There has been an issue around RC cars using the BMX track that got a little out of control. To clarify the situation:
1. RC cars are allowed to use facilities in Bradford Parks, this includes the BMX track.
2. Under Bylaw 42(c) if somebody wants to use a facility for its proper purpose, anyone else using it must leave.
I have tried to contact the RC community in a number of ways to discuss the opportunity for them to use the track officially at given times, but they seem uncooperative and generally abusive. I will persist. In the mean time if you arrive at the track to ride just politeley ask them to leave. If they refuse simply phone the park ranger up on 01274 431000 and they will attend as soon as they can. Let me know of any incidents, but at all times avoid conflict.
Track shut on thursday during october. Training will return in November - details to follow
Big News! We have been awarded 420 trees!
Trees? I hear you cry!
420 saplings will be planted around the track which once grown will help absorb noise and block wind. Early November we will need volunteers (and spades) to get this lot into the ground!
From Next Tuesday (1st October) the way gates will run is changing! Track opens at 6:30pm. Gate practice starts at 7pm and runs until 8:30pm. Between 7:15pm and 8:00pm coaches will be present to work with riders in gates 5-8. Gates 1-3 are still available for riders to practice but be aware the gate may not drop as often. Gate 4 will not be in use. This change is to encourage some of the new and younger riders to start using the gate more, as many feel intimidated by older riders being on the gate as well. However older riders may use gates 5-8 if they want their gate technique critiqued by the coaches.
Tonight (26th September) is the LAST open Thursday Coaching. We are taking October off from enhanced coaching. From November a new scheme will be implemented so we can run properly planned and progressive sessions to benefit our riders.
Club Race Tuesday 16th July 2013-The next round of the Club's much disrupted 2013 Summer race series
The gate up to the track will be open from 6.30pm.
£3 to race
Registration from 6.45pm
Racing from 7.30pm.
Medals for Formuls 5 riders and Rider of the Night trophy.
Equipment available to borrow free of charge for anyone wanting to race.
The last round was cancelled after the trackside container was broken into and the Club's PA system was stolen along with 2 brand new gazebos, all the club's tools and gloves.
We are waiting for the new PA system to arrive so there may be no music/commentary.
As some of you are aware, a problem with the latest race software was identified yesterday. Basically I have proper broken it!
After some jiggery-pokery with data in spreadsheets I have corrected the results from yesterday and converted the data back to be usable in V4.
Event Results (simplified) can be found at http://bradfordbmxbandits.org.uk/uploads/files/EventResults20130604.HTM
Series standings (with correct Points from yesterday) can be found at http://bradfordbmxbandits.org.uk/uploads/files/SeriesStandings20130605.HTM
4th June - Race Night. Usual process, but we are down a few key volunteers so please don't just watch us struggle - give us a hand!
CANCELLED! 5th June - Track Work. Meet at the track about 6:45 CANCELLED!
6th June - Track Work. Meet at the track about 6:45. Please note the track is CLOSED to riders.
8th June - Track work TBC
9th June - Track work TBC
The track work is critical to the regional race on 7th July. The more volunteers we get down the less we have to ask of everyone and the better the results.
No! NOT THAT! Yesterday the Browns went down to the track to check on its condition. Unfortunately they found there is still a lot of the white stuff about - and its still the cold frozen type - and now it is very crispy and not really safe for riding on.
This does mean we must again cancel the session this evening.
As you have probably seen, thanks to a number of people in the twitterverse we have unexpectedly begun receiving some donations from people and business local and far - with one donation coming in from Toga, which is apparently next to Ghana on the Ivory coast of Africa. Geography not being my strong point I still don't know where it is...but it sounds very exotic!
There are two main ways to donate:
send the Club a cheque payable to:- ‘Bradford Bandits BMX Racing Club’
and send it to:- The Treasurer,
Bradford Bandits BMX Racing Club,
c/o 11 Wendron Way,
OR you can donate by PAYPAL by sending a gift to email@example.com
Whatever way you choose let us know who you are so we can tell the world of your generosity (privacy will be maintained for donations from individuals)
If you want to donate a bike or have something else you think we may have a use for then again get in touch. If you just want say hi and vent your anger at the people that put us in this situation, get in touch.
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Overnight 17th-18th March 2013 the clubs storage container in the council yard was cut open and all our bikes were stolen.
This means we have no bikes to loan out at club sessions for the time being. We will still run sessions as normal, but you will need to bring your own bikes unfortunately.
If you are offered a bike and you suspect it may be one of ours please get in touch with the police