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Offline Stephen Bailey

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Re: MCC and its Road Based events
« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2019, 04:14:48 pm »
How about a "Triple RR" Derbyshire to Plymouth run.

Keep away from the established routes we usually use in the West, using only better C class roads (no A or B roads except where absolutely necessary) where possible, keeping to a (generous) time schedule. "Gold" Medals or certificates for finishers with downgrading for lateness etc.

Easy to access the start - say around Buxton - and easy to return from Plymouth (or somewhere in the south west) - finish at a hotel or similar.
En route half a dozen/dozen marshals placed at strategic points with rubber stamp to mark yer card - including the start and finish. Simple. Relies on route finding (no route card; just coordinates, as in a scatter rally), even given the next set of coordinates at each marshal/"section". Only full cards and on time (within 30 mins) get a "gold", within 1 hr silver, 2hrs bronze.

Run overnight? If you prefer the scenery, run during the daylight. It could be an afternoon start, and an evening finish, with a celebratory dinner....nothing too onerous, but worthy of a celebration of the original club intentions, and of the three trials today. It could be a weekend run, the actual run overnight friday into saturday, or saturday daytime giving entrants time to get to the start, enjoy the run, enjoy the evening, and have sunday to return.

It could have classes - age related? older classes having easier timings? I think classic/special vehicles ought to be encouraged.

In essence a compilation of the Somerset scatter, the Centenary runs, the three trials, the Welsh weekend all rolled into one. Maybe via Prescott or Wiscombe as well....or the toll road at Porlock.

I'm happy to find a route..... ;D

I like it.

Me too....  :)

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Re: MCC and its Road Based events
« Reply #16 on: February 18, 2019, 04:17:59 pm »
Good to start (and possibly) finish fairly central. That way no one has too far a journey to begin or end with...  :)

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Re: MCC and its Road Based events
« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2019, 07:18:22 pm »
What about the following:

Two day event.
Not overnight.
Start and finish at the same point (just like the trials used to be).
Dinner and hotel after day 1.
Transport of an overnight bag provided by the club (or you just have to carry it yourself).
Every finisher gets a medal - Top 3rd a Gold and so on.
Optional unobserved sections

This might sound vaguely familiar to those who know the history of the club  :)

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Re: MCC and its Road Based events
« Reply #18 on: February 18, 2019, 07:21:40 pm »
What about the following:

Two day event.
Not overnight.
Start and finish at the same point (just like the trials used to be).
Dinner and hotel after day 1.
Transport of an overnight bag provided by the club (or you just have to carry it yourself).
Every finisher gets a medal - Top 3rd a Gold and so on.
Optional unobserved sections

This might sound vaguely familiar to those who know the history of the club  :)

Also sounds good.....  :)

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Re: MCC and its Road Based events
« Reply #19 on: February 21, 2019, 08:52:14 am »
Couple of points
1.Both end to ends included some mild off road sections like running through Kilder forest on the borders

2.Somehow a:t a special event ie 120 years I think we need at least the length of an end to end ie a night a day a sleep a day. ( not including getting to start or going from end)

The hardest for me on the first trial was the tarmac hill where stopping at the start line on my DR  two up with both brakes on I slid down the hill for 50 feet backwards steering via the mirrors! it was only later I found out those with pillions could opt out that sections
Hardest on the second trial on my Trials outfit was on the way home when the back wheel spokes started coming out!

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Re: MCC and its Road Based events
« Reply #20 on: February 21, 2019, 09:50:47 am »
it was only later I found out those with pillions could opt out that sections
Looks like someone didn't read the instructions ;).  Still, you can always blame your navigator :D.

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Re: MCC and its Road Based events
« Reply #21 on: February 23, 2019, 04:27:03 pm »
IDEA FOR 120th EVENT.      Have 3 starts, -   Say Sth West, North,  & Midlands, the route from each start takes in iconic MCC hills, and / road section, all converging at a Finish in Meridian, centre of England, and inspiration for Triple Award, for overnight stop, and possibly a driving test type of event the following day.
In addition allow passengers/bouncers, the opportunity to select say a 1/3 of the observed sections to be the driver, with the 1st Driver taking up the Bouncer role. Each successful climb by a passenger scores an extra point.
You never know this might encourage more to take up the sport as a driver, as many of us, including me, experienced life as a bouncer before taking up the driving  challenge, if could also help to make drivers  appreciate the work of a bouncer/passenger, and the challenges that they face, I.e scrutineering paperwork, and clean storage of route card, all issues that have been commented on recently.