.

Paul Martin
Assistant Timekeeper, PNECC

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