23rd June K3/13.6 Napton on the Hill (Hilly)

Event Notes: This event has a 19:00 start. Meet on Dog Lane, Napton on the Hill.

Start/finish on unclassified road from Napton on the Hill to Priors Marston at gateway to fishing lake 300 yards past junction with Dog Lane.

The start, ride to Priors Marston,…

The finish, turn left off A425 on Butt Hill and bear left at top taking Priors Marston road to complete circuit at start/finish.

(If you are unfamiliar with this course, it might be worth downloading a course map. K3/13.6 hilly TT course | Strava Ride Segment in Napton On The Hill, Warwickshire, United Kingdom)

Volunteers always welcome to help at club events.

Marshalls for all events are now booked through Google Spreadsheets. Please volunteer for at least 1 event for every 8 rides during the season.


Please note that bookings can only be made by registered club members who are logged in.

Start List
1 - John Brothers
2 - Tony Johnson
3 - Rebecca Wheaver
4 - Vicki Craig
5 - Javier Rincon
6 - Andy Craig
7 - Daniel Clarke
8 - Claire Walker
9 - Andrew Childs
10 - Mike Smallwood
11 - Karl Eveleigh
12 - Craig Walker
13 - Vicky Nealon
14 - Jerzy Korzec
15 - David Kimberley
16 - Brian Haycock
17 - Richard Barron
18 - James Gibbs
19 - Christine Broughan
20 - Greg Ashley
21 - Duncan Weaver
22 - Ben Taylor
23 - Adam Walker
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25 - Ian Taylor
26 - Simon Brand
27 - Mark Anderson
28 - Keith Hirons
29 - Steve Brooks
30 - Martin Orrill
31 - James Middleton
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Reserve List

Start list grading – After a member’s suggestion we have operated a trial to start ladies and juniors in the first 10 slots. Whilst any changes like this will never please everyone (so apologies in advance!) we felt the positives of grading outweigh the negatives and are therefore proposing an improved grading system which will be managed simply by goodwill and lots of co-operation of the riders. All this would mean is when you go to book a slot always try first and foremost to book within one of the three grades that apply to you, we understand this will not be perfect and there will be lots of exceptions (work, appointments etc etc) when this rule of thumb cannot be followed. This grading format should stand us in good stead for the future. For this event the permitted field is limited to 60 Riders, the proposed 3 gradings are:

  • Slots 1-20 Juniors, novices and improving riders who would record times in the bottom third of our scratch times list.
  • Slots 21-40 All riders who normally record times in the mid-range of our scratch times list.
  • Slots 41-60 All riders who normally record times in the top third of our scratch list.

Clearly this grading by nature will be imperfect however after hours of discussion and suggestions the overriding factors that we considered were:

Safety – Starting riders in a graded format will result in racing completed well before we lose crucial light and visibility, and potentially limit the need of overtaking another rider.
Volunteers – Starting in this format means all of the volunteers and Marshals can get home before dark.
Racing – We are a racing club, so grading improves competition with riders of similar abilities competing and improving their times!

Reserve booking list – We have had a few weeks now where we have exceeded our permitted slots (what a great position to be in!) to manage this fairly we propose opening the booking system to beyond the permitted slots as a reserve list, how this will work is simple: if you attempt to book on and permitted slots are already booked, put your name on the reserve list. If for any reason a rider drops out and deletes a booking slot the next rider on the reserve list will be expected to access the system and book the now available slot. A curtesy WhatsApp message from the member withdrawing to next reserve would be a nice touch:

  • Slots 61-65 Rider reserve list for this event.

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