Big Bike BAsh – Official who's coming, what events are you winning, what tyres..
Looking forward to returning to the Big Bike Bash for our second year
WCA – One thing I meant to comment on after last year’s excellent event, but forgot to, was that the age groupings for the kids races might benefit from a tweaking as they seem particularly unfair for 10 and 11 year olds. By this I mean that the age groupings are 7-<10 then 10-<15 and whilst I know that all kids grow at different rates, it is widely accepted that most kids grow significantly upon hitting puberty/adolescence at 13/14. Therefore the 10 and 11 year olds are likely to racing against 13/14 year olds who are significantly bigger, stronger and faster which seems a little unfair. Having three boys of my own who span all these ages I know this to be true. I would suggest 7-<10, 10-<13 and 13-<15 would be much fairer groupings.
I appreciate the racing at BBB is all light-hearted and for fun but I’m not sure my 11 year old sees it this way. Clearly too late for anything to change for this year but thought I’d mention anyway.
Fingers crossed for good weather and counting down the days until the weekend.Posted 3 years agociderinsportMember
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Can you stick another on the order for just me to use please?
Isn’t the one in your lodge good enough 😉
It’s all very calm here just now with a few things arriving, but as you can imagine it will get busy by the end of the week! Please take time to read the links on the emails we send 🙂
Now, here’s the question. Is 28 barrels of beer enough to keep Nick going for the weekend?Posted 3 years ago
We will see what we can do about wiggling the age ratings on the races. Probably not official categories but I have a few prizes hidden in my box of tear stoppers that I might be able to divert.
Get your kids to gather a bunch of kids about the same size/capability and I will try to squeeze in a special category racePosted 3 years ago
Looks like the guys from BOMA (off road wheel chairs) are bringing their latest model down. I will probably do a quick test run and then it will be available for others to look at/test ride I hope.
Me test riding the model that Avon Tyrrell currently use:
Quality kit, check out the head setsPosted 3 years ago
Well the dark woods are all taped out and the signs are up.
Please take the time to read the inspirational motivational signs as well as looking out for the arrows.
I am going to be sat watching Crash Corner for the Race Whippets event. It is down hill, dipping in from bright sunshine into the trees and dappled light and suddenly a 95 degree right on soft leafy surface.
We are expecting much skidding. slipping and carnage. It is also right near the main arena so no-one will need to walk far to see the blood fest.Posted 3 years ago
Gutted!! 3.30pm, after travelling for an hour, on way to BBB our Land Rover engine blows up outside Southampton. Various shenanigans with recovery companies and garages and now at 11pm are back home with no hope of getting to BBB. Three very disappointed kids and an even more disappointed dad 🙁Posted 3 years ago
Oh well only a year to wait.
paulburt – it’s still not too late, if you can all get a train to Hinton Admiral today we can pick you up and let you have a room in the house here. Email – bigbikebash at ukyouth dot org
Last night was a good one with excellent band, great atmosphere. All kicks off this morning.Posted 3 years ago
Thanks for the replies singletrackmind and avontyrrell. The thought of the cost of a new engine (which is what Brooklyn 4×4 in Nursling said we need) rules out hiring.Posted 3 years ago
Avontyrrell, I’ve emailed you to thank you for you kind offer and ask about next year.
You’ve both helped uplift spirits in the Burt household.
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