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Brands Hatch Event

Post by Jes@GCRE » Thu May 12, 2016 8:34 am

Hi,

We have some more information on the event at Brands.
Please see the below and comment.
I am prepared to do this but I am not doing a solo if you know what I mean!

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Hi Marc

Apologies for the delay in getting back to you - we had a planning day yesterday and wanted to make sure that we could do what we / you wanted to do.

So summary of what we can do (hopefully this is something that you will be excited about ....)

I'd like to think that with a bit more time we can plan something for 2017 that is even more exciting - maybe a season ending weekend which everyone can look forward to - bring their families along and have a great festival of cycle car racing (for all ages and levels of experience)

If there are times when the track is open for others to try out the bikes then that'd be great - I'd just need to understand practicalities

Throughout weekend 10-11.16

Full use of the Go Kart track at Brands Hatch.
We would need to have a chat about how long / late you wanted to race - in our event we stipulate that bikes have to have lights on them after 6.30pm but (subject to your own Health and Safety opinion) you could race after dark
The GoKart track is quite close to the campsite though so we would have to have a chat about the schedule - but very open-minded

Saturday 10.9.16

2pm (approx) Sprint Race around 1.2m Indy Circuit of approx 15 / 20 minutes

Sunday 11.9.16

Pistonheads Sunday Service - starting at around 9.30am and lasting until midday this is a great chance to show off your stuff / get others to try the sport.

We are working on plans to get PR coverage for the event and have specific plans to include your activity in this - I'm sure with the right amount of work together we can make this a really good thing to do.

We have full facilities on site - carparking / showers / Medical Cover / food / camping space etc so would be an easy weekend for you guys.

In terms of contribution to come along we'd ask for £500 - given that Brands is such an iconic venue I'm sure you'd be able to get the money back from your participants? We'd have to make sure that you had appropriate H&S requirements / insurance etc / complete risk assessment but nothing that you haven't had to do for other places before I'm sure.

Please feel free to ask any further questions

Cheers

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Re: Brands Hatch Event

Post by AlanGoodman » Thu May 12, 2016 9:37 am

I think it's a great opportunity in terms of publicity IF we can get enough teams along to put on a show.
I would very strongly suggest that we stick to the kart track - The full circuit really wouldn't show us in a very good light. Paddock Hill is pretty steep.
Unfortunately there is a BHPC event in Rhyl that weekend which I was planning to go to.
I could possibly change that if this looks like really taking off.

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Re: Brands Hatch Event

Post by AlanGoodman » Thu May 12, 2016 9:52 am

Would our current insurance policy cover this event Mark?
What would we need to charge teams?

I'm thinking 10 teams at £30 each would leave the club having to subsidise the event by £200 but that could be very good investment...

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Re: Brands Hatch Event

Post by dralphs » Thu May 12, 2016 2:11 pm

Think we need to urgently canvas team managers and see who would be willing and able to go.

I would love to take one of our cars there but logistically with Blackbushe 3/4 sept and curborough on the 24th can we fit it in? (i'm also busy w/end 17/18 so 10/11 i'm probably in Cardiff taking Alex back to Uni)

Or do we look at moving one of our races?
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Re: Brands Hatch Event

Post by AlanGoodman » Thu May 12, 2016 2:44 pm

Too late to move our races I think.
I did post on Facebook asking if anyone would be interested but didn't get much response.
I think an email to all team managers would be a great idea. We need to decide pricing and race format ASAP

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Re: Brands Hatch Event

Post by Jes@GCRE » Thu May 12, 2016 2:46 pm

Is Marc on this forum?

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Re: Brands Hatch Event

Post by dralphs » Thu May 12, 2016 3:48 pm

Jes@GCRE wrote:Is Marc on this forum?
nope not on forum
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Re: Brands Hatch Event

Post by Jes@GCRE » Fri May 13, 2016 10:43 am

Hmmm. It would be good to have this discussion on here.

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Re: Brands Hatch Event

Post by AlanGoodman » Fri May 13, 2016 11:14 am

We really need the rest of the comittee to get involved ASAP.
Need to decide entry fee so we can see if there is enough interest to go ahead.

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Re: Brands Hatch Event

Post by AlanGoodman » Fri May 13, 2016 11:38 am

OK - I propose an entry fee of £30 per car with a minimum of 10 entries required for us to go ahead...

Any better ideas??

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Re: Brands Hatch Event

Post by dralphs » Fri May 13, 2016 5:53 pm

Ok by me

But we could create a poll/vote on the forum or event in FB and see who signs within 7 days
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Re: Brands Hatch Event

Post by AlanGoodman » Fri May 13, 2016 5:54 pm

Good idea - I'll add a poll on Facebook... I don't think anyone is really using the forum apart from us!

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Re: Brands Hatch Event

Post by AlanGoodman » Mon May 16, 2016 1:22 pm

Any thoughts on this from other committee members please??

If it's going to happen in any useful way we need to get on it ASAP I think...

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Re: Brands Hatch Event

Post by AlanGoodman » Sat May 21, 2016 8:12 am

No response at all to this from most committee members so far - This is the best opportunity we currently have to promote the sport.
Does anybody have any thoughts at all on whether the club should subsidise the event (and by how much)?

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Re: Brands Hatch Event

Post by dralphs » Sat May 21, 2016 9:51 am

Alan i'm happy with the £200 you proposed earlier
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